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Phones become smarter, batteries lag, but changes are afoot

While mobile phones are becoming ever smarter, the batteries that power them are not. While this looks unlikely to change any day soon, new technologies...

Nokia becomes world’s biggest Windows Phone seller

Research firm claims Finnish handset maker accounted for 33% of 2.7 million Windows Phones sold in Q4. Nokia Corp., the world's largest handset...

Turkcell net profit falls mainly due to Belarus operations

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, Turkey's largest cell phone operator, late Wednesday posted a 9.9% fall in its fourth-quarter net profit, mainly due to one-off...

Bharti Airtel unaware of Econet Wireless damages claim

Mobile operator's Nigeria unit reportedly seeking $3.1 billion in ownership dispute. Bharti Airtel Ltd. says it isn't aware of a reported $3.1 billion...

Juniper acquires Web security vendor Mykonos for $80m

Juniper Networks Inc. acquired privately held Web security vendor Mykonos Software Inc. for roughly $80 million in cash, broadening its portfolio of security offerings....

Ericsson bolsters HetNet portfolio with BelAir acquisition

Swedish equipment maker to integrate carrier-grade WiFi with small cell technologies; outlines OSS/BSS, m-commerce ambitions. Ericsson on Tuesday acquired carrier-grade WiFi specialist BelAir...

Sony bets gaming market still has room for handheld Vita

Electronics maker seeing increasing competitive pressure from smartphone, tablet games. Sony Corp. has had its share of challenges of late, but one of its biggest...
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Virgin Mobile eyes youth market in bid to crack Latin America

MVNO to spend $300 million on expansion into region; Chile, Colombia launches due this year. U.K.-based MVNO Virgin Mobile has revealed that it...

Social networks can’t be made to filter content – EU

Social networks cannot be forced to install monitoring systems to prevent copyrighted material from being downloaded illegally by users, the European Union's highest court...

Cisco challenges European approval of Microsoft’s Skype deal

Network giant seeks to prevent Microsoft from strengthening its position in Web-based video calling market. Cisco Systems Inc. challenged the European Commission's approval...

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