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Microsoft updates Xbox One to enable mobile purchases

In response to feedback, Microsoft's Xbox One will enable users to remotely purchase games and add-on content using Xbox SmartGlass--a companion app for Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices--or on Xbox.com.

News Scan: Microsoft spares Surface for now; EU slams Apple over in-app purchases; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 18, including the uncertain future for many of Microsoft's workers, Apple not doing enough to appease the EU, two Windows tablets Lenovo is ditching, the expected growth for ultraportables and LTE RAN versus the alternatives.

Mobile advertising continues to be thorn in Google's side

Google just can't seem to get mobile advertising right.

BT targets small business market with cloud-based One Phone product

British telecom carrier BT is launching its cloud-based One Phone product, which enables a small business to streamline its communications system by linking an employee's multiple phone numbers and services to one mobile handset using a SIM card.

Mobile logistics is the 'next big thing' for Industrie 4.0

Mobile logistics is the "next big thing" in the industrial transformation process known as Industrie 4.0, explains an article at Techtag.

News Scan: Microsoft to lay off 14% of workforce; Connected car services to generate $17B in 2018; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Thursday, July 17, including Microsoft to lay off 14 percent of workforce over next year, location-based push notifications will be the mobile marketing rage this holiday, connected car services to generate $17B in 2018, predicts Infonetics, MFFM software vendors supporting more mobile devices, operating systems and IT needs to assemble portfolio of digital workplace tools and services, advises Gartner.

Google search to warn mobile users when sites won't work on their device

Google has begun warning smartphone and tablet users if a site, such as one that is based on Adobe Flash, will not work on their device.

Mobile mining won't pay off for anyone

No matter how you look at it, mobile mining just doesn't add up, says Lookout, which noted in a blog post that "we just don't see a situation in which mobile miners can truly be profitable."

Consumers ditch print media for mobile, advertisers take note

Advertisers have even more incentive to go mobile with the results of this year's IDG Global Mobile Survey pointing to an abandonment of traditional print media in favor of smartphones and tablets.

FierceMobileIT webinar explores how to secure your mobile workforce

Mobility can open up the firm to security threats, such as lost or stolen devices with corporate data on-board or malware infection from an insecure app. To help enterprises cope with the security challenge posed by BYOD and mobility, FierceMobileIT is bringing together a panel of experts for a July 24 webinar at 1 pm ET covering the topic.

News Scan: IBM, Apple team on enterprise mobility; Cognizant computing to transform mobile apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 16, including IBM and Apple teaming up to take on an enterprise mobility initiative, the role cognizant computing will have in the transformation of mobile app strategies, how mobility is driving BPM app development in Asia-Pacific, Sports teams employing iBeacons to complement in-stadium SMS and Mobile data traffic propels spending on packet core.

This week's 5 hot new apps: A new Galaxy of Samsung apps; Tap your friend's digital shoulder; more

A roundup of the 5 hottest new apps of the past week.

Microsoft stresses mobile, cloud initiatives at WPC following reports of massive layoffs

Following reports that it will lay off up to 10 percent of its workforce, Microsoft kicked off its Worldwide Partner Conference with week with a stress on the positive, focusing on mobility and cloud initiatives.

For Intel, mobile success remains elusive

Intel, the chip powerhouse for PCs, has been struggling to gain a significant foothold in the mobile chip market dominated by Qualcomm.

Brits lead in mobility adoption, confidence

When it comes to investments in and satisfaction with mobile adoption, the Brits lead the world.

News Scan: Softbank, DT ink Sprint-T-Mobile merger deal; AT&T, Verizon jack up prices through roaming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 15, including the finalized version of the Sprint-T-Mobile US merger, what consumer groups are saying AT&T and Verizon do to artificially raise costs, the leaders of the expanding M2M market, bringing mobility to the great outdoors in England and the way homegrown smartphones are disrupting the markets overseas.

Yahoo eyes mobile video, acquires streaming company RayV

Yahoo announced its acquisition of mobile and online video streaming company RayV Friday, the latest example of the tech giant's move to become a content provider. The company faces an uphill battle as it tries to break into the mobile video space where Netflix, YouTube and others are firmly entrenched.

Mobile video ads outperform TV ads, says study

Mobile video ads are more successful at tapping into people's emotions than television ads, according to a study by the Mobile Marketing Association, Millward Brown and Tremor Video.

News Scan: Ford gets musical with mobile; 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be delayed; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 14, including the new mobile ad campaign from Ford, what popular Google app just got an iOS version, the hang-up that could prevent the 5.5-inch iPhone from coming out in 2014, the wireless provider with the best performance in U.S. cities and the disconnect on Cat6 manufacturers and mobile operators.

US mobile commerce sales soar 19-fold

U.S. mobile commerce sales are exploding, soaring 19-fold from 2010 to 2013, according to the Custora E-commerce Pulse Mobile Report.