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Tesco buys digital music service WE7

Tesco buys digital music service WE7

International supermarket group Tesco has taken control of the WE7 online music service for a purchase price of £10.8 million.

It follows Tesco’s acquisition of video service blinkbox last year and comes just a few days after rival supermarket Sainsbury’s bought an eBook retailer.

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Psion to become part of Motorola Solutions

Psion to become part of Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions has agreed to acquire mobile computing business Psion plc in a deal worth $200 million (£128 million). It’ll then combine Psion with its Enterprise Mobile Computing business

Psion was formed in 1980, becoming a pioneer of mobile computing. It’s also responsible for the EPOC operating system, which later turned into the Symbian OS.

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Everything Everywhere and NSN launch a mobile-connected vending machine partnership

Everything Everywhere and NSN launch a mobile-connected vending machine partnership

Everything Everywhere and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced a machine-to-machine partnership that will link vending machines to NSN's cloud-based VendMe service via Everything Everywhere SIM cards.

It allows vending machine owners to take advantage of remote stock monitoring, location-based promotional messages and mobile payments.

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iZettle picks up £20 million in new funding

iZettle picks up £20 million in new funding

Mobile payment provider iZettle has completed a €25 million (£20.2 million) round of new funding led by Greylock Partners and Northzone, with MasterCard and SEB Private Equity investing as well. Previous investors Index Ventures and Creandum have also participated.

iZettle turns an iPhone or iPad into a credit card terminal using a mini chip-card reader and app.

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Almost half of UK and US adults play mobile games

Almost half of UK and US adults play mobile games

A new survey from PopCap Games, the division of EA responsible for hits including Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, has announced the results of its third survey of mobile games consumption. It’s calculated there are now more than 125 million people playing mobile games in the UK and the USA.

44% of adults surveyed had played at least one mobile game in the past month, which was an increase of 29% from a year ago.

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