The European Commission has asked Apple and Samsung to provide information about the patent infringement claims being made in their legal battle.
It appears the EC is concerned about so-called ‘standards-related’ patents. This refers to technology that forms part of internationally-recognised standards - and this type of technology is required to be licensed in a way that’s Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory.
CCS Insight has been looking at tablet usage across Europe, contacting 4,500 tablet owners in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK - and asking them to complete the survey on their tablet device.
Consumers in the UK were found to be the heaviest users, averaging 2.8 hours a day, with 95% of UK owners using their tablet for at least an hour a day.
The Mobile Money Network has launched its ‘Simply Tap’ shopping application for Android and Apple devices.
Customers who set up a Simply Tap account (including payment details) can then buy products just by entering a short code into the app. The sale is then confirmed, payment is taken and the product is delivered to the customer’s chosen address.