Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Goes Through: French Regulator 1

Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Goes Through: French Regulator

February 15, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Home | Telecom | Telecom News Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Goes Through: French Regulator Agence France-Presse , 4 January 2016 France's stock market regulatory body said Monday that Finnish telecom group Nokia's all-share offer for French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent had been successful.
Nokia now holds around 76 percent of shares and voting rights in Alcatel, the French financial market authority, AMF, said in a provisional report.
It said the “minimal condition” for Nokia to control at least 50 percent of shares and voting rights had been “satisfied”.
“The offer therefore is proceeding positively,” the French regulator said, adding that its final report was due Tuesday at the latest.
Once the world's top mobile phone maker, Nokia hopes the merger will help it become the world's number one network equipment and service provider.
The acquisition will allow Nokia to expand from telecoms networks to Internet networks and “cloud” services to better compete with its g..

Kanye West Announces Video Game; No Man's Sky Creator Tweets His Support 4

Kanye West Announces Video Game; No Man’s Sky Creator Tweets His Support

February 13, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry already have video games based on them, and it seems that Kanye West is doesn't want to be left behind. West's game is called Only One and it's based on his song by the same name.
At the launch of his new album, The Life of Pablo, he unveiled a trailer for the video game that is based on his mother Donda West. She passed away in 2007 and the game is about her travelling through the gates of heaven.
(Also see: Kim Kardashian Game Maker Glu to Develop Katy Perry Game)
“”I worked on a video game and I wanted to show y'all. The idea of the game is my mom travelling through the gates of heaven,” West said during a livestream on Tidal. He further went onto explain how tough it was to pitch his game and sell a game company on the idea.
“Like, no, you don't understand! Like, I'll go and meet with everybody in San Fran, and they'll diss the f**k out of me,” And I'll be like, 'I want to make a game,' and they&#03..

Samsung Gear S2 [year] 5

Samsung Gear S2 2023

September 23, 2015 PTdrivers 2

Samsung has confirmed off the gear S2 – a model new smartwatch that addresses earlier criticisms in addition to watching typically like a peculiar timepiece. […]

5G Network Pickup Could Begin as Early as 2017, Says Nokia CEO 6

5G Network Pickup Could Begin as Early as 2017, Says Nokia CEO

March 2, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Mobile equipment maker Nokia sees the shift to the next generation of 5G wireless networks kicking off well ahead of 2020, the year when many in the industry consider mass-market upgrades will begin, its chief executive said on Sunday.
Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said the company plans to pick up investment in 5G technology in 2016 and that sales of 5G-ready equipment capable of future upgrades could begin as early as 2017.
“5G will happen faster than expected. This may surprise some of you,” Suri declared to an audience including investors ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
Suri said that in contrast to past “big bang” rollouts of older mobile equipment cycles, 5G will require plenty of equipment upgrades to occur before some of the key 5G standards are expected to be formalised in 2018 and 2019.
“2020 is probably where we see global volume deployments,” Suri said, but added: “We will start to see a lot of action ahead of 2020 – in 2017, 2018, 2019.”
Demand for..

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report 7

Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report

December 9, 2016 PTdrivers 0

Home | Apps | Apps News Facebook for iPhone a Resource Hog, Removal Boosts Battery Life: Report by Manish Singh , 9 February 2016 If you're concerned about your iPhone's battery life, you might want to consider uninstalling the Facebook app from it. Tests have found that removing Facebook's iOS app can increase the battery life of an iPhone by about 15 percent. Additionally, getting rid of Facebook can also free up a lot of data on your iPhone, the test results indicate.
Facebook's Android apps were recently found sipping up a substantial amount of battery life and other resources. And now it appears, Facebook's iOS app is no better. The Guardian ran tests on an iPhone 6s Plus to find that removing Facebook's marquee app improved battery life on the smartphone. Of course, this is not the first time that Facebook's iOS app was found to be causing significant battery issues.
The publication claims that upon removal of the Facebook app, on average, it..