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Nokia says Microsoft deal to close next month

Nokia said its $7.2 billion deal with Nokia is set to close on April and not in the first quarter of this year as was originally planned, TechCrunch reported.

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Police mum on tech tool known as Stingray

Police are not revealing a lot of details about Stingray, a cell-tracking technology tool, that helps authorities that intercepts calls or messages of criminals they are trying to apprehend, the Associated Press reported.

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AT&T says Netflix's call for free interconnection as an "arrogant proposition"

Jim Cicconi of AT&T said the call of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings for free internet internet connection was an "arrogant proposition" that would require everyone else except Netflix to pay, Reuters reported.

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Softbank's investment success prompts rivals to invest in startups

SoftBank Corp has made substantial gains on the investments it has made, prompting rivals and other Japanese firms to also invest in Japanese startups, Bloomberg reported.

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French competition regulator says evaluation of SFR takeover to take nine months

It could take the French competition authority nine months to evaluate the possible takeover of Vivendi's SFR by Bouygues or Numericable for antitrust issues, Reuters reported.

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UAE's Ducab purchases UK cable firm AEI

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based cables manufacturer Ducab purchased Durham, UK-based cable maker AEI Cables for an undisclosed amount to expand its product offering and international market reach.

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Swiss cable solutions provider R&M acquires Indian firm Advanced Fiber Systems

Wetzikon, Switzerland-based cable solutions provider Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) acquired Bangalore, India-based fiber optic products manufacturer Advanced Fiber Systems (AFS) for an undisclosed sum as part of its efforts to expand in India.

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Speek secures $5.1M in series A funding round

Conference calling service Speek secured $5.1 million from its Series A round which included the earlier round which raised $2.7 million in convertible notes raised before, TechCrunch reported.

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German court rules in favor of Apple in IPCom GmBH & Co patent lawsuit

A Mannheim court dismissed the $2.2 billion lawsuit filed against it by patent holding firm IPCom in Germany on one of the "100" series patents the latter acquired from Robert Bosch GmBH, Bloomberg reported.

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Georgia-based Birch Equity Partners backs Tempo Telecom

Tempo Telecom, a provider of prepaid and flexible communications services, received an investment from Birch Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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IBM and AT&T pair up to combat cyber threats

New York, US-based tech giant IBM and Dallas, Texas-based telecom firm AT&T struck a strategic partnership that will create a simplified service that will help businesses deal with network security problems and other cyber threats.

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Netflix to pay Comcast for faster speeds

Netflix has agreed to pay one of the largest broadband providers in the United States Comcast Corp for faster speeds, throwing open the possibility that more content companies will have to shell out for better service.

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Google working on super fast 10-gigabit Internet connection

Google is said to be developing data transfer speeds of up to 10-gigabits per second, an internet connection that would put to shame the 1-gigabit connection of its Google Fiber offering, NBC News reported.

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Apple, Time-Warner in talks over new Apple TV device: report

Apple Inc is in talks with Time Warner Cable and other content partners for a faster TV set-top box with a new user-interface that could be revealed as soon as April, Bloomberg cited sources familiar with the matter as saying.

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BBM executive Andrew Bocking exits BlackBerry

Andrew Bocking, the Executive Vice President of BBM, exited Ontario, Canada-based smartphone and enterprise software maker BlackBerry, with the said division to be folded into Global Enterprise Solutions under the leadership of John Sims.

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