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Mobile payment provider iZettle raises £33 million in a new funding round

Mobile payment service provider iZettle has announced €40 million (£33 million) of new funding.

This Series C (i.e. third) funding round was led by London-based investor Zouk Capital, with Dawn Capital, Intel Capital and a number of existing investors also participating.

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Vodafone adds loyalty cards to its mobile wallet app... but still no UK launch

Vodafone adds loyalty cards to its mobile wallet app... but still no UK launch

Vodafone is enabling customers to add loyalty cards and membership cards to its ‘mobile wallet’ app.

Although the application hasn’t yet been launched in the UK, it’s already available in a number of European countries.

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The Ascend P7 is a new flagship smartphone for Huawei

Huawei has launched the successor to last year’s Ascend P6 smartphone.

The new Huawei Ascend P7 is an Android-powered 4G-capable handset with a 5-inch toughened HD display, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8 megapixel front-facing camera.

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There'll be more than 7 million WiFi hotspots around the world in 2015

Last year, the number of WiFi hotspots around the world increased to 4.2 million.

ABI Research says this trend is expected to continue for the next few years, with a compound annual growth rate of 15% resulting in 7.1 million hotspots in 2015 and over 10.5 million in 2018.

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Feature phone upgraders appear to be choosing Android

The latest mobile industry analysis from ​ABI Research show that that Android is still dominating quarterly shipment figures.

Its report for Q1 2014 shows Android (including the Android Open Source Project) accounting for 80% of all smartphone shipments.

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