Google is reported to be in talks to buy the OTT messaging vendor, WhatsApp for a price in the region of US$1 billion. The messaging app claims a customer base of over 300 million users. Citing a single source, the tech blog Digital Trends, wrote that Google began talks with WhatsApp four or five weeks… Read More »
The number of patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) originating from the 38 EPO member states reached a new peak in 2012, beating the previous record set in 2008. Last year, the EPO received a total of 257 744 patent filings from all over the world. This represents a 5.2% increase over 2011… Read More »
Telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is planning to cut 5,490 jobs globally as part of the Performance Program it launched in July to achieve an additional Euro 750 million cost reduction, bringing total savings to Euro 1.25 billion by the end of 2013. The unions who have been informed of the job cuts up in arms… Read More »
Australian contractor Leighton Holdings Ltd. has placed some of its telecommunications assets up for sale as part of efforts to reduce debt and restore credibility with investors. Leighton said Tuesday it had already received a number of unsolicited inquiries related to the infrastructure assets, and that investment bank Macquarie Group is helping with the sales… Read More »
With stringent mobile radiation standards coming in effect from tomorrow, the government has issues guidelines for consumers on Mobile handset usage.
The users have been advised to hold the cell phone away from body to the extent possible and use a headset (wired or Bluetooth) to keep the handset away from your head.