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BlackBerry to sell most of its buildings in Canada

BlackBerry Limited says it plans to sell most of its property in its home country of Canada.

It’s working with real-estate specialist CBRE Limited to get rid of the majority of its commercial buildings through what’s described as “a combination of sale-leaseback and vacant asset sales”.

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Three UK cannot describe its network as 3.9G, says Advertising Standards Authority

Complaints against press, poster and online advertising by Three UK have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.

The ads referred to Three’s 3G network with DC-HSDPA technology. They described the network as ‘ultrafast’ and ‘running at what we affectionately call 3.9G’. Rival network EE said it thought the ‘3.9G’ claim was potentially misleading.

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120 million 'phablets' are expected to ship worldwide in 2018

The smartphone/tablet hybrid - usually described as a ‘phablet’ - isn’t as much of a niche product as previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Juniper Research.

It expects global phablet shipments to exceed 120 million units in 2018, up from an estimated 20 million last year.

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Almost £11 billion will be spent on mobile advertising this year, says Gartner report

A new report from IT research company Gartner forecasts a growth in mobile advertising spending this year, with the total global spend increasing to $18.0 billion (£10.9 billion) from last year’s estimated $13.1 billion total.

That growth is expected to continue for the next few years, with the mobile ad market being worth $41.9 billion (£25.4 billion) by 2017.

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Mobile payments, connected contact lenses, secure smartphones and much more

Podcast - 22nd January 2014

In this week's podcast, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge talk about the new Zapp mobile payment scheme, Google's healthcare plans and an ultra-secure smartphone.

Also on the agenda are HP's new phablets, Jimmy Wales joining a UK MVNO, Apple's in-app purchases and plenty of research about tablets.

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