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Cities becoming more digital, rankings show

In its second edition, Ericsson's Networked Society City Index ranked 25 of the world's largest cities according to their ability to use ICT for social, economic and environmental benefits. The top three cities in the index -- Seoul, Singapore and Stockholm -- have successfully met many social, economic and environmental targets by making extensive investments in ICT, Ericsson noted.

HTC shares plunge on Q4 forecast cut, patent battle setback

Shares of Taiwan-based HTC Corporation reached the lowest level in 16 months after the company cut its Q4 revenue forecast, Bloomberg reported.

Sony's tablets may be a tough sell with price tag

Reuters | August 31, 2011 | Liana Baker, Nicola Leske Sony Corp took the wraps off its long-awaited tablets on Wednesday with price tags that could hurt the company's chances to compete for the No. 2 spot in the tablet market. Read the full article here...

Sony’s tablets may be a tough sell with price tag

Reuters | August 31, 2011 | Liana Baker, Nicola Leske Sony Corp took the wraps off its long-awaited tablets on Wednesday with price tags that could hurt the company's chances to compete for the No. 2 spot in the tablet market. Read the full article here...

Deutsche Telekom: U.S. staffing not linked to AT&T deal

Reuters | August 27, 2011 | Peter Maushagen Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) said it had not been cutting jobs at its U.S. arm T-Mobile USA in anticipation of the unit's sale to AT&T (T.N), as reported by a German online magazine on Friday. Read the full article...

Deutsche Telekom: U.S. staffing not linked to AT&T deal

Reuters | August 27, 2011 | Peter Maushagen Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) said it had not been cutting jobs at its U.S. arm T-Mobile USA in anticipation of the unit's sale to AT&T (T.N), as reported by a German online magazine on Friday. Read the full article...

Taiwan market: Demand for Apple products remains strong, say retailers

DigiTimes | August 26, 2011 | Ocean Chen, Joseph Tsai Taiwan-based retail chain Tsann Kuen, a distributor of Apple products, has commented on the resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, saying that market demand for Apple's products in Taiwan remains strong and it believes that when...

SK Telecom says no plan to bid for Hulu

Reuters | August 24, 2011 | Hyunjoo Jin South Korea's top mobile carrier, SK Telecom, said on Thursday that it had no plans to bid for U.S. online video site Hulu. Read the full article here via Reuters

Microsoft Formalizes Cross-Platform Collaboration With CS2C in China

Microsoft | August 22, 2011 | Press Release REDMOND, Wash., and BEIJING — Aug. 22, 2011 — In a joint event in Beijing today, Microsoft Corp. and China’s leading domestic Linux operating system provider, China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C), signed an agreement to jointly...

Exclusive: Apple suppliers building cheaper, 8GB iPhone

Reuters | August 23, 2011 | Clare Jim, Kelvin Soh Asian suppliers to Apple Inc have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version of its hot-selling iPhone 4 with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Read the full article...

Nokia Siemens Networks technology certified for sales to U.S. government

Nokia Siemens Networks | August 16, 2011 | Press Release Washington, D.C., USA – 16 August 2011 Department of Defense, other agencies able to upgrade voice networks to all-IP Nokia Siemens Networks’ technology for all-IP based voice, video and data communications has been accorded ‘Approved Products List’...

Samsung to finally announce Galaxy S II US phones on Aug. 29

VentureBeat | August 12, 2011 | Devindra Hardawar Just in time to take on the iPhone 5, Samsung announced today that it will hold a media event in New York City on August 29 to announce its US Galaxy S II lineup — perhaps the...

Syria: New U.S. Sanctions Against Syrian Bank and Mobile Phone Company

IB Times | August 11, 2011 | Anissa Haddadi The Obama administration is hardening its position against the Assad regime and has announced new sanctions, in an attempt to increase pressure on the leader and his government's brutal repression of the opposition. .... Full article here via International...

Android and iOS see smartphone gains, take 67% market share

Google’s Android operating system now makes up a whopping 39 percent of the U.S. smartphone market according to a new report from market research outfit Nielson. Google, claims the report, has seen its mobile operating system take an extra three percent market share since Nielson’s...

Ciena and Felix Telecom Bring 100 Gigabit Ethernet to Eastern Europe

Cenia | July 18, 2011 | Press Release Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the Romanian Educational Network (RoEduNet) has chosen Ciena’s high-capacity coherent optical technology for the first live 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network in Eastern Europe. The next-generation infrastructure,...

Telecommunications Agreement with Mexico Will Help Manufacturers

Shopfloor | May 26, 2011 This morning the United States signed an agreement with Mexico that should significantly improve the competitiveness of U.S. telecommunications equipment in the important and growing Mexican market. In 2010, bilateral trade in these products totaled about $25 billion. ..... Read full article here...

Kakao Talk aims to take on Facebook, Twitter

Yonhap News Agency | April 11, 2011 | Lee Youkyung SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- Kakao Corp., the developer of the fastest growing mobile messenger service in South Korea, said Monday that it plans to set up subsidiaries in the United States and Japan this...

International growth, domestic strength fuels American Tower's financials

February 23 2011 - 1:22 pm ET | Tracy Ford | RCR Wireless News American Tower Corp. (AMT) posted strong fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, noting double-digital growth in both Q4 and full-year revenue and income. Going forward the company expects to earn between...

International growth, domestic strength fuels American Tower’s financials

February 23 2011 - 1:22 pm ET | Tracy Ford | RCR Wireless News American Tower Corp. (AMT) posted strong fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, noting double-digital growth in both Q4 and full-year revenue and income. Going forward the company expects to earn between...

US to seek change in India's telecom security policy, encryption rules

Economic Times | March 29, 2011 | Joji Thomas Philip NEW DELHI: The United States government will seek changes in India's policies on telecom security and encryption in its next meeting with the telecoms department officials here, an executive aware of the development told ET. Also on...

US to seek change in India’s telecom security policy, encryption rules

Economic Times | March 29, 2011 | Joji Thomas Philip NEW DELHI: The United States government will seek changes in India's policies on telecom security and encryption in its next meeting with the telecoms department officials here, an executive aware of the development told ET. Also on...

Spanish-Language laptop sold in U.S. stores for first time

Fox News | March 24, 2011 Anyone who’s ever used an English-language laptop to type in Spanish knows it can be a big drag. Clicking the ALT key for accents, hunting down punctuation, figuring out how to regain your ‘at’ symbol—it can be enough to...

Huawei challenges U.S. government to find evidence of wrongdoing

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. appears ready to try just about anything to break into the U.S. market in a more meaningful way. While the company sits very much in the driver seat of the global infrastructure market, behind only Ericsson AG in volume, the...

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