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Samsung Pay set for Europe launch

Samsung Pay is reportedly set to launch in Spain next week, marking its European debut. ...

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WhatsApp users targeted by malware scam

Media reports abound about WhatsApp users being hit by a scam to download a ‘gold’ version of the app with advanced features like video calling and the ability to send more than 100 pics at a time.

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Car makers bet heavily on ride-hailing apps

BMW i Ventures announced a strategic investment in Scoop, creators of the carpooling app with a focus on commuters, as part of the latter’s $5.1 million fundraising round through which it wants to bring the app “to even more cities, more employers, and more commuters.”

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PayPal drops Amazon, BlackBerry and Windows Phone platforms

PayPal’s app will no longer support Amazon Fire, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices after 30 ...

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Snapchat picks up $1.8B funding – report

Snapchat raised $1.8 billion in a Series F fundraising round, while bringing in $59 million in revenue 2015 with the company only ramping up monetisation efforts towards the end of the year, TechCrunch reported.

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Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature sees 5B tracks streamed

Spotify’s Discover Weekly Feature, which gives music recommendations tailored for each user, is used by 40 million people and nearly 5 billion tracks have been streamed through it since it launched in July 2015.

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Lenovo admits mobile weakness, as China volumes shrink

Lenovo said that in its Mobile unit, “integration efforts did not meet expectations”, as it ...

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ZTE jumps to 7 with flagship Axon smartphone launch; puts focus on audio

Chinese equipment and handset maker ZTE released the second generation of its Axon flagship smartphone, ...

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Google pressures handset makers to update Android faster

Google may make public rankings of which operators and Android device makers are quickest to update phones with the latest features, to “shame” those who are slow into “better behaviour” as it struggles with fragmentation due to outdated software, Bloomberg reported

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EU member states back mobile broadband plan

The European Council today took a step towards freeing up mobile broadband spectrum in the ...

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France’s Arcep closes in on Free Mobile-Orange roaming deal

France’s operators have three weeks to submit any changes to their network sharing and roaming ...

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Microsoft news app gets a chatbot

Microsoft added a bot called Rowe to its News Pro app that will “find information on the latest developments in your industry or field – and talk about it with you.”

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AT&T makes Yahoo bid – report

AT&T emerged as a contender for Yahoo after reportedly submitting a bid for the company’s ...

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Unomer lets businesses embed surveys into apps

Unomer, a mobile market research technology company, launched an “industry-first” in-app market research platform which allows businesses to embed surveys into apps.

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Twitter simplifies to attract more users

Twitter is relaxing its strict 140-character per tweet limit in a bid to “refine” its product and “make it simpler”, as the firm struggles to increase its user base.

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Robots replace 60,000 workers at Foxconn factory

Hon Hai Precision’s (also known as Foxconn) investment in robotics and artificial intelligence is already ...

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India won’t ease 30% local sourcing rule for Apple

India’s government, after meeting with Apple’s CEO last week, has told the iPhone maker that ...

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3 reveals “first steps” in battle against mobile ads

Hutchison-owned 3, which in February became the first major European operator to announce intentions to ...

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Apple Pay expands in Singapore

Previously only available to American Express cardholders, Apple Pay broadened its potential user base in ...

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Ant Financial eyes HK, elsewhere for opportunities

Ant Financial, parent of Alipay, is chasing licences in Hong Kong and other Asia Pacific ...