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    1. July 22, 2016

      Samsung countersues Huawei over patents

      Samsung Electronics has filed a countersuit against China’s Huawei Technologies, alleging infringement of its mobile...

    2. July 15, 2016

      Pokémon Go powers Nintendo into Japan’s top 20 companies

      Pokémon Go, the smartphone game that has caused grown men to stumble off Californian cliffs and angry residents to hurl...

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    1. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s fintech and mobile money transform business practice

      Ramadhani Saidi Gereza is a barometer for the way mobile phone technology is changing Tanzania. The engine oil seller...

    2. July 12, 2016

      Help the decile of discontent to help themselves

      One of the messages in the Branko Milanovic’s latest book, Global Inequality , is that nine-tenths of the world’s...

    3. July 12, 2016

      Samsung gets smarter with phones strategy

      Just when smartphones were starting to look like dumb, commoditised devices in the tech industry’s search for a new...

    4. July 8, 2016

      Nintendo surges on ‘Pokémon Go’ fever

      Shares in Nintendo surged on Friday as investors absorbed the implications of a smartphone game that, within 24 hours...

    5. July 6, 2016

      Bendy mobile phones could be the new black bricks

      The designers of mobile phones have become fixated on the black rectangle, with almost identical handsets emerging at...

    6. June 23, 2016

      Fastweb and Iliad lead race to set up new Italian mobile operator

      Fastweb, the Italian broadband provider, and Xavier Niel’s Iliad are vying to create a fourth telecoms operator in...

    7. June 23, 2016

      Smartphone lenses for the thinking Instagrammer

      As venture capitalist Benedict Evans is fond of saying, mobile is eating the world. And smartphones have been feasting...

    8. June 19, 2016

      Micromax rounds on Chinese rivals over India sales

      The co-founder of India’s biggest smartphone maker has accused Chinese rivals of dumping unsold inventory in India at...

    9. June 13, 2016

      India ecommerce growth found in translation

      In a trendy converted factory building on the outskirts of Bangalore, the head of one of India’s top ecommerce sites...

    10. June 9, 2016

      Brutal economics ‘will defeat the hackers’

      If you have used a mobile phone or a credit card, then you should thank Joan Daemen and Pierre-Yvan Liardet for making...

    11. June 9, 2016

      DoJ weighs in on Apple v Samsung patent case

      The US Department of Justice has weighed in on the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics, recommending...

    12. June 9, 2016

      Tesco Mobile in paid to view ad move

      Tesco Mobile is offering customers a discount on their bills if they are willing to view an advertisement on their...

    13. June 2, 2016

      EM internet users fail to warm to free but restricted services

      Just one in 10 mobile phone users in emerging markets has tried a “zero rated” service such as Facebook’s Free Basics,...

    14. June 1, 2016

      Smartphone use forecast to beat feature phones this year

      Smartphone use will outstrip that of more basic feature phones for the first time this year as people increasingly rely...

    15. June 1, 2016

      Xiaomi to buy 1,500 patents from Microsoft

      Xiaomi has sealed a deal to buy some 1,500 patents from Microsoft, a move that will help the Chinese smartphone maker...

    16. June 1, 2016

      Lords of WiFi hotspots beware: you may be leaking valuable data

      I recently noticed a bunch of The Lord of the Rings buffs. They were not dressed in wizard cloaks or sporting fan...

    17. June 1, 2016

      Wearable devices aim to reduce workplace accidents

      Every day, 6,300 people die around the world in occupational accidents or from work-related disease — more than 2.3m...

    18. May 29, 2016

      Apple sets sights on bigger target in India

      As the Gujarat Lions cruised to an easy win over the Kolkata Knight Riders, Tim Cook stood on the edge of the pitch...

    19. May 27, 2016

      Ofcom launches new nuisance call blocker

      Mobile phone users will be able to block unsolicited sales and marketing calls using a free text message service from...

    20. May 25, 2016

      Microsoft to take $950m writedown on smartphone business

      Microsoft will further retreat from its disastrous attempt to crack the global smartphone market, announcing plans to...

    21. May 24, 2016

      Google to introduce adverts on map service

      Drivers will soon see advertisements for nearby shops and services, from Shell petrol stations to McDonald’s...

    22. May 19, 2016

      FireChat to launch natural disaster alerts

      FireChat, an app that connects phones without the internet, is launching alerts to be sent in the event of natural...

    23. May 17, 2016

      UK rural landowners criticise mobile mast reforms

      Rural landowners and businesses have warned that proposals to encourage new mobile masts and improve signal coverage...

    24. May 17, 2016

      Fintech takes off in Africa as lenders tap mobile technology

      Finca, a US microfinance organisation, and First Access, a New York-based data analytics company, have formed a...

    25. May 10, 2016

      Liberty Global open to takeover of Telefónica’s O2 unit

      Liberty Global would consider a takeover of Telefónica’s O2 in the UK as a long-running deal to sell the business to...

    26. May 5, 2016

      Apple ramps up business push for iPhones and iPads

      Apple has made another attempt to push its iPhones and iPads deeper into business life, announcing a partnership with...

    27. May 3, 2016

      How consoles survived the rise of the smartphone

      In 1925, John Logie Baird wanted to convince the public that his latest invention would be a great success....

    28. April 28, 2016

      Galaxy 7 brightens Samsung’s outlook

      Samsung Electronics has given an optimistic outlook for the second quarter after reporting solid first-quarter profit...

    29. April 27, 2016

      The end of iPhone’s glory days?

      Investors in Apple had been braced this year for a sharp, one-quarter decline that would bring the first fall in sales...

    30. April 26, 2016

      FBI considers revealing how it hacked Apple

      The FBI will soon decide whether to tell White House officials how it broke into an iPhone used by one of the San...

    31. April 26, 2016

      Apple first-quarter earnings: five things to watch today

      1. Nearly nine years after it shook the communications and computing worlds, the iPhone is facing the prospect of first...

    32. April 22, 2016

      Vodafone invites bankers to pitch on potential IPO of India unit

      Vodafone has asked investment banks to submit their proposals to handle a potential initial public offering of its...

    33. April 21, 2016

      FBI paid more than $1.4m for iPhone hack

      The FBI paid more than $1.4m to hackers who developed a way to gain access to the iPhone used by one of the San...

    34. April 20, 2016

      Google’s Android tactics are Microsoft light

      Matt Brittin, president of Google’s European operations, complained this week that EU officials “could be better...

    35. April 20, 2016

      Parallels, and differences, between EU’s Google and Microsoft cases

      As Margrethe Vestager signalled her intent to ramp up Europe’s regulatory onslaught against Google this week, she...

    36. April 19, 2016

      Google and the art of monopoly maintenance

      European antitrust cases against Google seem to be like London buses. You wait ages for one to arrive and then they all...

    37. April 18, 2016

      EU prepares for Android crackdown

      The EU has given its strongest signal to date of its intent to crack down hard on Google’s mobile operating system,...

    38. April 10, 2016

      How far can a smartphone’s gimmicks go?

      Imagine you make cars and come to work one day to discover that everyone in the world has a vehicle that does...

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