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    Indian government looks to revive BSNL and MTNL Edit Post

    After completing a first full year in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now keen to revive the fortunes of struggling state-owned telecoms operators BSNL and MTNL. Economic Times reports that Modi’s government sees “the revival of BSNL and MTNL as priority concerns”, citing quotes from the country’s telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. India’s telecoms market remains ...
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    BlackBerry subject to takeover speculation – again – following la... Edit Post

    BlackBerry was again the subject of takeover speculation, shortly after the company announced more job cuts in its latest reshuffle. According to reports, Microsoft is among the potential suitors for BlackBerry, as it looks to bolster its position in the mobile market. Following its acquisition of the bulk of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, it seems ...
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    Twitter cites T-Mobile CEO's social behaviour as way forward for ... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Shailesh Rao, Twitter’s head of Asia, urged corporates to start an open conversation with their customers and stakeholders to better understand their needs, using the example of goverment leaders and mobile industry CEOs who are driving commercial and economic change via the social platform. “To be distributed, you have to be relevant and authentic,” Rao ...
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    Docomo joins FIDO Alliance, launches biometric authentication Edit Post

    Japan’s NTT Docomo has joined the board of the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, the organisation driving the effort to standardise password-less online authentication based on cryptography and biometric technologies. The operator, the country’s largest, said starting tomorrow it will use the technology to make many of its online services – including d book, d game, ...
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    Intel pushes cable-free future, partners with Haier in China Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Intel is on a mission to reduce the clutter and inconvenience of the multitude of wires currently required for computing and is first pushing to eliminate wired charging. Its next target is passwords. The average person carries six cables, said Kirk Skaugen (pictured), Intel’s senior VP and GM of client computing. ...

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    CES Asia kicks off with Audi facing biggest auto industry challenges; event visitors of... Edit Post

    LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Digitisation and sustainability are forcing the automotive industry to undergo the most profound change in its near 130-year history, claimed Audi chairman Rupert Stadler. Delivering the pre-show keynote this afternoon to a standing-room only crowd at a hotel near the CES venue, Stadler said the auto industry has never had to change as fast ...
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    Indian government suggests Airtel Zero, Internet.org violate net neutrality Edit Post

    India’s Department of Telecom (DoT), in its preliminary findings, has said that Bharti Airtel’s sponsored content service and Reliance Communications’ zero-rating deal with Facebook/Internet.org are “against the spirit of net neutrality”. A high-level government source told the Economic Times that this is the view after its initial assessment. “Any final decision regarding the two services will ...


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    Audi's partnership with Baidu designed to boost connected car offering in China Edit Post

    Audi will enhance its partnership with internet search and maps provider Baidu to boost its connected car offering in China, the company said in a statement today. The plan is for Audi to officially sign a contract with Baidu based on integrating the latter’s CarLife platform into its cars. Baidu CarLife is specifically designed for smartphone integration ...