Dawn raids on Orange over TROMBONING allegations were fine, rules EU court

EC did nothing wrong when it bashed firm’s doors in

The European Commission was perfectly entitled to conduct dawn raids against Orange, according to the EU General Court.…

Chinese giant plans payment app

China UnionPay, the government-owned clearing house for credit card transactions, is planning to launch an Android payment app at the back end of 2015, in a move to head off the competitive threat from Alibaba’s Alipay unit, among others. According …

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Xiaomi slows international plans to focus on India, Indonesia

Xiaomi is reported to have slowed its international rollout plans, as it struggles to keep pace with growth in the new markets it has already entered this year. According to Tech In Asia, while the company had been looking at …

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Twitter eyes physical payments with Offers

Twitter is introducing a new service called Offers that enables users to respond to a special offer in an advertiser’s tweet, and then redeem the offer either in a physical store or online, according to Nathan Hubbard, its head of …

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Dunkin’ Donuts takes a swig from Starbucks’ cup

US fast-food chain Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) has surpassed 10 million downloads of its app that allows customers to pay in-store with their phones. The US company, which launched its app in 2012, has joined coffee chain Starbucks in seeing its app …

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Smartwatches to dominate wearables market after 2018

A new report by Juniper Research has found that use of fitness wearables will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year, although they will be overshadowed by smartwatches in the long run. The report …

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Huawei’s Honor unveils second smartphone

Having recently introduced the Honor brand to the European market, the Huawei offshoot has announced its second device – Honor 3C. The smartphone has been reported previously, and began shipping this week. Its price — £109.99 for the UK market …

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BlackBerry unveils aggressive Passport promotion

BlackBerry kicked off a campaign to win back iPhone users to the fold, offering benefits of up to $550 for buyers of its latest Passport smartphone. Buyers can get back up to $400 for an iPhone (iPhone 4S and later …

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TechFaith looks to diversify to counter device slowdown

Chinese vendor TechFaith said that it is planning to launch an “extreme ruggedised camera” early next year, following a rugged smartwatch announced recently, as it looks to counter weakness in its core white-label device design business. Defu Dong, chairman and …

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