Price war fuels 64% jump in smartphone shipments in India

India’s smartphone market expanded 64 per cent in Q3 from a year ago with growing traction from low-cost domestic and Chinese vendors. Samsung continued to lead, with a 25 per cent market share, followed by local hero Micromax with a …

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Telefónica Q3 slows revenue decline

Spanish telco giant Telefónica has posted its Q3 results showing stabilisation as decline in revenues slowed and the number of high-value contract mobile customers grew.

Samsung dev tools focus on health, connected homes & wearables

Samsung unveiled software tools and developments aimed at digital health, smart homes, wearables and virtual reality at its Developer Conference in San Francisco. For the health sector, Samsung announced the Samsung Digital Health (SDH) Platform and SDK to provide developers …

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Judge: Terror bomb victims CAN’T seize Iran’s domain name as compensation

ccTLDs aren’t like cars or houses

A judge in Washington DC has ruled that a country’s entire internet registry cannot be seized, averting a global diplomatic crisis.…

LINE chief reveals plans to build future around payment services

Messaging platform player LINE Corporation is to base its future services around its LINE Pay offering, the company’s COO Takeshi Idezawa (pictured) revealed in an interview with Mobile World Live on the sidelines of the Apps World Europe event in …

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Alcatel-Lucent cites Telenor and Vodafone deals as proof of mobile turnaround

LIVE FROM ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2014: The decision made by Alcatel-Lucent to focus its mobile efforts on LTE and small cells as part of its Shift Plan is reaping rewards, with the company able to point to contract wins from companies “not …

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MasterCard lays out plan to end traditional passwords for mobile payments

MasterCard and Visa are working on a new standard that will offer invisible authentication and far fewer prompts for passwords from users. MasterCard says it has a vision for how the world of online security will look when more and …

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Daum Kakao launches mobile wallet service

South Korean online service provider Daum Kakao has launched BankWalletKakao, a social network based mobile wallet service, in partnership with Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute (KFTC) and 16 local banks, following some delays. Available for both Android and iOS, …

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CityFibre FEEDS hungry EE and Three customers with DARK FIBRE

Lighting up masts for data-munching mobile networks

EE and Three signed an agreement with CityFibre this morning to deploy dark fibre backhaul links to mobile masts for the UK networks.…