A couple of weeks ago Microsoft agreed to acquire around 925 patents and associated patent applications from AOL in a deal worth just over one billion dollars.
Microsoft has now agreed to let Facebook buy a portion of that patent portfolio for $550 million.
Mobile phone price comparison service billmonitor.com has published new research that shows the fear of ‘bill shock’ is out of proportion to the likelihood of exceeding a smartphone data allowance.
It’s found that only 8% of UK smartphone users have paid ‘out of bundle’ data charges recently.
BlueVia, Telefonica’s developer program, has announced that Telefónica will be closing its App Stores in Germany, Spain and Argentina at the end of the month.
This affects the O2 App Store in Germany and Movistar App Stores in Spain and Argentina.
UK mobile rail ticket pioneer Masabi has been awarded the contract to launch the first smartphone rail ticketing system in the USA.
It’ll be working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, enabling passengers to buy and display rail tickets on their smartphones across the MBTA’s rail network.
Microsoft has released the ‘Gold Version’ of Skype for Windows Phone, marking the end of the product’s beta period.
The beta version was launched during Mobile World Congress in February.