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Global mobile news round-up September 22nd

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal, Face ID’s Ripple Effects Already Appearing in Mobile Industry, Vodafone preparing bid for Zambia mobile license, WhatsApp refused access to UK Government and much more…

Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business.
Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant.
The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.

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Global mobile news round-up: Apple special

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The mobile news this week was completely dominated by the reveal of the next wave of iPhones and wearables from Apple and the public and industry’s mixed reactions to the new designs, features and unexpected pricing.

Love them or hate them, Apple’s continuing influence on the global mobile industry is undeniable, so here is a round-up special on everything coming out of Cupertino.

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Global mobile news round-up 8th September

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Facebook begins monetising Whatsapp with business messaging, Verizon will trade your personal data for concert tickets, FCC proposal to classify mobile as broadband, Europeans are catching up with Asia for mobile payments and much more…

Facebook has confirmed its plans for monetising WhatsApp, after launching a pilot last week that enables businesses to create verified accounts and communicate directly with the chat app’s users.

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Global mobile news round-up, September 1st

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.
This week.. Amazon Echo’s messaging service to add SMS, Garmin’s new fitness watch has payment feature, mobile trojans are abusing WAP-billing services, Asia’s newest mobile wallet may get the region cashless and much more…

Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or Alexa app. That means Echo users could then text anyone using voice commands, not only other Echo owners.

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Global mobile news round-up August 25th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Users abandon iPhone app over location data controversy, PayPal plans full-on mobile payment App , Japanese cellphone maker calls it quits, NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia and much more…

AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention.

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Global mobile news round-up 18th August

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This week.. Google is testing a data-friendly version of search, chatbots are helping UK students choose courses, Indian Government asks 21 mobile phone makers to share security information, BBVA surpasses three million Spanish mobile customers and much more.
Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile.
That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted.

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Global mobile news round-up 11th August

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Facebook takes on TV & YouTube, Tencent is testing social credit scores, video ads are generating revenue for games and other apps, Disney sued for allegedly collecting children’s personal data and much more.

Facebook has revamped its video offering, creating a new, TV-like rival to YouTube and dabbling in original content in a bid to get people to spend even more time on the social network.

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Global mobile news round-up 4th August

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This week.. Apple defends complying with China over VPNs, Facebook shuts down chatbots after they invent their own language, PayPal partners with Skype for P2P payments in the Skype app, 96% of mobile phones sold in India will be Made in India by 2020 and much more.

Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store.

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Global mobile news round-up 28th July

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook shares hit record high as mobile ad sales soar, Netflix is getting a big boost in subscribers from mobile, China’s new play to dominate Africa is cheap smartphones and much more…

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) mobile advertising business grew by more than 50 percent in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the venue of choice for an ever-growing array of online advertisers.

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Global mobile news round-up, July 7th

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Find out the week’s top mobile tech stories from around the world. This week.. Dish & Amazon discuss wireless partnership, Googles new mobile data experiment, Tencent’s success with mobile gaming , Jay Z’s digital only album goes platinum… and much more.

Dish Network Corp Chief Executive Charlie Ergen and Amazon.com head Jeff Bezos have discussed a partnership to enter the wireless business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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