The UN Development Programme has teamed up with Movirtu for an innovative scheme to improve communications in developing countries – providing users with a “cloud-based” mobile numbers that can be logged into via any mobile phone.
Nearly half of Verizon Communications' wireline staff have gone on strike after stalled employment contract negotiations with management. Around 45,000 workers have downed tools, and picketers say the strike could potentially last months.
The UK's Virgin Media plans to deploy a free - if slow - Wi-Fi network across London. The news will be pause for thought for rival BT, which currently offers paid public Wi-Fi services in the city.
A Chinese official newspaper has derided claims the government was behind a spate of hacking attacks on foreign governments and companies, in the closest so far to an official response to claims made by McAfee last week.
India's DoT is under pressure to resolve the issue of enabling security agencies to intercept BlackBerry encrypted communications, after RIM missed several of the DoT's deadlines to comply.
Alcatel-Lucent's patent horde could be worth more than the company itself, and speculation is mounting that the company could sell off this portfolio and/or other assets in a break-up.
“Spam king” Sanford Wallace has turned himself in to the US FBI, after being accused of mounting a Facebook campaign to steal account details and use those accounts to post spam on their friends' walls. Wallace denies the charges.
HTC has moved to acquire US mobile web apps company Dashwire for up to $18.5 million, in a play that could help the company defend against future patent lawsuits from competitors.
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