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The Energy@Home project has moved one step closer to being brought to market. According toa representativeof Telecom Italia, the platform is scheduled to undergo field testing in 100 homesover the coming months. The Italiantelecoms giant is working with two appliance manufacturers, Electrolux and Indesit Company, as well as Italy’s largest power company, Enel ...

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​Early this month, Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore has announced new guidelines for pay TV contracts. The guideline basically protects pay TV subscribers from being charged with excessive early termination fees.

The guidelines include:

1.​ Maximum length of pay TV contract is limited to two years

2. Early termination charges must be detailed ...

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A recent cybercrime report published by Norton for the 2011, brings some very disturbing figures about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to light.

  • Two UAE residents are cybercrime victims every minute
  • 76% of UAE residents are victims of cybercrime
  • UAE residents spent on average 16 days trying to resolve cybercrime attacks
  • About $611.3 million ...

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Motorola's Xoom 2 is coming to the UK and Ireland first. Where does this media tablet fit in the increasingly crowded market?

In its most recent financial quarter, Motorola Mobility announced it had shipped only 100,000 additional Xoom media tablets. While widely viewed as selling poorly, this decrease in product volume could be ...

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Is the familiarity of Windows on a PC and the potential for similar experiences on a mobile device – such as access to common data files and applications – what the market is missing to see broader media tablet adoption? Today, Microsoft offers Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 software platforms for different device form-factors ...

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Nokia will no doubt receive aboost from thelaunch ofits ‘clutch’ of Nokia Ashas (Hindi for "hope"), the 200, the 201, the 300 and the 301.

Much was made of the 200for being dual SIM and the 300for being preloaded with Angry Birds. We are not sure these handsets will be enough to hold back the ...

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China, and China Mobile in particular, is very keen on TD-LTE. It is seen as the natural successor to TD-SCDMA, China’s domestic 3G standard. While Wang Jianzhou, the CEO of China Mobile, would be overjoyed if the iPhone 5S did support TD-LTE, it may be more pragmatic for Apple and China Mobile to ensure that ...

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​According to the rumor mill Nintendo is reportedly considering local multiplayer scenarios that support 2 touch screen controllers (simultaneously). This feature was not supported when Nintendo unveiled the next generation console at this past E3 (June 2011), an omission some thought was quite disappointing, but I foresee some potential complications.
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A headline this morning was that small businesses in emerging markets are using smartphones for business purposes. Dahhhhhh!!!. Small businesses, regardless of region,have been the most aggressive in using mobile technologies purchased from their mobile operator for business use. Before smartphones, it was voice and text messaging. When IM services became more widely available ...

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Today, both Amazon and Netflix announced that they had reached deals for streaming of ABC and Disney owned content. Netflix secured a short term renewal while Amazon's secured a new licensing deal.Content licensedincludes ABC Studios (Lost, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives”), Disney Channel (Phineas and Ferb, Hannah Montana), and ABC Family (American ...

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