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TeliaSonera and Telenor to merge Danish operations

OSLO, NORWAY: Norwegian telecom operator Telenor and Swedish-Finnish rival TeliaSonera on Wednesday said they would merge their operations in Denmark, which last week was deemed the world's most connected country...

4 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Leading telecoms operators outperform broader economy 2011

LONDON, UK: The 40 leading telecoms operating groups out-performed the global economy by 5.0 ppt (percentage points), according to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media. Based on data taken from the recently published World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks (WTFB) service, the largest operators, as measured by consolidated total revenues, increased revenues for the second quarter of 2011 by 6.8% year-on-year to reach US$327.6 billion*.

1 Dec 2011

NORWAY

Android and Apple: different phones, different habits

OSLO, NORWAY: Did you know that users of Android phones are more likely to be active on music websites than iPhone owners? Or, that users of older, pre-smartphones are the most active social web users? These stats and more were revealed in this month's State of the Mobile Web report, published by web browser company Opera Software.

31 Oct 2011

NORWAY

Small world on small screens

OSLO, NORWAY: There is no doubt that social media is king of the mobile phone. Fresh results from the Opera State of the Mobile Web report reveal that the social component is dominant in the surfing habits of the top 20 mobile-surfing countries.

26 May 2011

NORWAY

Nigeria takes SA seat at Opera

OSLO, NORWAY / LAGOS, NIGERIA, JOHANNESBURG, SA: Nigeria has unseated South Africa as the country in Africa with the highest number of users on the Opera Mini mobile browser, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report issued 19 April 2011 by Opera Software.

20 Apr 2011

NORWAY

Opera gets a parking ticket

OSLO, NORWAY: Opera has spent a record budget on its new campaign and has managed to retain its sense of humour as it takes on the big guys - and gets a parking ticket for its troubles.

15 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

'Old-fashioned' Internet? Media world changes faster than ever

LONDON, UK: When a speaker at a media conference refers to the traditional desktop-based internet as "the old-fashioned internet," you know that the media world is evolving faster than ever. In language that was once reserved for newspapers, the PC-based internet took a back seat to mobile and tablets at the just-completed Digital Media Europe conference, which drew nearly 250 participants from 38 countries to London this week.

15 Apr 2011

NORWAY

Opera into new aria - reaches (another) 100 million users

OSLO, NORWAY: Opera Software today tinkered in its giant statistics machine and found that Opera Mini reached 100 million monthly users in March and two billion daily page views - new peaks for what's claimed to be the world's most used mobile browser.

11 Apr 2011

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