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Product review: Nomad ChargeCard and Nomad ChargeKey

Connect and charge your smartphone on the move

Mark Bridge writes:

What would you say to a tiny little device that enabled you to recharge your smartphone almost anywhere, whenever you wanted?

This is pretty much what a US-based company called Nomad is promising. In fact, they sent me two of their latest products to try.

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Fitness activity trackers still dominate wearable device sales

Four Activity Trackers sold for every Smartwatch, according to ABI Research

Wearable device sales in the first quarter of 2014 were dominated by ‘activity trackers’, according to a new report from ABI Research.

It says these fitness-related devices outsold smartwatches by four to one.

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Smartphone usage expected to grow 25% this year

Figures from digital marketing specialist eMarketer anticipate a 25% year-on-year growth in the number of smartphone owners worldwide.

By the end of 2014, the company expects that 1.76 billion people will own smartphones and use them at least once a month.

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There are now 300 LTE 4G mobile networks around the world

Information from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) shows that 4G LTE technology has reached a new milestone. In total, there are now 300 commercial LTE networks available in 107 countries worldwide, with 35 networks already launched this year.

Last year, 4G LTE service was available in just 76 countries.

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European Commission investigates taxation of Apple, Starbucks and Fiat

The European Commission has opened three investigations to examine whether tax authorities have made appropriate decisions about corporate tax paid by Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Fiat Finance and Trade in Luxembourg.

It’s launched the investigation following media reports that suggest that some companies have received significant tax reductions through ‘tax rulings’ issued by national tax authorities.

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