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Netflix begins European push
Netflix is moving into Europe

As of Monday, video steaming service Netflix is available in France as the company seeks to expand its presence in Europe beyond the UK and Ireland. Later this month the service will also launch in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Financial community cautiously positive about Apple Pay
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with Apple Pay

Apple may have lined up the chief executives of Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase to laud the launch of Apple Pay, but reaction from the wider industry was more muted.

Qualcomm takes low-price LTE fight to MediaTek with Snapdragon 210

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has launched a new SoC designed to be used in ‘entry-level’ mobile devices. The Snapdragon 210 supports LTE Cat 4 carrier aggregation and has a quad-core CPU and is positioned to take on MediaTek in the booming sub-$200 smartphone market.

Videotron launches LTE network in Canada

Canadian telco Videotron has announced the launch of its LTE network in Québec, bringing 4G coverage and speeds of up to 150mbps to 90% of the province’s population.

Microsoft reportedly canning Nokia and Windows Phone brands for good

A leak verified by a couple of tech news sites appears to confirm that Microsoft will completely phase out all Nokia branding starting with its holiday season marketing. The leak also implies Microsoft wants to stop differentiating its desktop and mobile Windows brands, dropping the ‘Phone’ part.

Has the hype killed the White Space radio star?
Keeping the radio star alive

In this second feature, I want to take a closer look at why white space has seemingly stumbled, despite its surrounding hype. I have to confess that, in my experience, there’s always an associated amount of puffery within the telecommunications industry – an inflated balloon of hyperbole used to garner momentum for a new technology.

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Opinion
What price loyalty?
Tim Deluca-Smith_VP Marketing_WDS NEW

Tim Deluca-Smith, head of marketing at WDS, a Xerox company, shares the findings from the firm’s recent Mobile Loyalty Audit survey, and offers up some uncomfortable truths for mobile operators.

Cameron’s filtering folly
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UK government proposals would force UK ISPs to block access to adult material unless the bill payer opts in to receive it. The “think of the children” rhetoric is convincing and the sentiment is in the right place. But the solution – content filtering – is all wrong.

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