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    Google unveils updated payments push Edit Post

    Google unveiled Android Pay, stating that the new payment service is “bringing together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to deliver you choice and flexibility”. “We believe the same partnership model that fuelled Android’s growth from a single device to seven years ago to now more than a billion users will enable Android Pay to ...
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    Lenovo focuses on innovation at inaugural Tech World conference Edit Post

    Lenovo’s first Tech World conference, held in Beijing this week, was talked up “as a celebration of innovation”, by CEO Yang Yuanqing after the company took the wraps off a number of new research projects. The most notable advances included demos of a new dual screen smartwatch, a smartphone inbuilt with laser projection and gesture control, ...
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    Jolla kicks off African Sailfish push Edit Post

    Jolla announced plans to “build a Sailfish OS ecosystem in Africa”, as part of its strategy to drive growth of the OS across emerging markets. The company is focusing its efforts on South Africa, creating a consortium (Sailfish Africa) with partner Sello Rathete, one of the co-founders of operator Cell-C. Rathete said in a statement that ...
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    Vodafone investors open to Liberty Global deal – report Edit Post

    Some of the biggest shareholders in Vodafone indicated they might favour a deal with John Marlone’s Liberty Global, as the UK company appears to be in a stronger position to strike a deal with the cable group. A Reuters report found support among Vodafone investors, following John Malone’s comments last week stating that it would be ...
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    Argentina approves break-up of Telecom Italia investor group Edit Post

    Argentina’s antitrust watchdog CNDC has approved the break-up of the Telco investor group’s 22 per cent ownership of Telecom Italia, saying it does not infringe competition law, according to a document seen by Reuters. This means France’s Vivendi has a clear path to becoming the Italian operator’s biggest shareholder. Vivendi has a 8 per cent stake ...

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    Google unveils new IoT, Android platforms alongside payments push Edit Post

    Google used its Google I/O event to talk up growth of the Android ecosystem beyond smartphones and tablets into the wearables and auto space, as well as unveiling the next Android release and a new platform targeting the IoT market. The company said that customers can choose from seven different Android Wear watches, and that by ...
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    Europe strikes 5G R&D deal with Japan Edit Post

    The European Union (EU) joined forces with Japan to work towards a “common understanding of 5G”, identify “new harmonised frequencies” for the next-generation technology, and cooperate on future 5G applications. “Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the road to a global definition of 5G, its service characteristics and standards,” said Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner ...