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T-Mobile and Sprint set to announce merger, no asset sales

T-Mobile and Sprint set to announce merger, no asset sales

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not […]

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Airbnb now sets its sights on business travellers in France

Airbnb now sets its sights on business travellers in France

Written by on October 13, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – Business travellers to France are in the sights of online rental marketplace Airbnb, according to a senior official on Thursday at the company best known for hosting holidaymakers. Airbnb For Business was launched in 2015 for companies looking for new and cheaper ways to accommodate staff on business trips and for Airbnb […]

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Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Waymo demanded over $1 billion from Uber in public lawsuit

Written by on October 12, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters. The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to […]

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EU policy needs to bolster, not block, IoT innovation

EU policy needs to bolster, not block, IoT innovation

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The internet of things – IoT – is at a crucial turning point. EU policymakers need to create the right environment to help it grow, write Brian Humphries and Joakim Reiter. We are at an inflection point: demand is growing, costs are falling, and technology is advancing quickly. It’s high time for dynamic, forward-thinking policy […]

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Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

We are living in an increasingly connected world where the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies are moving into our homes and our lives. Now, even children’s toys are connected. Connected toys may come in the form of squeezable stuffed animals, dolls, or plastic dinosaurs, with built-in electronic components such as speakers, wireless receivers […]

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Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the […]

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ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Demand for global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications is motivating an increasing number of IoT and M2M players to apply for ITU-allocated ‘global IMSI ranges’. Global International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) ranges are signified by the shared Mobile Country Code ‘901’, a code without ties to any particular country. Global […]

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Artificial Intelligence in the network – the tip of the iceberg for wholesale?

Artificial Intelligence in the network – the tip of the iceberg for wholesale?

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The wholesale industry is all about buzz words at the moment – from IoT to Security and blockchain. A newcomer making its wholesale buzz list debut recently is ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI. In most of our minds, AI brings images of robots taking over the world and annihilating the human race. The fear is that […]

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What happens to your online personal data after you pass on?

What happens to your online personal data after you pass on?

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

A group of lawyers are pressuring EU legislators to propose rules that could force internet platforms to hand over data that belongs to another person who had died or is being cared for. Lawyers pushing for new legislation argue that there is a need to create rules that apply across the bloc because internet companies, […]

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India’s ambitions to become smartphone powerhouse thwarted

India’s ambitions to become smartphone powerhouse thwarted

Written by on October 2, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed a manufacturing drive, under the slogan ‘Make in India’, to boost the sluggish economy and create millions of jobs. Among the headline-grabbing […]

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