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Younger mobile users value data more than text or voice

A report published by research firm Analysys Mason this week shows that younger mobile users (aged 18 to 34) favour data services much more than older consumers.

It notes that more than 40% of these young smartphone owners use IP-based messaging, compared to 20% of users aged 65 and over. In the UK, 53% of 18-24 year olds are using IP-based messaging services.

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Americans spend almost an hour every day on their smartphones

The latest Simmons Connect panel from Experian Marketing Services has shown that the average smartphone user in the USA spends 58 minutes on their device every day.

Just over a quarter of this time (26%) is spent talking and another 20% sending text messages.

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New devices from BlackBerry, HP and Jolla... plus a new purchase for Yahoo

Podcast - 22nd May 2013

We start this week's podcast by talking about Yahoo and Tumblr before moving on to discuss Google's recent developer conference.

There are product announcements from BlackBerry, HP and the former MeeGo developers at Jolla... and there's some interesting mobile app news as well.

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BlackBerry announces new handset as it expands BBM to iOS and Android

BlackBerry announces new handset as it expands BBM to iOS and Android

BlackBerry is launching Android and Apple iOS apps for its BlackBerry Messenger service this summer.

It means that free BBM instant messaging will no longer be exclusively available on BlackBerry handsets but will also work across other platforms.

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Texting becomes a health tool in Kenya

Joe DeCapua of voanews.com writes:

Mobile phone use in Africa has spread far, wide and fast. By the end of last year, it was estimated that 70 percent of the population would have a mobile phone. Now, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it’s using the technology to save lives.

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