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Microsoft to slash 2,850 more jobs as retreat from smartphones continues

Microsoft will slash 2,850 more jobs over the next year across its phone-manufacturing business and worldwide sales force as the company continues to retreat from the smartphone market.

America Movil cuts Telekom Austria stake; Telefónica endures tough Q2

Wireless news from around the web > NJJ Holding, the personal investment holding company of Iliad founder Xavier Niel, confirmed that neither it nor Niel hold any shares or options in Telecom...

Analysts: Smartphone market set to recover in second half after sluggish Q2

Growth in global smartphone shipments remained sluggish in the second quarter of 2016 as manufacturers grappled with slowing demand in markets such as China, but forecasts from Strategy Analytics suggest that the market could be set for a rebound in the second half of the year.

Strategy Analytics: Smartphone market to rebound in 2016 with new phones from Samsung, Apple

The worldwide smartphone market is poised to rebound in later this year, Strategy Analytics predicted, as new flagship handsets from major vendors come to market.

Urban Airship: Non-payments are key to the mobile wallet

The list of reasons why the mobile wallet continues to fail to gain much traction despite a tremendous amount of hype is long. A variety of competing systems and technologies serve only to confuse consumers; mobile payments are often more cumbersome and time-consuming than using credit cards or cash; security concerns remain; and retailers have historically done a poor job of educating both their customers and their employees how to use mobile payments at the point of sale.

Canalys: Samsung ships 80M phones in 2Q as worldwide market rebounds modestly

The worldwide smartphone market rebounded modestly in the second quarter, according to fresh data from Canalys, showing growth after a disappointing first quarter. More than 330 million smartphones were shipped during the period, flat sequentially but up slightly from the same period a year ago.

BlackBerry touts security features of new $299 Android phone

BlackBerry introduced its second Android-powered handset as the company continues to try to elbow its way back into the smartphone market. But whether there's any real demand for a mid-range device with a focus on a security is far from clear.

Apple beats analyst expectations despite drop in fiscal Q3 revenue, profit

Apple registered its second consecutive quarterly decline in iPhone sales in the three months to Jun. 25-- the company's fiscal third quarter-- resulting in a 14.6 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue.

ABI Research: PC brands develop survival tactics to cope with declining tablets market

ABI Research said the downward trends in tablet shipments are forcing PC brands to develop new survival tactics for their product portfolios.

Jolla's Sailfish swims to market in India on $80 smartphones

The Finnish developer Jolla said its Sailfish OS has launched in India on phones manufactured by Intex Technologies.