Telecommunications

Nokia

Alcatel-Lucent shares jump 8 percent on Nokia merger report

Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks (NOK1V.HE) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA), have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources.

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Microsoft booth

Diverse allies rally for Microsoft in overseas data fight

Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday in the software company's legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas.

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Belgacom Group

Alleged UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was far-reaching

Hacking of computers at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, was more far-reaching than previously thought and went undetected for more than two years, according to reports published on Saturday.

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Cybersecurity

Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

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Samsung Electronics exits fibre optics amid sharper focus on reviving smartphones

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd agreed to sell its fibre optics operations to U.S. specialty glass maker Corning Inc, exiting another non-core business to focus on shoring up underperforming key areas like smartphones.

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Cyber attack

FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Brazil's largest fixed-line telecoms group Oi

Telecoms group Altice set to buy Oi's Portugal operations

Telecoms group Altice SA (ATCE.AS) has agreed to buy the Portuguese operations of Brazil's Grupo Oi (OIBR3.SA) for about 7.4 billion euros ($9.2 billion), in what will be its third large acquisition this year.

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Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone Qatar says scraps bid for broadband firm: statement

Vodafone Qatar VQFS.QA has scrapped its bid to buy state-owned wholesale Internet provider Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN), the country's No.2 mobile operator by subscribers said on Sunday.

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Samsung Electronics

Staff fear the chop in Samsung Electronics annual reshuffle

Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

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Internet Cafe

Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds

Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

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Numericable

French regulator approves Numericable-Virgin deal

France's competition watchdog said on Thursday it had given its go-ahead to Numericable's purchase of Virgin Mobile France.Numericable, which is also in the process of buying number 2 mobile operator SFR, agreed in June to buy Virgin Mobile France from owners Britain's Carphone

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EE Telecoms

EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT

EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT (BT.L) as part of a wider review of its options. Fixed-line operator BT said on Monday it was in talks with both Telefonica's (TEF.MC) O2 and a rival operator about buying a mobile business.

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StoreDot

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

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A view of CBS logo and signage at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California in this November 4, 2007 file photograph. CBS Corp is considering a bid for Dick Clark Productions and would join other bidders including

CBS CEO says 'making progress' in Dish talks

Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves said in a TV interview that he had met with Dish Network Corp Chairman Charlie Ergen (DISH.O) on Wednesday and that the two were "attempting to make a deal" for the satellite provider to distribute the network's content.

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PSP Investments

Canada's PSP agrees to buy TDF's French arm for 3.5 billion euros

Canadian pension fund PSP Investments and its partners have agreed to buy the French operations of telecoms masts group TDF in a deal worth about 3.5 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), people familiar with the matter said.

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