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Mobile Minutes: Facebook and; Google’s mobile searches; Apple TV remote redesign; T-Mobile overtakes Sprint

Facebook Inc opened up its platform to new websites and applications from developers on Monday, a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets.
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As mobile grabs over half of all searches, Google hits refresh button on its ads
More than half of all Google searches now happen on mobile devices. Since you’re probably reading this on your smartphone, that may not surprise you.
Read more on Forbes

Apple TV remote expected to add touch pad in redesign
When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than the current version, according to an employee briefed on the product, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the device was confidential.
Read more on New York Times

T-Mobile set to leapfrog Sprint as third-largest U.S. carrier
Sprint Corp.’s earnings report Tuesday may reveal what T-Mobile US Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Legere has been predicting for months — that T-Mobile has overtaken Sprint to join the top three U.S. wireless carriers.
Read more on Bloomberg