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Mobile Minutes: Google’s Nexus 6 flub; Samsung mobile sales decline; Runkeeper app and Spotify; Uber in South CarolinaBy
Google’s Nexus 6 inventory flub dents holiday revenue
On a conference call late Thursday, Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette said supply problems with the company’s new Nexus 6 smartphone dented Google’s revenue. The Nexus 6 went on sale in November to good reviews. But Pichette said Google had “real issues” and could not get enough phones to meet demand.
Read more on Wall Street Journal
Samsung profits hit by falling mobile sales
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, in part due to a sharp drop in sales of mobile phones.
Read more on BBC
RunKeeper now lets users listen to Spotify songs in its mobile app
Boston-based fitness tracker mobile app RunKeeper announced Thursday its integration with Swedish digital music company Spotify. Now you’ll never have an excuse to leave the RunKeeper app during workouts, marathon-related or otherwise.
Read more on Boston Business Journal
Uber cleared to operate in South Carolina
The app-based car ride service Uber is legal in South Carolina — for now — after state regulators Thursday granted the Silicon Valley-based company a temporary license to operate.
Read more on USA Today
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