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Qualcomm agrees to acquire UK-based chip business CSR

Qualcomm agrees to acquire UK-based chip business CSR

Qualcomm Incorporated has agreed to acquire UK-based semiconductor business CSR plc.

CSR, which was previously known as Cambridge Silicon Radio, specialises in Voice and Music, Document Imaging, Automotive Infotainment, Bluetooth Smart and Indoor Location products.

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Skype revives the Qik brand as a video messaging app with self-destruct function

Skype revives the Qik brand as a video messaging app with self-destruct function

Microsoft-owned online telephone service Skype has launched a new mobile messaging app using the Qik brand.

Qik was originally a video streaming service that launched in 2007 and was acquired by Skype in 2011.

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Google announces Android 'Lollipop' v5.0 and three new devices

Google announces Android 'Lollipop' v5.0 and three new devices

Nexus smartphone, tablet and media player all confirmed

Google has formally confirmed that the next version of its Android operating system - version 5.0 - will be nicknamed ‘Lollipop’.

There are also three new Nexus devices created in partnership with hardware manufacturers: a smartphone, a tablet and a TV box.

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UK-based KAZAM announces the world's slimmest smartphone

UK-based KAZAM announces the world's slimmest smartphone

Android-powered KAZAM Tornado 348 is just 5.15mm deep

UK-based mobile phone manufacturer KAZAM is planning to launch the world’s thinnest smartphone next month.

The KAZAM Tornado 348 is only 5.15mm deep, yet offers a 4.8-inch (1280 x 780) display and runs Android v4.4.2 on a MediaTek Octa-core 1.7GHz processor.

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The new HTC camera, EE TV, an ethical smartphone, Ofcom complaints, mobile payments and M2M

Podcast - 15th October 2014

This week's podcast begins with news about the new 'quad play' television service offered in the UK by EE.

We also talk about HTC's new camera, an ethical smartphone, a complaint from Ofcom, mobile payments, machine-to-machine connections and yet another online security breach.

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