Google warns of more job cuts at Motorola

Google has warned it could make further job cuts to its Motorola Mobility team, following 4,000 layoffs already made after its purchase of the phone maker last year. “Motorola continues to evaluate its plans and further restructuring actions may occur, which may...

First 4G mobile network coming to UK on 30th October

Everything Everywhere (EE) has set the launch date for its LTE (4G) launch in the UK, offering Orange and T-Mobile customers with superfast mobile internet connections on 30th October. Watch the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones how 4G works in this video below (source: BBC)...

Samsung sues Apple over iPhone 5 patents

Samsung has filed a new lawsuit against Apple, claiming its new iPhone 5 device uses eight patents developed by the South Korean company, without a licence. The move marks the latest battle between the two phone makers, as the smartphone war intensifies. The companies...

West behind East for mobile commerce adoption

Shoppers in Indonesia and Thailand almost twice as likely to shop using their mobile device and three times more likely to recommend items to friends on social platforms as US and European counterparts, according to new research. The study, from online retailer...

Google ‘yet to submit maps app to Apple’ for iPhone 5 users

Apple’s heavily-criticised new mapping system looks set to remain the only location app on the iPhone 5 for a while longer, as Google revealed it has not yet submitted its mapping service for inclusion on the App Store. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has admitted...

Android gains on Apple in global mobile ad market

Android has notched a second consecutive month of ad share gains on iOS in August, now taking 43% of global served mobile ad impressions compared to 57% for Apple, according to new research. The study, from mobile marketing and advertising technology firm Velti,...

iPhone 5 dominates search ahead of launch

Ahead of the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, Experian Hitwise has provided key search and online data surrounding the hugely anticipated launch. iPhone 5 data from Experian Hitwise (week ending 8th September) • 1 in every 1000 searches conducted in the UK last week (week...

Amazon’s £159 iPad rival Kindle Fire HD unveiled

Amazon has unveiled three new versions of its Kindle Fire tablet, as the online retail giant looks to take on Apple’s iPad and Google’s new Nexus 7. The new version, called ‘Kindle Fire HD’, will also use a partly ad-funded business model. The devices come with ads,...

Google reacts to Apple’s patent victory over Samsung

Google has responded very cautiously to the ruling in Apple’s patent victory over Samsung in the US, a ruling that could affect its Android operating system. Google released a statement on Sunday, in the wake of a ruling by a jury that Samsung had infringed on...

Apple seeks US ban on 8 Samsung phones after patent victory

Apple is seeking a ban on eight Samsung phones in the US, after winning a landmark $1bn copyright lawsuit. The move could have an impact on owners of Samsung phones, as the company could be forced to make major software and hardware changes, and help Apple’s battle...

YouTube runs skippable ads on mobiles

YouTube has introduced skippable ads on its mobile site, letting viewers choose whether or not to watch a video ad, and only charges advertisers if the ad is watched. This type of ad, which YouTube calls TrueView, has been available on computers since late 2010. With...

Nearly half of US smartphone owners use mobile shopping apps

Almost half (47%) of all smartphone owners in the U.S. use mobile shopping apps, with established online players eBay and Amazon.com leading in popularity, according to new research. The study, from Nielsen, indicates that 45 million people, or 47% of all smartphone...