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Google ends Apple’s 5-year reign as world’s most valuable brand

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Google has dethroned Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker’s five-year reign at the top. According to Brand Finance’s Global 500 2017 report, Google’s brand value surged as much as 24 percent last year to $109.4 billion. Cupertino-based Apple...

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Yahoo renamed Altaba; CEO Marissa Mayer to leave board

Yahoo! Inc. has said it will be renamed Altaba Inc and chief executive Marissa Mayer will step down from the board following the closing of its merger deal with Verizon Communications Inc. “Following the closing, the company (Yahoo!) will operate as an investment. Immediately following the closing...

10 January, 2017 | More »

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Yahoo confirms data breach; 500 mn accounts hacked

Yahoo! Inc. on Friday confirmed that personal information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen from company’s networks and has blamed ‘state-sponsored’ hackers. In a statement the company said that information leaked includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, date ...

23 September, 2016 | More »

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US mobile data revenue surpasses voice call revenue

Mobile data brought U.S. wireless carriers more revenue than voice calls did for the first time last quarter, a milestone for the industry as faster network speeds are prompting Americans to consume, and pay for, more data than ever. Mobile data service revenue reached $90 billion last year and acco...

14 March, 2014 | More »

More companies join mobile payments rush

With Wal-Mart and Starbucks both announcing plans in the past week to make it easier for customers to pay using smartphones, the mobile payments market is finally moving into the mainstream. The bold prediction by PayPal that by 2016 people would no longer need to take their traditional leather wall...

20 August, 2012 | More »

Cloud computing specialists snapped up

Less than a week after VMware announced plans to spend $1.26bn to acquire Nicira, the cloud computing network virtualisation specialist, Oracle has agreed to buy Xsigo, another supplier of network virtualisation technology, for an undisclosed sum. Xsigo claims several hundred business customers incl...

31 July, 2012 | More »

Verizon Betting On Windows Phone OS Even As Nokia Bleeds

Verizon Wireless plans to put its marketing weight behind Microsoft Corp’s next mobile phone software to help develop a strong competitor to Apple Inc and Google Inc, according to the chief financial officer of Verizon Communications. Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon and Vodafone Group P...

20 April, 2012 | More »

Drip-casting: Mobile’s Answer To Network Logjams

The wireless industry is looking at new ways to deliver mobile video services and charging consumers as it tries to boost usage without overloading networks, a top Verizon Wireless technology executive said. The shift, which will happen as early as this year, involves a new concept the excutive, Sha...

13 January, 2012 | More »

Texting Profits At Risk As Users Look Elsewhere

Text-messaging has long been a big-time profit generator for US mobile operators, but they now risk losing these profits as consumers find cheaper ways to communicate. SMS — short message service — is no longer all the rage, but it still generates an estimated 12 per cent of service reve...

5 January, 2012 | More »

Verizon To Take On Netflix With Web Service

Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan. The phone company is talking with prospec...

7 December, 2011 | More »

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