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European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law

Source: Business Balla | Apr 3 2014, 7:08am CDT | by Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a "net neutrality" bill on Thursday, barring Internet service...
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ARM announces mbed -- an Internet of Things (IoT) platform

Oct 1 2014 10:09pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

There are a lot of technology buzzwords and phrases being thrown around lately, such as "Cloud" and "Wearables", but the one I see gaining the most traction is "Internet of Things". The concept is pretty simple -- things being connected to the Internet, but what exactly is defined as a "thing". Well, pretty much anything that isn't a traditional computer can qualify. Think outside the box for a moment and im ...
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Vivendi sheds broadband unit for nearly $10 bln.

Sep 19 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: CNBC

Vivendi sealed a deal to sell its Brazilian broadband unit to Spain's Telefonica in a nearly $10 billion dea ...
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Telecom Italia and Telefonica Compete for Vivendi's Brazilian Broadband Unit GVT

Aug 28 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: IBTimes UK

Telefonica increased its offer for GVT to €7.5bn, after Telecom Italia offered €7bn in cash and st ...
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Telefonica And Telecom Italia Fight Over Vivendi's GVT Brazil Unit

Aug 28 2014 2:25am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Telecom Italia has launched a counter-offer for the Brazilian unit GVT of Vivendi, trumping a bid by Spain's Telefonica and offering the French a large stake in the Italian group in what can become a fierce take over battle that can still a ...
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Telefonica Raises Its Bid For Brazilian Internet Provider Minutes After Telecom Italia Offers $9.25 Billion

Aug 28 2014 1:29am CDT | Source: Business Insider

MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia said on Thursday it had offered to buy Vivendi's Brazilian unit GVT in a cash-and-share offer that values the broadband company 7 billion euros ($9.25 billion). The offer, which also envisages a merger between GVT and Telecom Italia's own Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes, outbid a 6.7 billion euros offer unveiled by Spanish telecom group Telefonica on Aug. 5. However, within minutes of Tele ...
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World's first Firefox smartphone launched

Source: Business Balla | Jul 2 2013, 12:42am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Madrid, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Telefonica is offering the world's first smartphone with the Firefox operating system to compete with devices running Google Android and Apple IOS.
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Samsung's Q1 profit surges on smartphone sales

Source: Business Balla | Apr 26 2013, 3:00am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Samsung's Q1 profit surges on smartphone sales
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of handsets, memory chips and flat screens, said Friday that its operating profit surged in the first quarter on the back of solid demand for its Galaxy smartphones.
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Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 first in Seoul

Source: Business Balla | Apr 25 2013, 4:04am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 first in Seoul
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Thursday said it will roll out its new flagship smartphone model Galaxy S4 in Seoul this Friday for the first time across the globe.
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