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Telefonica blames 'error' and 'oversight' for O2 ads that breached UK advertising code

Two complaints about promotional material for Telefonica’s O2 Travel service have been upheld by the UK Advertising Standards Authority.

An in-flight magazine ad promoted O2 Travel without mentioning the daily limit, while the O2 website promoted a collection of apps and services for travellers but didn’t explain how much data these could use.

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Faulty phones, network closures, court cases, payment apps... and much more mobile industry news

Podcast - 30th April 2014

We have something for everyone in this week's podcast. There's bad news as Samba Mobile closes, bad news as Apple and Samsung suffer product faults... and bad news as wearable devices are criticised for the poor user experience they offer.

Yet there's plenty of good news as well, including the launch of a new UK mobile payment service.

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New Samsung Galaxy K zoom is an Android smartphone with a 20 megapixel zoom-lens camera

New Samsung Galaxy K zoom is an Android smartphone with a 20 megapixel zoom-lens camera

Samsung Electronics has announced a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy K zoom.

It’s an Android device with a 10x optical zoom lens and a 20.7 megapixel sensor, along with optical image stabilisation and full HD video recording.

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The use of tablet computers by older people has more than trebled in just 12 months

The number of people aged 65-74 who are using a tablet computer to go online has more than trebled within a year.

New figures from Ofcom show an increase from 5% of these older people using internet-connected tablets in 2012 to 17% of older people in 2013.

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Nokia announces reorganisation and new CEO

Nokia has appointed Rajeev Suri as its new President and CEO with effect from 1st May.

Since October 2009 he’s been CEO of NSN, the former joint venture between Nokia and Siemens that’s now wholly Nokia-owned.

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