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TalkTalk founder Charles Dunstone to take over from Dido Harding

TalkTalk founder Charles Dunstone to take over from Dido Harding

Written by on February 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – TalkTalk founder and chairman Charles Dunstone will take over the running of the telecoms operator when chief executive Dido Harding steps down in May after seven years in charge, the company said on Wednesday. Harding’s departure came as TalkTalk reported a 5 percent drop in revenue and said it had lost a […]

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News highlights – 31 January

News highlights – 31 January

Written by on February 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 31 January The end of EU roaming charges comes one step closer BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union clinched a preliminary deal early on Wednesday to cap wholesale charges telecom operators pay each other when their customers use their mobile phones abroad, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees in […]

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New FCC Chairman Pai vows to remove outdated commission regulations

New FCC Chairman Pai vows to remove outdated commission regulations

Written by on February 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, vowed to pare back outdated commission regulations, but declined to say if he will move quickly to overturn the Obama administration’s landmark net neutrality rules. One top priority is “to remove unnecessary or counterproductive regulations from the books,” Pai told […]

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Vodafone Idea Cellular merger will boost consolidation for Indian telecoms

Vodafone Idea Cellular merger will boost consolidation for Indian telecoms

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – A proposed merger between Vodafone’s India operation and Idea Cellular would create a market leader in India’s crowded and hyper-competitive telecoms sector, forcing smaller players into two likely options: merge or exit altogether. Britain’s Vodafone confirmed on Monday it was in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with its local rival in […]

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News highlights – 30 January

News highlights – 30 January

Written by on January 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 30 January Microsoft supporting Washington State lawsuit against Trump immigration order (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said it has been cooperating with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, which is suing in federal court to stop President Donald Trump’s order restricting immigration from several Muslim countries. Read more… Dropbox heading for $1 billion […]

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Technology companies to discuss amicus brief in support of Trump lawsuit

Technology companies to discuss amicus brief in support of Trump lawsuit

Written by on January 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering. The meeting is being called together by GitHub, which […]

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Finally, a determination to actually end roaming charges across Europe

Finally, a determination to actually end roaming charges across Europe

Written by on January 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s digital chief has said that failure to solve the last remaining barrier to abolishing mobile roaming charges across the bloc in June would lead people to question its ability to deliver on promises. EU lawmakers and member states hold a third and probably final round of talks on Tuesday […]

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News highlights – 29 January

News highlights – 29 January

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News highlights for 29 January Snapchat to reveal financials within a week, ahead of IPO (Reuters) – Snap Inc, the secretive technology company that owns the popular messaging service Snapchat, is due to reveal its financials within a week as it moves toward its eagerly awaited initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the situation […]

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Did the FBI overstep legal guidelines when they demanded internet data?

Did the FBI overstep legal guidelines when they demanded internet data?

Written by on January 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had […]

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Banks preparing to sue Toshiba over 2015 accounting scandal

Banks preparing to sue Toshiba over 2015 accounting scandal

Written by on January 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trust banks are preparing to sue Toshiba Corp over its 2015 accounting scandal, a fresh headache for the conglomerate as it scrambles to offset a separate imminent multi-billion dollar writedown. The news follows an announcement by the struggling conglomerate on Friday that it will sell a minority stake in its memory […]

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