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AT&T opens Watson Speech APIs to developers

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AT&T is aiming to bring speech recognition technology to a greater array of devices, and the company is turning to outside developers to realize that aim. The telecom giant is opening up the speech APIs for its Watson technology to the developer community.......
AT&T opens Watson Speech APIs to developers
Japanese Giant Builds Computer Memory With Light

Ooyala Lands $35M From Australian Telco Giant Telstra To Go Big Overseas

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Back in 2007, Bismarck and Belsesar Lepe and Sean Knapp left Google with aspirations to revolutionize in-video advertising. Ooyala didn’t quite revolutionize advertising, but it has found more than a little success in what has become a very crowded market. The company’s video player now delivers cross-device content to over...
Ooyala Lands $35M From Australian Telco Giant Telstra To Go Big Overseas

Verizon, Veveo kiss and make up, reach patent lawsuit settlement and search technology licensing deal

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After being sued over patent infringement by Veveo, telecom giant Verizon this morning announced that it has settled with the venture-backed mobile search technology company behind the vTap service. Financial terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed, but it sounds like a sweet deal for Veveo, which had filed...
Verizon, Veveo kiss and make up, reach patent lawsuit settlement and search technology licensing deal

As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

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After forming a strange alliance to score control of Nortel Networks’ patents, Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, and Ericsson can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Now that a Department of Justice waiting period has finally expired, the members of the so-called Rockstar Consortium can finally finish up their $4.5 billion...
As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

AT&T: Ban on unlocking phones won't affect our customers

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The telecom giant says it will unlock phones for customers with accounts that have been active for 60 days, are in good standing with no unpaid balance, and have honored their service agreement. [Read more]...
AT&T: Ban on unlocking phones won't affect our customers

SpiderCloud Raises $35 Million At Near $200 Million Valuation

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Networking gear maker SpiderCloud Wireless has raised $35 million in venture capital as the start-up prepares to upgrade its technology and make a run at profitability. The financing round values the four-year-old company at just under $200 million, a person familiar with the matter said. Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners,...
SpiderCloud Raises $35 Million At Near $200 Million Valuation

Verizon's HomeFusion LTE service could be a financial win

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Verizon’s HomeFusion LTE service opens up new markets for the telecom giant and can deliver some nice financial gains....
Verizon's HomeFusion LTE service could be a financial win

Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

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These are busy times for API specialist Apigee after the Palo Alto-based company closed a $20 million funding round, led by new investor Focus Ventures, to take its total venture capitalist backing to $88 million. Existing investors Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Third Point Ventures also took part in the...
Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has raised the prickly issue of net neutrality with social networks, after a senior executive at the telecom giant claimed that Web-based companies should share revenues in exchange for using operators’ expensive infrastructure. Speaking to The Hindu’s Business Line supplement, Jagbir Singh, Director of Network Services Group, called...
Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?

Chinese telecom giant ZTE denies EU accusations of illegal subsidies and dumping

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Following accusations of dumping and illegal government subsidies, Chinese telecom firm ZTE yesterday released a formal statement denying any involvement in foul play. Along with Huawei, another leading Chinese telecommunications equipment provider, ZTE last week found itself at the center of controversy when European Union Trade Commissioner accused it of...
Chinese telecom giant ZTE denies EU accusations of illegal subsidies and dumping

Opera opens its Mini browser to 500m mobile users through deals with Bharti Airtel and America Movil

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Norwegian browser maker Opera has significantly boosted its visibility and usage worldwide, after it agreed deals with two of the world’s largest global mobile operators: India’s Bharti Airtel and Latin American telecom giant America Movil - which boast nearly 500 million subscribers combined. The partnerships will see both carriers promote a customized and co-branded...
Opera opens its Mini browser to 500m mobile users through deals with Bharti Airtel and America Movil

AT&T posts Q2 profit of $3.9B, sells 3.7M iPhones

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The telecom giant posted earnings per share that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to cost cuts and lower wireless turnover. [Read more]...
AT&T posts Q2 profit of $3.9B, sells 3.7M iPhones
Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days

Huawei has been far from silent

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Yes, Ren Zhengfei wields enormous power over the Chinese telecom giant. But the company's management is far more complex. FORTUNE -- You may have read that Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, has finally broken his media silence. The reclusive CEO gave his first public media briefing...
Huawei has been far from silent

AT&T nixes net neutrality in stockholder meeting

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In their annual meeting today, AT&T's stockholders shot down a proposal that would have seen the telecom giant commit to the principles of net neutrality. The proposal, made possible by an SEC regulation requiring that carriers allow shareholders to vote on the issue, was defeated 94 percent to six percent.......
AT&T nixes net neutrality in stockholder meeting
MoPub's investors ante up another $12M in a bet on mobile ads

Millicom closes deal with Rocket Internet to jointly build more clones in Africa, Latin America

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Global telecom giant Millicom International Cellular (Millicom), also known as Tigo, today announced (PDF) that it has received all necessary documentation to close an earlier announced deal with German ‘Internet startup accelerator’ Rocket Internet. The Samwer brothers’ clone factory operates two subsidiaries in Latin America and Africa, aptly named Latin...
Millicom closes deal with Rocket Internet to jointly build more clones in Africa, Latin America

Networking Start-Up Nicira Hires New VP of Sales From Riverbed

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Nicira, the once secretive networking technology start-up that aims to mess up the business of giants like Cisco Systems, has just made another key executive hire. Denis Murphy, the senior vice president for the Americas at Riverbed Technology, has joined Nicira as VP of Sales. Murphy has spent the last...
Networking Start-Up Nicira Hires New VP of Sales From Riverbed

AT&T's Q2 2012: Revenues Of $31.6B, Earnings Of $0.66/Share, 61% Of Wireless Subscribers On Smartphones

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AT&T has just released its Q2 2012 financial results — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.6 billion (that’s up 0.3% year-over-year) and earnings of $0.66 per share (up a full 10% year-over-year). Developing…...
AT&T's Q2 2012: Revenues Of $31.6B, Earnings Of $0.66/Share, 61% Of Wireless Subscribers On Smartphones
Startup Fenix now selling its off-grid batteries via Vodafone in Tanzania

Asian telecom giant SingTel sees 9% annual customer growth but revenue down 4.8% to $3.7b

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SingTel, one of the world’s largest telecom groups, has released its earnings for its fiscal third quarter, during which it says it saw “stable performance” across its businesses in Asia. The Singapore-based group — which owns controls domestic operator SingTel and Optus in Australia, among others — saw its total...
Asian telecom giant SingTel sees 9% annual customer growth but revenue down 4.8% to $3.7b

Verizon Expects "Sigifnicant" Impact On Results from Superstorm Sandy

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Telecom giant Verizon Communications, whose headquarters at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan were flooded Monday night by the storm surge brought on by Superstorm Sandy, has no idea what it’s going to cost to get its communications network back up and running. In an 8K filing with the US...
Verizon Expects "Sigifnicant" Impact On Results from Superstorm Sandy
Verizon VP admits 'we would have to comply' with secret NSA orders in staff memo

Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

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In a rare interview, Guo Ping CEO of China's Huawei discusses how his powerful company is organized. FORTUNE -- Huawei's massive presence at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona couldn't be missed. Conference-goers were greeted with the Chinese telecom giant's electronic ads as soon as they stepped off the...
Huawei CEO Guo Ping on his company's unusual governance structure

Telefónica launches $378 million VC fund focused on Latin America

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Telefónica has signalled its intention to help bring much-need new venture capitalist funding and experience to the emerging markets of Latin America after the telecom giant launched Amérigo, a $378 million (€300 million) fund that is focused on the region. The initiative is spearheaded by its digital arm, Telefonica Digital, and the...
Telefónica launches $378 million VC fund focused on Latin America

AT&T happy to profit from fraud, feds allege

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The federal government last week issued a remarkable complaint against AT&T: In essence, the Department of Justice alleges that the telecom giant has bilked U.S. customers out of millions of dollars by willfully failing to prevent the rampant abuse of a system designed to help the hearing impaired....
AT&T happy to profit from fraud, feds allege

Verizon to spend $100M on solar panels, fuel cells for facilities

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Telecom giant Verizon is expected to announce on Tuesday that it plans to spend $100 million on clean power projects, including installing solar panels and fuel cells at 19 locations to help power its buildings and network infrastructure. Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen plans to make the announcement at...
Verizon to spend $100M on solar panels, fuel cells for facilities

AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

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AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opposed to last quarter’s $0.66 per share. That’s a 5 percent increase year over year. But perhaps more importantly,...
AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%
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