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EC withdraws roaming fair-use proposal on Juncker's order

The European Commission announced that it’s withdrawing its proposal for the fair-use limits on free roaming in the EU, just days after it was first issued. In a brief statement, the EC said the proposal was withdrawn at the order of Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the Commission.  A reason for Juncker’s decision, and details on when a new proposal ... Read More »

US appoints its first Chief Information Security Officer

The White House has named Gregory Touhill the country’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position created under President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), launched in February. The new position is one of the plan’s key features, with the aim of pushing cybersecurity policy, planning, and implementation across the federal government. Touhill, a retired Brigadier General, is ... Read More »

Ericsson to expand pay-TV platform to Android

Ericsson has announced a partnership with Google, to extend the reach of the Ericsson cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform into the Android TV ecosystem, Google’s operating system for the set-top box. Google said its MediaFirst TV will be integrated with Android TV, expanding the range of STB options available for pay-TV operators and opening up potential new opportunities for revenue. The ... Read More »

FCC simplifies proposal to open up STB competition

The FCC has simplified its proposal to give pay-TV subscribers access to their services on any box, following criticism from the industry. The proposed final rules will allow consumers to access their pay-TV content via free apps on a variety of devices. The FCC has decided to rely more on existing TV apps, leaving the technical control in pay-TV providers’ ... Read More »

Coolpad, China Baoli JV to develop dual screen mobile phones

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has entered into a non-legally binding term sheet with China Baoli Technologies, in relation to the proposed formation of a joint venture in China. Coolpad and China Baoli plan to jointly develop dual screen (e-ink screen and colour screen) mobile handsets in China by way of formation of the proposed joint venture. Coolpad will own 49 ... Read More »

Google to buy Apigee API management platform for USD 625 mln

Google has agreed to acquire Apigee, the developer of an API management platform, for USD 625 million. Google offered USD 17.40 per share for the company, a small premium on its last closing price. Apigee’s share price is near the level where it listed last year on the stock market, after more than doubling since March this year. Pending approval ... Read More »

EU court says links to illegal content can violate copyright

The EU Court of Justice has ruled that posting of hyperlinks to illegally published content can be considered a copyright violation under certain circumstances. The case in question concerns the posting of links on the Dutch website GeenStijl to photos from the magazine Playboy, published by Sanoma, on a third-party website without authorisation from Sanoma. The Dutch High Court asked ... Read More »

Intel spins off McAfee, sells majority stake to TPG

Intel has sold a 51 percent stake in McAfee to TPG for USD 3.1 billion, with the total business valued at USD 4.2 billion. The unit will be spun out of Intel Security, keep its McAfee name and operate as an independent cybersecurity company. Chris Young, Intel senior VP and Intel Security general manager, will lead the new company. Intel ... Read More »

Apple unveils iPhone 7 with wireless headphones

Apple has unveiled the latest generation of the iPhone, which will go on sale 16 September. New features on the iPhone 7 include a water- and dustproof casing, brighter screen, the faster 64-bit quad-core A10 Fusion chip, stereo speakers, the introduction of wireless headphones and the return of black models in shiny or matte finishes.  As rumoured earlier, the iPhone ... Read More »

Dell completes takeover of EMC

Dell has completed its takeover of EMC and launched a new brand identity under the name Dell Technologies. The takeover was first announced in October 2015, valuing EMC at USD 67 billion. EMC shareholders will receive USD 24.05 per share in cash and 0.11146 shares of tracking stock linked to EMC’s majority stake in VMware for each share they hold ... Read More »