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    Telecom Italia reaches decision on chairman Edit Post

    Telecom Italia shareholders voted for Giuseppe Recchi (pictured, below) to become the company’s new chairman along with a new 13-strong board of directors. Recchi, chairman of Italian energy company Eni and former CEO of General Electric for South Europe, was approved for the position at a shareholders’ meeting. Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano backed changes in February ...
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    Mexican operator in $2.5B stand-off with IBM - report Edit Post

    Iusacell, Mexico’s third-largest mobile operator, has sued IBM for a whopping $2.5 billion. The lawsuit, reports Reuters, accuses ‘Big Blue’ of making fraudulent representations that caused the operator to lose $2.5 billion in profits. “Events subsequent to the execution of the agreement have revealed that IBM both knowingly misrepresented and wrongfully concealed from Iusacell material facts both before ...
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    Leading EC presidential candidate hints at looser competition rul... Edit Post

    Jean-Claude Juncker, campaigning to be next president of the European Commission (EC), appears to favour a shake-up of EU anti-trust rules that would make it easier for consolidation among Europe’s operators. A leading candidate in the race for the presidency, Juncker, quoted by the Financial Times, said the “first thing we should do is re-think the ...
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    AT&T partners with Volvo on M2M Edit Post

    US number-two operator AT&T signed a deal with Volvo to provide high-speed wireless connectivity to the car maker’s vehicles. The multi-year agreement covers the US and Canada and will see AT&T provide its embedded infotainment service, Sensus Connect, for Volvo’s 2015 models, which go on sale this summer. Drivers will also be able to access Volvo On ...
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    Yahoo seeing "nice returns" from 430M mobile users Edit Post

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the web giant is continuing to make progress in mobile with 430 million monthly mobile users — a 30 per cent year-on-year growth — and more than half of the company’s total monthly audience coming from mobile. Discussing the company’s latest results, Mayer said the company has moved from its core ...

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    Shift to mobile advertising hits Google Edit Post

    Google’s first-quarter results reflected how the trend for greater advertising on smartphones and tablets is less lucrative for the search giant. Although Google’s revenue climbed 19 per cent to $15.42 billion compared to $12.95 billion in the same period last year, the performance was below analysts’ expectations. Likewise, although total advertising volume rose 26 per cent, the ...
  • US operators, device makers pledge 'kill switch' rollout Edit Post

    The five largest US operators, along with smartphone makers, have signed an agreement in which new models of smartphones manufactured for retail sale in the US after July 2015 will feature tools to protect users in the event of phone theft. The Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment programme is led by US mobile industry association CTIA, and ...


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    First Tizen smartphones coming from Samsung by June Edit Post

    Samsung plans to launch smartphones running the Tizen open source operating system by the end of the second quarter, a senior executive from the South Korean company told Reuters. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, said the first Tizen-based smartphone to be launched in this timeframe will be a high-end device, with the ...