Vodafone launches M-Pesa in India; Apple buys Embark for mapping

> Vodafone launched its M-Pesa mobile payments service in New Delhi. Article

> Apple acquired mass transit software tracking developer Embark, signaling the computing giant's latest step to enhance its much-criticized Apple Maps platform. Article

> Saudi Arabia is seeking to tighten control over, and possibly ban, over-the-top messaging apps such as WhatsApp, as Saudi users increasingly move away from traditional mobile services. Article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi received an investment that values the private company at $10 billion, equal to the value of Lenovo. Article

And finally… Almost one in five children in the UK are given a mobile phone before they reach the age of 10, a survey by the comparison site uSwitch found. Article