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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

SPAIN

Orange seeks to buy Spain's Jazztel for $4.4bn

MADRID, SPAIN: French group Orange launched on Tueday, 16 September, a bid to extend its reach in a Europe-wide telecom turf war with an offer for Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.

17 Sep 2014

SPAIN

Telefonica concludes sale of Irish business

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says it has completed the sale of its Irish subsidiary to Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa for €850.

17 Jul 2014

SPAIN

New US-Spanish firm targets rich mobile ad market

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica and US investment company Blackstone launched a mobile telephone advertising venture, challenging Google and Facebook in the multi-billion-dollar market.

17 Apr 2014

SPAIN

Firefox to power US$25 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Firefox OS, an new smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Apple and Google, will power a new category of US$25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based non-profit Mozilla Foundation said.

3 Mar 2014

SPAIN

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

28 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Smartphones dissect lives of navel-gazing owners

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? How clean are your teeth?

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia's new Android smartphone despite Microsoft

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia showed off a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even though the company is being taken over by Microsoft.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor, to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Free voice calls for WhatsApp by mid-year

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Fresh from a US$19bn takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said it will launch free voice calls by the middle of this year.

25 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

MADRID, SPAIN: Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm by almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

21 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Hooked players drive mobile game explosion

MADRID, SPAIN: Fanatical players forking out money to get ahead in games such as Candy Crush Saga or Angry Birds are driving explosive growth in the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming business.

19 Feb 2014

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