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23

Jul

2014

Apple sold 35 million iPhones in the past quarter

Author: The Fonecast

Apple’s financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 financial year - the three months until 28th June - show iPhone sales of 35.2 million devices worldwide, a 13% increase from the same quarter last year.

However, iPad sales were down 9% year-on-year to just under 13.3 million units.

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22

Jul

2014

Mobile card payment device to go on sale in Staples stores across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

Author: The Fonecast

Office stationery retailer Staples and mobile card payment provider payleven have set up a distribution agreement that’ll see the payleven Chip & PIN card reader made available in all Staples stores across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

payleven offers a Chip & PIN card reader that can be used via Bluetooth with an Apple or Android smartphone. Businesses simply pay a 2.75% transaction fee whenever they use payleven to process a credit or debit card payment.

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22

Jul

2014

Yahoo! agrees to acquire mobile app analytics business Flurry

Author: The Fonecast

Yahoo! has agreed to acquire Flurry, a US-based business that provides mobile app developers with information about the people using their apps as well as providing insight to advertisers and publishers.

Flurry currently sees activity from more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices worldwide. At the moment it’s used by 170,000 developers.

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21

Jul

2014

New CEO for UK mobile commerce service Weve

Author: The Fonecast

Tim Hipperson has been appointed as Interim CEO of the Weve mobile payment and advertising joint venture.

He replaces David Sear, who’s left after 18 months for a role at online payment company Skrill.

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21

Jul

2014

Google will stop calling games 'free' if they offer in-app purchases

Author: The Fonecast

The European Commission says Google has agreed to change its policies in response to EC proposals about mobile gaming and in-app purchases.

In December 2013, the EC said games advertised as ‘free’ shouldn’t mislead consumers about the true costs. It also said consumers “should be adequately informed” about payment arrangements and shouldn’t be charged without giving explicit consent.

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