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    BlackBerry buys security firm WatchDox Edit Post

    In keeping with its shift to a more software-oriented strategy, BlackBerry has acquired WatchDox, a file-sharing security firm, for a sum thought to be between $100 million and $150 million. WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that complements BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, and will be available with BES12. The firm is headquartered ...
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    Driver, take me to the phone store Edit Post

    NEW BLOG: I want to buy a new mobile phone but am too lazy to visit a store down the road to upgrade. Poor me but never mind because, if I ask nicely, a car will be sent round with a willing customer service rep to demonstrate the latest models. Later, I am out and about with my ...
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    Verizon Wireless reports 7% jump in Q1 revenue; 4G accounts for 8... Edit Post

    Verizon Wireless, up against stiff competition from T-Mobile US and an increasingly price-aggressive Sprint, saw Q1 service revenue dip by 0.4 per cent, year on year, to $17.9 billion. Equipment revenue, however, grew by $1.5 billion over the same period as more customers chose its ‘Edge’ installment plan for new devices. Total revenues at Verizon Communications’ wireless ...
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    TeliaSonera Q1 sales boosted by currency swings; profits hit by R... Edit Post

    TeliaSonera’s Q1 revenue climbed 8.8 per cent, year-on-year, to a shade over SEK26 billion ($3 billion), but strip out favourable currency swings and sales were up by a more subdued 1.5 per cent. Reported service revenue was up 6.5 per cent, to SEK22.8 billion, but when expressed in local currencies service revenue actually dipped, by 1.1 ...
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    Tele2 upbeat on 4G-first pitch; forecasts flat outlook Edit Post

    Alternative operator group Tele2 talked up its data-centric strategy with Q1 results that saw mobile end-user service revenue leap 10 per cent to SEK 3.18 billion ($365 million). The operator’s aim is to monetise its subscribers’ growing demand for 4G data, an approach it hopes will boost profit as well as revenue. “The first quarter 2015 showed ...

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    ZTE sees strong upside to Nokia-AlcaLu tie-up Edit Post

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ZTE is upbeat on Nokia’s intention to acquire Alcatel-Lucent and believes the combination will create more opportunity, since operators will have a more limited selection but will still need gear from multiple vendors. David Dai Shu (pictured), ZTE’s assistant to the president and global spokesperson, expects the blockbuster €15.6 billion acquisition to help it ...
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    Google scales up Project Loon balloon initiative Edit Post

    Google claims its Project Loon initiative is on track to provide a realistic alternative to traditional mobile networks in unconnected regions of the world. Loon is an ambitious project that attempts to use helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity, and has so far been tested by operators such as Telefonica, Telstra and Vodafone. In a new promo ...


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    Zuckerberg defends Internet.org in face of Indian controversy Edit Post

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to defend Internet.org after a number of prominent Indian firms withdrew from the initiative over net neutrality concerns. He argued in a blog against those who say offering some internet services for free – so-called zero-rating – is counter to the principle of net neutrality. Zuckerberg portrayed himself as net neutrality’s biggest ...