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Imagine if Qualcomm or Intel bought out T-Mobile in the USA? That's potentially what's going on in Taiwan where Foxconn is looking to broaden their business interests and vertically consolidate their holdings by putting a stake into a Taiwanese mobile operator. Given their ties to companies like Apple and others for whom they build mobile electronics this would give them the same kind of insight that Samsung and LG have with their close ties to the South Korean operators. Now--on to the NEWS...

 

 
 

 
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Foxconn to buy $390 million stake in Taiwan telecom operator in 4G push

Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei city, December 24, 2013.

 
 

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In Australia there's has been an outbreak of iPhone Ransomware attacks. People are reporting how their phones are being held hostage..

 

 
 

 
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Australian Apple iDevices hijacked, held to ransom

Australian Apple devices, including the iPhone, are being hijacked by a hacker and held ransom. Photo: Getty Images Owners of Apple devices across Australia are having them digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control.

 
 

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In the past Apple would be secretive about its plans around the annual WWDC that's being held in San Francisco next week...Not any more. These controlled leaks about the Smart Home efforts seem to be everyone's big story...Oh, and yes, some company is already called iHome.

 

 
 

 
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Apple is planning to launch a Smart Home platform at WWDC next week, says the FT

According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is planning to launch a sweeping "Smart Home" platform built into iOS at the WWDC conference next week, one that will turn the iPhone into a remote control for a range of appliances and services

 
 

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How would Apple's smart home system work?

Summary: After CarPlay, Apple's next push into the Internet of Things market could be home automation. Apple is reportedly planning a major push into home automation with a new software platform and partner program that's looking to make iOS the control centre for connected devices in the home.

 
 

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In the world of startups it's always fun to watch who is following which companies. A new site out of the UK called "The White List" is doing the following on Twitter....

 

 
 

 
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The White List tracks which startups investors have their eye on

When an investor decides to put money into a startup, effectively putting a stamp of approval on that company, the tech industry pays attention to the startup's next move. But what if we get a sense of who investors are interested in earlier by watching their behavior on social networks?

 
 

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Technology is impacting travel every day. Two key areas are going to be at work surrounding Internet of Things (iOT) which was called M2M only a few months ago driven by the wearables, sensors and beacons based world as well as the cloud. In the end the whole concept of a better experience for the traveler will be the desired end game.

 

 
 

 
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Travel Tip: How Wearable Technology Will Change Travel

Between online booking, flight-tracking apps, and boarding passes in our smartphones, travel is tied to portable technology. Now wearable technology may be changing how we travel. You've heard of Google Glass, which is a smartphone-slash-computer that you wear like a pair of glasses. You can find directions, use Facebook, and take video while you're on the go.

 
 

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Cloud IT technology will transform airport experience, Amadeus report finds

Airports are increasingly looking to cloud-based IT systems to improve their operations, according to a new paper released by travel technology firm Amadeus. The report 'IT makes sense to share: making the case for the cloud in common use airport technology' - identifies the case for adoption of cloud technology for the airports of the future.

 
 

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Companies are leaving the era of want ads behind as social networks take on the role of publisher, and friends recruiting friends. Market leader Zappos has eliminated all other forms when it comes to attracting new hires.

 

 
 

 
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Online shoe seller Zappos is zapping job listings to try a social-media hiring strategy.

A few months ago, online shoe retailer Zappos did away with job titles for its 1,500 employees. Now, the company is taking the ax to job postings. Zappos, based in Las Vegas, plans to hire at least 450 people this year, but candidates won't find out about those jobs on LinkedIn.com, Monster.com or the company website.

 
 

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IT giant Cisco is making moves into the Software Defined Networking sector as their foray into mobile continues. Our guess is Cisco goes on the acquisition trail in that area very big, very soon to battle others who have already demonstrated they're more than just about PowerPoints and slideware.

 

 
 

 
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Cisco Drops the S-Bomb

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cisco Live -- A top Cisco executive dropped the S-bomb at Cisco Live Sunday, touting the company's SDN message. David Ward, Cisco's SVP engineering, CTO and chief architect, also said "shit" a few times, which is not something I've heard before at an opening keynote of a customer conference for a $49 billion multinational corporation.

 
 

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In flight Wi-Fi isn't a fad.  For many of all ages and income levels it's an essential tool when flying but not only for email and web surfing. The stats don't lie.

 

 
 

 
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The Majority of Flyers Use In-Flight Wi-Fi For Entertainment and Personal Use

As in-flight Wi-Fi becomes much more pervasive, passenger adoption of it is increasing. But user habits are still to be studied and defined. We decided to ask U.S. in-flight Wi-Fi users about their habits and patterns of usage to better understand how they use it. Using Google Consumer Surveys, we asked U.S.

 
 

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Who is making investments? Where did they come from? LeWeb calls it a tech mafia. To us, well it's more of those who made it finding ways to get more new ideas going. The face of investment in startups is clearly changing....

 

 
 

 
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Christian Hernandez Gallardo: Meet the European Tech 'Mafias' | LeWeb Blog

Valley lore often refers to the " PayPal mafia ", the group of early PayPal employees that went on to found and fund many of today's leading technology companies: Peter Thiel and Facebook, Reid Hoffman and LinkedIn, Jeremy Stoppelman and Yelp, Chad Hurley and YouTube and Elon Musk and the Iron Man suit...

 
 

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