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HBO Now expands onto Google platforms

HBO has extended its new over-the-top service, HBO Now, beyond the Apple constellation of IP devices, with Google announcing at its developers conference Thursday that the product will soon be available for Android devices and Chromecast.

Apple acquires augmented-reality firm Metaio

Apple has acquired augmented-reality firm Metaio, a Munich, Germany-based company that was the winner of a 2012 FierceWireless Fierce 15 award. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has had a small team exploring augmented-reality technology for a while. In addition, Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple could help develop AR products for consumers.

Ovum: Google Pay 'not a game changer' for mobile payments

Android Pay, a new mobile payment system introduced by Google as part of its latest smartphone operating system, is not a game changer for the sector a senior Ovum analyst said.

Google unveils Android M, Android Pay and Google Now enhancements

Google used its opening keynote of its I/O developer conference to unveil a new, polished version of its Android mobile operating system, a new mobile payments app called Android Pay and updates to its Google Now proactive personal assistant.

Apple exec hints at strong Apple Watch demand, says the car is the 'ultimate mobile device'

Apple has sold "a lot" of Apple Watches, but it is not giving out a specific sales figure so far, according to a senior Apple executive.

Report: Google's Android Pay enhancement expected to be key part of I/O announcements

Google will use its I/O developer conference, which kicks off today, to unveil an overhaul to its mobile payments offering, according to a New York Times report. Further, the report said Apple is going to soon announce enhancements to its own Apple Pay platform, including a rewards program.

IDC: Global smartphone growth expected to slow to 11.3% in 2015

Smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 11.3 per cent in 2015, which is down from 27.6 per cent in 2014.

Apple design guru Jony Ive gets promotion, but steps back from day-to-day duties

Apple said that Jony Ive, its chief designer, has been promoted to a newly created position as Chief Design Officer, but is stepping away from some of his day-to-day duties in his new role.

Microsoft to bring its Cortana digital assistant to Android and iOS

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The company's decision to do so is part of a broader effort by Microsoft to bring features and services from Windows 10 to non-Windows smartphones.

IDC: Tablet shipments drop 20% in CEE in Q1 2015

Shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell more than 20 per cent year-on-year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the first quarter of 2015, due in part to the negative economic situations in Russia and Ukraine and the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to the depreciation of their local currencies.