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    1. February 8, 2016

      Africa Internet Group set to become continent’s first ‘unicorn’

      Africa Internet Group is set to become the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Hutchison’s mobile pledges contain more holes than Swiss cheese

      When businessmen come forward offering lower prices and superior services, it is often time to count the spoons. That...

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    1. February 4, 2016

      ZTE rings up success in US smartphone market

      Four years after being labelled a security threat by the US Congress, Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has quietly...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Playoffs for online Super Bowl adverts as mobile revenue rises

      For Super Bowl advertisers in the smartphone age, winning the big game means scoring on the small screen. Some 84 per...

    3. February 1, 2016

      BT overhauls management structure in wake of EE takeover

      BT chief executive Gavin Patterson let slip a telling reference to the “old BT” during the company’s third-quarter...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Smart Africa: Kenyan start-up M-Kopa lights remote areas

      In the third part of our series on how technology is transforming Africa, we go from Nigeria — where the increasing...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Samsung warns on profits as components unit faces waning demand

      Samsung Electronics has warned that profits are likely to fall this year, as its components business faces waning...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Apple’s iPhone growth era comes to an end

      Apple signalled that the iPhone would see its first ever decline in sales in the March quarter, as a slowing smartphone...

    7. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Smartphones pave way for huge opportunities

      The mobile phone is to sub-Saharan Africa what the steam train was to 19th century Europe: the mechanical workhorse...

    8. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Venture capitalists aim to tap mobile tech wave

      Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Africa-focused start-ups as they look to tap into...

    9. January 26, 2016

      Mobile payment transactions soar in US and UK

      Mobile payment apps are soaring in popularity in the UK and US, but the world’s least developed countries are making...

    10. January 24, 2016

      When OnePlus one makes two

      Since Christmas, I have come under sustained Facebook advertising fire from a new smartphone brand, OnePlus. My...

    11. January 24, 2016

      Apple results: talk swirls of iPhone decline

      Apple is poised to beat its own record for the most profitable quarter in US corporate history when it reports earnings...

    12. January 21, 2016

      Getting the message on smartphones

      How much time does the average smartphone user want to spend chatting to companies, or to robots? If the people lining...

    13. January 20, 2016

      Apple applies to open own-brand stores in India

      As the smartphone market in China slows, Apple has taken a big step towards expanding its presence in India by applying...

    14. January 20, 2016

      Seven ways technology has changed us

      It has become customary to talk of “technology” as if it were a special sector of the economy consisting of the...

    15. January 18, 2016

      Ingenico targets mobile payments to challenge WorldPay

      Ingenico, the French payments processing group, has launched an online and mobile division as it prepares to take the...

    16. January 15, 2016

      Xiaomi falls short of 2015 goal with sales of 70m phones

      Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi ended the year with disappointing sales numbers that put a question mark over its...

    17. January 15, 2016

      BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by UK competition watchdog

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile group, has been given formal approval by the competition...

    18. January 14, 2016

      Light Phone’s revolutionary protest against the digital age

      Joe Hollier, a 25-year-old former skater turned technology entrepreneur, describes the moment of transcendental calm...

    19. January 14, 2016

      Samsung starts work on new Qualcomm chip

      Samsung Electronics has started production of Qualcomm’s new smartphone processor, a contract that will help the South...

    20. January 13, 2016

      French telecoms consolidation could set tone for EU

      Stéphane Richard is said to be the only mobile telecoms chief in France still talking to the other three. He is taking...

    21. January 12, 2016

      Apple: live long and suffer

      When Steve Jobs died in 2011, iPhone sales were still doubling year on year. It is a safe bet that his successor, Tim...

    22. January 11, 2016

      Brussels summons European telcos to 5G meeting

      Chief executives from Europe’s 10 largest telecoms groups have been summoned to a meeting by Brussels’ digital...

    23. January 11, 2016

      More smartphone users to switch from talking to tapping

      More than a quarter of smartphone users in developed markets will not typically make a traditional voice call this...

    24. January 6, 2016

      Fitbit: blazing a fail

      There will be no flood of technology flotations in the first half of 2016 to make up for last year’s drought, bankers...

    25. January 5, 2016

      Orange paves way for mobile banking in talks with Groupama

      Orange, France’s biggest telecoms operator, has suffered at the hands smaller and newer rivals that have undercut it on...

    26. January 3, 2016

      CES 2016: Innovators gear up in search for gadget to drive sales

      More than 170,000 attendees will flock to Las Vegas this week for the annual showcase of hot technology — the Consumer...

    27. December 29, 2015

      A 2016 guide to minding the technology generation gap

      Do you send emails in literate, properly spelt English, broken down into crisp, relevant paragraphs, signed at the end,...

    28. December 23, 2015

      Beware the electronic gossips eavesdropping in our homes

      Imagine being talked about behind your back. Now picture that conversation taking place covertly in your own sitting...

    29. December 22, 2015

      Pope and Kim Kardashian help turn emojis into marketing phenomenon

      What do the Pope, Pepsi, Playtex tampons and reality-television star Kim Kardashian have in common? They all exist in...

    30. December 18, 2015

      Rivals line up challenge to Alipay in China

      Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics are mounting a challenge to Alibaba’s dominance of China’s emerging...

    31. December 17, 2015

      Powa pictures growth from Chinese deal

      Powa Technologies, the UK mobile e-commerce start-up, has signed a joint venture with China UnionPay to roll out its...

    32. December 13, 2015

      Mobile devices meet need for wider access to financial services

      For large parts of the developing world, just one issue dominates discussion of the future of banking: financial...

    33. December 10, 2015

      Walmart to launch mobile payment app to rival Apple

      Walmart will launch a mobile payment app as the world’s largest retailer seeks to trump Apple Pay and other companies...

    34. December 8, 2015

      EU accuses Qualcomm of impeding rivals

      The European Commission on Tuesday launched two antitrust cases against Qualcomm, charging the US technology company...

    35. December 8, 2015

      Brussels lays out concerns over O2 merger with Three

      Brussels will investigate four key areas in a full-scale probe into the £10.5bn takeover of O2 in the UK by CK...

    36. December 3, 2015

      German start-up Number26 launches banking app across eurozone

      A German mobile banking app is expanding to offer current accounts to users across eight eurozone countries, joining a...

    37. December 1, 2015

      Samsung replaces head of sluggish mobile unit

      Samsung Electronics has replaced the head of its mobile business for the first time in six years, as it seeks to...

    38. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: prison door slams shut on internet and cell phones

      Mobile phone blocking technology will be enhanced in UK prisons to deny inmates internet access or calls from their...

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