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Google's Nexus 7 available for preorder in Taiwan ahead of mid-September launch

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Quietly hitting France, Germany and Spain last week, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will soon go on sale in Taiwan, following an announcement by manufacturing partner ASUS that the device will go on sale in the country. FocusTaiwan reports that the country’s top three operators — Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile and Far...
Google's Nexus 7 available for preorder in Taiwan ahead of mid-September launch

Jeff Bezos named Fortune's businessperson of the year

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Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos got a nod from Fortune as the businessperson of the year Thursday, topping a list full of technology and telecommunications executives. The magazine called him the "ultimate disrupter," citing the way Bezos approaches everything from executive meetings to his tendency to ignore Wall Street and...
Jeff Bezos named Fortune's businessperson of the year
Obama urges Senate to pass Cybersecurity Act, citing 'growing' cyber attack dangers to US

Vodafone 'Evaluating' Cable & Wireless Bid

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U.K.-based telecommunications giant Vodafone said it is "evaluating the merits" of bidding for troubled U.K. cable operator Cable & Wireless Worldwide, but cautioned that it is in the early stages of looking at the company....
Vodafone 'Evaluating' Cable & Wireless Bid

Vivendi: Not Contemplating Breakup

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Vivendi ruled out the idea of an overall breakup of the company and said it is in no rush to sell assets, after better-than-expected second-quarter results eased investor pressure on the French media and telecommunications conglomerate to quickly change its strategy....
Vivendi: Not Contemplating Breakup

Huawei's U.S. competitors among those pushing for scrutiny of Chinese tech firm

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Companies in the cutthroat field of telecommunications received a remarkable marketing document recently, one aimed at causing suspicion about one of their biggest competitors, the Chinese firm Huawei. Read full article >>...
Huawei's U.S. competitors among those pushing for scrutiny of Chinese tech firm

House of Lords report says UK broadband not fit for purpose

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On this edition of Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski, we hear from Guardian telecommunications correspondent Juliette Garside on the House of Lords report into the UK's broadband infrastructure. Juliette discusses why the present network is creating a monopoly in the industry and potentially blocking private investment in broadband. Guardian Technology...
House of Lords report says UK broadband not fit for purpose

Opera Web Pass goes live in Malaysia, provides short-term mobile data access on demand

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Opera introduced a new approach to pay-as-you-go mobile data today, but unless you currently live in Malaysia, you'll only be able to read of the latest advancement. Known as the Opera Web Pass, the service is geared to those without data plans and allows users to purchase short term...
Opera Web Pass goes live in Malaysia, provides short-term mobile data access on demand

AT&T Boosts Data Levels in Prepaid Service

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AT&T boosted the amount of data offered in packages for prepaid customers, as the telecommunications giant steps up efforts to compete in the fast-growing prepaid market....
AT&T Boosts Data Levels in Prepaid Service

Telefonica Digital acquires Tokbox to bring live video to its telecommunication offerings

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Telefonica Digital, the forward-looking digital arm of the world’s fifth largest mobile carrier, has just acquired Tokbox, the video conferencing platform. No terms of the deal were announced, but both sides say that everybody was pleased with the outcome. Discussions about potential acquisition first started when Tokbox released OpenTok, its cloud-based...
Telefonica Digital acquires Tokbox to bring live video to its telecommunication offerings

Cisco Beats Fourth Quarter Analyst Expectations of 45 Cents Per Share - Revenues Up 4%

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Cisco beat fourth quater analyst expectations with net sales up 4% compared to last year.  Overall revenues were $11.7 billion with reporting of 47 cents per share. For the year, net sales were $46.1 billion , up 7% compared to last year. Analysts had forecast a profit of 45 cents a...
Cisco Beats Fourth Quarter Analyst Expectations of 45 Cents Per Share - Revenues Up 4%
Nokia applies for skin-friendly haptic material patent, hints at notification system

Op-ed: TSA should follow the law

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As director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, Jim Harper works to adapt law and policy to the unique problems of the information age, in areas such as privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property, and security. Jim Harper of the Cato Institute A year ago this coming Sunday, the US...
Op-ed: TSA should follow the law

Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

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The House Intelligence Committee will release a report Monday, following its probe into espionage charges against the two telecommunications gear makers. Also, 60 Minutes will air its investigation into the company Sunday. [Read more]...
Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

When Telecommunications and Information Services Are The Same Thing

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When Telecommunications and Information Services Are The Same Thing

Idea Seeks Clarification on License Cancellation

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Idea Cellular said it has sought clarification of the Supreme Court's recent decision to cancel 13 of its 22 telecommunications licenses as part of a ruling that revoked 122 mobile telecom licenses....
Idea Seeks Clarification on License Cancellation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce comments on robocall summit #thecircuit

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Robocalls: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce asked the Federal Trade Commission to work with legislators as it moves ahead with an examination of automatic "robocall" technology. "[It] is imperative that any discussion properly distinguish between illegal telemarketing calls and informational calls that benefit consumers, and address modernizing and improving...
U.S. Chamber of Commerce comments on robocall summit #thecircuit

Juniper Networks said to be raising a PE round to boost its enterprise and security business

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With talks falling through to sell off its assets, Juniper Networks is considering raising a private equity round to bolster its enterprise and security business, Reuters reports. Juniper is one of the largest networking gear makers in the world, second only to Cisco. Sources told Reuters that in the...
Juniper Networks said to be raising a PE round to boost its enterprise and security business

Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads

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On March 21, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark applications for Siri's stylized microphone logo. Apple has filed six applications for Siri's logo in the US and a single application in Europe under several key International Classes covering such matters as online social networking services,...
Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads
How Larry Smarr's data obsession changed his health

ZTE said selling embargoed US computer gear to Iran

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China's second biggest telecommunications gear maker ZTE was found to have sold embargoed US computer equipment to Iran. A Tuesday Reuters report claimed that documents show ZTE sold some computer gear as part of a $10.5 million supply contract to a unit that controls Iranian telecoms. The documents are dated...
ZTE said selling embargoed US computer gear to Iran

Alcatel Sets New Strategy Revamp

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Alcatel-Lucent's CEO plans to revamp the telecommunications-gear maker's strategy by early summer, as the company burned through more than half a billion euros in cash en route to its fourth-consecutive quarterly loss....
Alcatel Sets New Strategy Revamp

Samsung’s Q4 delivers record $4.7 billion in profit on $42 billion in revenue

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Samsung on Friday reported record earnings for the fourth quarter last year. In line with the company’s estimates as reported earlier this month, Samsung recorded an operating profit of 5.3 trillion won, or approximately $4.72 billion USD, on sales of 47 trillion won, or approximately $42 billion USD. Samsung...
Samsung’s Q4 delivers record $4.7 billion in profit on $42 billion in revenue

Retailers Join Payment Chase

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are among roughly two dozen retailers working together to develop a mobile-payments system to compete with similar products from Google Inc. and big cellphone companies, according to people with direct knowledge of the project. The push represents an effort by frustrated merchants to get...
Retailers Join Payment Chase

Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Hong Kong firm files complaint over locked iPhones

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Hong Kong Telecommunications is turning to the legal system in a complaint with the city's telecoms regulator over Apple iPhone locking, according to the Wall Street Journal. Unlocked phones are commonplace in Hong Kong; in fact, the city was one of the first regions in the world to get unlocked...
Hong Kong firm files complaint over locked iPhones

Apple rests patent case as judge tosses three Samsung phones from trial

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Apple on Monday rested its case on that Samsung ripped off the design of the iPhone and iPad while building its own mobile products. Meanwhile, three of the Samsung phones that Apple labeled as infringing were tossed from the trial. It was a minor victory for Samsung. The Galaxy Ace,...
Apple rests patent case as judge tosses three Samsung phones from trial

ITU: Internet policy still on agenda

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Public policy formulation in all domains, including the Internet, is the sovereign right of member states, said ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Toure on Wednesday, suggesting that a debate over control of the Internet is far from over at the telecommunications body....
ITU: Internet policy still on agenda

AT&T Tops Earnings Expectations on 4.7 Million iPhone Sales, Strong Pickup for Shared Data Plans

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AT&T on Wednesday reported better than expected earnings on revenue of $31.5 billion. The telecommunications giant also said it sold 4.7 million iPhones in the quarter and signed up 2 million customers for its new shared data plans in just five weeks. In the quarter the company said it added...
AT&T Tops Earnings Expectations on 4.7 Million iPhone Sales, Strong Pickup for Shared Data Plans

Would you buy a 6.1-inch smartphone? Huawei sure thinks so

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Chinese device maker and telecommunications specialist Huawei is planning to announce a 6.1-inch smartphone at CES next year, reports Engadget. Richard Yu, Huawei’s Chairman of Devices, was apparently too eager to wait until January, however, as the company’s executive revealed the heavy-set device to shoppers, which was then filmed, photographed and spread around...
Would you buy a 6.1-inch smartphone? Huawei sure thinks so
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