Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s bazaar; BlackBerry buys Good Technology; ZTE climbs; Shazam embraces musicians
Facebook advances bazaar ambitions
Facebook Inc. is channeling eBay Inc. in its latest effort to become a trading bazaar. The social network is making it easier for its 1.49 billion users to buy, sell and trade used items from cars to waffle irons through a Facebook group.
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BlackBerry to buy mobile security firm Good Technology for $425 million
BlackBerry is making a new acquisition that could help it win over more business customers. On Friday, BlackBerry announced that it has agreed to purchase Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
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China’s once-embattled ZTE almost doubled its share in 15 months
In most AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile stores, it takes a while to find the ZTE phones, buried in the back, past the latest from Apple and Samsung. But they’re there.
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Music app Shazam expands fan connections to all musicians
Originally, Shazam helped listeners identify music they were listening too and liked. Now the app will let your favorite artists recommend tracks, too.
Read more on USA Today