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Travelers can now use the Delta mobile app to track their luggage’s location

Delta Airlines is adding a convenient new feature to its mobile app that aims to make the air travel process a bit less frustrating through mobile with a bag-tracking feature. Lost baggage is one of the most common and annoying problems faced at an airport. Delta is trying to combat that problem through a new feature that lets users see…

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More smartphones feature high-quality front cameras for selfies

Competition is intensifying in South Korea’s market for smartphones equipped with high-quality front cameras to meet the booming trend of selfies, company officials said Monday. A smartphone’s high-quality front camera, mainly used to take selfies, is increasingly appealing to plenty of young consumers, they said. Earlier this month, SK Telecom Co., the nation’s top mobile carrier, began selling its Luna…

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Samsung still smartphone king with 20% market share (despite Note 7 woes); Apple 12%

Korean electronics giant loses market share in the third quarter, as does Apple. Samsung retained its global smartphone crown in the third quarter, despite the monumental recall of its Galaxy Note 7, according to a pair of reports released Wednesday. Vendors shipped 362.9 million phones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of 1 percent over the same…

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Windstream Hosted Communications Targets SMBs

Small- and medium-size businesses are the target market for a new Windstream hosted communications offering launched today. The cloud-based offering brings “enterprise-level” voice capabilities to smaller businesses, Windstream said. The Windstream hosted communications offering uses equipment from Broadsoft. Capabilities included with the Windstream offering, dubbed Windstream Hosted Communications, include: Auto attendant, which allows customers to set rules for calls to…

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Top 10 Telecom Companies of the World 2016

Over the last few years, one of the fastest growing industry is the telecom industry, which has not revolutionized the way people communicate, but has opened a huge amount of opportunities for businesses to prosper. Not only have telecom companies enabled people to be in touch with each other, it has also created online businesses to grow because of the…

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57% of B2B customers will switch brands if needs not met

According to recent research by Salesforce, 57 percent of B2B buyers said they would take their business elsewhere if brands do not meet their needs. The “State of the Connected Customer” report looked at both B2B and B2C customer expectations as the result of mobile and found that buyers are becoming increasingly demanding. In fact, 75 percent of respondents expect companies…

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Apple and Electrolux Raise U.K. Prices in Brexit Christmas Pinch

Computer maker increases U.K. prices for some models by 20%   Swedish home appliance producer increases prices by 10% The Brexit squeeze on U.K. consumers tightened on Friday as Apple Inc. and Electrolux AB responded to the falling pound by charging more for their products in Britain. Apple quietly raised the cost of some of its machines including the “Mac…

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Wind Hellas beefs up corporate IoT services with Telefónica Business Solutions platform

Antonis Tzortzakakis, chief officer of fixed line and B2B at Greece-based Wind Hellas, promised to deliver a unique Internet of Things (IoT) service to corporate customers after agreeing a supply deal with Telefónica Business Solutions. Wind Hellas plans to utilise Telefónica Business Solutions Smart m2m (machine-to-machine) platform to manage and control its IoT services for its business users in a…

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Moody’s upgrades VimpelCom ratings on back of confidence-boosting Italy deal

VimpelCom’s pending deal to merge its Wind Italy business with CK Hutchison’s Three Italia has given Moody’s Investors Service the confidence to upgrade the Netherlands-headquartered operator’s credit ratings. The investors business said it is upgrading VimpelCom’s corporate family rating (CFR) from Ba3 to Ba2, the operator’s probability of default rating (PDR) from Ba3-PD to Ba2-PD, its long-term issuer ratings from…

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Proximus steadies BICS decline, raises outlook

Both group revenue and profit stabilised at Proximus in the three months to 30 September as the Belgium-based operator took its declining international wholesale carrier arm BICS in hand. The quarterly result prompted Proximus to revise its 2016 outlook upwards to growth of three-to-four percent. Overall, revenue slipped marginally, by 1.4 percent, to €1.5 billion in the period, as its…

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