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Ofcom straightens out contracts, LG makes a curved phone and a mobile security company is accused of crooked dealings

Podcast - 30th October 2013

We start this week's podcast with Ofcom's announcement that it's clarifying the rules for fixed-term mobile phone contracts.

There's also a new curved smartphone from LG, accusations about a mobile security company, information about mobile phone thefts, a report into the UK's communications infrastructure and some quarterly results figures.

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Telenor's Jon Fredrik Baksaas becomes new GSMA Chairman

The GSMA has elected Jon Fredrik Baksaas, its previous Deputy Chairman, to serve as GSMA Chairman until the end of 2014. Mr Baksaas is also President and CEO of Telenor Group.

He’s replacing former chairman Franco Bernabè, who resigned from his GSMA role earlier this month.

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Apple reports iPhone sales up to a new quarterly record

Apple’s latest set of financial results show quarterly revenue up slightly year-on-year to $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit down to $7.5 billion.

It sold 33.8 million iPhones during the three-month period to the end of September, a 26% year-on-year rise resulting in a new record for this quarter.

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LG launches a curved smartphone with 'self-healing' case

LG launches a curved smartphone with 'self-healing' case

LG Electronics has launched a new Android smartphone with a display that curves from top to bottom, following the shape of the user’s face.

It follows the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Round handset, which has a curve along the vertical axis. Both devices are being launched in South Korea.

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The world of mobile payments

Podcast - 28th October 2013

M-commerce and mobile payments are terms that can mean several different things.

In this special podcast we learn more about the subject by talking to Tim Green, editor-in-chief of Mobile Money Revolution.

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