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24

Oct

2014

Microsoft prepares for its first own-brand Lumia smartphone

Nokia branding currently being dropped from web sites

Author: The Fonecast

Microsoft has confirmed it’s started changing its smartphone branding from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.

It follows Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices & Services business in April.

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23

Oct

2014

Telefonica launches a consumer 'Internet of Things' product to control temperature, lighting and humidity

Author: The Fonecast

Telefónica, the company behind O2 in the UK, has launched an ‘Internet of Things’ product that enables consumers to monitor and control the temperature, humidity and lighting in their home or office.

It’s the first in a range of modular solutions called Thinking Things, which will let users develop their own ‘smart’ M2M solutions without any programming knowledge or the need to install additional infrastructure.

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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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