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New CEO for Mozilla

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox web browser and Firefox mobile OS, has announced that co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich has been appointed to the role of CEO.

Jay Sullivan, who’d been acting CEO during the search for a full-time leader, will remain with the company during the transition and will then leave to pursue new opportunities.

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Intel acquires Basis Science, the company behind the 'Basis band' fitness tracker

Intel acquires Basis Science, the company behind the 'Basis band' fitness tracker

Computing giant Intel has acquired Basis Science, the company behind the Basis band.

The Basis band is a wearable fitness and health tracker that offers online analysis of these metrics.

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iZettle mobile payment devices now on sale across the UK in Maplin stores

Mobile payment provider iZettle has announced that its Chip & PIN readers are now available to buy from Maplin electronics stores across the UK.

The card reader, which allows users to accept debit or credit card payments via their smartphones or tablets, is being sold for £59.99.

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Facebook moves into virtual reality with $2 billion Oculus VR deal

Facebook has agreed to acquire virtual reality company Oculus VR in a deal worth approximately $2 billion (£1.2 billion).

Oculus VR has become well-known for its ‘immersive’ virtual reality technology, having received more than 75,000 development kit orders for its Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset.

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Smartphones, smart watches and SMS spam: all the week's mobile industry news headlines

Podcast - 26th March 2014

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge are reunited for their regular weekly look at the latest UK mobile industry headlines.

Today they're talking about smart watches, an Apple iPhone announcement, the new HTC One M8, the closure of Ovivo Mobile, text spam, peer-to-peer messaging, government hacking and mergers.

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