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Apple lines up in-car entertainment with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and others

Apple has signed deals with 13 car manufacturers to use a new in-car user interface for iOS7 iPhones offering access to calls, messages, music and mapping services.

Mapillary working on crowdsourced mapping via smartphone photos

A startup called Mapillary wants to put smartphone users to work enhancing the world's view of streets and other parts of the earth that are not currently viewable on Google's Street View.

Jolla sees Sailfish transcending smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain- Jolla, the Finnish handset manufacturer, marked the start of shipments of its first smartphone with its biggest ever presence at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona this week.

Google to launch developer conferences for Project Ara modular smartphone program

Google will hold the first of three developer conferences for its Project Ara modular smartphone project in April and the company aims to have a working, commercial device in the market in 2015.

Qualcomm working with Google on connected cars

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is working with Google in the connected car market, though the chip giant is not yet ready to join Google's Open Automotive Alliance, according to a Qualcomm executive. The OAA, formed in January, is designed to bring Google's Android mobile operating system into connected cars.

TiVo co-founders launch new QPlay streaming service

The QPlay is a Wi-Fi-connected box that streams playlists from a variety of online video sources, which can then be shared with friends or the public.

In affordable smartphones, Firefox OS shines but Nokia's X phone strategy is murky

One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones.

Quixey looks to reinvent mobile search

BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile application discovery service Quixey (a 2013 Fierce 15 winner) is making a dramatic update to its "Functional Search" service, with the intention of redefining mobile search as smartphones, apps and the Web continue to evolve.

Nokia exec: Android-based X phones fill a gap in our portfolio

BARCELONA, Spain—Even if the optics may be somewhat awkward, Nokia's embrace of Google's Android platform for its X family of phones was needed to fill a gap in Nokia's device portfolio, according to a top Nokia executive.  

Nokia unveils X, X+ and XL Android-based phones to draw users to Microsoft services

Nokia has unveiled three smartphones running a 'forked' version of Google's Android platform here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Although the phones, the X, X+ and XL, had been rumored to be arriving since December, the news is still exceptionally notable because Nokia uses Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its primary smartphone operating system and Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's handset business in a $7.4 billion deal.