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Japan's KDDI has reported a 4.8% increase in Q3 profit to 68.19 billion yen ($896.6 million), but has maintained its forecast of a 2% decrease in profit for the full year.

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Google is considering expanding on its experiment to roll out a 1Gbps fiber network in parts of the US with a similar project

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Philippines conglomerate San Miguel has increased its stake in Eastern Telecom to 78%, from an effective 40%, in a deal worth 1.5 billion pesos (

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The US is leaning on China to explain why it blocks so many foreign companies from providing internet services in the market.
 
The WTO's US Ambassador called on his Chinese counterpart to disclose the criteria for blocking access to a foreign website, and details of how those criteria are decided on, Reuters

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Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed plans to sell call center unit Genesys to Permira for $1.5 billion in cash, in a deal expected to be closed by the beginning of next year.
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The tech industry lost a third pioneer in a little over a week with the death of Dennis Ritchie – creator of the Unix operating system and C programming language – yesterday.
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Augere Wireless Broadband has awarded Ericsson a contract to handle the operator's TD-LTE rollout in an initial 14 cities of India.
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It was the week that saw Amazon enter the tablet business, as Google revealed new data center plans for Asia, and Intel and Samsung backed yet another mobile OS.
 
Amazon debuted its hotly anticipated tablet device, the Kindle Fire, this week.

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ITEM: Google is expanding its data center presence outside the US with three new site – all of them in Asia.

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A new open-source device OS built on Linux is in development, and already has the backing of Samsung and Intel.
 
The Linux Foundation and the Limo Foundation this week announced the Tizen project to develo

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