News Scan: Will Nokia become Microsoft Mobile?; Windows Phone bets on security; more

>> Will Nokia become Microsoft Mobile?

As Microsoft prepares to close on its purchase of Nokia's mobile device division, rumors are circulating that the division will be renamed Microsoft Mobile, Digital Trends reports. In a leaked letter to suppliers, Nokia explains, "Upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation will change to Microsoft Mobile." There has been no confirmation from either Nokia or Microsoft about the name change. Read more

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>> Windows Phone counting on security for enterprise success

Microsoft is counting on its reputation for security to make up lost ground for its Windows Phone in the enterprises, according to WinBeta. The recent news about data breaches and government surveillance are making enterprise more security conscious when it comes to mobile devices and strategy. "The current security-conscious environment and the need for an enterprise-ready mobile solution puts Windows Phone in a unique position from which to grow," says WinBeta. Read more

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>> Latin America to accelerate 4G LTE investment, says ABI

Latin America is expected to accelerate investment in 4G LTE networks as part of a broader 10 percent increase in mobile telecom capital expenditure, which is forecast by ABI Research to reach $6.1 billion this year. Radio access network-related spending is expected to make up 40 percent of capital expenditure. Investment in small cell base stations is gaining momentum with 40 percent year-over-year growth this year, reaching $484 million, says ABI. Read more

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>> Barneys launches 'immersive' iPad app for mobile shoppers

Luxury department store chain Barneys has created an iPad app to bring its in-store experience to the mobile device, reports Luxury Daily. "Form factor is incredibly important on mobile. We built this app on iPad first because it is an immersive, content driven experience that perfectly matches the 'found-time' nature of the iPad," Matthew Woolsey, executive vice president digital at Barneys, tells Luxury Daily. Read more

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>> Mobile grabs more of U.S. adults' attention, viewing time

Mobile use among U.S. adults is forecast to grow 23 percent this year, while time spent on PCs and laptops and watching TV is expected to decline, forecasts eMarketer. This year, mobile will pull ahead of PCs in terms of total time spent online for U.S. adults. "Overall, TV will account for 36.5% of total time spent with media in 2014, compared with mobile at 23.3%, which is now firmly in second place," the report says. Read more

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