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Cisco stops work on the Cius tablet

Technology and network specialist Cisco says it’s stopped investing in the Cisco Cius tablet form factor and doesn’t plan any further enhancements for the current Cius device.

The Android-powered tablet has apparently been overtaken by the ‘bring your own device’ trend, with companies enabling employees to use their own tablet devices rather than investing in a corporate product.

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LG Electronics sells three million 4G LTE handsets

LG Electronics says sales of its LTE smartphones have reached three million units worldwide.

The phones, which are currently available in 10 countries, will be available in 20 countries by the end of the year.

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Motorola gets Google, HP gets frugal

Mark Bridge writes:

Just over a week ago Motorola Mobility lost a patent-related legal case against Microsoft in the USA. A couple of days later the company was formally acquired by Google – and a few days after that it lost a patent case against Microsoft in Germany. Business as usual, you might say.

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Google loses its first patent battle as Motorola Mobility owner

A court in Germany has ruled that Motorola Mobility mobile phones have infringed a Microsoft patent. It’s the first defeat for Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google was completed earlier this week.

The patent allowed mobile phones to send text messages that were longer than a network would normally permit by breaking them up and then reassembling them.

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Orange and Stagecoach launch NFC bus ticket trial

Public transport operator Stagecoach Group has launched a trial of NFC bus tickets in partnership with Everything Everywhere. It’s enabling some customers on the Stagecoach bus network in Cambridgeshire to use their Orange ‘Quick Tap’ NFC phones as tickets.

The scheme uses the Department of Transport’s preferred ITSO ticketing technology and is described as the UK’s first Government-standard commercial deployment of mobile contactless transport ticketing.

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