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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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Around 12,500 jobs to be cut by Microsoft as it reorganises former Nokia mobile phone business

Microsoft is to shed around 12,500 jobs from its mobile division in the next 12 months.

The announcement was made in a memo released both internally and publicly; a similar style to CEO Satya Nadella’s statement last week about Microsoft’s future.

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Talking about smartwatches, smartphones, roaming charges and customer complaints

Podcast - 2nd July 2014

In this week's podcast we talk about two of the big announcements from Google I/O: a new version of Android and the retail launch of smartwatches powered by 'Android Wear'.

We also talk about Android-based smartphones from Nokia and Blackphone, network complaints in the UK, a reduction in European roaming charges and mobile ticketing.

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A week of mobile news, including a US launch for the Amazon Fire smartphone and a UK launch for Google Glass

Podcast - 25th June 2014

This week's podcast covers the launch of the first Amazon smartphone and the introduction of Google Glass to the UK.

We also talk about new WiFi-powered voice services from EE and Three, plans to reduce mobile 'black spots', BlackBerry's app partnership, smartphone theft, 4G innovation... and rechargeable trousers.

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Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

Nokia has released a new smartphone that runs ‘Nokia X’, the mobile software platform based on the Android Open Source Project.

It’s the first Android-powered device released by Nokia since the company’s mobile division was acquired by Microsoft.

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