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UCWeb to accelerate international expansion after Alibaba merger

Alibaba announced it had acquired UCWeb, a mobile browser company in China, on Wednesday

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More apps coming from an expanding Facebook

The social network can't fit everything in its main app, so more little ones are on the way.

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Amtrak explores trackside network to upgrade Wi-Fi service

Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.

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HP to expand its mobile broadband service to the U.S. this summer

DataPass service will be bundled with select HP consumer laptops and tablets.

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HP ships first 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel Atom

HP's ElitePad 1000 G2 will ship worldwide in March for $739.99

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Ubuntu phones on track for 2014 after all

Canonical aims to have the top 50 apps available at launch.

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

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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.

on techhive.com

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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.