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France Telecom-Orange will release Tizen 2.0 devices from Samsung and Huawei this year

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Tizen's holding a posh little shindig here at Mobile World Congress to officially launch the Tizen 2.0 OS, which was recently released to developers (but not regular rubes like us). In addition to showcasing the operating system, which we just got hands-on with (coming soon!), the company announced a...
France Telecom-Orange will release Tizen 2.0 devices from Samsung and Huawei this year

Orange Rolling Out Facebook To All Phones In Africa

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Mobile phone users in Africa may be saying, “Orange you glad we can get on Facebook now?” France Telecom’s Orange service provider announced that the social network will soon available on any phone within its footprint across the continent, potentially giving Facebook’s mobile user count a huge boost. Orange, which...
Orange Rolling Out Facebook To All Phones In Africa

BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

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British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) will buy Telefonica’s UK fixed-line broadband and telephony business for up to £200 million ($303 million), the companies announced early on Friday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory clearance, should close in April. If that goes ahead, the customers will be moved off the...
BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

MasterCard Ties Up With T-Mobile For NFC Mobile Payments In Europe

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Another strong step ahead of mobile payments today: MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom have announced that they will work together to roll out services across DT’s footprint in Europe, starting with an NFC wallet solution in Poland in Q3 and Germany following soon after. For now, the U.S. is not being...
MasterCard Ties Up With T-Mobile For NFC Mobile Payments In Europe

How mobile networks are policing the web — badly

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While the British government considers forcing internet providers to censor the web, it turns out that many European mobile operators are happily acting as censors themselves already — and mistakenly blocking lots of legitimate sites along the way. According to a report this week from Open Rights Group and the...
How mobile networks are policing the web — badly
Orange customers flee to Free Mobile’s new ultra-cheap plans

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over

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The head of Deutsche Telekom, Rene Obermann, is to step down in a year’s time. He apparently requested that the board set a termination date for his contract of 31 December 2013, and his successor has been chosen. That successor will be current CFO Timotheus Höttges, who has been with...
Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over
Minitel, France's precursor to the Web, to go dark on June 30

Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition

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Yahoo has scrapped plans to invest in French online video site Dailymotion, after the French government opposed the Internet giant acquiring a majority stake in the company, according to reports.French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg told Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro and France Telecom chief financial officer Gervais...
Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition

Apple 'less arrogant' post-Steve Jobs, says France Telecom-Orange CEO

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In an interview with press on Monday, France Telecom-Orange chief executive Stephane Richard said Apple has become easier to work with since Tim Cook took over for cofounder Steve Jobs in 2011....
Apple 'less arrogant' post-Steve Jobs, says France Telecom-Orange CEO

Former RIM co-CEO wanted rival devices to connect to BlackBerry networks before he left

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Prior to stepping down from his position as co-CEO at Research in Motion (RIM), Jim Balsillie is reported to have engaged in talks with numerous high-profile mobile carriers around the world in the hope of securing deals that would see rival mobile devices owners connect to its proprietary networks. Sources...
Former RIM co-CEO wanted rival devices to connect to BlackBerry networks before he left

France Telecom CEO says iPhone sales threatened by lack of cheaper option

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European consumers are cutting back spending in the face of a fragile economy, and the CEO of one telecom says that could signal tough times ahead for Apple's iPhone....
France Telecom CEO says iPhone sales threatened by lack of cheaper option

France Telecom CEO: iPhone too pricey for Europeans

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Apple's iPhone sales are not exactly surging in Europe. The CEO of one of the region's largest wireless carriers says it's because the smartphones simply cost too much. [Read more]...
France Telecom CEO: iPhone too pricey for Europeans

As Orange launches its audacious Libon app on Android, expect the carrier to push it hard this year

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France Telecom’s Orange brand has today launched its incredibly interesting Libon service on Android. Until now the product, which we’ve described as ‘A mobile carrier in an app‘, has only been available on iOS. However the Android launch brings with it the benefits of closer integration with the operating system....
As Orange launches its audacious Libon app on Android, expect the carrier to push it hard this year

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

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NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange took a step that could see some of that potential realized: it has announced that it will...
Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

Orange unveils its Orange Fab startup accelerator, based in Silicon Valley and kicking off its first class in May

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Mobile network operator Orange has launched a startup accelerator today called Orange Fab, which will be used to help US-based startups create and develop new products that can “change the way people connect and communicate”. The three-month program is being run by Orange Silicon Valley, which is based at the...
Orange unveils its Orange Fab startup accelerator, based in Silicon Valley and kicking off its first class in May

HTC First's Trip To Europe on Hold as Facebook Works to Improve its Home

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The plan was for the HTC First to launch first at AT&T but to also quickly go on sale in France and the United Kingdom. But, that plan is now on hold. “While Facebook works to create a better Facebook Home experience, they have recommended that Orange in France and...
HTC First's Trip To Europe on Hold as Facebook Works to Improve its Home

The Minitel remembered - an online farewell

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Readers share their memories of the pioneering French computing machineNews that the Minitel, France's pioneering computing machine, is being made redundant after 30 years of service has prompted nostalgia from readers for the "little French box" that was a staple in many French homes and pre-dated the world wide web.In...
The Minitel remembered - an online farewell

Deutsche Telekom reportedly mulls selling its UK Everything Everywhere stake

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Following the collapse of its proposed deal to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T, it seems Deutsche Telekom could sell off its UK interests. According to a report from Bloomberg Business Week, the company is considering the sale of its stake in UK firm Everything Everywhere, which it jointly owns with...
Deutsche Telekom reportedly mulls selling its UK Everything Everywhere stake

Deutsche Telekom reportedly mulls selling its UK Everything Everywhere stake

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Following the collapse of its proposed deal to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T, it seems Deutsche Telekom could sell off its UK interests. According to a report from Bloomberg Business Week, the company is considering the sale of its stake in UK firm Everything Everywhere, which it jointly owns with...
Deutsche Telekom reportedly mulls selling its UK Everything Everywhere stake
France reportedly scuttles Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion video portal

Personalized voicemail app On Voicefeed rebrands and rolls out new blacklisting feature

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We first covered On Voicefeed back in January, describing it at the time as a “turbo-charged alternative to Apple’s Visual Voicemail”. Now, it has rebranded and rolled out some new features. Just to recap, ON Voicefeed is an iOS app that lets you set personalised voicemail greetings for when different...
Personalized voicemail app On Voicefeed rebrands and rolls out new blacklisting feature
European Commission suspects five biggest mobile carriers of collusion
Yahoo deal to buy DailyMotion is dead
Ofcom approves Orange and T-Mobile plan to launch LTE in UK this year

Evernote Inks Strategic Partnership With Deutsche Telekom, Starting With Premium Accounts For DT Users In Germany

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Evernote, the popular note taking and personal organizer app, today took another step in its strategy to ramp up its international presence, with news that it has inked a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom, the German carrier that also owns T-Mobile. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed —...
Evernote Inks Strategic Partnership With Deutsche Telekom, Starting With Premium Accounts For DT Users In Germany

U.K. to get LTE network, but most carriers still sidelined

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It looks like the U.K. won’t be the last major European country to have LTE. U.K. regulator Ofcom has given Everything Everywhere permission to use its existing 2G spectrum to launch an LTE network this year, long before it holds the 4G auction where the remaining U.K. operators will collect...
U.K. to get LTE network, but most carriers still sidelined

Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

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Given the recent developments in the Twitter developer ecosystem, I think it's a good time to revisit the idea of an open Web alternative to Twitter. The fact is, the differences between microblogging and normal blogging are insignificant. I'm going to detail five of the differences. My point in doing...
Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

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Former France Telecom chief executive Didier Lombard has been indicted by a court in Paris over allegations that he led a corporate culture of bullying and harassment that resulted in the suicide of at least 30 employees. Lombard, who ran the company between 2005 and 2010, was placed under formal...
Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

Apple Now a Bit Easier to Deal With, and Other Observations From France Telecom's Straight-Talking CEO

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Apple, while still a force to be reckoned with, has become a bit easier to deal with under Tim Cook, at least according to one major European operator. “Apple has (become) more flexible, paying more attention to everyone else, probably a little less arrogant than they used to be,” France...
Apple Now a Bit Easier to Deal With, and Other Observations From France Telecom's Straight-Talking CEO
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