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Spotlight: China's Xiaomi signs patent deal with Microsoft, agrees to pre-load software on smartphones

China-based Xiaomi has signed a cross-licensing and patent transfer deal with Microsoft and has agreed to pre-install Skype and Microsoft Office software on its smartphones in preparation for entering the U.S. market, reported TechCrunch.

Qualcomm releases Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables with specific use cases

Chip maker Qualcomm announced Tuesday its Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables with specific use cases like smart headsets, smartwatches for targeted age groups and fitness tracking devices.

Smart clothing coming soon to a workplace near you

Smart clothing is expected to soon find its way into the enterprise, after gaining traction in the consumer fitness market, predicts ABI Research.

Mobile developers are just not that into Apple Watch, but that could change

Apple Watch lacks attention from mobile developers, and that won't change unless the wearable becomes less dependent on the iPhone, according to a new report from Business Insider.

Spotlight: Jolla unveils handset for developers to test latest Sailfish OS

Troubled Finnish mobile operating system maker Jolla has unveiled a handset called Jolla C for developers to test the latest releases of its Sailfish OS, reported TechCrunch.

MobileIron unveils conference space reservation app Rooms, hints at shift away from email reliance

MobileIron announced Thursday the availability of its first productivity app Rooms, which hopes to eliminate any annoyances caused by the conference room booking process. FierceMobileIT spoke with MobileIron's director of product management, David Barkovic, on how the app is a shift away from the email-dominated enterprise of the past.

Microsoft to cut another 1,850 jobs at Nokia unit, takes $950M impairment charge

Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to cut another 1,850 jobs at its troubled Nokia phone making unit and take an impairment and restructuring charge of $950 million.

Aftermarket mobile accessories revenue to top $110B in 2021, says ABI

The aftermarket mobile accessories market is forecast by ABI Research to top $110 billion in revenue by 2021, with Bluetooth headsets for smartphones growing the fastest.

What businesses need to consider when pushing mobile messages to customers

Customers have no hesitation in opting out of useless mobile messages from companies, and most do. Digital business professionals need to reevaluate their mobile messaging efforts if they want to engage customers, according to a new report by Forrester Research.

Developers can embed Skype for Business capabilities into any iOS, Android apps with new SDK Preview

Skype for Business App SDK Preview is now available for developers, and that means Skype's instant messaging, audio and video capabilities can be embedded into any iOS and Android app using the software development kit.