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LG suffers mobile loss as shipments drop

LG Electronics reported a poor performance for its Mobile Communications division in the first quarter ...

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Sony sees continued smartphone woes

Sony said its Mobile Communications business saw a loss in the year to 31 March, ...


Waze hits back following security concerns

The makers of Google’s traffic app Waze have defended the app against a report that says it can be used to track the location of users.

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PayPal’s mobile business powers growth

PayPal saw a steep rise in the volume of mobile payments, as CEO Dan Schulman ...

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mPoS firms SumUp and Payleven agree merger

An agreement between SumUp and Payleven could signal the start of consolidation in the European mobile ...


Facebook rolling out bots “carefully and slowly”, says CEO

Having announced bot support for its Messenger platform earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said “this is all very early, and we're rolling these experiences out carefully and slowly over time”.

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ANZ is first Australian bank to support Apple Pay

ANZ is the first of Australia’s big four banks to strike a partnership with Apple Pay, ...

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Amazon liable for “unfair billing” in apps for kids

A federal judge in the US found Amazon liable for “unfairly billing” parents for in-app purchases made by children on its app-store without their knowledge, following a case filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Cheetah partners Kiip on “moments marketing” in apps

Cheetah Mobile, maker of popular apps like Piano Tiles and Clean Master, partnered up with Kiip, a mobile rewards platform, to “balance user experience with monetisation”.


Spotify acquires CrowdAlbum

Music streaming company Spotify announced the acquisition of an aggregator of photos and videos from artists’ performances called CrowdAlbum, to “ennhance the development of products that help artists understand, activate, and monetise their audiences.”


Nintendo to launch two new apps by autumn

Nintendo said that two of its games, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, are coming to smartphones, as it announced it expects operating profit to rise 36.9 percent in the year through March 2017.


ZTE reveals strong Q1 numbers as US spat has limited impact

ZTE reported strong results for the first quarter of 2016, despite the backdrop of the ...


Smartphone market sees weak Q1

Research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics both presented their assessments of the smartphone market in ...

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EC moves forward with 700MHz plan

The European Commission (EC) adopted a set of harmonised technical conditions it said “lay the ...

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America Movil takes a Q1 hit at home

Mexico’s America Movil is feeling the strain from greater competition, and more intense regulation, in ...

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HTC launches $100M VR accelerator programme

HTC launched a virtual reality (VR) accelerator programme for developers called Vive X through which it wants to “cultivate, foster and grow the global VR ecosystem by supporting start-ups and providing them with education, investment and mentorship.”


Facebook revenue up 52% as Zuckerberg maintains control

Facebook’s revenue hit $5.4 billion in Q1 2016, up by 52 per cent year-on-year, which, just like last quarter, is mainly as a result of ads revenue ($5.2 billion), while net income was $1.5 billion, up from $512 million a year ago.

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Ooredoo reports flat revenue

Operator Ooredoo highlighted a robust performance from key markets, including Oman, Indonesia, Kuwait and Myanmar, ...


Asia Briefs: Pakistan sets base price for 850MHz auction, Singtel opens cyber security training centre & more

Pakistan sets base price for 850MHz auction Pakistan set a reserve price of $395 million ...

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Galaxy S7 sales drive Samsung in Q1

Samsung cited the “early launch and successful sales” of its Galaxy S7 line as it ...