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Apple’s iPhone 6 launch was not enough to prevent its market share slipping in the October quarter: IDC

Apple’s share of the global smartphone market slipped slightly during the October quarter despite the release of the iPhone 6, while Chinese vendor Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone vendor. by Andrew Sadauskas

Google completes $US2.91 billion sale of Motorola to Lenovo

Google has officially closed its $US2.91 billion ($A3.29 billion) sale of its Motorola smartphone business to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, completing a deal first announced in January. by Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla Firefox OS Matchstick HDMI stick smashes crowdfunding target

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style HDMI stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has smashed its target on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and is set to ship the $US25 devices to 17,090 backers. by Andrew Sadauskas

Google Android extends Australian market share lead against Apple despite iPhone 6, iOS trails in every major market

Google’s Android operating system extended its market share lead over Apple in the September quarter despite the launch of the iPhone 6, according to figures released overnight by Kantar Worldpanel. by Andrew Sadauskas

iiNet rolling out free public Wi-Fi in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo

The Victorian state government has awarded the contract to roll out free public Wi-Fi in Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat to iiNet, with the network set to have over 1000 access points across the three cities. by Andrew Sadauskas

LG cashes in on Samsung’s troubles, selling a record 16.8 million smartphones in the September quarter

LG is cashing in on recent troubles at South Korean rival Samsung, announcing a record number of smartphone shipments during the September quarter, despite weak results at some of its affiliated companies. by Andrew Sadauskas

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset first look: Gadget Watch

Back in the mid-1990s, there was a wave of excitement around virtual reality. Will the Samsung Gear VR overcome the issues? by Andrew Sadauskas

How an Australian entrepreneur is using beacon technologies to connect people to spaces

One Aussie entrepreneur is changing how businesses talk to customers with his New York-based startup. by Paul Wallbank

How to get students ready for the knowledge economy: Best of the Web

With the changing workforce, many business leaders are calling for an education system that prepares students with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need. by Andrew Sadauskas
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