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    Apple Watch teardown shows low component costs Edit Post

    Apple’s Watch has a hardware cost that is just 24 per cent of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), meaning the vendor could stand to benefit significantly if sales are maintained over a longer period of time, figures from IHS Technology indicate. Estimated hardware cost to MSRP ratios for other Apple products are in the 29 ...
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    Docomo hardens stance in $1.1B Tata Teleservices scrap Edit Post

    NTT Docomo is digging in over the sale of its 26.5 per cent stake in struggling Indian operator Tata Teleservices, according to Economic Times. Docomo says Indian partner Tata Sons should pay for the stake as agreed in a shareholders pact. The stake is worth at least $1.1 billion. “We think it is possible for Tata Sons ...
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    AT&T gears up in Mexico with $1.9B Nextel acquisition Edit Post

    Having already bought Iusacell in Mexico earlier this year, AT&T completed the acquisition of Nextel for $1.88 billion, and will merge the two operators, putting it in a stronger position to challenge America Movil, the country’s dominant force. “AT&T has completed its acquisition of companies operating under the name Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings Inc., including ...
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    BT-EE deal gets investor nod, now it’s the regulator’s turn Edit Post

    BT’s proposed £12.5 billion takeover of EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, received the backing of the fixed incumbent’s shareholders, but will have to wait longer for the  judgement of the country’s competition regulator. An overwhelming proportion (more than 99 per cent) of votes cast at a general meeting yesterday were in favour of the deal, ...
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    Intel’s Altera aspiration could resurface in June – report Edit Post

    Intel could launch another run at takeover target Altera after a “standstill agreement” expires on 1 June, according to Reuters. An agreement was put in place between the two companies when they previously engaged in talks, which subsequently came to nothing. This would explain, the report said, why Intel has made no further moves in the ...

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    Vodafone Brasil hopes to be part of Brazilian consolidation Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Daniel Fuchs, chief innovation officer of Vodafone Brasil, a MVNO, is keen to see the UK-headquartered group become more firmly rooted in the Brazilian market after future rounds of operator consolidation. “We hope that Vodafone decides to move for frequencies, or something more interesting,” he told Mobile World Live in a recent interview. Fuchs stressed that, as ...
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    Nokia CEO: History will not repeat on AlcaLu deal Edit Post

    Nokia Networks disappointed on profitability in Q1 2015, as CEO Rajeev Suri (pictured) argued why the €15.6 billion acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent should be the Finnish vendor’s next step. Nokia’s networks unit saw operating profit slump by 61 per cent, although its parent was buoyed by stronger performances from HERE and its technologies unit. Group-level profitability grew from ...


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    How long can China help fuel Apple’s record profits? Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: Apple reported another staggering profit of $13.6 billion for its fiscal second quarter (January-March 2015), with iPhone sales surging 55 per cent to $40.3 billion as shipments increased 40 per cent. Much of that outstanding growth can be credited to Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), where sales expanded 71 per cent last ...