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News Scan: Microsoft to drop Windows Phone 8 fees; NFC smartphone shipments on the rise; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 2/28 including: Microsoft's decision to cut licensing fees for Windows Phone 8, how much NFC-enabled smartphone shipments will rise in the next five years, forecasts for the global wireless infrastructure market, the 46 percent increase in US tablet cellular connections and the results of the FCC's H-Block spectrum auction.

News Scan: Facebook mobile referrals on the rise; BBM coming to Windows Phone, Nokia X

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Feb. 25, including where Facebook gets it's referrals from, future destinations for BBM, the movement to reducing device subsidies, an entrepreneur's new wirelss connection technology and what obstacles still stand in the way of small cells.

News Scan: Microsoft beefs up Windows Phone security; Verizon closes $130B deal with Vodafone; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 2/24 including: what Microsoft is doing to enhance security with next Windows Phone update, what Verizon paid to get the rest of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone, investment of mobile web/video optimization goes up, P&G's emotional strategy works in the hearts of Superbowl and Olympics viewers and the increase of product purchases via smartphones in the U.K.

Windows Phone is fastest growing smartphone platform, says Canalys

Shipments of smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system grew 69 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2013, making it the fastest growing smartphone platform, according to the latest stats from Canalys.

News Scan: Is BYOD a 'flash-in-the-pan'?; Windows Phone to take bronze medal; more

Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/17 including: Why UK CIOs are calling the BYOD phenomenon a "flash-in-the-pan," the third place ranking of Windows Phone in the smartphone ecosystem, why the Asian market is being blamed for the drop in SIM card shipments, American Eagle Outfitters' deal with mobile app company Shopkick and the risks attached to mobile printing as far as IT is concerned.

Apple's fumble in enterprise opens the door for Microsoft score

Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.

News Scan: Windows Phone gets some respect; VoLTE gets charge from SBCs; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/21 including: the continued growth of Windows Phone's reputation in the enterprise, voice over LTE jump in SBC deployments, advice to U.S. banks when speaking on mobility, why you shouldn't buy a smartwatch for a holiday gift and the increase of car shipments with safety/security telematics.

Apple caught in Android, Windows Phone squeeze

Apple's smartphone OS market share declined again in the third quarter, while Android and Windows Phone grabbed more market share, according to the latest stats from IDC.

News scan: IT pros get ready for wearables; Surface Pro 2 gets battery boost; more

Quick takes on mobile news for Tuesday, 11/5 including: tips for preparing for the use of Google Glass and smartwatches, Surface Pro 2's battery life, updates for iPass and Windows Phone 8, Latin American demand for mobile commerce and BYOD policies in the federal government.

Mamma mia! Windows Phone overtakes iOS in Italy

Windows Phone overtook iOS as the most popular smartphone operating system in Italy this summer, according to the latest stats from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.