The team behind Android photo sharing application Lightbox is being hired by Facebook, with the exception of creative designer Giles Peyton-Nicoll who’s remaining in the UK. The service will continue to run for a month, enabling its millions of users to download their pictures until 15th June.
Lightbox co-founders Thai Tran and Nilesh Patel say they plan to open-source portions of the Lightbox code and publish it online.
Last year we reported that Apple had won a single patent case against HTC at the US International Trade Commission. The patent involved the ability of phones to automatically turn email addresses and telephone numbers into hyperlinks.
At the time, HTC described the patent issue as “a small UI experience” and said it would soon remove this functionality from all its phones.
Google and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have updated ‘Our Mobile Planet’, the mobile consumer data resource they created last October. It provides free access to data and research from 40 countries in collaboration with the IAB and Ipsos MediaCT.
As part of the re-launch, Google commissioned new research that looked at internet use on smartphones.
This week’s podcast from The Fonecast takes a look at the European Commission’s new roaming charges before talking about the rest of the week’s big stories, from Facebook to free messaging.
You can listen to the programme on our website audio player, via iTunes, by using our RSS feed or by downloading the MP3.
iZettle, which offers a plug-in card reader that can turn an iPhone or iPad into a credit card terminal, has launched a beta programme in the UK. It follows launches in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway within the past nine months.
UK users who want to accept MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards can can sign up via iZettle’s UK website or can download the iOS app from the Apple App Store and request an invitation.