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Everything Everywhere to launch first UK 4G LTE network on Tuesday

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Everything Everywhere has scheduled a press event for Tuesday, 11th September where it is expected they will launch the first 4G LTE network in the UK. Everything Everywhere was formed last year by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile and …

Everything Everywhere to launch UK 4G LTE in October

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Everything Everywhere (EE) will launch superfast mobile internet in October, according to Sky sources, which would make it the first UK provider to offer the network. Earlier today telecoms regulator Ofcom approved an application by the company that owns Orange …

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 billion

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Microsoft just announced it has indeed acquired Yammer, the four-year-old enterprise social networking company, for $1.2 billion in cash. The announcement confirms weeks of very credibly sourced rumors that have been floating around the tech blogosphere (and San Francisco’s cafes.) …

O2 WiFi now powering the free Internet connections at 1,200 McDonald’s in the UK

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Free WiFi in your local McDonald’s isn’t exactly a new thing in the UK, but now a 5-year partnership between the fast food chain and O2 WiFi will make sure that the Internet addiction can live on. O2 says that …

Unstoppable file-sharing network ‘Tribler’ spells trouble for copyright holders

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Copyright holders thought they had scored a major victory last month when one of the biggest file-sharing networks in the world was shuttered. Megaupload had been responsible for an estimated 30% to 40% of all file-sharing traffic worldwide, but a …

Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds

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The recent federal takedown of notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was initially seen as a huge victory for owners of copyrighted music and movies, but new research shows this may not be the case. Federal prosecutors successfully shuttered the service last …

AT&T and T-Mobile merger dead as carrier takes $39 billion deal away and T-Mobile faces uncertain future

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The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press are reporting that AT&T has dropped its plans to merge with competitor T-Mobile. The news comes on the heels of rumors earlier today that the deal had all but fallen apart. The company will now pay $4b to Deutsche …

Facebook for Android now has more active users per day than on the iPhone

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For the first time, the Facebook for Android mobile app has eclipsed the daily active user count of Facebook for iPhone. The Android app launched in September 2009 more than a year after its iPhone sister and has been playing …

FBI holding Carrier IQ data but is it about the customer or the company?

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When The Verge spoke to Carrier IQ at length about the company’s controversial cellular tracking service, there was one question they didn’t include in the transcript. “Would you say no if the government asked Carrier IQ for a wiretap into …

webOS being open sourced, says HP as first real open source competitor to Android is unleashed

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When HP abruptly announced it was discontinuing the TouchPad and ceasing work on any future devices running webOS, we took that to mean the underdog operating system had died a premature death. But when the company ousted bumbling CEO Leo …

Carrier IQ: A look inside the brave new world of carrier phone tracking

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You may have heard of the “internet of things,” a vision of the future where cheap sensors are everywhere, and they allow machines to automatically track everything at all times. Over the last few days, we got an eye-opening look …

Sony looking to bring Flash to PlayStation Vita

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Despite the future for Flash as a mobile platform looking pretty bleak, Sony is still in negotiations with Adobe to bring the “full web” experience to the PlayStation Vita. In an interview with AV Watch, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Senior VP …