Gemalto's first-half revenues surpass €1B; Amazon expands Android App Store into Europe.

> Smartcard vendor Gemalto has boosted first-half revenues by 10 per cent to surpass €1 billion. Article

> Amazon has expanded its Android Appstore into the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Article

> Ericsson captured the microwave network equipment lead in the second quarter, according to Infonetics Research. Article

> Global spending by operators on infrastructure equipment is expected to reach $45.5 billion this year, according to IHS iSuppli. Article

And finally… Headphones as dangerous as noise from jet engines. Article