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Kenyan Bank to Hand Out NFC Enabled Smartphones
April 23rd 2014 - 11:39 GMT
Kenya's Equity Bank is planning to distribute over 300,000 NFC enabled smartphones to its retail store customers in an effort to support mobile payments....more

WhatsApp Signs Up 500 Millionth Customer
April 23rd 2014 - 11:29 GMT
WhatsApp, the OTT messaging service has announced that it now has over 500 million active users....more

Masabi Wins Mobile Ticketing Contract
April 23rd 2014 - 10:10 GMT
Mobile ticketing provider, Masabi says that it has signed a 5-year contract to provide smartphone ticketing services to a London based river bus service, Thames Clippers....more

Google Offering Refunds to Fake Android Anti-Virus Software Buyers
April 22nd 2014 - 19:00 GMT
Google has started issuing refunds to people who paid for an anti-virus app for their Android smartphone that turned out to do nothing at all....more

Google Upgrades Its Hangouts App for G+ Users
April 22nd 2014 - 17:15 GMT
Google has announced that it is updating the Android app for its Google Plus hangouts service....more

Apple Preparing for Serious Move into Mobile Payments Market
April 22nd 2014 - 11:05 GMT
Rumours are piling upon rumours that Apple is preparing a big move into the mobile payments market....more

London's Tube Trains to Test NFC Based Mobile Payments
April 22nd 2014 - 08:55 GMT
Transport for London, which oversees public transport in the UK's capital city is reportedly preparing to launch a mobile payments scheme based on NFC chips in smartphones....more

Australian School Children to Be Offer Mobile Payments Service
April 22nd 2014 - 08:30 GMT
Australian schools are to expand a trial of mobile payments by pupils using their smartphones....more

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