ARM, the U.K.-based chip designer, has gladdened the hearts of smartphone gamers everywhere with the release of its latest offering, the Mali-T658 GPU, which the vendor says offers ten times the graphics performance of its predecessor, the Mali-400 MP GPU.
Tariff-tumbling and a volatile local currency took its toll on Kenyan operator Safaricom Ltd. , which saw its first-half net profits fall 47 percent year-on-year to 4 billion Kenyan Shilling ($42 million).
And finally, in the "tell us something we don't know" slot comes a study from TNS revealing that most consumers are less than thrilled to see Facebook and other social networks being hijacked by business for commercial purposes. More than 60 percent of social network devotees in the U.K. (and the U.S. for that matter) do not want to "engage" with brands in this way -- all it's doing, says the study, is creating a "mountain of digital waste." Yuck. (See Study: Brands Wasting Effort on Social Networks.)