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A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors.

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Three facts were made known recently: in Spain, despite the difficulties facing the Spanish publishing sector due to the economic crisis and falling sales figures, e-book sales (which still account for a small percentage of the total) grew by around 8%. At the same time, the consultancy firm PwC released a forecast for the United Kingdom: in some fields (such as ‘genre writing’) e-book sales will catch up with printed books within 4 years. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, e-books and audio-books combined have already reached the volume of online sales of paper books.

BBVA is the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile NFC payments based on new cloud-based payment specifications from Visa. The new cloud-based system will allow BBVA customers with NFC-enabled Android handsets to make contactless purchases by simply downloading an updated version of the BBVA Wallet app, available immediately.

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil not only boasts the presence of the best footballers in the world, but is also the scenario for a host of technological advances and implementations affecting communication both within, as well as, without of the stadiums to prepare for the matches and to hold them.