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A new sales record for Apple's App Store

A new sales record for Apple's App Store

Customers spend almost half a billion dollars in seven days

Apple customers spent almost half a billion dollars (around £330 million) on mobile applications and in-app purchases during the first week of this year: a new record for the company.

New Year’s Day 2015 was the single biggest day for sales in App Store history.

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BlackBerry launches its own Internet of Things platform

BlackBerry launches its own Internet of Things platform

BlackBerry has launched its own Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing businesses with a cloud-based service that makes it easier to manage IoT applications and devices.

The BlackBerry IoT platform will initially be targeted at the automotive and asset tracking industries.

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Samsung to discontinue its ChatON mobile messaging service in 2015

It’s reported that Samsung Electronics is closing down its free ChatON mobile messaging service next year.

ChatON was launched in 2011, enabling users to communicate using text, images, handwritten notes and video.

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Mobile industry predictions for 2015, from smartphones to spectrum

Podcast - 17th December 2014

The Fonecast predicts 2015: Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge gather round a sapphire crystal ball and make their forecasts for the next 12 months in the mobile industry.

Whose product line won't survive until December 2015? What will happen with the BT/EE merger? Which new features will be introduced by smartphone manufacturers?

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BT talks to O2, Nokia and Jolla announce new tablets, Apple Watch developers get started... and Ofcom plans for more mobile capacity

Podcast - 26th November 2014

In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.

We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .

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