Tesco buys e-book company Mobcast for £4.5 mln
British supermarket giant Tesco said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy London-based e-book firm Mobcast for £4.5 million ($7.1 million, 5.7 million euros).
UK raises less than hoped from 4G mobile auction
The British government raised a less-than-expected amount from its 4G mobile auction that will result in five companies providing the country with super-fast mobile Internet services, a watchdog said Wednesday.
Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models
Apple's highly anticipated event Tuesday looks to extend the reach of the iPhone to new markets as the tech giant moves to regain momentum in the smartphone segment.
Rumours intensify of a bid for Nokia
Rumours that struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia may be up for sale have intensified this week, with analysts seeing three potential buyers who could be even more interested if the company undergoes ...
Nokia Siemens axes services unit, 1,000 jobs at risk
Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Finnish and German engineering giants Nokia and Siemens, said Wednesday it is shutting down one of its German units with the potential loss of 1,000 jobs.
Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn't be
Nary a week goes by that doesn't see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. ...
White House 'apps' tuned for mobile gadget lifestyles
The White House rolled out upgraded "apps" to stay in tune with smartphone and tablet lovers as the Democratic National Convention got under way on Tuesday.
Can technology stop scourge of bicycle thefts?
Urban cyclists have more in common than an aptitude for pedaling through city streets - they share the ever-present dread of one day discovering their bicycle missing from the bike rack, or finding only the skeletal remains ...
US toughens online privacy rules for children
US regulators unveiled new rules Wednesday aimed at strengthening online privacy protection for children, to reflect the growing use of mobile apps and social networks.
Securing a public safety broadband network with identity management
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is building a nationwide public safety broadband network to provide first responders with acces ...
China Mobile seeks Taiwan handset makers' support
China Mobile is seeking support from Taiwanese chip and handset makers to back the fourth generation high-speed mobile network co-developed by the state-owned Chinese telecom operator.
Britain gets first 4G mobile services
Britain's first super-fast 4G mobile Internet service was launched in 11 cities on Tuesday, allowing the kingdom to catch up with the global roll-out.
Boosting productivity and inspiring innovation through the cloud
An EU-funded project that aims to demonstrate the importance of mobile cloud computing to EU business was presented recently at the Future Network and Mobile Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Through the launch ...
LinkedIn spruces up mobile app to widen appeal
Online professional networking service LinkedIn is dressing up its mobile application to impress people who are increasingly scrolling through content on smartphones.