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Mobile Minutes: Ad blocking grows; Android’s EU problem; Augmented reality; Apple settles

April 21, 2016


27131Ad blocking set for sharp rise towards epidemic
More than a quarter of U.K. internet users will be using ad-blocking software by the end of next year, a new report suggested on Wednesday, heading towards a potential “epidemic”.
Read more on CNBC

EU: Google abused mobile app market with Android
The European Union said Wednesday that Google breached the bloc’s competition laws by giving preferential treatment to its Android operating system on mobile applications.
Read more on USA Today

Peter Jackson: Augmented reality will be bigger than mobile
Famed “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson believes that the mobile phone has found its match: Jackson recently told Wired Magazine that augmented reality technologies like the ones developed by Florida-based Magic Leap will be used “as much as, if not more ” than smart phones in ten years.
Read more on Variety

Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit
Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a patent holding company to resolve a 5-year-old lawsuit accusing Siri of infringing one of its patents.
Read more on Computer World


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