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Google is set to start marketing a Google-branded smartphone, distinct from the current Nexus line, by the end of 2016, according to a report from a respected ...
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...despite EU veto of 3 deal. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus reorganizes in Luxembourg; Ericsson smooths mobile commerce in Rwanda; Virgin offers ...
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If cable operators really want to take advantage of the promising mobile enterprise opportunity that lies before them, then they had better start tackling some of the ...
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Over the past decade, cable operators have made impressive inroads in the very small and small-to-midsized (SMB) business markets, capturing up to 20% or more of the ...
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