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Mobile Minutes: Samsung’s profit decline; Pandora looks to wearables; Hike app buys Zip Phone; Social alarm clock app

samsung galaxySamsung Electronics tips first annual profit fall in three years
Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday confirmed expectations for its first annual profit decline since 2011, although a pickup in the fourth quarter hinted that earnings may have stabilized in the short term.
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Next up for Pandora: wearables and autos
Now, Pandora has over 250 million registered users, and is at CES meeting with next generation companies to get Pandora on tomorrow’s devices. The next frontier for the company, the pair said in our chat, is autos and wearable gadgets.
Read more on USA Today

Indian app Hike buys U.S. startup Zip Phone
Hike Messenger, an Indian app that allows users to exchange texts and images via the Internet on their smartphones, has bought U.S. startup Zip Phone, which allows users to make and receive calls through the Internet.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

App lets you wake up with a stranger
They call it the “social alarm clock” and “a friendly community of people who wake each other up in the morning.” And the concept is that simple.
Read more on CNN