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Forthcoming developer-friendly Firefox smartphones revealed

The Mozilla Foundation has announced details of two new smartphones that’ll run the Firefox OS mobile operating system.

Both have been designed for use by developers and aren’t targeted at consumers.

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Apple reports record quarterly results with almost 50 million iPhones sold

Apple reports record quarterly results with almost 50 million iPhones sold

Apple announced financial results last night for the 13-week period until 29th December 2012, the first quarter of its 2013 financial year. Quarterly revenue reached a company record of $54.5 billion while net profit was $13.1 billion.

That’s an 18% year-on-year increase in revenue, although the profit figure was almost unchanged.

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Ofcom says the clock is now ticking in the UK 4G mobile spectrum auction

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom says the first bid stage of its 800MHz and 2.6GHz mobile spectrum auction has now started.

Seven companies are competing for 4G spectrum in a process known as a ‘combinatorial clock auction’ that’s expected to take several weeks and a number of separate bidding rounds.

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Retailers expected to spend £35 billion on mobile marketing in 2015

A new report from Juniper Research expects the amount of money spent on mobile marketing by retailers will reach $55 billion per year (£35 billion) by 2015, which is almost double the $28 billion spend expected this year.

Advertising on tablets and smartphones is now showing strong growth, with retailers in North America and Western Europe moving their general ad spending towards online ads - and to mobile in particular.

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Mobile payments, mobile retailing, mobile networks and mobile makers

Podcast - 23rd January 2013

It's another packed podcast this week, starting with mobile payments and ending with DIY mobile accessories.

We also cover manufacturing news, mobile VoIP calling, a new virtual network heading for the UK high street, shop closures, smart accessories and phablets.

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