AT&T shelves creepy customer web stalking system (until everyone’s forgotten about it)

But promises an opt-out next time

AT&T has stopped stamping unique ID numbers on its customers, which allowed websites and ad networks to track them across the web. The telco has promised to offer an opt-out switch if the system returns.…

Lenovo and Asus help drive improved tablet shipments

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, total tablet shipments reached 55.2 million units in Q3 2014, up 6 percent from 52 million in Q3 2013. This is partly due to Lenovo and Asus tablets having done well: each shipped …

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Nokia reveals it could license its handset brand in 2016

Nokia’s potential return to the smartphone space came into the spotlight at its Capital Markets Day today, with company presentations suggesting it may licence its brand to third-parties from late in 2016. While Microsoft has a deal in place to use the Nokia brand …

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BlackBerry hesitant about China expansion due to data security concerns

BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently said in Beijing that while China is a great market with many opportunities, he is hesitant to expand into the country because of the political backlash that could follow security breaches. An agreement would have …

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

No one else has managed to do it…

The winner of the competition for a Poppy 3D viewer from Firebox is Martin Harding from Great Yarmouth.…

Mavenir confirms Stoke acquisition for LTE functions

Mavenir Systems, the network software vendor, has confirmed its agreement to acquire Stoke, prior to confirming closing conditions. The acquisition will see Mavenir add Stoke’s mobile broadband gateway solution and LTE security gateways to its portfolio.

GSMA “deeply concerned” about Obama stance on net neutrality

Anne Bouverot, GSMA director general, called for a continued light-touch regulation approach that has successfully underpinned the success of the internet in an open letter to President Obama Bouverot (pictured) wrote that operators are “deeply concerned about the impact that your [Obama’s] endorsement of re-classification of …

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Asia Briefs: Nokia wins Airtel 3G deal, 3 million hours of free mobile internet & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Airtel selects Nokia for dual-carrier 3G Bharti Airtel has contracted Nokia Networks to implement India’s first dual-band, dual-carrier 3G network in Mumbai. …

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BlackBerry comeback: BES12 server revealed – it will manage ALL THE THINGS

Windows Phone, iOS, Android… oh, and BlackBerry 10

Turnaround artiste John Chen marked one year as BlackBerry boss with an avalanche of enterprise software news related to the firm’s new BES12 server, which can manage enterprise mobe devices running Android, iOS, Windows Phone – and of course, BB’s own mobile OS.…