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Twitter to Be Used for Payments in France

October 14, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

PARIS (AP) — Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country's second-largest banking service. Group BPCE, which includes Banque Populaire and Caisses d'Epargne, announced the service — called S-money — on Tuesday.

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FirstNews Briefs: DataXoom, Sprint, Google, Box, Vonage, Exalt

October 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Box today announced that Oxfam, the worldwide development organization, is bringing Box’s cloud content sharing and collaboration platform to employees working across more than 90 countries. In addition to providing mobile access to content, Box will also centralize management and security for Oxfam’s 17 international affiliates.

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Samsung Gooses Wi-Fi Transmission Speeds with 60 GHz

October 13, 2014 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Samsung Electronics said it has enabled a five-fold increase in Wi-Fi data transmission speeds by using the 60 GHz band. Samsung said its 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology enabled data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps, or 575 MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866 Mbps, or 108 MB per second, which is the maximum speed possible with existing consumer electronics devices.

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Iliad Drops T-Mobile Bid

October 13, 2014 2:21 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Iliad today said it is dropping its bid to acquire T-Mobile. The French mobile provider said in a press release that Deutsche Telekom (DT), majority owner of T-Mobile, and select board members of T-Mobile’s board “refused to entertain its new offer.”

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AT&T Passport Packs Together International Data, Voice, Text

October 13, 2014 11:27 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

AT&T today announced its new Passport packages that combine international talk, text and data rates in three different offerings. The packages can be added to a domestic postpaid plan and are valid for 30 days, expiring automatically and not renewing afterward.

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Flight Attendants Sue FAA to Reinstate Cellphone Ban

October 13, 2014 10:55 am | by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.

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Company Turns LED Lights into Wi-Fi Network

October 13, 2014 10:49 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

PureLiFi today announced it has built a Li-Fi network by turning off-the-shelf LED lights into wireless access points. The company by the fourth quarter plans to begin shipping Li-Flame, a ceiling-mounted unit that can turn an LED light fixture into a multi-user access “atto-cellular” communication system.

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New iPhones to Reach 115 Countries by Year’s End

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Apple today announced its new iPhones will be available in 69 countries by the end of the month and are on schedule to reach 115 countries by the end of the year. The company is calling this its fastest iPhone rollout to date.

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NYC Poised to End School Cellphone Ban

October 13, 2014 9:45 am | by Karen Matthews, Associated Press | Comments

New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School.

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Zuckerberg in Indonesia for Internet-Access Push

October 13, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Facebook CEO arrived Sunday, when he climbed Borobudur temple in Central Java and posted a widely shared photo of himself atop its stupas on his Facebook page. On Monday he met Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo, who used social media extensively in his campaign.

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FirstNews Briefs: NetScout, Accenture, GSMA, Alcatel-Lucent, KT

October 13, 2014 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

NetScout Systems, Inc., a provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Communications business of Danaher Corporation, comprising Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks, and certain parts of Fluke Networks. 

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Verizon to Help Connect GE's Industrial Internet

October 10, 2014 1:48 pm | by Brian Santos, CED | Comments

GE has been pushing the Industrial Internet idea, it’s version of the Internet of Things, or the Internet of Everything. Earlier this year, it allied with AT&T, Cisco, IBM, and Intel to form an Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). 

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FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Slacker Radio, Boost, Yellowbrick, AT&T

October 10, 2014 11:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Slacker Radio offers Verizon Wireless customers a customizable mobile music shop with Slacker Radio Tones, a subscription service for Ringtones and Ringback Tones. The new service allows Verizon users to customize their phone with music from a library of songs and Slacker radio stations. Slacker Radio Tones is available now for all Verizon customers for $2 per month.

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China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom Form Connected Car JV

October 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Deutsche Telekom (DT) today announced it is forming a joint venture with China Mobile for a strategic connected car initiative. DT will provide “telematics expertise, the Connected Car platform technology and customer insights.” China Mobile will provide its massive scale in network coverage, subscriber numbers and resource channels.

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NSN Inks $970M Deal with China Mobile

October 10, 2014 10:43 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Markus Borchert, president of the Greater China region at NSN said in statement that the contract marked a "milestone" in the strategic partnership between China Mobile and Nokia Networks. 

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