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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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Huawei reveals Arsenal-branded version of Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone

Huawei has reinforced its position as the ‘Official Smartphone Partner of Arsenal FC’ by releasing an Arsenal-branded version of its Ascend P7 smartphone.

The Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition smartphone has Arsenal FC’s club crest on the rear cover, Arsenal wallpaper images, a copy of the FIFA 14 mobile game and a clock app that’s based on the famous Arsenal ‘Clock End’ South Stand.

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Apple and IBM announce an exclusive partnership to benefit business users

Apple and IBM have announced an exclusive partnership that’ll see IBM creating business-focussed applications for iPhone and iPad devices.

As part of the deal, IBM will also sell iPhones and iPads to its business clients with its apps already installed.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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Vodafone announces budget own-brand 4G smartphones

Vodafone has announced two new own-brand 4G smartphones: the Vodafone Smart 4 power and Vodafone Smart 4 turbo.

Both new phones run Android v4.4 and are equipped with a set-up wizard as well as a selection of Vodafone apps.

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