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Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

In the spring Verizon will keep its phones locked for an unspecified period after purchase. Image: Verizon Wireless US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. ...

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Akamai cuts 5 percent of workforce as Q4 tops expectations

Akamai said that it is has cut about 5 percent of its workforce in “targeted areas” of its business, notably its media unit. The restructuring was outlined on a conference call following Akamai’s fourth quarter earnings report. Leighton said: As part of our effort to improve operational efficiency, we reduced ...

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T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?

T-Mobile delivered another strong quarter as it continued to gobble up customers, but the outlook may indicate that its Un-carrier momentum can’t last forever. For 2018, T-Mobile projected postpaid net customer additions of 2 million to 3 million. That tally is lower than the 3.6 million net postpaid additions in ...

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Huawei announces £3b UK procurement plan

Huawei chair Sun Yafang with UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Image: Huawei) Huawei has committed to £3 billion in procurement over the next five years in the United Kingdom, saying it will assist local companies increase their exports to China. According to Huawei, the deal, announced by Huawei chair Sun ...

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Firefox Quantum vs Chrome: Are the tides shifting?

Video: Firefox Quantum will give you a faster browser but there’s a price to pay Mozilla has a new web browser, called Firefox Quantum, to compete with Google Chrome. Firefox Quantum launched in November 2017 for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows users. This latest version arrives more than a ...

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Cisco invests AU$1m in Adelaide smart city trials

(Image: Cisco) Cisco has announced that it will be investing AU$1 million in a pilot of smart city technology in Adelaide under a partnership with the South Australian government and the City of Adelaide. The pilot, which runs between January 29 and February 3, will make use of its new ...

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