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More funding for real-time location service Glympse

More funding for real-time location service Glympse

Real-time location sharing service Glympse says it’s picked up $12 million (£7 million) in additional funding, with new investors UMC Capital and Verizon Ventures joining existing investors Ignition Partners, Menlo Ventures and Naya Ventures.

Glympse offers real-time, temporary location sharing via mobile devices, enabling users to share their location or journey without allowing themselves to be permanently ‘tracked’.

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Apple withdraws two-pin iPhone power adaptor from much of Europe

UK three-pin chargers not affected

Apple has warned customers that its two-pin iPhone mains chargers may overheat “in rare cases”. However, the three-pin model used in the UK is not affected.

The A1300 5W European USB power adapter was supplied with some iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012.

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Europe and South Korea now working together to define 5G mobile technology

The European Commission and the South Korean government have signed an agreement that’ll see them working together to create a global definition of exactly what 5G mobile technology is, what it’ll do and when it’ll be available.

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Mun-Kee Choi, who’s the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) for South Korea, also agreed to co-operate on 5G research.

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Vodafone plans acquisition of in-car connectivity specialist Cobra Automotive Technologies

Vodafone is planning a takeover offer for Cobra Automotive Technologies, an Italian company that provides in-car connectivity and security technology.

Cobra provides pan-European telematics services to companies including Audi, Bentley, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and Renault.

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New Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the company's thinnest and lightest tablet

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the company's thinnest and lightest tablet

Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy Tab S, which is described as the company’s thinnest and lightest tablet so far.

There’ll be two screen sizes - 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch versions - and a choice of WiFi-only or WiFi + 4G connectivity. The tablets are just 6.6mm deep and weigh from 294g (for the 8.4-inch WiFi-only model).

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