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News Scan: Enterprises up mobile spend; Sephora puts mobile customers first; More

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/8 including: mobile communications spending in the enterprise, Sephora's attempt to make mobile customers first priority, the newest innovation from Office, a halt in Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch shipments and the continuing legal battle between Apple and Samsung.

Mobile broadband modem, router market will decline slightly this year

The market for mobile broadband modems and routers will decline slightly this year, according to the latest stats from market research firm ABI Research.

Google, Qualcomm, Motorola are the top 3 indoor location vendors, says ABI

Google, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions are the top three indoor location vendors, according to a vendor assessment by ABI Research.

Qualcomm widens lead over Apple in multi-core smartphone chip market

Qualcomm gained 43 percent of the market for multi-core smartphone applications processors in the first half of 2013, after passing Apple for the lead in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.

Facebook spearheads new coalition to bridge digital divide via mobile

Facebook is teaming with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera Software, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics to launch internet.org, a coalition dedicated to extending online access to developing markets via mobile devices and services.

Intel ramps up mobile chip plans following disappointing quarter

Intel is reemphasizing its plans to go after the mobile chip market following second quarter results that failed to meet Wall Street's expectations.

Qualcomm pumps $60M more into Sharp for smartphone displays

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is pumping another $60 million into Japan's Sharp in order to fund production of next-generation mobile device displays.

Intel, Qualcomm 'missed the tablet boat,' says Strategy Analytics analyst

Major chip vendors Intel and Qualcomm "missed the tablet boat" in 2012, and their future success hinges on Microsoft's Windows tablet operating system, judged Stuart Robinson, director of the handset component technologies service at Strategy Analytics.

Is Intel the captain of a sinking semiconductor ship?

Intel retained its long-held pole position in the worldwide semiconductor market, which declined 2.6 percent year-over-year last year, according to the latest stats from Gartner.

Qualcomm's AllJoyn framework evolving to include core services

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is adding core services to its AllJoyn proximal networking software development project, and the company is also creating an AllJoyn Alliance to promote interoperability and develop consumer-facing marketing for the brand, said a company executive.