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Qualcomm spins off Gimbal beacon technology into a separate company

Qualcomm is spinning off the unit that houses its Gimbal geolocation beacon technology into a separate company just a few months after it started selling the beacons commercially. The technology behind Gimbal is both a competitor to Apple's iBeacon technology but also compatible with it.

Analysts: Huawei, Lenovo and LG dig into Samsung and Apple's market share

It would take a major reversal of fortunes for Samsung Electronics and Apple to lose their places as the No. 1 and 2 smartphone market vendors, respectively, but according to industry analysts competitors Huawei, Lenovo and LG Electronics are grabbing more market share and are starting to loosen the grip the leaders have on the market.

Report: Google to scrap Nexus device program in favor of 'Android Silver'

Google plans to scrap its four-year-old Nexus Android device program in favor of a program called "Android Silver" aimed at delivering high-end smartphones attuned to Google's specifications to better compete with Apple's iPhones in the premium smartphone segment, according to a report from  The Information.

EU sets IPR precedent with Samsung, Motorola decisions

Samsung agreed not to pursue injunctions against companies it believes infringe its essential 3G smart device patents in the European Union for the next five years to appease EU antitrust officials, as the European Commission moved to bring an end to smartphone patent wars in the region.

Samsung's smartphone market share slips to 31% as profits, revenues slow

Samsung reported flagging profits and smartphone market share in the first quarter of this year, but the company promised improvements throughout the rest of 2014 on the strength of its Galaxy S5 smartphone, interest in the World Cup soccer match and improvements in its display panel and home appliances businesses.

Nokia is dead; long live Nokia!

It has finally come to pass: no longer will Nokia make mobile phones, and for those of us who have watched and monitored the company over past decades it really is the end of an era. The Nokia we knew is no more now that the deal to sell its devices unit has finally gone through. Microsoft also appears to have little intention of keeping the famous phone brand, according to recent remarks by former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

Rumor Mill: Facebook to unveil Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network this week

Facebook will unveil a mobile advertising network this week at its f8 developer conference called Facebook Audience Network, according to  TechCrunch. The conference starts April 30.

Apple's Cook stays coy on new products, calls mobile payments 'interesting'

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to play coy about future new product categories the company might be breaking into later this year. He also indicated he thinks the mobile payments market hasn't been "figured out" yet.

Apple crushes expectations with 43.7M iPhone sales

Apple easily beat analysts' expectations for iPhone sales in its most recent quarter, delivering 43.7 million iPhone unit sales. However, the company's iPad sales fell below analysts' expectations, and were lower than Apple's iPad sales in the year-ago period.

Time Warner Cable ready to offer up Fan TV

About a year after its launch, Fan TV has snared a big cable operator to push out its live TV and streaming content service--at least for the time being. Time Warner Cable said that it will launch Fan TV to its video subscribers starting in the second quarter of this year. As with all things TWC, however, that could be subject to change if and when Comcast acquires the nation's second biggest MSO for $45.2 billion.