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The first Canadian mobile credit card transaction is on a BlackBerry, using CIBC, in a Tim Hortons

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The first Canadian mobile credit card transaction happened this morning. While the press release doesn’t say so, the “first” part refers to the fact that it was done over NFC. How Canadian was this Canadian milestone? Very Canadian. First of all, Canadian Olympic Triathlete Simon Whitfield performed the transaction. Is...
The first Canadian mobile credit card transaction is on a BlackBerry, using CIBC, in a Tim Hortons
Sprint abandons plans to buy MetroPCS for $8B

Disorganised but effective: how technology lowers transaction costs

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The most profound social revolutions in human history have arisen whenever a technology comes along that lowers transaction costs for everyoneSince our primate ancestors began to band together to collectively share hunting, child care and sentry duties, every one of us has been subjected to an invisible, crushing tax. That...
Disorganised but effective: how technology lowers transaction costs

Is Journey a game or a piece of interactive art?

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Released this week on PlayStation 3, Journey is one of the most talked about games of the year so far. But what exactly is it? And does it have more in common with art than gaming?In the 1960s, the pioneering British artist Roy Ascott became fascinated with the possibilities of...
Is Journey a game or a piece of interactive art?

ITC Investigates Samsung Over Standard Essential Patents

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2013 is going to be a busy year for Samsung legal. The list of investigations and litigation, pending and in progress, facing the company is a long one, and growing longer by the day. The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday that it’s agreed to investigate Samsung for possible trade...
ITC Investigates Samsung Over Standard Essential Patents

EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

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Europe's telecom network operators on Tuesday said that bandwidth-hungry services like UHDTV (ultra high definition television) and 3DTV should be distributed via cable or satellite instead of competing with other services for spectrum.The uptake of mobile wireless broadband services in the European Union shows no sign of abating, and...
EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

The Battle For Net Neutrality Flares Up Again: But Which Countries Still Have It?

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Net Neutrality has suddenly become a hot topic again. Partly, that's thanks to some awful ideas about regulating the Internet coming from the International Telecommunication Union, notably those proposed by the ETNO -- the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association -- discussed recently on Techdirt. New information from Wikileaks (found via...
The Battle For Net Neutrality Flares Up Again: But Which Countries Still Have It?

Myanmar braces for mobile phone boom as Internet access trickles in

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In Yangon, Myanmar, giant Samsung billboards hang overhead as dozens of handset shops line the crowded city streets and advertise the latest smartphones. Just a few years ago, you wouldn't have seen such a sight, said Soe Nyi Nyi, a local tech entrepreneur."There's been a lot of changes," he...
Myanmar braces for mobile phone boom as Internet access trickles in

ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet

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The battle lines are drawn for an east v west showdown at a UN conference on telecoms regulation starting on MondayTwo thousand delegates from 193 countries are meeting for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai this week to negotiate a treaty on telecoms regulation that has not...
ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet

Thailand to auction 3G network

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Thailand is auctioning its third generation (3G) telecommunications network, one of the last countries in south-east Asia to do so....
Thailand to auction 3G network

EU to Probe China Telecoms' Practices

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The European Union is ready to launch an investigation into China's practices in the export of mobile-telecommunications network products....
EU to Probe China Telecoms' Practices

Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

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Samsung Electronics is seeking to ban imports and sales of certain Ericsson products in the U.S., alleging that they infringe its patents. The move follows a similar one by Ericsson to ban some Samsung products there. The world's largest smartphone maker filed its complaint with the U.S. International Trade...
Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

Deutsche Telekom to Upgrade 'Last Mile' Connection

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Deutsche Telekom plans to upgrade the connection from its telecommunications network to consumers' homes, to stave off complaints by competitors....
Deutsche Telekom to Upgrade 'Last Mile' Connection

Thailand 3G auction raises $1.4bn

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Thailand raises 41.6bn baht ($1.4bn; £850m) as it completes the long-awaited auction of its third generation (3G) telecommunications network....
Thailand 3G auction raises $1.4bn

FCC green lights T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger

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Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowed T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom to merge its US wireless division with MetroPCS. The FCC believes that the combination will speed LTE deployment, expand MetroPCS into new markets, and overall build a stronger and faster national telecommunications network. The deal announced in...
FCC green lights T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger

The EU Telco Plan To Have The UN 'Tax & Track' Internet Usage Goes Against Fundamental Internet Principles

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We've been talking for a few months about the nefarious plan by the UN's ITU (International Telecommunications Union) to try to begin regulating the internet, and just how dangerous that would be. This is especially true as totalitarian countries have pretty clear plans to use this process to come up...
The EU Telco Plan To Have The UN 'Tax & Track' Internet Usage Goes Against Fundamental Internet Principles

UN’s ITU wants to tax biggest US websites including Google and Apple

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The United Nations is considering a new internet tax for U.S. websites/content providers including Google and Apple, according to leaked proposals from the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association… The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that...
UN’s ITU wants to tax biggest US websites including Google and Apple

DID YOU KNOW?: Two Secretive Israeli Companies Reportedly Bugged The US Telecommunications Grid For The NSA

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The newest information regarding the NSA domestic spying scandal raises an important question: If America's tech giants didn't 'participate knowingly' in the dragnet of electronic communication, how does the NSA get all of their data? One theory: the NSA hired two secretive Israeli companies to wiretap the U.S. telecommunications network....
DID YOU KNOW?: Two Secretive Israeli Companies Reportedly Bugged The US Telecommunications Grid For The NSA

UN’s ITU wants to tax biggest US websites including Google and Apple

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The United Nations is considering a new internet tax for U.S. websites and content providers including Google and Apple, according to leaked proposals from the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association: The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that...
UN’s ITU wants to tax biggest US websites including Google and Apple

Net neutrality could be a victim under an ITU Internet takeover

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Network neutrality, the idea that an ISP can’t discriminate against the traffic traveling over its network, is an enshrined legal right in some areas and a hotly contested regulatory fight in others. But according to a post over at TechDirt it may become moot if the International Telecommunications Union succeeds...
Net neutrality could be a victim under an ITU Internet takeover

China's Huawei and ZTE pose national security threat, says US committee

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Draft report says telecoms giants should be shut out of US market due to Chinese government influence on their operationsAmerican companies and its government should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms, Huawei and ZTE, because they pose a national security threat to the US, the House of...
China's Huawei and ZTE pose national security threat, says US committee

Indian Government Quietly Brings In Its 'Central Monitoring System': Total Surveillance Of All Telecommunications

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There's a worrying trend around the world for governments to extend online surveillance capabilities to encompass all citizens -- often justified with the usual excuse of combatting terrorism and/or child pornography. The latest to join this unhappy club is India, which has put in place what sounds like a...
Indian Government Quietly Brings In Its 'Central Monitoring System': Total Surveillance Of All Telecommunications

EU Telcos To UN Regulators: Divert More Money Our Way And No One's Internet Gets Hurt

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Back in June, we wrote about the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO) and its "proposal" to basically tax the internet, which they're hoping the ITU will adopt later this year. The thinking here is not hard to figure out. These are old school (either state run or formerly state...
EU Telcos To UN Regulators: Divert More Money Our Way And No One's Internet Gets Hurt
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