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New iOS web browser launched by Yahoo

Yahoo! has launched a new web browser called Yahoo! Axis. It’s currently available for Apple iOS devices and as a plug-in for HTML5-enabled desktop browsers such as Firefox 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Chrome.

Features include visual previews of results, a custom homepage and a ‘connected experience’ that lets consumers start their search on one device and finish it on another.

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Phablet sales up 10-fold in 2012 and will exceed 200 million units in 2015

The phablet - larger than a phone, smaller than a tablet - will see global shipments increase by a factor of 10 in 2012 from last year, according to ABI Research.

The company, which defines these devices as having a touchscreen size between 4.6 and 5.5 inches, expects more than 208 million phablets to be shipped globally in 2015.

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UK mobile shoppers have quadrupled in the last two years

New research from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply shows that 64% of UK smartphone owners are now using their mobile devices to shop online, a number that has quadrupled since June 2010.

44% of smartphone owners said they’d use their devices to browse even more in the coming months.

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Greene King rolls out free WiFi to its pubs

The latest move in the battle for indoor internet coverage has seen pub group Greene King signing a deal with WiFi provider The Cloud.

The two companies already had a deal to offer WiFi in 300 pubs; this new agreement will see free WiFi available in 1,000 managed premises - including the Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne brands - and also offered to 1,400 leased and tenanted premises.

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HP restructuring will see 27,000 jobs cut worldwide

HP, the world’s largest technology company, has announced what it’s calling a ‘multi-year productivity initiative’.

The restructuring scheme is expected to save up to $3.5 billion by the end of the 2014 financial year and will see around 27,000 employees leaving.

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