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Interbrand Best Global Brands report: Apple pushes Coca-Cola off the top spot

After 13 years at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report, Coca-Cola has been pushed off the top spot by two mobile-focussed companies.

Apple has moved up the chart to number 1, with Google following in the number 2 position.

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Number of mobile users accessing adult content is expected to rise 30% in next four years

More people watching adult videos, photos and live cams on their phones

A new report from Juniper Research shows that 250 million people will use their smartphone or tablet to access adult content by 2017, an increase of over 30% from current usage.

This increase is expected to result from high-definition, niche-centric products for consumers as well as increasing availability of mobile-optimised free content.

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100 million users for Samsung's ChatON instant messaging service

Samsung Electronics says its ChatON cross-platform messaging service now has more than 100 million users worldwide.

The service was launched two years ago and offers a variety of options including text chat, voice chat, video chat and file sharing.

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Changes revealed, charges concealed

Mark Bridge writes:

Things didn’t look so bad in the mobile industry last week. After the shock of BlackBerry’s job losses and restructuring, it seemed as though the saga could be reaching a conclusion. On Monday shareholder Fairfax Financial announced a bid to buy the company. BlackBerry’s board of directors has approved the terms of the agreement, although it’s still able to consider alternative proposals as well.

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Ofcom data reveals O2 UK to be the mobile network with the least complaints again

Highest proportion of complaints from T-Mobile

Ofcom’s quarterly report of complaints against major UK telecoms and pay TV providers shows an overall drop between April and June 2013, mainly due to a fall in the number of landline and broadband complaints.

It’s the regulator’s tenth quarterly report.

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