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HTC to sell its stake in Beats Electronics for a profit

HTC is selling its final share in audio product manufacturer Beats Electronics back to the company.

It bought a majority share in Beats two years ago but later sold some of its stake back to the founding members. This final deal for 24.84% of Beats is worth $265 million (£164 million), resulting in a £53 million profit.

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BlackBerry quarterly results confirm $965 million loss

Following the release of preliminary quarterly figures last week, BlackBerry has published formal results for the three months until 31st August 2013.

Revenue was approximately $1.6 billion (£992 million), down 45% year-on-year.

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Amazon announces new Kindle Fire OS and new tablets

This week Amazon has introduced the third generation of its Kindle Fire tablets.

The Kindle Fire HDX family uses new hardware, the latest version of the Android-based Fire OS and a new ‘Mayday’ button for customer service.

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The future of ring-back tones: we talk to Florent Stroppa of OnMobile

Podcast - 27th September 2013

Ring-back tones offers consumers yet another way to customise their mobile phone service. Yet despite this - and the revenue opportunities that can be generated - many network operators don't provide ring-back tones.

In today's special feature we talk to Florent Stroppa of OnMobile to discover why the UK doesn't really seem to be bothered about ring-back tones... and whether the next-generation of interactive ring-back services could change this.

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First village gets coverage from £150 million UK government Mobile Infrastructure Project

The North Yorkshire village of Weaverthorpe has been the first to benefit from the UK government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project.

In the next couple of years, hundreds of other communities are expected to benefit from the national scheme.

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