Mobile Minutes: Podcasts’ advertising hurdles; Three adds adblocking; Facebook and Apple; Smartwatches


Since the hit podcast “Serial” blasted into millions of earbuds more than a year ago, a wave of new shows and listeners have flooded the decade-old podcast business.
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Mobile operator Three to introduce adblocking
Mobile company Three is to introduce adblocking across its UK and Italian networks, making it the first major European operator to do so.
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Facebook, Twitter side with Apple in iPhone fight
Facebook and Twitter sided with Apple in the public spat with the Obama administration over its refusal to help the FBI break into the iPhone of San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.
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Smartwatches outsell Swiss watches for first time as Apple Watch dominates
The shipment of smartwatches outstripped those of the Swiss watches for the first time ever during the final three months of 2015, according to new figures released this week, which also showed that Apple Watch is dominating the market.
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