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5G could double the revenue per user for mobile networks

Research and consultancy business GlobalData expects 5G data usage to generate monthly average revenue per user of $14.15 in 2026, which is more than double the monthly ARPU from 4G.
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HTC announces 'Vive' virtual reality headset in partnership with game-maker Valve

HTC has announced plans to launch its own virtual reality headset this year, with a ‘developer edition’ this Spring and a consumer version by the end of 2015.

Its announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2015 and involves a partnership with gaming software specialist Valve.

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Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game developer Mojang

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game developer Mojang

Microsoft has agreed a $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) deal to acquire Mojang, the game developer behind the popular Minecraft franchise.

The acquisition is expected to be completed late this year.

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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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Google will stop calling games 'free' if they offer in-app purchases

The European Commission says Google has agreed to change its policies in response to EC proposals about mobile gaming and in-app purchases.

In December 2013, the EC said games advertised as ‘free’ shouldn’t mislead consumers about the true costs. It also said consumers “should be adequately informed” about payment arrangements and shouldn’t be charged without giving explicit consent.

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