Mobile instant messaging app WhatsApp has more than 250 million monthly active users, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The company, which launched in 2009, recently confirmed a new daily record of 27 billion messages handled.
A new survey has listed the UK’s most popular online retailers according to the amount of visits from mobile devices.
The IMRG-Experian Hitwise Mobile Hot Shops List puts Amazon UK in first place and Amazon.com third, giving them over 10% of all mobile visits to retail sites in April 2013. Argos was in second place with 2.3% of visits.
A report from Juniper Research expects the worldwide value of mobile commerce transactions to exceed $3.2 trillion (£2.1 trillion) by 2017, up from $1.5 trillion this year.
The banking sector is expected to account for the majority of this value, thanks to the increasing use of mobile devices to pay bills online.
Two former department heads at HTC UK are setting up their own mobile phone company.
Michael Coombes, who’d been head of HTC’s UK sales, and James Atkins, the former head of UK marketing for HTC, are behind a company called Kazam. It’s expected to launch a range of smartphones later this year.
Samsung Electronics has announced what it’s calling the world’s first 4G interchangeable lens Connected Compact System Camera.
The Galaxy NX has a 20.3 megapixel sensor and a 1/6000 sec shutter speed yet runs Android 4.2 and offers 4G LTE connectivity.