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Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps service. His next challenge is to manage and grow our devices channel. He has been a journalist...More

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Facebook set for Messenger push

Facebook is set to remove some of the messaging features from its main smartphone app in order to drive take-up of its standalone Messenger product. According to Reuters, the company has already begun notifying users in France, UK and “several …

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Orange completes Dominican deal

Orange said it had completed the sale of its Orange Dominicana subsidiary to telecoms investment player Altice, receiving €1.05 billion in return. The deal was announced in November 2013, and comes as part of the France-based group’s “asset portfolio optimised …

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Twitter takes on Cover app team

Twitter acquired the team behind Android personalisation app Cover because they share a vision that “smartphones can be a lot smarter – more useful and contextual”. Cover “learns which apps you use in different contexts and puts them right on …

Apple subject of smartwatch speculation

Apple is apparently looking to a third-quarter launch for its much-anticipated iWatch, joining the increasingly competitive wearable device market. According to reports originating from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, the device will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, with Apple looking at …