Telekom Austria forms smart metering alliance; Apple sparks rumours of connected car plans

> Players of the Candy Crush Saga mobile game spent $1.3 billion (€1.1 billion) on in-app purchases in 2014. Report

> Apple tapped auto industry experts for information, prompting rumours it could produce its own connected car. Article

> Telekom Austria Group M2M and bsf IT-Solutions plan to replace conventional electric meters of numerous power grid operators with smart meters, as part of a smart metering partnership. Release

> Bahrain-based Batelco reported a 22 per cent increase in fourth-quarter profits to 8.4 million dinars (€19.5 million/$22.28 million). Article

And finally…Wearable health devices: now available for pets. Article