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Telefónica expands OTT and IoT activity

Spanish telco Telefónica has highlighted further initiatives in its diversification drive, partnering with Mozilla on OTT communication and Samsung on IoT.

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Google reportedly developing IoT operating system

The Internet of Things landgrab is currently going though a software phase, is seems, with Google the latest company to see the need for a dedicated IoT OS, according to a report by The Information.

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Amdocs launches big data suite for telcos

CEM software giant Amdocs has launched a suite of applications designed to give communications service providers (CSPs) greater access to big data and analytics.

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Open IoT platform launched by Samsung

Samsung has announced the launch of a platform for the Internet of Things, “ARTIK”, which it claims is completely open and serves the entire software and hardware requirements of IoT.

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Android gains share of enterprise market from Apple

Apple has lost share in the enterprise device market to Android in the past year, according to mobile secure platform company Good Technology, but iOS is still in a commanding position.

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Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did. Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.

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Facebook moving towards Nokia’s HERE for mobile

Social media giant Facebook is showing a strong interest in Nokia’s HERE mapping suite for its mobile offerings. TechCrunch first flagged the move up, which was subsequently confirmed by both companies.

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Windows 10 on phones to come after PC launch

Following the big Windows 10 reveal yesterday, including the news that Android and iOS apps will be supported on it, news continues to trickle out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference.

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Tigo converges OTT services with billing systems

Millicom, the Latin American and African telco, has confirmed a content distribution partnership with Dutch media solutions vendor Momac. The agreement will see Tigo, Millicom’s Latin American subsidiary, bundle together its wide range of data packages alongside various third party apps.

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Arris to acquire Pace for $2.1 billion

US video and broadband technology player Arris is acquiring UK set-top-box maker Pace for $2.1 billion, in a bid to not only dominate the STB market but strengthen its cloud content and cable infrastructure operations.

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Major Google search algorithm tweak favours ‘mobile-friendly’ websites

Search giant Google is today implementing a major tweak to its search algorithm that will favour websites it deems to be ‘mobile-friendly’. Essentially this means that if your website is easy to view on a mobile device it may be more prominent in search results done from a smartphone. The tweak apparently doesn’t affect desktop or tablet searches.

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