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There'll be 2 billion mobile commerce users within three years, says Juniper Research

Over 2 billion mobile phone and tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

That’s up from an anticipated 1.6 billion people this year.

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A week of mobile industry news, from UK 'not spot' coverage proposals to Microsoft's new non-Nokia smartphone

Podcast - 12th November 2014

This week's podcast begins with a heated discussion about the UK government's consultation about improving mobile phone coverage.

Iain, James and Mark then move on to talk about over-the-top voice services, mobile internet usage, patent deals, the UK's next spectrum auction and wearable technology.

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Apple simplifies the process for turning off iMessage if you don't have an iPhone

Apple simplifies the process for turning off iMessage if you don't have an iPhone

Apple has introduced an online process for deregistering from its iMessage service if customers no longer have an iPhone.

Although users can choose to deactivate Apple iMessage from the settings on their iPhone, some people have been unable to switch iMessage off if they’ve removed their SIM card and have adopted a different smartphone platform.

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Juniper Research estimates that almost 317 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 2014

Juniper Research estimates that almost 317 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 2014

Figures from Juniper Research show Samsung and Apple continuing to dominate the smartphone market, with newly-expanded Lenovo in third place.

It estimates that 316.6 million smartphones were shipped in the third quarter of 2014. That’s a 13.1% increase year-on-year.

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More than 500 million mobile users expected to use NFC contactless payments in 2019

More than 500 million mobile users expected to use NFC contactless payments in 2019

This year, 101 million people worldwide are expected to use NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services on a mobile device.

However, that figure is expected to increase to 516 million mobile users by the end of 2019.

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