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Fee Fi Foe…Here comes Google’s MVNO

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

MVNO – As expected, Google announced today that it’s getting into the consumer wireless business with a new service called “Fi.” The prices are attractive. In general, users will pay $20 per month for the service, plus $10 for every gigabyte of data they use. Fi will be available in most U.S. cities, but only on the Google-designed Nexus […]

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AT&T profit benefits from lower churn

AT&T profit benefits from lower churn

Written by on April 23, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Wednesday reported better-than expected earnings and said fewer wireless customers switched to other networks at a rate not seen in any first quarter. The company, awaiting regulatory approval for its $48.5 billion (32.23 billion pound) proposal to buy DirecTV, sees additional cost savings of more than double than it previously […]

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Google MVNO soon

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use. There is no apparent change to […]

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Humanoid robot recognises and interacts with real people

Humanoid robot recognises and interacts with real people

Written by on April 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A humanoid robot which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on Saturday (April 18) at a Hong Kong electronics fair. The robot head, known as ‘Han’, can also hold simple interactive conversations with the crowd. At the touch of a button using a mobile phone app, Han can smile, wince, frown, wink, or […]

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Huawei CEO says Chinese cybersecurity rules could backfire

Huawei CEO says Chinese cybersecurity rules could backfire

Written by on April 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei’s rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters on Tuesday. Xu’s remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the […]

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Mobile accounts for small share of online retail sales

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Mobile is still for upper-funnel shopping activities, and research released last month by comScore illustrates mobile only has a sliver of the overall digital retail dollar pie. It may be a surprise that mobile accounted for just 13 percent of the total $82.8 billion US retail ecommerce sales in the final quarter of last year. Read more here….

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Nokia bets on software revolution to avoid past merger errors

Nokia bets on software revolution to avoid past merger errors

Written by on April 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS/HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Nokia’s acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. The brains and brawn of telecom networks today lie in software, which is programmable and flexible, and not in customised […]

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In-car mobile to boost GM

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) — Buyers of General Motors vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for data usage and conduct a host of other transactions. And each time they do, GM will get a small cut from the seller. When the automaker […]

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Telecoms pushes European stocks

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – European stocks made a positive start to the week on Monday, helped by deal-making in the telecoms sector and stimulus from China, though gains were not enough to entirely erase losses from Friday’s sharp sell-off. This week brings a raft of first-quarter trading updates from European companies, which are heading for […]

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At Rogers profits are down – looking to VAS

At Rogers profits are down – looking to VAS

Written by on April 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc posted an unexpected 17 percent drop in quarterly profit on Monday as the cable, phone and media company struggled to hold on to customers during a period of industry-wide turbulence. The Toronto-based company, already struggling to maintain its leading position in the wireless industry, had to deal with regulatory […]

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