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    Yahoo shaping up to be an app heavyweight Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: Yahoo’s acquisition of app analytics and advertising company Flurry this week showed just how serious the web firm is about using a coherent mobile strategy to turn its fortunes around. The company has been busy revamping its mobile offerings and acquiring developer talent and app technology under the stewardship of CEO Marissa Mayer. And ...
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    Qualcomm deemed to have monopoly in China — report Edit Post

    Chinese authorities have ruled that Qualcomm has a monopoly in the country, according to a report by the state-run Securities Times newspaper. However, it is not clear whether the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has concluded that the chipmaker is abusing its dominant position. In February, China’s Communications Industry Association (CCIA) reportedly filed a complaint against ...
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    Mobile profit boosts LG in Q2; posts record smartphone shipments Edit Post

    LG Electronics said that a strong performance from its mobile unit, as well as its TV operation, led to a 165 per cent increase in Q2 group profit, as the company also saw record smartphone shipments. LG Mobile Communications shipped 14.5 million smartphones during the three months, a 20 per cent year-on-year increase. More than one-third ...
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    AT&T touts Q2 contract customer growth Edit Post

    US number two operator AT&T said that Q2 saw its highest contract subscriber gains for five years, although it lost some prepaid customers and falling ARPU took its toll on mobile service revenue. For its Wireless unit, segment income was $4.3 billion, down 7.7 per cent, on operating revenue of $17.93 billion, up 3.7 per cent. Service ...
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    Microsoft unveils first sub-€100 Lumia smartphone Edit Post

    Microsoft announced a new entry-level addition to its Windows Phone-powered Lumia device range in the shape of the €85 Lumia 530, following its decision to shelve the Nokia X line which competed at a similar price point. The device is also a successor to the popular Lumia 520, which was previously identified as the subject of ...

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    Facebook continues to see strong mobile momentum in Q2 Edit Post

    Facebook’s focus on mobile continued to pay off in the second quarter as the sector accounted for a record 62 per cent of total advertising revenue. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said it had been a “good second quarter” in which “our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the ...
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    Nokia set for strong year-end, following devices exit Edit Post

    Nokia reported workmanlike numbers for the second quarter of 2014, as it transitioned to being an infrastructure-led business following the sale of the bulk of its loss-making handset business to Microsoft. “This performance, along with the many conversations I have had with customers, partners, employees and others in my first quarter as CEO, gives me a ...


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    Apple relies on iPhone for strong performance Edit Post

    Apple reported record revenue and profit for the quarter ended 28 June, as strong iPhone sales played a major part, while iPad sales continued to falter. Revenue for the company’s fiscal third quarter was $37.4 billion, a 6 per cent year-on-year increase. Net profit was $7.7 billion, up 12 per cent from the equivalent quarter last ...