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Verizon forced to allow rival tethering apps; pays US$1.25M fine, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing
Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay a US$1.25 million fine to the US regulator to settle a probe into allegations that it had blocked rival tethering apps on its Android smartphones in breach of its 4G licence terms. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau launched an investigation after reports suggested that the US number-one operator had disabled access to third-party tethering apps in Google's Android store, effectively forcing users to pay for the service directly from the operator.
ZTE stock falls to three-year low
Shares in ZTE, China's second-biggest telecommunications equipment maker, fell to their lowest level in almost three years in Hong Kong trading. ZTE fell 16% after it said on Friday that it expects half-year profits have declined up to 80%.
Thousands flee Japanese floods
About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan, officials say. Flooding and landslides on the southern island of Kyushu have left at least 20 people dead in the past three days.
Mango Airlines Lanseria is the object a this spoof-commercial by Kulula: "Man go to Lanseria Airport. Mango counter. Man wanna go Cape Town. Man find out man cannot go. No man go. Then man go Kulula counter. Kulula go. Kulula call mango on orange once every hour.
Raila urges S Korea to support Somalia peace efforts - News |nation.co.ke
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged South Korea to support the ongoing efforts to restore peace in Somalia and the two Sudan nations. Mr Odinga asked the visiting South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang to help in the establishment of a legitimate state in war ravaged Somalia to contain the insecurity menace posed by terrorist cells and pirates in the Horn of Africa.
Half Of A Yellow Sun in Nigeria, Articles | ARISE
Words Carinya Sharples Shooting on the film adaptation of Half of A Yellow Sun, the acclaimed novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has now wrapped up in Nigeria. The eagerly awaited production, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and AMAA-winner Genevieve Nnaji, was filmed in Calabar, Nigeria.
What Is The True Definition Of "Local Content"?
I was recently at a forum that was discussing the development of telecommunications in Kenya (Watch the forum by clicking here (part 1) , and here (part 2) ). During the discussion, one participant alluded to the fact that without local content, the development of Internet will impaired.
Microsoft in the dock over French tax fraud claims
A bad week for Microsoft just got worse. After taking a $6.2 billion hit on aQuantive and facing claims about Steve Ballmer's "foolish" leadership in Vanity Fair, the company is now in the dock over its tax affairs in France.
Silicon Valley gets a patent office -- but who will work there?
The US Patent Office announced it's moving operations closer to America's innovation centers by opening new satellite offices in Dallas, Denver and San Jose, California early next year. Here's an overview of what this means and why the new offices may face a severe staffing shortage: So what's so great about these new patent offices?
Finally! Beats has acquired music service MOG
After months of speculation, it is finally confirmed that headphones maker Beats Electronics is buying online music service MOG. Beats is the company behind Beats by Dre series of iconic headphones and is part owned by handset maker HTC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Etisalat Provides Unlimited Access on Facebook with New Bundles | Mobility blog
Lagos, Nigeria; June 8, 2012: As a means to boost customer experience and interaction on the social network platforms, Nigeria's most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat has introduced a new dimension through which customers can enjoy unlimited access on Facebook with its new Facebook Bundles and Facebook SMS service.