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Mobile Minutes: BT, Yahoo, U.S. Senate, Google Play

BT returns to mainstream mobile market
BT will return to the mainstream mobile market for the first time in a decade with a service that brings together work and personal calls in a single mobile device.
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Yahoo earnings: display ad revenues disappointing, but mobile and video platform gains traction
Yahoo! reported its second quarter earnings Tuesday, July 15. The company?s core advertising revenues continued to disappoint the markets as the revenues (excluding Traffic Acquisition Cost or TAC) declined by 3% year-on-year to $1.040 billion. Furthermore, the non-GAAP operating income declined by 72% to $38 million and non-GAAP net income declined by 1% to $382 million during the quarter.
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Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would allow mobile phone customers to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.
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Revenue from the Google Play store will overtake Apple?s app store in 2018
The Google Play Store mobile app revenue will catch up to Apple?s App Store in 2018, according to Radio Free Mobile analyst Richard Windsor. The sheer magnitude of Android?s 80% market share is driving app revenue growth despite lower per capita spending by Android users.
Click here to read more on Quartz