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Nokia v Apple nanoSIM format war: Victor will be named next month

Telecoms standards overlord ETSI has postponed its vote on the official tiny SIM design until the end of May - while carefully considers who it can afford to upset the least. There are two proposals for the fourth form-factor (4FF) SIM chip, one from Nokia and one from Apple, and the European Telecommunications Standards …
Bill Ray, 02 Apr 2012
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Internet battle lines drawn at extraordinary Geneva meeting

Internet battle lines were drawn at an extraordinary meeting in Geneva this week. The non-descript "ccTLD workshop" hosted by the International Telecommunication Union on 3-4 March attracted a stellar cast including ICANN president Stuart Lynn, ITU secretary general Yoshio Utsumi and leading representatives of just about every …
Kieren McCarthy, 06 Mar 2003
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New UN committee could hand governments internet control

The endgame in the long-running battle over who is to control the internet may be upon us, with the appointment of a little-reported but highly significant new UN committee to look into initiatives for policing the internet. This follows the decision at the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) 2010-2011 …
Jane Fae Ozimek, 20 Dec 2010
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Europe bites Hungary over media and internet censorship

A rumble of protest is spreading across Europe in reaction to a new media censorship law in Hungary. Yesterday, Europe’s Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes told an Extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee that the EU had been in touch with the Hungarian …
Jane Fae Ozimek, 18 Jan 2011
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BestBuy blasts into UK with Carphone Warehouse buy

Carphone Warehouse is selling a 50 per cent stake in its mobile phone retail business to US electronics retailer BestBuy, setting the stage for a heavyweight fight in the UK's retail electronics market. The deal will bring CPW £1.1bn in cash, enough to sort out its debt problems and could leave enough in the till to buy Tiscali …
John Oates, 08 May 2008
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Clarity shareholders call for boss's head

Clarity Commerce Solutions has vowed to fight rebel shareholders calling for changes to senior management. A former chairman of the company and individuals representing 13 per cent of Clarity's share capital are calling for an extraordinary meeting to remove current chief executive Graham York. Earlier this month Clarity …
John Oates, 17 Apr 2007

Toshiba's board to kybosh HD DVD this week?

Toshiba's board of directors will this week meet to put an end to the company's production of HD DVD machines, it has been claimed. Sources cited by Japanese broadcaster NHK this weekend alleged that the consumer electronics giant will stop making HD DVD players and recorders at its Aomori Prefecture province plant. They also …
Tony Smith, 17 Feb 2008
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Siemens creates hardship fund for BenQ workers

Siemens' board voted this weekend to forgo a planned 30 per cent pay rise in order to set up a €30m hardship fund for workers affected by the closure of the German handset business it offloaded to BenQ last year. Siemens boss Klaus Kleinfeld said that after an extraordinary meeting on Sunday, the board wanted to "show …
Lucy Sherriff, 02 Oct 2006
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United States cedes control of the internet - but what now?

In a meeting that will go down in internet history, the United States government last night conceded that it can no longer expect to maintain its position as the ultimate authority over the internet. Having been the internet's instigator and, since 1998, its voluntary taskmaster, the US government finally agreed to transition …
Kieren McCarthy, 27 Jul 2006
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Surveillance state can't monitor itself, says US

It would be impractical for the US to monitor how its border guards use the massive databases it is building on European citizens, US Homeland Security Security secretary Michael Chertoff told the European Parliament yesterday. Answering questions before an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil …
Mark Ballard, 15 May 2007
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Internet showdown side-stepped in Geneva

The international showdown over who should run the Internet has been side-stepped at the very last minute following 12 hours of intensive talks in Geneva. More than 200 negotiators met at an extraordinary meeting on the weekend before the World Summit on the Information Society in order to thrash things about and hopefully …
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Dec 2003