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Samsung Galaxy S II sells 10 million units worldwide

Samsung Electronics says its Galaxy S II Android-powered smartphone - also known as the GT-I9100 - has achieved 10 million global channel sales, just eight weeks after passing the five million mark.

JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, said "Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in - and commitment to - the smartphone market."

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Premium rate regulator PhonepayPlus looks at app-based mobile payments

Premium rate telephone service regulator PhonepayPlus has started a ten-week public consultation on app-based mobile payments.

The regulator introduced a new Code of Practice on 1st September. It’s now planning to add a guidance document on ‘Applications-based payments’.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 26th September 2011

Mark Bridge writes:

Welcome to a summary of last week’s mobile industry news from TheFonecast.com.

The biggest mobile-flavoured story from the past seven days was probably HP’s replacement of its president and CEO. Léo Apotheker is out after less than a year, replaced by former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. It’s not likely to affect the company’s plans for webOS tablets and phones… but it’ll be interesting to see what Ms Whitman does next.

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HP chooses Meg Whitman as President and Chief Executive Officer

HP, which describes itself as the world’s largest technology company, has appointed Meg Whitman as president and chief executive officer. She’s replacing Léo Apotheker, who became president/CEO last November.

In addition, non-executive chairman Ray Lane has become executive chairman of the board of directors.

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Don't worry about Facebook Timeline... worry about your data, wherever it is

Mark Bridge writes:

I’m glad I don't work for Facebook. One minute everyone loves you, the next minute they hate you. Multiply that by the 500 million people now using Facebook every day and I’d be pretty insecure.

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