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On April 26th the National Retail Federation told the Federal Trade Commission to stay out of mobile payments http://bit.ly/JxG0uv . They gave several lucid reasons for doing so:

Any regulations adopted “should parallel those for the underlying form of payment and not be specific to the technology”
Mobile technology and practices are ...

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The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 will be launched on May 3 at Earls Court (exhibition center) in London. The new smartphone has generated quite a stir in the mobile industry after the great success of Samsung's last model, the Galaxy S2. Many people believe the S3 will only have a few minor ...

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Datawind, popularly known for its association with the Indian government’s Aakash project, unveiled two new tablets Ubislate7+ and Ubislate7C in New Delhi yesterday for open market sale, competing against several other low cost tablets available in the Indian market. These tablets are upgraded versions of the previously offered “Aakash” (Ubislate 7) tablet. The two new ...

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I’ve been a happy user of a Samsung Galaxy S phone since 10/19/12 (or so T-Mobile tells me). I’m a heavy and regular user of productivity apps, including Gmail, Outlook, Google Reader, the web browser, and Google Maps. I’ve had my share of fun with some games, including Angry Birds, Doodle Jump ...

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HTC’s total revenues for Q1 2012 were $2.3 billion (67.8 billion New Taiwan Dollars), dropping by 33.2% from the previous quarter, and declining 34.9% from Q1 2011. The Taiwanese company’s gross margin was 25.03% and operating margin 7.53%; again, both financial ratios declined from the previous quarters ...

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As part of their new "One Series" line of smartphones, the HTC One X is getting a lot of publicity since its recent launch. The latest release in this series, the HTC One S should gain much more attention for what's under the hood. The One X has components we have seen in prior ...

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As I type this a presentation is about to begin covering STE's announcement todayregarding its new focus - Platform ICs.
A logical step no doubt, STE is one of few companies that has the product portfolio to be a platform IC supplier. It has struggled of late, that is well documented. I have ...

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​Ifoundthis blog postby FourBros Studio, an independent app developer, agood read. It sheds a lot of interesting light on the success the firm’s Taptitude game has seen on WP7. As such it is a great example of the revenue opportunities developers can unlock if they manage to create an early hit fora ...

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Intel together with Lava Mobiles in India has launched the first ever smartphone which boasts of “Intel Inside”. Named as the Lava XOLO X900 this smartphone marks Intel’s much awaited entry in to the smartphone segment. Lava’s association with Intel and this smartphone was first announced during the MWC in Barcelona earlier this year. Priced ...

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Patent Wars. It sounds like a movie by George Lucas. Something which happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. An epic struggle between good and evil. Pure science fiction.

There is no better way to describe the mania that has swept through the wireless industry over the past year or ...

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