Smartphones Set Off a New Wave of Corporate Self-Reinvention

When Francisco Gonzalez started working as a software engineer for IBM in the 1960s, the worlds of technology and consumer banking were miles apart. But these days, Gonzalez – now chief executive of the big Spanish bank BBVA – is competing head-on with some of the biggest tech companies from Silicon Valley and beyond. And the platform on which the

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2015: The Year of the Wireless Charger?

Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type… Oh, forget it.” To ease the stress of a dying mobile phone battery and the hassle of bundling wires into your bag, designers are hoping to make 2015 the year of the wireless charger. Companies at the Mobile World Congress, a top telecom fair which wrapped

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Hackers Threaten Phone in Your Pocket, Experts Warn

The boom in smartphones among often careless users has made happy hunting for hackers, whose virus attacks and hijacking of unprotected mobiles are multiplying, experts warn. Security analysts and companies at this week’s Mobile World Congress, a top wireless telecom fair in Barcelona, Spain, said phone makers and users must be on guard to stop hackers getting into your pocket.

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Emerging World Drives Cheap Smartphone Boom

Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are mining a gold rush of new clients in China, India and beyond, as smartphone demand slows in the

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Top 6 New Features

After months of leaks and speculation, Samsung finally took the wraps off its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and an all-new variant with a unique curved screen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, at its Unpacked event in Barcelona on Sunday. While there were no surprises in terms of the products’ names and key specs, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and

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