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    Facebook plans revenue sharing model to monetise videos Edit Post

    Facebook will share ad revenue with video creators in the hope of attracting better content and more advertising, a move aimed at smartphones on which 75 per cent of its videos are watched. In total, videos are watched around four billion times a day on the social network. The new feature, called suggested videos, will likely put ...
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    Bharti Airtel raises $1.3B from African tower sales Edit Post

    India’s Bharti Airtel today announced the sale of tower assets in five African countries for $1.3 billion, which it said will be used to reduce debt. The company also confirmed it is in the process of further divestment in six other countries, as part of its previously announced intentions to divest tower assets in 13 African countries. In ...
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    PayPal buys P2P money transfer firm Xoom for $890M Edit Post

    PayPal bought Xoom, a US firm that enables remittances either via mobile or online, as it tries to build an international presence ahead of its 17 July spin-off from parent eBay. Xoom’s target market is migrants in the US who want to send money to friends and family internationally. The firm’s major payment corridors are from ...
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    Xiaomi’s H1 shipments rise 33%, but full-year target in doubt Edit Post

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is facing a slowdown in growth as H1 shipments rose just 33 per cent year-on-year, in contrast to 227 per cent full-year growth in 2014. According to a tweet by Hugo Barra, the company’s VP of international operations, it shipped 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of the year, which will make ...
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    DT, Orange, Telefonica and Nokia support 5G consortium Edit Post

    Vendors Alcatel-Lucent, NEC and Nokia Networks, as well as operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica, are backing a group with the brief to think creatively about the mobile network architecture for 5G. The 5G NORMA (Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture) group, which is part of the 5GPPP initiative, will begin work this month (July) for a ...

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    Xiaomi announces Brazil launch; names new CFO Edit Post

    Chinese handset maker Xiaomi took its first major steps outside of Asia after announcing the launch of its smartphones in Brazil, and vowed to expand further across Latin America. Five year old Xiaomi, which was valued at $46 billion in its latest funding round, is thought of as the world’s most valuable start-up, and will sell ...
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    Novatel Wireless chief claims IoT is struggling to scale Edit Post

    The CEO of US M2M player Novatel Wireless, Alex Mashinsky, believes a perceived slowdown in IoT (Internet of Things) growth represents a disconnect between industry projections and reality, but conceded that the segment continues to struggle with scale. Mashinsky’s comments come after Ericsson appeared to backtrack last month on its well-publicised vision that 50 billion devices ...


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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 ...