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Sony Ericsson strengthens its Sony connection with new Deputy CEO

Sony Ericsson has announced the appointment of Yoshihisa (Bob) Ishida as Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President with effect from 1st September.

Meanwhile, Chief Creation Officer Rikko Sakaguchi - who's been with the joint venture since it was established in 2001 - is leaving to take up a position at Sony Corporation.

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Cross-platform app store GetJar hits two billion downloads

GetJar, which describes itself as the world's largest free app store, has just reached 2 billion downloads.

The company, which was founded in 2004, currently offers more than 150,000 applications across a variety of mobile platforms including Android, BlackBerry, Java and Symbian.

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New study finds no increased cancer risk for children using mobile phones

Mark Bridge writes:

We have a new "mobile phone cancer" report to read - but, despite the headline, it offers no concrete reassurance or firm proof.

The main problem, as we've said on many occasions, is that proving 'absolute safety' is nigh-on impossible... particularly when the technology and the usage patterns keep changing.

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Vringo and Zlango merging to create new mobile social media business

It's a match made in an odd kind of dictionary: Vringo and Zlango are getting together.

Vringo provides software platforms for mobile social and video applications - video ringtones, for example - while Zlango is a mobile messaging company that can add multimedia content to standard text-based messages.

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Virgin Media reports best mobile customer growth for more than 3 years

Virgin Media has announced half-year and quarterly results today.

Overall, revenue is up 3.9% for the half-year and up 2.2% for the quarter; the quarterly figure is £986 million. Operating income is up 64.5% for the half-year and up 69.5% to £135 million for the quarter.

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