AT&T fined for gouging Uncle Sam on phone plans for poor folk

Telco was a bit too generous with Lifeline plans

AT&T has been fined $10.9m by US regulator the FCC for overcharging the government on phone plans for poor people.…

EC set to approve Orange’s purchase of Jazztel – report

Orange has agreed to sell assets that overlap with Jazztel and will offer wholesale capacity to rivals, in the pursuit of approval for its €3.4 billion takeover. As a result, the European Commission is set to approve Orange’s takeover of Spanish fixed …

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TV advertising on the rise for apps

As the market for apps becomes more and more competitive, marketers are increasingly looking to TV to promote products, leading to “dramatic” changes in advertising strategies, Volker Dressel, CEO of marketing agency Quaid Media, said at a briefing in London …

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Yahoo eyeing messaging app market – report

Yahoo is reportedly planning an entry to the fast growing – but fiercely competitive – messaging app market, with two products in the pipeline. According to Business Insider, the company is working on a product that will replace its desktop …

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Microsoft targets Android, iOS developers at Build

Microsoft unveiled a raft of updates at its Build 2015 event, including new tools to enable Android and iOS developers to take code to Windows 10, as it unveiled a target of 1 billion active Windows 10 users by 2018. …

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Nokia CEO: History will not repeat on AlcaLu deal

Nokia Networks disappointed on profitability in Q1 2015, as CEO Rajeev Suri (pictured) argued why the €15.6 billion acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent should be the Finnish vendor’s next step. Nokia’s networks unit saw operating profit slump by 61 per cent, although …

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How long can China help fuel Apple’s record profits?

NEW BLOG: Apple reported another staggering profit of $13.6 billion for its fiscal second quarter (January-March 2015), with iPhone sales surging 55 per cent to $40.3 billion as shipments increased 40 per cent. Much of that outstanding growth can be …

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Dish’s US spectrum bid tactics under investigation

An influential senate committee wants documents and related information from Dish Network that explain how it managed to scoop spectrum at hugely discounted prices in January’s US auction. “The committee has significant questions about whether conduct surrounding the bidding strategies …

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Sony forecasts fall in Mobile sales

Sony said it is expecting a drop in sales from its Mobile Communications business in the coming year, due to a decrease in its mid-tier handset sales “in an effort to improve the profit structure of the segment”. It is …

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