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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

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Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

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

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Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverage

Alcatel-Lucent and JCDecaux have joined forces on small cells

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Mobile technology offers option to combat fake drugs in West Africa

Use of counterfeit medication rises as outbreaks of cholera and Ebola proliferate

Sprint and DISH Network Cut the Broadband Cord

Sprint and DISH Network announced this week that they are forging a groundbreaking partnership.

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. Dommage.

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'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network

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Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

Hackers target banking apps on Apple and Google platforms

A new study shows that mobile banking apps are primary targets for hackers.

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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

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Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

The RoadRunner system would use virtual tokens embedded inside cars. and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless LANs to eliminate the problem of traffic on congested roads.

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Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

The cloud storage provider expects the new iOS feature will boost usage of its iPhone and iPad app

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal. But that hasn't stopped services like Lyft from operating like business as usual.