EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages
EE has dismissed claims that its social media staff are attempting to hush fair criticism levelled at the mobile operator on sites such as Facebook. A company spokesman told The Register that it was wrong for subscribers to claim that they were being silenced by EE just for posting complaints about the network online.
T-Mobile pushes paid data plans, makes room for bigger families
T-Mobile would really like more people to pay for tablet data, and is sweetening the deal for those who do. While T-Mobile is still including 200MB of tablet data with any Simple Choice smartphone plan, for an extra $10 per month users can add a tablet data plan equal to what they get on their phones.
Wireless Broadband Alliance welcomes 14 new members
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today announced that 14 new members have joined its efforts to unite the ecosystem and progress the development of Carrier Wi-Fi throughout the world.
Square is raising $200 million at a $6 billion valuation
Mobile payments app Square is reported to be raising new investment at a valuation of $6 billion. CNBC reports that the Jack Dorsey-led company is seeking to gain around $200 million in funding, with part of that amount coming from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.
South Korean data breach results in 220m records stolen
Personal details, relating to half of South Korea’s population, have been stolen by hackers, including full names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers.
DDoS attack downs Twitch on news of Amazon acquisition
Just hours after Amazon announced a $970m deal to acquire Twitch, the live video platform for gamers was taken offline temporarily by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Twitch is the latest in a string of online gaming platforms to be hit by DDoS attacks that have been linked to several groups, including Lizzard Squad, jihadist group Islamic State, and Anonymous.
Philips TVs first to declare love for Spotify Connect, TP Vision first manufacturer to include it
TP Vision has announced ahead of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin that its Philips TVs powered by Android will feature Spotify Connect support. It claims to be the first manufacturer to bring the service to Smart TVs, so users can stream music wirelessly to their sets from Spotify running on their tablets and smartphones.
Snapchat joins Uber & AirBnB with $10bn plus valuation
Self-destruct messaging service Snapchat has been valued at a whopping $10bn by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byer, following their $20m investment in the firm. According to the Wall Street Journal this sky high valuation elevates the fledgling service to the taxi hire service Uber and AirBnB, the rooms to let business, both of which have recently joined the $10bn plus club.
European online video revs, subs set to soar to 2020
A report from Digital TV Research is predicting a boom for the online TV and video markets over the next five years. The European Online TV & Video report forecasts that overall online TV and video revenues over fixed broadband networks will reach $12.872 billion in 2020, up from the $4.804 billion expected by the end of 2014
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