Indosat, Oredoo launch second cycle of startup program (Indonesia)

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Indonesian telecommunications firm Indosat and the Oredoo Group have launched the second cycle of startup accelerator program Ideabox. The companies invited 18 finalist startups to a 48 hour boot camp in Jakarta which took place on 13 and 14 September. These were selected from a list of 300 applicants. Following the conclusion of the accelerator bootcamp up to 6 winning …

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Siano partners with Samart i -Mobile (Thailand)

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Global supplier of mobile broadcast DTV services, Siano, has partnered with Thai telecommunications equipment and services group Samart’s handset unit Samart i-Mobile (SIM) to deliver high definition TV to smartphones and tablets through Thailand’s DVB-T2 network. SIM is pushing a comprehensive family of products including Android Smartphones, tablets with built-in DVB-T2 support, as well as DVB-T2 accessories to other smartphones, …

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Salinas Group does not exclude Telefonica as partner- report (Mexico)

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Mexico’s Salinas Group, which controls mobile telephony operator Iusacell did not rule out the possibility of partnering with Spain’s Telefonica to boost the operator’s growth in the Mexican market, as reported by Vanguardia. Salinas Group has recently purchased a 50 percent stake in Iusacell from broadcasting group Televisa. As a result of the USD 717 million deal, Salinas Group will …

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Mobile, at-home workers are as productive as those in-office

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According to a new study from Ivey Business School, conducted with Telus, Mobile and at-home workers are just as productive as their office-based colleagues, and they’re happier. The study found that mobile and home-based workers experienced better work-life balance and were less inclined to leave their jobs. The study reported that 98 percent of mobile workers and 99 percent of …

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Toshiba unveils 20-megapixel CMOS sensor for mobile

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Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has introduced its newest 1.12-micron CMOS image sensor (CIS) for high-end mobile handsets and smartphones with 20-megapixel resolution. With an optical size of 1/2.4 inch, the T4KA7 sensor enables development of camera modules with a z-height of 6mm or less to meet customer demand for thinner, lighter mobile devices. The T4KA7 employs high-speed circuit technology …

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Taiwan smartphone shipments reach 2.32 mln units in Q2

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According to IDC, Smartphone shipments in the Taiwanese market reached 2.32 million in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4 percent on quarter and 10 percent compared to the year-ago period, . Smartphone shipments accounted for 95 percent of total handset shipments in the quarter. HTC had the largest market share in terms of shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer, Sony …

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Single Touch Systems adds Beatty to board of directors

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Technology-based mobile media services provider, Single Touch Systems has appointed Joseph Beatty to its board of directors. Beatty replaces Steve Baksa, who resigned from the board of directors, effective 8 September. Baksa has been a member of Single Touch’s board since 1 November 2011. Beatty most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Telular. Prior to serving as …

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Verizon Wireless adds NFL Mobile to More Everything Plan

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Verizon Wireless has announced that for the 2014-2015 NFL season, its More Everything Plan will now include live streaming of Sunday local market games, as well as Thursday, Sunday and Monday night primetime games, through NFL Mobile. NFL Mobile with the More Everything Plan also includes access to live streaming of the NFL Network 24/7 as well as the latest …

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Spirent Communications acquires Mobilethink

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Communications technology company, Spirent Communications has acquired Mobilethink A/S and its wholly owned subsidiary, Tweakker ApS for a cash consideration of USD 20 million, funded from existing cash resources. Headquartered in Denmark, Mobilethink is a provider of mobile device management, device analytics and intelligence services for mobile operators. Tweakker is a cloud-based mobile device configuration service specifically targeted at mobile …

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Movistar Chile to launch iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus in October

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Movistar Chile confirmed that it will start selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones during October. The company stated that the price of the devices will be announced at the time of the launch. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, respectively, and come equipped the Apple-designed A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class …

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MTS to offer iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus on 19 September

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MTS has announced plans to offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning 19 September at MTS Connect retail locations across Manitoba. iPhone 6 will be available starting at CAD 265 for the 16 GB model and iPhone 6 Plus will be available starting at CAD 375 for the 16 GB model. Customers can currently pre-order both models at any …

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