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    Vodafone Wallet enables contactless payment Edit Post

    Following agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015, the operator announced. This means customers will be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone Wallet and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals, as well ...
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    Thai 4G auctions pushed to year-end Edit Post

    Following reports earlier this month that 4G spectrum auctions in Thailand would take place in August, the country’s regulatory authority has now postponed them to year-end. Two processes will now take place on 11 November and 15 December, with winners being announced in December. The military government has been uncertain about the date ever since it came ...
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    Intel in “advanced talks” to buy Altera - report Edit Post

    Intel is in discussions to buy Altera, a chip partner, in what would be the biggest ever acquisition by the US chip giant if the deal went through. Details are scant, but when the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) first reported talks last Friday – citing unnamed sources – it was enough to send Altera’s market capitalisation ...
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    SoftBank in talks over Micromax stake – report Edit Post

    Japanese technology giant SoftBank is apparently in talks to buy a 20 per cent stake in handset maker Micromax Informatics, in a deal which could value the Indian company at around $5 billion. According to Reuters, the sale will be sold by existing investors, meaning the cash will not go to the company itself. But it would ...
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    TeliaSonera says whistleblowing scheme has exposed potential corr... Edit Post

    TeliaSonera said its ‘Speak-Up Line’ – an innovative scheme introduced last year to encourage employees to flag wrongdoing – helped uncover “potentially fraudulent transactions” involving former senior level employees at Kcell, its Kazakhstan subsidiary. TeliaSonera admitted last year it may have broken laws in various Eurasian countries, so is naturally keen to show willingness about weeding ...

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    Tele2 head doubts the appeal of quadplay Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mats Granryd, chief executive of Tele2, told Mobile World Live he is “not a big believer” in quadplay, simply because he doesn’t see many consumers as being all that interested in buying bundled packages of fixed and mobile services. “We don’t see customers asking for a fixed-mobile convergence play,” said Granryd. Tele2 is an ...
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    HTC design chief heads for the door Edit Post

    HTC has parted company with Jonah Becker, its US-based head of design, as the revolving door continues for its senior executives. According to The Wall Street Journal, Becker oversaw the design of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, One M9, having only been in place at the head of the department for around a year. His predecessor, Scott ...


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    Facebook makes first drone test flight Edit Post

    Facebook announced it had completed the first successful test flight of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platform, which it intends to deploy in order to extend connectivity as part of its internet.org initiative. The drone, as reported by TechCrunch, has a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 767 but uses lightweight materials that allow it to weigh ...