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Microsoft and iPass Partner to Provide Global Wi-Fi Connectivity
Wi-Fi roaming provider, iPass has announced a long-term agreement to offer global connectivity to users of certain Microsoft products and services. more

Visa to Remove 16-Digit Account Number in Online and Mobile Payments
Visa is expanding the use of new security technology that replaces the traditional 16-digit Visa account number with a unique series of numbers, more

Rwanda and GSMA Collaborate to Accelerate Economic Growth Through Mobile Broadband
The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the GSMA have announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens' access to mobile broadband technologies across the country. more

Smartphone apps, wearable devices appear to be accurate in tracking step counts
The testing of 10 smartphone applications and wearable devices intended to track physical activity found that most were accurate in tracking step counts, more

Casio Releases iPhone App That Allows Users to Make Their Own Music
Casio Computer has announced the release of Chordana Composer, an iPhone app that automatically composes a musical piece based on a two-bar melody created by the user. more

Ericsson Wallet Platform becomes first mobile money service to earn card security standards certification
Ericsson has announced that Ericsson Wallet Platform 3.0 has obtained certification for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council's Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS v3.0). more

ITU launches \"Ebola-Info-Sharing\" mobile application
The ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak. more

Orange and USAID to boost access to mHealth across Africa
The first phase of these health system-strengthening programs will leverage the expertise, technology and local resources of both organizations to improve quality of care and ensure that health services are readily accessible to the public at large. more

American Airlines To Add Inflight Internet Access To Nearly 250 Regional Jets
American Airlines has announced plans to upgrade its regional fleet by adding Gogo inflight wireless services to all two-class regional jets. more

Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to create software designed specifically for the Apple Watch, more

Westpac selects Gemalto's Mobile Contactless Payment Solution in New Zealand
Gemalto says been selected by Westpac, a leading financial institution in New Zealand, to offer its Optelio Contactless Sticker for mobile payment. more

Ericsson Research releases Bowser and OpenWebRTC as open source
Ericsson Research has announced that it is releasing its web browser Bowser and the underlying framework OpenWebRTC as free and open source. more

Fitch: iPhone Takes a Bite of the Mobile Card Payment Apple
Apple may be better positioned to succeed where other institutions have had limited success given the company's financial resources and history of strong new product adoption, according to Fitch Ratings. more

Ericsson and SAP announce solution for enterprise mobility management
Ericsson has announced an agreement with SAP to deliver network-enabled cloud solutions, which will provide users with secure access to their business apps and content on mobile devices. more

Mobile Video Calling Now Available with Viber
Viber has announced the release of Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, along with new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. more

USA based ISIS to Change its Brandname
The USA based mobile payments service, ISIS has announced that it is changing its name to Softcard, more

Google to Settle Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Unauthorized In-App Charges
Google has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps more

Mobile app on emergency cardiac care aids best decisions in seconds
The Toolkit on emergency cardiac care, first published as a pocket-sized manual, is helping practitioners across the globe to make the best decisions in seconds. more

BlackBerry Renews Mobile Music Agreement with 7Digital
UK based digital music supplier, 7digital says that it has extended its existing contract to provide mobile music services to BlackBerry devices. more

Apple Starts Storing Personal Information in Chinese Data Centres
Apple has confirmed that it has started storing customer account information on Chinese servers, marking a break from other tech companies who refuse to host personal information in China. more

UK Mobile Payments Platform Registers Millionth User
The UK Payments Council says that over a million people have registered to use its mobile payments service, Paym, since the service launched in April this year. more

Ukash partners with ZapZap for mobile voichers
The online payments provider, Ukash says that it is partnering with ZapZap, a mobile payments wallet, to give mobile users the ability to store, manage and spend their Ukash vouchers on the go. more

Mobile health app market needs more oversight for consumer safety, confidence
While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say that more oversight is needed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more

Firefox Revamps Web Browser for Android Devices
The Firefox web browser for Android smartphones has been revamped with a new home screen and sharing features. more

Amazon Expands In-App Advertising to Apple Devices
Amazon has expanded its own mobile ad network to include support for in-app adverts within Apple apps. more

Blackberry Offers BBM for Windows Phone Devices
Blackberry has announced that will be expanding its BBM platform to the Windows Phone OS, following "an incredible number of requests," from users. more

Commission reminds consumers to watch out for in-app purchases
New Zealand's Commerce Commission is reminding consumers about the potential to accidentally make in-app purchases when using applications on their mobile devices. more

IBM Deal to Support Apple Devices for Corporate Users
IBM is to develop a range of business apps exclusively for Apple devices under a new agreement that sees Apple making a major effort to expand into the corporate device market. more

Samsung Revamps its Apps Store
Samsung has revamped its own mobile apps store, and rebranded it as Galaxy Apps. more

ITU to promote the global adoption of mobile money
The International Telecommunications Union has set up a new focus group to work on interoperability of mobile money services. more