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More funding for mobile payment service Square

US-based mobile payment service Square, which lets retailers use an Apple or Android device to accept credit card payments, has just raised $100 million in new funding.

It's also announced that technology analyst Mary Meeker is joining the board.

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Symbian plans, spectrum trials, smartphone reliability - and much more

This week's edition of The Fonecast covers a wide range of subjects from within the mobile industry. We start with Symbian before moving on to 'white space' spectrum trials involving BT, the BBC, Samsung and Nokia. There's also time to talk about funding, favourite apps, legal action and some notable moves.

You can download this week's show from iTunes... or listen to the podcast by using the audio player on our website.

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Podcast - 29th June 2011

This week's podcast covers a wide range of mobile industry topics, from unused TV spectrum to the UK's favourite apps. We also discuss smartphone reliability, Symbian's plans, touchscreen patents and quite a bit more.

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Mobile gambling doubled in the UK last year

A new report from IHS Screen Digest says the market for gambling on mobile phones in the United Kingdom more than doubled in 2010.

Net revenue from mobile gambling hit £41 million last year, up from £19 million in 2009.

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Over 2.5 million mobile payment users expected worldwide by 2015

A new report from Juniper Research anticipates the number of mobile phone users making payments for digital goods reaching 2.5 billion worldwide by 2015. That's a 40% increase from this year’s forecast of 1.8 billion.

Key growth sectors are expected to include mobile tickets for transport and entertainment.

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