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Shazam has launched a complete redesign of its app for iPad fans, including a new discovery home screen, an improved layout for Shazam tag results for both TV and music, and a new way to browse what a users friends have been watching and listening to.
Broadcom has introduced its first 5G Wi-Fi combination chips targeted specifically for entry level consumer devices.
NII Holdings -- which operates Nextel branded networks in Latin America -- has shaken up its board of directors, and decided to split the roles of Chairman and CEO.
Mobile apps are rapidly becoming the primary focus for development teams. When asked whether they are working on mobile apps this year, 91% of PHP developers confirmed that they are, up from 66% a year ago.
Mobile payments services provider, Fortumo says that it has signed deals with Telefonica and Telenor to bring one-click mobile payments to users in more than 30 countries.
USA based mobile credit card processor, Square has launched its services in Japan. Square is available in the country with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC).
Japan's Softbank has offered to appoint a "security director" if it is successful in its US$20 billion bid to buy a majority stake in the USA based Sprint Nextel.
Switzerland's Swisscom has increased the speed of its LTE network in high traffic areas to a theoretical peak download speed of 150Mbps.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel has announced plans to work together on developing media servers that can be deployed within base stations to cache mobile content closer to end-users.