America Movil eyes full control of KPN

Latin American operator group America Movil has made an offer to acquire the outstanding shares in Dutch operator group KPN. The Mexico-based firm already owns a 29.8 per cent stake in the operator but is looking to own it outright, or at least secure a majority share, as it steps up its efforts to expand further into Europe.

Secure email service shuts; warns against hosting data in US

US-based encrypted email service Lavabit has shut up shop in the wake of the PRISM scandal, with its founder warning against trusting data to any company with physical ties to the US.

Firefox Marketplace adds Bango direct billing

Mobile payment company Bango is providing a number of billing options, including direct operator billing, for Mozilla

Women like Starbucks app and young people go for Venmo, says m-pay survey

Relative to other mobile payments services, the Starbucks app has a higher proportion of female users. And fast-growing rival Venmo has greater appeal among young people. These are two of the conclusions from data compiled by Onavo Insights, according to …

Glu Mobile expands in APAC, forecasts widening loss

US-based freemium game developer and publisher Glu Mobile will expand its operations in Asia, but expects a tough Q3 resulting in an increased loss. The company plans to grow its first- and third-party publishing efforts in Japan and South Korea …

Video: PayPal trials visual payments in the UK

Paypal is trialling a mobile app that enables users to make purchases in shops and restaurants using their name and profile rather than handing over debit, credit cards or cash. Users, having uploaded their details, can see from the app …

SK Telecom enables LTE-A roaming with Canada, Switzerland

South Korea Telecom (SK Telecom) appears to be leading the charge in terms of international LTE roaming, having extended its 4G connection services to Canada and Switzerland.