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Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp a done deal at $22 billion

WhatsApp claims to have more than 500 million users worldwide

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service

Panasonic unveils pin-sized battery for wearables

The capacity will limit power, but Panasonic plans more pin batteries

Orange targets home applications with new mobile-to-TV gadgets and services

In an Apple-style launch, French network operator Orange unveils its products for the next year

Berlin privacy startup ZenMate secures £2m for its VPN plugin

Platform has attracted 5 millions users in just over a year

Mobile developers get offline sync in new Amazon SDK

The upgraded SDK makes extensive use of Amazon's Cognito service for user identity and data sync

Data speed shouldn't be the only concern for 5G says government advisor

Performance at the cell edge, latency, spectrum efficiency and battery life matter...

Tech City businesses unable to trial EE's 300Mbps network due to lack of compatible handsets

Forced to trial network with its own engineers instead

John Lewis crowns micro-location tech startup Localz as the winner of JLabs

Localz will receive £100,000 and the chance to work with the retailer

Forget 'airplane mode': devices are decreed okay for inflight use in Europe

Passengers probably still can't play Words with Friends during taxi or takeoff, though

Samsung to invest $14.7 billion in new fab

Samsung has a significant and growing business in memories and logic chips used in mobile devices and for enterprise computing

JLab winner Localz selected by PayPal for startup programme

Will spend six months working with PayPal

London's iconic phone boxes painted green as they start charging mobile phones

Each box can charge 100 phones a day

FCC: Some TV stations could earn huge dollars in spectrum auction

The agency sends broadcasters projected earnings in the upcoming auction of TV spectrum

Nextdoor, an app for connecting with neighborhoods, puts on its police cap

Nextdoor wants more police officers, fire departments and other safety workers using its site

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

Government to carry out review of UK sharing economy

The review will be led by Home Swap CEO Debbie Wosskow

China blocks Instagram, mentions of 'tear gas' amid Hong Kong protests

Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

Lawyers' claims around safety are inaccurate, the firm says

BYOD firms remotely wipe 130,000 mobile devices every year, finds Fiberlink

Is BYOD becoming a dictatorship?


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