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This Week in Mobile: Killing Kill Switch and the Leaked Case

Everything that happened in mobile tech this week! News from a mobile app development company.

Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love.

Every Friday, we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.

Microsoft's Purchase of Nokia is Complete


It's official as of today, Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Device and Services is complete. Microsoft acquired 8,500 design patents and approximately 25,000 new employees. It's been a good run, Nokia! via ZDNet

Facebook Mobile Ads


We learned this week that Facebook plans to unleash its new mobile ad network at the "F8" developer conference in San Francisco next week. Facebook will pitch ads to publishers and developers to leverage the social network's enormous database of user information for better ad targeting. via Re/code

California Kills 'Kill-Switch'


As we reported last week, the smartphone industry is finally ready to introduce 'kill switch' anti-theft technology. This week, the California Senate voted down a similar state measure that would have required the smarter antitheft security. Many Senators worried about the risks of regulating technology. via NYTimes

Leaked iPhone 6 Case

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A purportedly leaked iPhone case could be the first piece of evidence that the iPhone 6 will be tall and lean, just as everyone has predicted. The leaked case, from a New Jersey based company, shows that the smartphone will have a larger, 4.7 inch screen. When placed next to iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3 cases, the iPhone 6 cases seems to be most similar to the thinner Nexus 5. Good work, Watson! via CNet

Mobile-only Email


Russian Internet juggernaut's US spin-off is launching mobile-only email addresses. launched on Thursday and will be included as part of the website's mobile app. The service is password free and can be activated on multiple devices. via TechCrunch

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