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    EC makes no exception for spam, porn in net neutrality rules Edit Post

    The European Union mistakenly said an exception to net neutrality rules – covering spam filtering and blocking porn – was part of its new compromise deal. The European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the EU earlier today announced an agreement on net neutrality, as well as an end to roaming. The deal included four instances when net ...
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    Facebook opens first African office Edit Post

    Facebook opened its first office in Africa to “help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally”, and said that activity is happening overwhelmingly via mobile devices. The social media giant’s active user population in Africa grew by 20 per cent to 120 million in June 2015 from 100 million in September 2014, with over ...
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    Dealmaker Ergen is in no hurry Edit Post

    Dish Network, the satellite TV broadcaster reportedly in deal talks with T-Mobile US, is not rushing to conclude any M&A activity, chairman Charlie Ergen told the Denver Business Journal. In fact, the reverse is true, according to Ergen (pictured). “We’re not feeling any pressure to do anything.” “If Comcast and Time Warner had been allowed to merge, ...
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    Microsoft sells part of mapping business to Uber Edit Post

    Microsoft is selling mapping assets to Uber while AOL will assume responsibility for its display, mobile and video advertising inventory in nine markets. Uber confirmed a deal that will see it acquire part of the mapping business that deals with imagery acquisition and map data analysis and processing. It will offer jobs to around 100 Microsoft ...
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    Orange, Partner agree terms to end licensing agreement Edit Post

    Orange and Israel’s Partner Communications agreed terms that could see an end to their brand licensing agreement, following a well-publicised row in the country. Under the new framework, both parties have the right to terminate the existing brand licencing agreement, but Orange itself cannot exercise the clause for a year. “If Partner does not exercise its right ...

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    Samsung readying Tizen smartphones as sales top 1M Edit Post

    Samsung Electronics has reportedly sold one million Tizen-powered smartphones in India, showing some (if not staggering) momentum for the fledgling platform. The first device in the line – Z1 – is available in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and is priced as a “value” proposition rather than competing on features. While the lion’s share of sales ...
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    EU agrees end date for roaming, backs net neutrality Edit Post

    The European Union finally reached a deal that will see the end of roaming charges in June 2017, as well as enshrining net neutrality rules. A compromise was agreed between the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU, following sometimes fraught negotiation. The measures will be delivered via an overhaul of EU telecoms rules ...


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    Apple kicks-off 'Force Touch' iPhone 6S production – report Edit Post

    Speculation about potential updates in the works for Apple’s next-generation iPhone picked up, ahead of an anticipated iPhone 6S unveiling in September 2015. According to Bloomberg, Apple has started early production of devices, which feature a screen including the “Force Touch” technology introduced by Apple’s Watch. Force Touch enables the device to differentiate between “a tap and ...