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Amazon Kindle Coming to Samsung Smartphones
April 17th 2014 - 13:55 GMT
Samsung has announced that it is developing a mobile app that will support Amazon's Kindle e-book reader services....more

Yahoo Pitching to Become the Default Search Engine on Apple IPhones
April 17th 2014 - 11:05 GMT
Apple is reportedly preparing to ditch another Google sourced product from its iPhone range, with the possible ditching of the Google web search engine in favour of a rival....more

Telefonica Sets Up Mobile Advertising Subsidiary
April 16th 2014 - 05:30 GMT
Telefonica is setting up its own mobile advertising exchange, as a joint venture with Blackstone's GSO Capital Partners (GSO)....more

Facebook Tries to Clean Up Spammy Content on Its News Feed
April 15th 2014 - 08:55 GMT
Facebook has announced some tweaks to how its main news feed operates in an effort it says to reduce the amount of link-bait spam that appears there....more

Microsoft Starts Cross-Promoting Desktop and Mobile Apps in App Stores
April 15th 2014 - 08:25 GMT
Microsoft has announced upgrades to its Development Centres with the aim of more closely tying in the mobile and desktop app services....more

Facebook Seeking a Mobile Money License
April 14th 2014 - 14:06 GMT
Facebook is rumoured to be seeking a major boost to its mobile services and could be just weeks from being granted a mobile money license in Ireland....more

European Union Consultation on Deploying Mobile Heath Services
April 11th 2014 - 09:40 GMT
The European Union is launching a consultation to gather ideas about how mobile technology could be used to improve health services in Europe, which it expects could lead to cost savings of nearly EUR100 billion....more

Fake Android Anti-Virus App Was a "Mistake" the Developers Claim
April 10th 2014 - 17:12 GMT
The developer of a popular anti-virus app for Android smartphones that appeared to do absolutely nothing, and was still downloaded over 30,000 times, says that the app should never have been put for sale on the Google Play app store....more

TapSense to Underwrite In-App Advertising Costs
April 10th 2014 - 08:35 GMT
The mobile advertising agency, TapSense has announced a guarantee for in-app advertisers that will ensure that they always earn a minimum rate for their advertising inventory....more

Canadian Networks Select Bell ID's TSM Software
April 9th 2014 - 16:55 GMT
The Netherlands based provider of chip lifecycle management solutions, Bell ID, has been selected by EnStream to provision and manage secure applications on NFC-enabled devices in Canada....more

Netsize Adds Carrier Billing Support for Windows Phone Apps
April 9th 2014 - 11:38 GMT
Billing services provider, Netsize says that it has added support for Microsoft's Windows Phone Store enabling purchases to be charged direct to the consumer's phone bill....more

Android App Developers Offered Billing Service for Preloaded Apps
April 8th 2014 - 15:05 GMT
A mobile billing services provider, Infobip has announced that its direct mobile billing services will be integrated with RollTech's Ay+ mobile app and gaming platform for Android devices....more

Twitter Buys Android App Developer
April 8th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
An Android app developer that worked on a replacement for the default lock-screen on smartphones has been bought by Twitter....more

Video Clip Service, Vine Adds Private Messaging Options
April 4th 2014 - 08:35 GMT
Vine, the short video clip sharing service has adding a new feature that lets users send short video clip messages privately to each other....more

Samsung Releases Upgrades for Its OTT Messaging App
April 3rd 2014 - 09:25 GMT
Samsung has announced a number of upgrades to its own OTT messaging service, ChatON that offers new features including recalling sent messages and large file sharing up to 1GB....more

WhatsApp Breaks Messaging Record with 65 Billion Messages in One Day
April 2nd 2014 - 16:21 GMT
WhatsApp, the OTT messaging platform says that it have broken its own record for messages, and earlier this week a total of 64 billion messages were processed on its platform in a single day....more

Line Signs Up 400 Millionth Customer
April 2nd 2014 - 11:37 GMT
The OTT messaging app, Line says that it has now signed up over 400 million registered users, although it does not say how many of those are actively using the service....more

Telefonica to Provide M2M Connectivity for Tesla Cars Across Europe
April 2nd 2014 - 09:40 GMT
Telefonica has announced an agreement with the electric car manufacturer, Tesla to provide Machine-To-Machine (M2M) connectivity for the Tesla Model S in Europe....more

Square to Start Accepting Bitcoins
March 31st 2014 - 21:29 GMT
Square, the USA based smartphone credit card processor has announced that it will start accepting the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin....more

E-Book Reader ReadMill Closing Down Following Acquisition
March 29th 2014 - 08:40 GMT
The e-book reader, ReadMill is closing down its app service, after it was acquired by Dropbox for a reported US$8 million....more

Instagram Now Has Over 200 Million Active Daily Users
March 28th 2014 - 09:15 GMT
Facebook's photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram has announced that it recently passed the 200 million customer mark, in terms of active daily users of the service....more

MoneyGram Expands Mobile Money Transfer Reach
March 28th 2014 - 08:50 GMT
The money transfers service, MoneyGram says that it has signed an agreement with BICS to connect to HomeSend, a service that enables mobile money transfers....more

Microsoft Shows Off Office for Apple's IPad
March 27th 2014 - 19:02 GMT
Microsoft has announced several new and updated applications and services including Microsoft Office for iPad and free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones....more

Twitter Adds More Photos and Tagging
March 27th 2014 - 14:57 GMT
Social networking service, Twitter has changed how users can send photos through its platform....more

Apple Pushing for More Ethnic Diversity in Emoji Icons
March 26th 2014 - 18:13 GMT
Apple has said that it is working with the standards body responsible for the design of emoji cartoon characters that can be used in text messages to improve their ethnic diversity....more

BlackBerry Approved for New Cryptography Certification
March 26th 2014 - 16:15 GMT
BlackBerry has announced that it has secured US government security approval for its Secure Work Space for iOS and Android,...more

Twitter Suffers Network Outage -- Turkey Lifts Ban on Service
March 26th 2014 - 11:48 GMT
The social media service, Twitter suffered a fault that lasted around 12 hours and resulted in some messages not being visible all the time. ...more

NFC Based Mobile Payments to Start Shortly in Sao Paulo
March 26th 2014 - 08:30 GMT
Within the next few months, Brazilians will be able to use their smartphones to carry out contactless payment transactions when shopping....more

UK to End Tax Loophole on Digital Download Sales
March 24th 2014 - 18:40 GMT
The cost of digital downloads in the UK is set to rise after the government decided to review how values added sales tax is calculated....more

Twitter Closing Its Lacklustre Music App
March 24th 2014 - 18:10 GMT
Social networking service, Twitter has announced that it is closing its music service and has already removed the downloadable software from the app stores....more

UK Railway Launches Mobile Ticketing App
March 24th 2014 - 14:55 GMT
The UK railway operator, First Capital Connect today announced the launch of its new queue-busting mobile ticketing app, allowing passengers to use their mobile phone or tablet as a ticket machine....more

Apple Working on Android App for ITune Music Service
March 24th 2014 - 08:36 GMT
Apple is reportedly working on an Android app to expand its iTunes music service to the rival platform, as it also looks to develop a music streaming service to rival Spotify....more

Google Adds Personalisation to Android Keyboard
March 20th 2014 - 16:22 GMT
Google has released an update to its Android keyboard app that now pulls in suggestions from other apps and services that the user is logged into....more

Poste Italiane Taps CA Technologies to Secure Mobile Payments App
March 20th 2014 - 11:22 GMT
USA based CA Technologies says that its mobile payment authentication service has been adopted by Italy's postal service, Poste Italiane....more

Flappy Bird Set to Return to the App Stores
March 20th 2014 - 08:40 GMT
Hugely popular mobile game, Flappy Bird is set to return to the app stores, after the creator of the game dramatically removed it a few weeks ago....more

Skype Fixes Battery Drain Problem with Android App
March 19th 2014 - 17:22 GMT
Microsoft has released an updated Android app for its Skype subsidiary which it said will significantly improve battery performance....more

Functional Testing the Biggest Challenge in Testing Mobile Apps and Websites
March 19th 2014 - 10:25 GMT
Despite accelerated development cycles and limited resources, users' expectations of mobile app and website quality are the same or higher than desktop users, forcing testing and QA professionals to do more with less, ...more

Line Call: A Wake Up Call for Shifting Trend in Thailand's Telecom Landscape
March 19th 2014 - 07:50 GMT
Japanese OTT services provider, Line has launched "Line Call", a flat-rate low cost voice calling service that allows users to make phone call from Line mobile app to home or mobile phone numbers directly....more

Google Releases Android OS for Wearable Devices
March 18th 2014 - 17:10 GMT
Google has announced an extension to its Android OS to allow the software to be used in so-called wearable devices....more

Microsoft Releases Document Scanner for Windows Phone
March 18th 2014 - 14:40 GMT
Microsoft has launched an app for Windows Phones that enables users to take photos of documents and upload them to its OneNote service....more