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Mobile Minutes: Galaxy S6 Active; Tencent’s mobile games; Starbucks’ mobile payment hacks; Starwood’s tech takeover

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May 14, 2015

active 185New Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to launch soon
Samsung’s rugged version of its flagship Galaxy S6 could be ready to launch soon, according to recent rumours. Yesterday, GSM Arena published a picture of the alleged final version of the Galaxy S6 Active, which was sent to them by an anonymous source.
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Tencent profit rises to record as games lure hardcore players
Tencent Holdings Ltd. profit rose to a record as Asia’s second-largest Internet company tapped surging demand for smartphone games with new titles that appeal to hardcore players.
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Hackers target Starbucks gift cardholders
Credit card hackers looking for new ways to drain money from consumers’ bank accounts and evade increased bank security measures have discovered a clever side door—the Starbucks mobile payment app and gift cards.
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Starwood Hotels presses ahead with tech projects amid exec turnover, down revenue
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is finishing the roll-out of technology that lets guests check in and unlock doors with their smartphones, even as the company seeks a new CEO and explores financial and strategic options for the future.
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