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Oct

2014

Over 100 million smart watches will be in use by 2019, says Juniper Research

Author: The Fonecast

There’ll be more than 100 million ‘smart watches’ in use by 2019, according to Juniper Research.

It says new product launches by premium brands in the 12-18 months are expected to boost awareness of wearable technology.

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20

Oct

2014

Daisy Group agrees a £494 million takeover deal involving CEO Matthew Riley

Author: The Fonecast

UK-based communications provider Daisy Group plc has agreed a £494 million takeover bid by a consortium that consists of Toscafund Asset Management, Penta Capital and CEO Matthew Riley. Toscafund and Mr Riley already had substantial shareholdings in the company.

Daisy Group has acquired more than 20 companies since being listed on the stock exchange in 2009.

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20

Oct

2014

HP to end webOS cloud services next year

No more webOS backup, restore or lost password recovery from January 2015

Author: The Fonecast

HP says it’s ending support for the webOS cloud services platform from 15th January 2015. This means that anyone with a webOS-based smartphone or tablet won’t be able to set up, backup, restore, recover passwords or download apps via the webOS service.

However, any devices already set up will continue to work.

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Oct

2014

Samsung sets new speed records for 5G mobile technology

Author: The Fonecast

Samsung Electronics has announced two milestones in the development of 5G mobile technology.

It’s achieved 7.5Gbps (940MB per second) in a stationary environment and 1.2Gbps (150MB/second) from a vehicle travelling at over 60mph. Both are thought to be industry firsts.

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18

Oct

2014

will.i.am announces new wearable communications device

Puls is described as a cuff, not a watch

Author: The Fonecast

Musician and entrepreneur will.i.am has announced a new wearable communication device called Puls.

Described as a ‘cuff’ rather than a smartwatch, Puls is voice-controlled and will contain its own SIM card. Exclusive launch deals have been arranged with O2 in the UK and AT&T in the USA, although dates and pricing haven’t been confirmed.

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