Podcast - 26th November 2014
In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.
We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .
Navigation and mapping specialist TomTom has agreed a multi-year deal with technology manufacturer Acer.
It’s powering a new navigation application called ‘AcerNAV’ that’ll be available on Acer smartphones.
Photo messaging service Snapchat, which enables users to share pictures that’ll automatically delete after ten seconds, has launched a mobile money service in the USA.
Snapcash has been created in partnership with payment provider Square.
Mobile payment provider iZettle has continued its European expansion by launching in the Netherlands.
The company’s service became available in the UK two years ago and is also offered in Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
Apple has made it possible for software developers to start creating applications that interact with its forthcoming Apple Watch, which is expected to go on sale early next year.
The company’s new WatchKit software will offer developers the ability to create watch-centric apps and link other apps to the watch without having a physical device to work with.