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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

What's Holding Up Europe's Mobile Broadband Roll-out?

A pedestrian speaks on a mobile device as she walks past a Telecom Italia SpA store in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Telecom Italia SPA, Italy, World News,

6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Hong Kong Activist's Newspaper Column Scrapped Amid Democracy Row

A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a political activist and hedge fund manager as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

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Related Topix: PCCW, Li Ka Shing

Mon Sep 01, 2014

ARMINFO news agency

Rostelecom announces new reduced tariffs starting 1 Sept 2014

Rostelecom Company announces new reduced tariffs for the calls to the fixed-line networks of other operator starting 1 Sept 2014.

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Related Topix: Rostelecom

Bloomberg

Telefonica's Brazil Stock Sale Means More Room for Acquisitions

Telefonica SA 's plan to sell shares in its Brazilian unit to finance the bulk of the 7.45 billion-euro acquisition of broadband provider GVT keeps the Spanish carrier's financing options open for further deals.

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Related Topix: Telefonica SA, Vivendi SA, Carlos Slim Helu, Telecom Italia SPA, Spain, World News,

The Bennington Banner

Unions call for FairPoint to return to table

Hundreds of union workers are using a Labor Day rally to demand that FairPoint Communications return to the negotiating table.

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Related Topix: FairPoint Communications, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree, Vermont

Dallas Morning News

North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota headquarters, twice Texas bid

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than Plano, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Plano, TX, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Starent Networks

MSN Money

Iliad still working on T-Mobile US acquisition

French low-cost telecom operator Iliad said it would continue its pursuit of T-Mobile US even though the owner of the U.S. fourth-place mobile operator, Deutsche Telekom, had rebuffed its first bid as too low.

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Related Topix: Deutsche Telekom AG

Journalgazette.net

Cities hold sway on cable

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a beef about customer service from cable provider Comcast Corp. and its merger partner Time Warner Cable Inc. and unlike most people, he's got a chance to do something about it.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Provo, UT, NaviSite, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Slim's America Movil Said to Hire Bank of America to Sell Assets

America Movil SAB, Latin America's largest wireless provider, has hired Bank of America Corp. to sell phone assets as part of a breakup plan to appease Mexican lawmakers, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Carlos Slim Helu, SoftBank, Investment Services, AT&T, Business News

West Australian

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.

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Related Topix: Telecom Italia SPA

WAND-TV Decatur

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: Prison, Somalia, World News, Africa, Cable & Satellite, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, University of Wisconsin Madison

The Tribune

Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

In this Oct. 22, 2009 file photo, Peter Adams, a telephone line splicer for FairPoint Communications, works from a bucket in Freeport, Maine.

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Related Topix: FairPoint Communications, Freeport, ME, Portland, ME, Verizon Communications, Verizon, IT Services, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

St. Cloud Times

How to check your Internet connection

Q. I think my Internet connection is down, but I'm not sure. How can I tell that it's not just me? A. I suspect a great many Time Warner Cable subscribers were asking variations of this question Wednesday How to check your Internet connection Q. I think my Internet connection is down, but I'm not sure.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Computers, Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Arkansas Online

Trying to label the Internet

On the heels of more than 1.1 million Americans recently submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission on Internet openness, the FCC has announced that it will hold a series of 'open Internet roundtable discussions' with the aim of clarifying to what extent communications law should be reinterpreted.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NewsFactor

CenturyLink Aids Docker Management

Following nine months of development, CenturyLink this week announced the open-source availability of its Docker management platform, Panamax.

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Related Topix: Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, Computers

SooToday

60 new back-packs for little brothers and sisters

For the third year, the agency received 60 fully stocked back-packs to deliver to our Little Brothers and Sisters.

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Related Topix: Aliant

The News-Star

Monroe still hopeful for Denver flightMonroe still hopeful for Denver ...

Monroe still hopeful for Denver flight Monroe has applied for a $500,000 grant to assist in air service marketing Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tYLMhj Monroe officials hope to meet with United Airlines representatives soon to continue discussions about the possibility of a direct flight from Monroe to Denver.

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Related Topix: Monroe, LA, Marketing, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel

Wall Street Journal

NTT Makes Renewed Overseas Push

More than a decade after a disastrous foray into investments abroad, Japan's biggest telecommunications group is trying to grow overseas again.

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Related Topix: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone

Wall Street Journal

Comcast Targeted by Entertainment Giants

Entertainment companies are using the regulatory review of Comcast Corp.'s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. to press their concerns about "most favored nation" clauses, a common industry practice that guarantees big pay-television distributors the best prices and terms.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite, Time Warner Cable

Park Record

Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

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Related Topix: WorldCom, IT Services, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Park City, UT

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