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Microsoft Corp’s resident visionary and departing software chief, Ray Ozzie, has urged the company to move on from its Windows and Office roots and imagine a “post-PC world” of simple, global Web devices.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69O5AN20101026

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The number of newly added mobile phone users in China hit a six month high in September, as over 10 million mobile phone users were added.

http://english.eastday.com/e/101022/u1a5506207.html

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Apple overtook Research In Motion in the third quarter of 2010 to take second place in the global smartphone market. Nokia led with 26.5 million smartphone shipments in the third quarter, while Apple followed with 14.1 million and RIM took third place with 12.4 million.

http://www.mobileenterprisemag.com/ME2/Sites/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=MultiPublishing&mod=PublishingTitles&mid=B4771C6F22F34E4CA3FFFDA61E0EA2C5&SiteID=3A15C8EDF540430493AD050A0C8F095D&tier=4&id=5489C1146E3643099D3265F608A86FAA

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A survey by mobile application platform provider Pyxis Mobile says that on average 68 percent of respondents expect U.S. companies to have three or more enterprise wide mobile applications in use by 2012.

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/551368/201010221831/IPads-Fan-Use-Of-Mobile-Apps.htm

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The value of the mobile computing industry will exceed $1 trillion by 2014, according to new predictions from Gartner.

http://www.newzfor.me/news/105655778.aspx

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Rory Clements is conducting a grand experiment that could be a harbinger of the next big thing in corporate computing. Clements has begun converting global real estate leader, CBRE’s 40,000 traditional desktop PCs in to “virtual desktops.”

http://iphone.usatoday.com/Tech/2135190/

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Apple’s MacBook Air, originally launched as one of the world’s thinnest laptops, has slimmed down further. The new Macbook Air comes in 13 inch and 11 inch versions, and tapers to 0.11 inches at its thinnest point.

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/apples-new-macbook-air-builds-on-ipad-10791

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Nokia is ready with a slew of phones and an overhauled operating system to take on smartphone rivals. At the core of its strategy is an overhauled operating system called Symbian 3, as well as a brand new operating system, MeeGo, which will be showcased later this year.

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/smart-enough/412534/

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Apple launched online sales in China and made its App Store available in simplified Chinese, as the US technology giant expands aggressively in the world’s largest mobile market.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hXCw7SsmAAX3QI3O8TjeAgnQvpsw?docId=CNG.18a92e9878f71f90e7b491d0afd4b1a3.651

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Total revenue from European mobile enterprise users is forecast to exceed $62 billion by 2014.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101025006453/en/Eastern-Europe-Growing-Opportunity-Enterprise-Mobility-Services

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Android’s market has hit a milestone, surpassing 100,000 apps.

http://mobilitydigest.com/one-hundred-thousand-apps-in-android-market/

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Smartphones made up 19 percent of all handsets shipped in the second quarter, a 12 percent increase over the first quarter, and a 50 percent year over year increase.

http://fixed-mobile-convergence.tmcnet.com/topics/mobile-communications/articles/111632-smartphone-sales-growing-fast-but-still-only-19.htm

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Since the launch of the iPhone 4 several months ago, the iPhone’s penetration among the Fortune 500 has surged from 60 percent to more than 80 percent.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/interviews/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=JEMYW3JYFE1KJQE1GHPCKHWATMY32JVN?articleID=227900335&cid=nl_IW_week_2010-10-25_html

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Research In Motion unveiled an updated BlackBerry App World store front enabling consumers to purchase and download applications directly via the web.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/blackberry-app-world-adds-online-purchases/2010-10-25?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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AT&T activated 5.2 million iPhones in the third quarter of 2010 – a number 62 percent higher than the 3.2 million quarterly activation record set in the second quarter – as its revenues grew to $31.6 billion.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/t-posts-30-5-wireless-data-revenue-jump-q3/2010-10-21?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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The number of Internet users worldwide has doubled over the past five years, and it is estimated that the web connected population will hit two billion by the end of this year.

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/internet-users-to-exceed-2-billion-people-by-year-end-10796

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