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Vodafone brings M-Pesa mobile money transfers to Europe

Vodafone has brought its M-Pesa mobile money transfer and payment service to Europe today.

The service, which was launched in Kenya seven years ago, is now being offered in Romania.

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Mobile phone banking transactions made by British customers have doubled in 12 months, according to the BBA

The number of banking transactions made on mobile phones by British customers has doubled in a single year, according to new figures from a UK banking trade organisation.

Customers of the five biggest retail banks used mobile phones for 18.6 million transactions a week in 2013, according to the BBA. That compares with 9.1 million in 2012.

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HTC goes One better

Mark Bridge writes:

“Hey, everybody, we’re releasing a new flagship smartphone that carries all the hopes of the company with it. If this sells well, we could be saved. If not, it could be disaster.”

“Great. What shall we call our new phone?”

“Oh, we’ll give it the same name as the previous model. That’ll be fine.”

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Ofcom reveals the UK mobile networks with the most complaints

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published information about the volume of complaints it received between October and December 2013.

It’s the organisation’s twelfth quarterly report and reveals that the number of complaints had fallen quarter-on-quarter across landline telephone, broadband, ‘pay monthly’ mobile and pay TV services.

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Just 1.1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones were sold worldwide in the last quarter

The final quarter of BlackBerry’s financial year, which ended on 1st March 2014, saw the company selling around 3.4 million smartphones to end users.

However, it says over two-thirds of these ran on the older BlackBerry 7 platform, which means just 1.1 million were newer BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

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