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iZettle announces a free plug-in Chip & PIN reader for payment via smartphones and tablets

iZettle announces a free plug-in Chip & PIN reader for payment via smartphones and tablets

Mobile payment provider iZettle is introducing a free Chip & PIN card reader.

The device will plug into a smartphone or tablet, enabling the user to take payments via credit card or debit card.

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Introducing the BQ Aquaris E4.5: "the world's first Ubuntu phone"

Introducing the BQ Aquaris E4.5: "the world's first Ubuntu phone"

Canonical, the company behind the Linux-based Ubuntu open-source platform, has announced what it’s calling “the world’s first Ubuntu phone”.

The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is being produced in partnership with Spanish electronics and software company BQ.

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Podcast transcript: O2 counts on 3, Microsoft counts to 10 and Apple counts its profits

Here’s an edited transcript of our new monthly podcast, broadcast on 30th January 2015.

[Iain Graham]: Hello, it's Friday 30th January 2015. Welcome to this month's edition of The Fonecast. That’s right, you heard correctly: we’ve temporarily moved to a monthly format. If you’d like to join 51Degrees in sponsoring the podcast and returning us to weekly programmes, please get in touch via our website. Now, on with the show.

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A month of mobile: O2 counts on 3, Microsoft counts to 10 and Apple counts its profits

Podcast - 30th January 2015

We're back with a month of mobile industry news, including takeover talks and takeover rumours. O2 and Three are said to be discussing a merger... but is there any truth in the suggestions that BlackBerry could be up for grabs?

We also discuss Apple's record-breaking quarterly figures, the highlights of CES and the launch of Microsoft Windows 10, as well as saying farewell to the current version of Google Glass.

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BlackBerry CEO wants 'app neutrality' as well as net neutrality

BlackBerry CEO wants 'app neutrality' as well as net neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said he thinks ‘net neutrality’ - preventing telecoms networks from restricting or prioritising certain types of internet traffic - should go further than just network operators and service providers.

In a letter to the US government (later published as a blog post) he says that neutrality should also be mandated for content and applications.

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