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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
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
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
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
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

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Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone
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

One-second movie downloads on next mobile network
One-second movie downloads on next mobile network

BARCELONA, SPAIN - When the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in about a second.

24 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone
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

Coca-Cola to close four bottling plants in Spain
Coca-Cola to close four bottling plants in Spain

MADRID, SPAIN: Coca-Cola is likely to close four of its 11 bottling plants in Spain in a move that would affect 1,250 jobs, the company and the UGT union said.

24 Jan 2014

SPAIN

Zara owner says profit edged higher
Zara owner says profit edged higher

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish textile company Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 on Wednesday, 18 September, saying it had made a solid start to sales in the second half.

19 Sep 2013

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Spanish factories cut output for 21st month

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish factories slowed output for the 21st straight month in May, official data showed Friday, as demand collapsed in a long recession that has pushed unemployment above 27%.

8 Jul 2013

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Firefox launches its cheap new phone
Firefox launches its cheap new phone

MADRID, SPAIN: A smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system has been launched in Spain.

4 Jul 2013

SPAIN

Out with the phone, in with the watch
Out with the phone, in with the watch

BARCELONA, SPAIN: After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'
Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Firefox challenges Apple, Google
Firefox challenges Apple, Google

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mozilla Foundation is to launch its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

26 Feb 2013

SPAIN

Two cheap Lumia phones from Nokia
Two cheap Lumia phones from Nokia

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia, once the leader of the mobile phone world, unveiled two new Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones aimed at the cheaper end of the market.

26 Feb 2013

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies
Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally
America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010