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WhatsApp Voice: a nice add-on for 700 mln users

Published 18 Mar 2015 13:15 CET | World

Recent reports have suggested WhatsApp has started testing the new service WhatsApp Voice with a selected group of users. A launch was expected in Q1, but it's not yet clear ...

OnePlus: strong niche player or victim of its own success?

Published 21 Oct 2014 12:48 CET | World

OnePlus will launch in 2015 a second smartphone, called the OnePlus 2. This is expected to have a smaller screen than the 5.5-inch display of the OnePlus 1. Will OnePlus be ...

What the expansion of the OTT sector means for the telecom sector

Published 20 Mar 2014 09:29 CET | World

WhatsApp recently announced plans to add voice to its popular messaging app. Google and Line are now following, with Google Hangouts (according to rumours) and the Line chat ...

Facebook buys a winner with WhatsApp

Published 20 Feb 2014 17:54 CET | World

Facebook is buying WhatsApp for in total USD 19 billion. The price includes USD 4 billion cash and the remainder in stock. This gives WhatsApp owners and employees 7.9 ...

You can set your clock by the new iPhone

Published 14 Feb 2014 15:51 CET | World

Apple holds an iPhone event every year, and this is likely to take place in September this year again. Rumours of its new device are already starting to gather steam, driven ...

Lenovo may over-estimate Motorola potential

Published 31 Jan 2014 12:33 CET | World

The world's biggest PC maker, Lenovo, hopes to do the same soon with mobile devices. The Chinese company hopes to become the biggest smartphone supplier, but its ambition is ...

NSN starts search for growth

Published 22 Jan 2014 14:57 CET | World

As Nokia approaches the completion of the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, the attention is shifting to Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), which will form the core ...

Google enters connected home market with Nest Labs takeover

Published 15 Jan 2014 14:05 CET | United States, World

Google has acquired the company Nest Labs for USD 3.2 billion. Nest Labs makes two connected devices, a thermostaat (USD 250) and a smoke alarm (USD 130), both of which can ...

Amazon: from retail to wholesale

Published 14 Jan 2014 13:05 CET | World

Amazon gave a number of interesting statistics in a recent press release. These make clear that Amazon, the same as the telecom incumbents of the world, is suffering from a ...

Apple's cheap iPhone not so cheap

Published 13 Sep 2013 16:05 CET | World

Contrary to expectations, Apple has not launched a much cheaper version of the iPhone. The new iPhone 5C without a service contract will cost USD 549 for the 16GB version or ...

Microsoft-Nokia deal: a logical step

Published 03 Sep 2013 14:28 CET | World

Few could be surprised by Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business. Since the two signed a partnership agreement in early 2011, Windows Phone has been growing ...

Vodafone exits US - what will it buy now?

Published 03 Sep 2013 12:46 CET | United States, World

Vodafone has agreed to allow Verizon to buy out its 45 percent stake in their joint venture Verizon Wireless, for USD 130 billion. As part of the deal, Vodafone will also ...

Is broadband immune to commoditisation?

Published 28 Aug 2013 12:19 CET | World

Amazon has tested a wireless network in California, using spectrum from satellite company Globalstar, Bloomberg reported. This story is part of a bigger trend, in which ...

Nokia should not launch a Windows RT tablet

Published 27 Aug 2013 13:30 CET | World

Growing sales of its Lumia smartphones and the increasing popularity of the Windows Phone platform appear to have driven Nokia to look at the tablet market. The company is ...

Nokia builds on imaging strategy with the Lumia 1020

Published 15 Jul 2013 14:08 CET | World

The first mobile phone with a camera function was the Sharp J-SH04, launched around ten years ago. Considered a gimmick at the time, imaging is now one of the most important ...

Facebook joins the mobile value chain

Published 05 Apr 2013 11:40 CET | World

Facebook is increasingly profiling itself as a mobile-focused organisation, offering a mobile experience distinct from the social network on desktops and laptops. This is no ...

AT&T interest in Vodafone unlikely

Published 02 Apr 2013 15:40 CET | World

According to the Financial Times, Verizon and AT&T are preparing a joint bid for Vodafone. They are reportedly ready to offer around 260 pence per share, the equivalent of ...

BlackBerry worries not over as customer loyalty erodes

Published 29 Mar 2013 12:00 CET | World

BlackBerry has surprised with a small profit in its latest quarter and a good start with the new Z10 smartphone. However, the Canadian company's worries are far from over, as ...

Battle for emerging markets on display at MWC

Published 05 Mar 2013 13:38 CET | World

Smartphone adoption in emerging markets has long been held back by high prices and limited subsidies from operators. Thanks to a growing focus at leading handset makers on ...

Firefox OS: a new candidate for third place after Apple and Android

Published 26 Feb 2013 12:18 CET | World

Just as the mobile operating system market appears to be a fait accompli, with iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) the winners, a new candidate for third place has emerged: ...

Intel faces tough task bringing new name to OTT market

Published 18 Feb 2013 14:35 CET | United States, World

Intel plans to launch this year its own set-top box and streaming video service, aimed at the consumer market. One can assume this will first target the US market. Erik ...

Apple can still grow further with more iPhone models

Published 01 Feb 2013 12:39 CET | World

Apple's iPhone sales keep growing, quarter after quarter. However growth has been driven in part by continuous expansion to new markets. That expansion model is now reaching ...

Twitter: can it remain the standard for microblogging?

Published 31 Jan 2013 16:13 CET | World

BlackRock is acquiring a small stake in Twitter, the Financial Times reported. It will reportedly pay USD 80 million for less than 1 percent in the company, valuing Twitter ...

Nokia starts 2013 in the black, without Symbian

Published 24 Jan 2013 17:01 CET | World

After several quarters of losses, Nokia showed some satisfying progress with its results for the last three months of 2012. While revenues were still down by 20 percent from ...

Operators prepare for future with job cuts

Published 23 Jan 2013 12:36 CET | Netherlands, World

KPN and Vodafone have announced job cuts at their Dutch operations. KPN's latest lay-offs were reported by Dutch daily De Telegraaf, citing an internal memo, while Vodafone ...

 




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TV revenues grow 2.5% in 2014
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