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Mobile purchases reportedly hit 20% of all transactions

Payments made with smartphones and tablets rose 55 percent over last year, and Android activity is gaining, say processors of the transactions.

Big fat zero: BlackBerry U.S. market share hits rock bottom, survey says

BlackBerry may still have a presence in the enterprise, but among consumers it's a non-starter. At least there's nowhere to go but up.

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Next-gen mobile bill pay: No data entry required

Mitek, a pioneer in the use of smartphone cameras for financial transactions, introduces technology that lets you pay paper bills by photographing the bill and a check or credit card.

Email (and spam) retrieval moves to mobile gadgets

Two-thirds of "brand marketing messages" were opened in Q4 on a smartphone or tablet as another task flees the personal computer.

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The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says

The future mobile standard is likely to bring features that open up new possibilities, says Ericsson's chief technology officer.

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Nvidia debuts its next generation mobile processor, the Tegra K1

Eight cores? Sixteen cores? Try 192 cores, powering the next generation of Nvidia's mobile hardware.

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Younity brings Snapchat-like capabilities to the rest of your files

Younity added a new capability to share data that expires and fades away similar to Snapchat photo sharing.

Sprint and DISH Network Cut the Broadband Cord

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

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20% of browsing is now mobile, research finds

Traditional PCs are continuing to give up ground to smartphones and tablets.

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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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Mobile chips can't get faster forever, Broadcom warns

Battery life will win out over ongoing performance upgrades, according to Henry Samueli

Hackers make headway porting webOS to Android

The goal of the project is to allow people to quickly switch between Android and webOS on the same device

Grabbing a ride in Nokia's mapping car

Take a ride in a Nokia mapping car, which is used to collect GPS mapping information for smartphones.