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Mobile Minutes: HTC, HarperCollins, BlackBerry, Big data

HTC works with qualcomm to avoid U.S. ban on phones
The Wall Street Journal reported that HTC Corp. is working with Qualcomm Inc. on altering a component for the Taiwan company's flagship One and other phones to avoid a possible U.S. ban on imports of the devices, people familiar with the matter said.
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HarperCollins joins Scribd in ebook subscription plan
HarperCollins is the latest publisher to try a Netflix-style e-book subscription service, announcing on Tuesday that it has struck a deal to make its backlist books available on Scribd, a Web site for sharing documents and books, per the New York Times.
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BlackBerry draws interest of Cerberus
Private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP has expressed interest in BlackBerry Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter, as the smartphone maker seeks a buyer to rescue the company, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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How big data is transforming the mobile industry
The world is awash in data. CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data, Business Insider reports.
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