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Mobile Minutes: Google’s mobile network; Microsoft’s smartphones; Sony drives wearable demand; BlackBerry goes to cloud


Google is launching its own mobile network in the US, threatening to become a powerful competitor to telecoms groups unless they move quickly to support its ambitious efforts to improve internet access globally.
Read more on Financial Times

Microsoft doubles down on affordable smartphones
NEW YORK—One day after Samsung and HTC unveiled their respective 2015 flagship smartphones Microsoft on Monday announced the latest additions to its Lumia line, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL.
Read more on USA Today

Sony looks to business users to drive wearables demand
Sony says it will test the water for its latest wearable gadgets in the business-to-business market, rather than betting on strong initial demand from consumers.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

BlackBerry takes to the cloud in bid to attract small businesses
BlackBerry Ltd. is heading for the cloud. The Canadian smartphone maker said its core mobile device management service, known as BES12, will now be available for users who don’t want to run it off computers in their offices.
Read more on Bloomberg