Analysts say digital giants' advertising spend will be on a scale not seen 'outside presidential elections'

Microsoft, Apple and Samsung will lead smartphone and tablet makers in unleashing a $5bn blizzard of advertising in the runup to Christmas, analysts are predicting.

The battle for consumer hearts and wallets began this weekend, with Microsoft...

Company that builds corporate websites and iPad apps also acquires Hemscott's investor relations business as part of deal

Investis, which builds corporate websites and iPad apps for FTSE 100 companies, is to be bought out by its management in a £30m-plus deal that will also see it snap up Hemscott's investor relations business.

The company – which w...

Two people who sent out millions of texts offering accident compensation first to be targeted by ICO crackdown

Two people responsible for sending out millions of spam texts offering accident compensation and payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling services face fines totalling about half a million pounds, following a crackdown by the...

Spy Shots: 2015 Smart ForFour caught in early testing

In the U.S., we've come to know the Smart brand just for its ForTwo, but other markets have seen a wider variety of models from the Daimler brand including the Smart ForFour that was produced from 2004 through 2006. This bigger vehicle from Smart added two extra doors and a rear seat for some passenger space. While we've already seen spy photos

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Apple is launching the highly-anticipated iPhone 5 at an event in California, with the company potentially releasing details on iOS6 and iPad Mini. Follow live coverage here

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Field Trip, Zeebox, Awareness HD for Etymotic, Sky Motion, Puss in Boots and more

The flow of notable new Android apps quietened down a bit on the Google Play store this week, which is why this post has dropped down to a list of 10 rather than 20 – see the note at the bottom for a bit more on that.

There's some good stuff though, from Google's brand...

2012 Mazda3 sedan, front 3/4 view

According to Car and Driver, the next-generation Mazda3 is set to undergo an extensive overhaul, similar to what the Japanese automaker has done with its larger Mazda6 sedan.

On the powertrain front, expect the still-new 155-horsepower 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder to carry over. But since the next Mazda3 will likely shed hundreds of pounds

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Can you visualise the world of aid - and how transparent it is? If you could, you too could win $2,000
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Help us visualise the flow of aid around the world. How transparent is aid data? Millions of dollars are spent around the world by governments in...

Alex Balfour tells RTS conference that 60% of this year's Games content accessed via mobile devices

The London 2012 Olympics head of digital has warned Rio to sort out its strategy in this area quickly, with 60% of this year's Games content accessed via mobile devices.

Alex Balfour, head of new media at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic...

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