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Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

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Finding the biggest domestic mobile manufacturers and operators guilty of colluding to fix prices and defraud consumers, South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped Samsung, LG and the country’s operators with a combined fine of 45.3 billion won (US$40.1 million), reports Yonhap News. The companies involved were found to be...
Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

Canadian carrier: BlackBerry Z10 outselling iPhone, Samsung

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BlackBerry could have a winner on its hands with its new Z10 smartphone. At least, that's the story according to the owner of one telecom owner in Canada, where the Z10 is available for purchase. The new flagship BlackBerry model is said to be seeing stronger sales than both Apple's...
Canadian carrier: BlackBerry Z10 outselling iPhone, Samsung
Brands are seeing a greater impact with online video, says report
Samsung, LG fined by Korean government for handset price fixing

UN: world cell phone subscriptions now number six billion

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In a report released today, the International Telecommunication Union revealed that the world now has six cell phone subscriptions for every seven inhabitants. The UN telecom agency says there were six billion subscriptions by the end of 2011, as well as 2.3 billion Internet users. The new Internet estimate means...
UN: world cell phone subscriptions now number six billion

Music Biz Dumps First Contested Copyright Case After Botched 3 Strikes Procedure

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The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act was implemented in New Zealand last year. Its aim is to reduce illicit file-sharing by sending out warnings and ultimately punishing copyright infringers. RIANZ, the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, sent out just 2,766 notices between October 2011 and April 2012. Earlier...
Music Biz Dumps First Contested Copyright Case After Botched 3 Strikes Procedure

Raja Seeks Review of Telecom Order

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Former Minister Andimuthu Raja has approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order cancelling a 2008 telecom license sale overseen by him....
Raja Seeks Review of Telecom Order

What If Metcalfe’s Law Is Wrong?

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Networks — be they telecom, social, transportation or otherwise — are the fabric of modern society. They provide immense value to consumers and businesses alike, enhancing mutual relationships and enabling the distribution of goods, services and information. But does this value grow as the size of the networks grow? And...
What If Metcalfe’s Law Is Wrong?

Korea Hack Sees 8.7 Million Customer's Details Sold To Telemarketers

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News updates all day from Fast Company.South Korea's KT Telecom has suffered a protracted months-long hack attack that has seen hackers gain access to 8.7 million of its customers--about half its entire user base. Names, ID numbers and phone numbers were taken by the hackers and then sold to telemarketers....
Korea Hack Sees 8.7 Million Customer's Details Sold To Telemarketers

Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

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With Softbank's backing, Sprint has a lot of ground to make up against AT&T and Verizon in fight for telecom supremacy....
Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

Pawar Quits Telecom Panel

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India's farm minister, Sharad Pawar, said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has granted his request to be recused from heading a ministerial panel set up to decide on telecommunication-bandwidth auctions....
Pawar Quits Telecom Panel
Huawei not expecting growth in US this year as security concerns effectively freeze sales

IBM, Tulip partner on India's largest datacenter

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On Tuesday, IBM revealed a partnership with Indian Internet service provider Tulip Telecom to design and build the largest datacenter in India....
IBM, Tulip partner on India's largest datacenter

AT&T to release Digital Life home automation in March

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AT&T's mobile-friendly Digital Life home monitoring system has been brewing for nearly a year. At last, it's ready to roll: the service is now expected to launch in eight markets as of this March. While we're still waiting on prices, the company is already dividing its offering up into...
AT&T to release Digital Life home automation in March

India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

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According to growing reports from India, subscribers of several large Internet service providers can no longer access The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents, BitSnoop and several other BitTorrent sites. In what appears to be a Government-ordered blackout, the websites in question are all being blocked at the ISP level. Interestingly, torrent sites...
India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

MetroPCS mulls use of Voice over LTE for CDMA / GSM roaming

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Regional carrier MetroPCS, whose network uses the CDMA standard, is considering initiating roaming partnerships with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) to allow seamless handoff. According to a report from PC Magazine, which cites a presentation by VP for Engineering and Network Operations...
MetroPCS mulls use of Voice over LTE for CDMA / GSM roaming

SKT briefly hints Galaxy S II getting Android 4.0 this week

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SK Telecom has breifly tweeted that it will begin updating the Samsung Galaxy S II handsets of its subscribers to Android 4.0 starting on the morning of March 13. The South Korean provider will start at 10AM local time, but this may not happen after all as the tweet was...
SKT briefly hints Galaxy S II getting Android 4.0 this week

Carlos Slim Hires Larry King

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Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is launching an Internet TV network and hiring Larry King to host a talk show....
Carlos Slim Hires Larry King

T-Mobile deems Apple partnership too costly despite 1.5M unlocked iPhones on network

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A T-Mobile executive said on Tuesday that becoming an Apple partner carrier would be too costly, but admitted not having the iPhone available for sale has driven away potential customers and some of the 1.5 million existing subscribers using unlocked version of the handset on the telecom's network....
T-Mobile deems Apple partnership too costly despite 1.5M unlocked iPhones on network

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with quad-core Exynos comes to three Korean carriers July 9th

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While in the US our LTE-equipped Galaxy S IIIs are packing dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors, the (so far) Korean-only Galaxy S III LTE that combines the quad-core Exynos processor of the international model with high speed data finally has a release date -- July 9th. Samsung's post indicates three...
Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with quad-core Exynos comes to three Korean carriers July 9th

BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

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BlackBerry added two seats to its board Thursday, naming a pair of longtime telecom execs as directors. Joining the company’s board: Richard Lynch, formerly an executive vice president at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Their addition raises the number of...
BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

Sprint gives LightSquared one more extension on FCC woes

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Sprint in comments Tuesday revealed it had given LightSquared one more deadline extension for it to get FCC approval. The would-be 4G network had until mid-March to get clearance, a Sprint representative explained to Total Telecom. It had already been given an extension this month that had already run dry.......
Sprint gives LightSquared one more extension on FCC woes

Anonymous hacks into tech and telecom sites

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Two trade association sites that boast members such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, and Verizon come under attack by hackers for supporting cybersecurity legislation. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks into tech and telecom sites

India’s Bharti Airtel to Enter Telecom’s Top Five http://bit.ly/d2qfyP from @gigaom

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India’s Bharti Airtel to Enter Telecom’s Top Five http://bit.ly/d2qfyP from @gigaom
No, free Wi-Fi isn't coming to every US city

New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Don’t Love

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No, silly, this isn’t about murder – it’s a program to remove people from a photo! Scalado has created a photo-taking system that allows you to selectively remove people in a photo. How does it work? It basically interpolates the “clean” version of the scene by watching the moving,...
New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Don’t Love
Samsung Electronics names Kwon Oh-hyun CEO

The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

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Billionaires had a good 2012. According to Bloomberg, the richest 100 billionaires added $1.9 trillion to their wealth this past year. Bloomberg kindly gave us the data on the Top 10 gainers, how much they're worth, and how much they made. They come from a range of industries including tech,...
The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

AT&T Shuffles Executives After Failed T-Mobile Bid - Executive in Charge of Mergers and Acquisitions Retires

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After their bid to acquire T-Mobile for $38 billion was surprisingly crushed by regulators for being anti-competitive, AT&T announced this week they're now shuffling executive positions. John Stankey, who the company says has led nearly every major AT&T business unit during his 27-year career, will be named to a newly...
AT&T Shuffles Executives After Failed T-Mobile Bid - Executive in Charge of Mergers and Acquisitions Retires

MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal

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It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for telecom junkies after a flurry of activity last month. But another fix is coming, as soon as this week. MetroPCS is expected to file a proxy on its sale to Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA to the Securities and Exchange Commission in...
MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal
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