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India’s Reliance turns to China to revive cheap phone revolution

India’s Reliance turns to China to revive cheap phone revolution

Written by on May 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Reliance Industries is in talks with Chinese manufacturers to secure cut-price phones that could be sold in packages from $30 (£19), as it seeks to repeat the low-cost revolution it unleashed with its first dip into India’s mobile market more than a decade ago. Industry and company sources said Reliance, which aims […]

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French watchdog investigating Orange’s enterprise business

French watchdog investigating Orange’s enterprise business

Written by on May 14, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into national telecoms group Orange, it said on Wednesday, adding that it was too early to judge its outcome. Orange itself disclosed the existence of the inquiry, which concerns its business of selling fixed and mobile services to corporate customers, in its annual report published […]

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Start-up culture takes root in India

Start-up culture takes root in India

Written by on May 14, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BENGALURU, India (Reuters) – After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India’s tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley’s lead and embracing the “fail fast” culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States. Taking failure as a norm is a major cultural shift in India, where high-achieving children are typically […]

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Apple electric car rumors ‘fueled’ by lawsuit

Apple electric car rumors ‘fueled’ by lawsuit

Written by on May 14, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc and electric battery maker A123 Systems are close to settling a legal dispute over claims that the smartphone and computer maker, which is also looking into building an electric vehicle, poached A123 employees to build a large-scale battery unit. A123, which makes batteries that are used in electric cars, […]

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Verizon’s top goal with AOL – mobile video advertising

Verizon’s top goal with AOL – mobile video advertising

Written by on May 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications has made clear what it hopes to gain with the $4.4 billion (3 billion pound) purchase of AOL: a better way to sell mobile video ads. AOL, ridiculed for its continuing dial-up Internet business, has in the last few years assembled a set of cutting-edge online video technology tools […]

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Facebook to launch ‘Instant Articles’ to inject news

Written by on May 13, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc tied up with nine news publishers to launch “Instant Articles” that will let them publish articles directly to the social network’s mobile news feeds. Instant Articles will let stories load more than 10 times faster than standard mobile web articles and will include content from publishers such as the New York […]

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Verizon, Sprint to pay $158m over unauthorised phone charges

Verizon, Sprint to pay $158m over unauthorised phone charges

Written by on May 13, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc will pay $90 million (£57.3 million) and Sprint Corp will pay $68 million to settle U.S. government probes into unauthorised charges tacked onto their customers’ phone bills, federal agencies said on Tuesday. The settlements are the latest in the government’s push against the practise known as cramming, in which […]

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Telenor picks Asian chief Brekke as new CEO

Telenor picks Asian chief Brekke as new CEO

Written by on May 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Telenor has selected the head of its Asian operations, Sigve Brekke, to become chief executive as it looks to bolster its data business and devise a strategy for its investment in Russia-focused Vimpelcom. Brekke, who joined Telenor in 1999, has led Asian operations that have attracted more than 100 million subscribers […]

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Asia-Pacific telecoms business growth spurs ZTE

Asia-Pacific telecoms business growth spurs ZTE

Written by on May 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp is targeting sales of $2 billion (1 billion pounds) for its carrier and enterprise businesses in the Asia-Pacific region this year, the company’s vice president said on Tuesday. ZTE expects demand for infrastructure to support 4G mobile networks to lift 2015 sales by 20 percent in […]

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People the cause of self-driving car accidents!

People the cause of self-driving car accidents!

Written by on May 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Internet search company Google Inc’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the program’s director said on Monday. A team of drivers that is testing the fleet of more than 20 vehicles have driven 1.7 […]

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