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Mobile devices: Are data-only plans the future?

The future of the cell phone is unknown territory. Whether the next generation of smart phones comes in the form of a Jetsons watch (as in Android Wear) or a device worn like…


Browser market share: Chrome leads the pack overall, but Safari more usable on mobile

Google’s home-grown Chrome browser reportedly leads the browser market, with higher market share across mobile and desktop devices than Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera combined. This report comes from social analytics company Sociaholic,…

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Instagram to display ‘occasional’ ads

Mobile photo-sharing application Instagram will start displaying the “occasional” advertisements. The photo-based social network, which has been acquired by Facebook, is taking this first step to monetization, and will roll out marketing campaigns within the next few months.

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Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best for gaming

While other Android devices promise console-like functionality, the Galaxy S4 is still among the best mobile gaming devices, considering its power and portability.

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Facebook rolls out free VoIP calling through iPhone Messenger

it seems that Facebook Phone is a reality, but just not in the way most thought it would be. The Facebook Messenger app now supports VoIP calling.

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Thailand Sells 3G Mobile Licenses After Long Delay

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has taken a step toward catching up with neighboring countries in mobile communications technology after holding a long delayed auction for 3G licenses. Three bidders — subsidiaries of Advanced…


LG Unveils New Flagship Smartphone

LG will launch the Optimus G smartphone next week in South Korea, pinning hope on the new Android device to help revive its loss-making mobile business.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Hit 20 Million in 3 Months

Samsung reports having sold 20 million units of the Galaxy S3 smartphone within its first three months.

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Thailand: Corporate IT Sector Makes Up 27% of Laptop, Desktop Market

628,000 laptops and 392,000 desktop computers were sold to consumers and businesses across Thailand in S2 2012, with businesses taking 27% of the market.

Customers visit a BlackBerry shop in a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Feature phones are the majority in the country, and smartphone users are a small minority. (AP)

Indonesia a Big Market for Feature Phones

Feature phones are extremely popular in Indonesia, where smartphones are lagging behind. It’s either a difficult digital divide or a big opportunity.


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