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Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

Facebook buys teen app tbh

Facebook buys teen app tbh

Published 16/10/2017

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world's largest social network looks to attract more users. [more…]

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets

Published 16/10/2017

T-Mobile U.S. Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. [more…]

Android co-creator`s startup sued over connector technology

Android co-creator`s startup sued over connector technology

Published 16/10/2017

Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors. [more…]

Sweden`s Ericsson proposes Ronnie Leten as new chairman

Sweden`s Ericsson proposes Ronnie Leten as new chairman

Published 09/10/2017

Struggling mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson proposed Ronnie Leten, former CEO at Atlas Copco, as its new chairman, it said on Monday. [more…]

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

Published 07/10/2017

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. [more…]

Italy may fine Telecom Italia over Vivendi control: source

Italy may fine Telecom Italia over Vivendi control: source

Published 29/09/2017

Italy has launched a process that could end with Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) being fined for failing to notify Rome that French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) had assumed de facto control of the phone company, a government source said. [more…]

Google launches digital payments service in India

Google launches digital payments service in India

Published 18/09/2017

Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday launched a localized payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country's rapidly-growing digital payments space. [more…]

Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

Published 18/09/2017

Nokia (NOKIA.HE) will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea's LG Electronics (066570.KS) for using its smartphone patents. [more…]

U.S. banks move to broaden reach of Zelle instant payments app

U.S. banks move to broaden reach of Zelle instant payments app

Published 08/09/2017

A consortium of U.S. banks is taking another step next week to attract a critical mass of users to their Zelle network, a rival to PayPal's Venmo for handling instant payments between individuals with smartphones. [more…]