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23

Oct

2014

Nokia appoints Sean Fernback to head its HERE mapping and location business

Author: The Fonecast

Nokia has announced that Sean Fernback will be taking over as president of its HERE mapping business from 1st November.

He’ll be taking over from Cliff Fox, who’d been appointed as an interim leader after CEO Michael Halbherr left in August.

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22

Oct

2014

By 2020 there'll be four internet-connected devices for every person in the world

Author: The Fonecast

A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that almost 12 billion internet-connected devices will be in use around the world by the end of this year; the equivalent of 1.7 devices for every person.

However, growth in machine-to-machine connections for the ‘Internet of Things’ is expected to result in this ratio increasing dramatically in the next six years.

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21

Oct

2014

Apple quarterly results show iPhone sales up but iPad sales down

Author: The Fonecast

Apple has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of its 2014 financial year, which ended on 27th September.

Quarterly revenue was up 12% year-on-year to $42.1 billion (£26 billion), while net profit was up to $8.5 billion.

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20

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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