Mobile Minutes: Revolution in money, T-Mobile, Apple, Mobile Browser, Fire TV
By Staff reports
April 3, 2014
Imagine itís 2040.You go to the grocery store, and when you look for the checkout counter there is none. Thereís no place to pay for your groceries because you already did.
T-Mobile will no longer sell BlackBerry phones after April 25. BlackBerry owners who use T-Mobile will still be able to use their phones and get product support even after the deadline, but the contract between the two companies won't be renewed, BlackBerry said in a statement Wednesday.
The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.
Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per day are spent in the browser, with the balance of time focused on applications.
The online giant's small television set-top box, which costs $99 and begins shipping today, will stream movies, TV shows and music from users' Amazon libraries, services like Netflix and Hulu, and apps like Pandora and iHeartRadio.
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