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Telefonica sells O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for £10 bn

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s Telefonica said it would sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25 billion in a deal that could create Britain’s biggest mobile phone firm. “A definitive agreement has been reached after the finalisation of the process of due diligence on O2 UK,” the Spanish firm said [...]

Would you watch ads in exchange for extra data? Telefonica hopes you might

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Telefonica has revealed plans to give customers extra data in return for watching ads from sponsors or taking part in surveys. The company’s global head of advertising, Daniel Rosen, revealed the scheme in an interview with Marketing magazine at Mobile World Congress. Rosen says the company is about to pilot the idea of sponsored data but [...]

Telefónica Partners with Bluesmart to Bring Connectivity to Smart Luggage

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Bluesmart is partnering with telecommunication giant, Telefónica, to provide connectivity and location tracking for the Bluesmart Connected Carry-on luggage. The Y Combinator-backed startup launched Bluesmart luggage last year through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, where they raised 3,860 percent over the original goal of $ 50,000. They raised over $ 2M in funding. Thanks to this new [...]

Telefónica will provide connectivity to Bluesmart’s smart suitcase

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
IoT startup Bluesmart has partnered with Spanish carrier Telefónica, the company announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The operator will be providing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity for Bluesmart’s upcoming smart luggage. As you may remember, Bluesmart led a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that reached its initial funding goal in only 121 minutes, and went on to raise more than $ 2 [...]

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Firefox Phone With Its Own OS Announced by Mozilla

by Chris Murphyon January 22, 2013
Mozilla has unveiled the first Firefox phone this week, which the company has created for developers worldwide to preview and test their new Firefox OS. Smartphone maker ZTE mentioned that it will work with a European wireless carrier to launch a smartphone with Mozilla’s Firefox mobile OS. ZTE’s CEO Cheng Lixen told Bloomberg news that the mobile [...]