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Telefonica buys GVT for EUR 7.2 bln in cash and shares

19 Sep 2014 09:43 CET | Brazil, Spain

Telefonica has confirmed its acquisition of Vivendi's Brazilian broadband operator GVT in a deal worth around EUR 7.2 billion in cash and shares. A final agreement was signed ...

Microsoft starts lay-offs with 2,100 employees

19 Sep 2014 09:33 CET | United States, World

Microsoft said it was laying off 2,100 workers, as part of its previously announced plan to cut 18,000 jobs, streamline its workforce and integrate the acquisition of Nokia's ...

Alibaba IPO priced at top of range, raises over USD 21 bln

19 Sep 2014 09:28 CET | China, World

Alibaba Group has priced its initial public offering at USD 68 per share, at the top end of the USD 66-68 range it gave, the Financial Times reported. The pricing translates ...

Ellison steps down as CEO, becomes chairman of Oracle

19 Sep 2014 09:09 CET | World

Oracle said it has appointed founder and CEO Larry Ellison its new executive chairman and CTO. Jeff Henley, who has served as Oracle's chairman for the last ten years, was ...

Ericsson to exit modem business

18 Sep 2014 08:57 CET | World

Ericsson announced it will stop developing modems and shift part of the resources to investments in radio network R&D. The company announced earlier it was reviewing the ...

Amazon unveils new Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers

18 Sep 2014 08:09 CET | World

Amazon has announced new Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and an update to its mobile operating system. The new Fire HD tablet will be available in a 6-inch version for USD 99 ...

Oi to sell stake in Unitel

17 Sep 2014 12:42 CET | Africa, Angola, Brazil, Portugal

Brazilian operator Oi has announced plans to sell its 75 percent stake in Africatel. The main asset of the holding company inherited from its merger with Portugal Telecom is ...

Sony downgrades mobile growth expectations

17 Sep 2014 10:14 CET | World

Sony announced it will take an impairment charge of JPY 180 billion in its fiscal second quarter to write down the value of its mobile phone business. The company said a ...

Sky Deutschland boards reject takeover bid from BSkyB

17 Sep 2014 09:52 CET | Germany

The management and supervisory boards of Sky Deutschland have recommended shareholders do not accept BSkyB's takeover bid for the company. In a joint statement, the boards ...

Rackspace decides to stay independent, under new CEO

17 Sep 2014 09:24 CET | World

Rackspace announced that it has has ended its evaluation of alternatives to being acquired, and that it has chosen to remain independent, under a new CEO. Taylor Rhodes will ...

Telecom Italia considering Oi takeover bid - report

17 Sep 2014 08:30 CET | Brazil, Italy

Telecom Italia is evaluating the possible acquisition of Brazilian operator Oi in a move to challenge local rival Telefonica, reports Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources close ...

Mail.ru raises stake in VKontakte to 100%

16 Sep 2014 15:28 CET | Russian Federation

Russian internet company Mail.ru Group announced that it has acquired the remaining 48.01 percent of Russian social network VKontakte, raising its stake to 100 percent. The ...

Grameenphone, Mozilla unveil GoFox F15 Firefox phone

16 Sep 2014 12:16 CET | Bangladesh

Bangladeshi mobile operator Grameenphone has launched the GoFox F15 Firefox phone on the local market. The handset is available for under USD 60. This marks the first joint ...

Orange offers to buy Jazztel for EUR 3.4 billion

16 Sep 2014 08:34 CET | France, Spain

Orange has launched an offer to acquire Spanish broadband operator Jazztel in a bid to compete with its two main rivals Telefonica and Vodafone. The agreement, which values ...

Vimpelcom exits Canadian market, sells Wind Mobile stake

16 Sep 2014 08:32 CET | Canada

VimpelCom is exiting the Canadian market and has agreed to sell its local operator Wind Mobile. VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding have agreed to sell all of their debt and ...

Alibaba raises IPO price range

16 Sep 2014 07:55 CET | China

Alibaba Group has raised the subscription price for its initial public offering of shares. Due to strong demand, the Chinese e-commerce group now expects to price the IPO at ...

NII Holdings files for chapter 11

16 Sep 2014 07:42 CET | Latin America

NII Holdings has filed for chapter 11 protection from creditors in the US. Signaled last month already as an option, the chapter 11 proceedings will give NII time to ...

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for USD 2.5 billion

15 Sep 2014 16:08 CET | World

Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish maker of the popular 'Minecraft' video game, for USD 2.5 billion. The companies expect to complete the takeover by the end of ...

Apple sells over 4 mln iPhone 6 in first day of pre-sales

15 Sep 2014 15:38 CET | World

Apple announced a record number of first day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. Over 4 million of the phones were ordered in the first 24 hours. ...

Google launches first family of Android One phones in India

15 Sep 2014 12:58 CET | India, World

Google has introduced the first family of Android One phones in India. The devices mainly target emerging markets. In partnership with phone and silicon chip makers, Google ...

TDC buys Get for NOK 13.8 billion

15 Sep 2014 12:11 CET | Norway

TDC Group said it is buying Norwegian cable television and broadband provider Get. It said this will create Scandinavia's largest cable TV operator in terms of revenue. The ...

Netflix agrees French distribution with Bouygues Telecom

15 Sep 2014 10:24 CET | France

Bouygues Telecom is France's first operator to have signed an agreement with SVOD giant Netflix. Bouygues customers using the Bbox Sensation gateway and future Android box ...

Phones 4u calls in administrators after losing EE contract

15 Sep 2014 08:41 CET | United Kingdom

UK retail chain Phones 4u has gone into public administration and did not open its doors on 15 September. The move follows Vodafone deciding to stop selling through Phones 4u ...

Vodafone could bid for Liberty Global after next year - CEO

12 Sep 2014 13:19 CET | Europe

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao told Bloomberg that he would consider acquiring cable giant Liberty Global if the price was right. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs presentation, Colao ...

Comcast, Liberty Global enter international Wi-Fi agreement

11 Sep 2014 17:35 CET | Europe, United States

Comcast Cable and Liberty Global have entered an international Wi-Fi agreement to enable users to access each other's Wi-Fi networks. This first-of-its-kind international ...


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