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Revenue decline ahead for telcos in 2017

Spectrum and regulatory battles will dominate telecoms this year, alongside the positive rollouts of the Internet of things and fibre.

Computing

Stanford develops fire-proof battery

A research team at the US university makes a lithium-ion battery that releases a flame-retardant when there is an increase in temperature.

Reuters

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief

The country's special prosecutor seeks a warrant to arrest Jay Y Lee, head of Samsung Group, accusing him of paying multimillion-dollar bribes.

Reuters

Battery was main cause of Note 7 fires

A Samsung investigation into what caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire concludes the battery was the main reason.

Business

BT, Trend Micro partner on cloud security solution

The collaboration will ensure BT customers now benefit from Trend Micro's Deep Security protection for cloud servers from a single integrated platform.

Business

Global IT spend to reach $3.5tn in 2017

The expected growth rate for worldwide IT spend will only be 2.7% in 2017, down from earlier projections of 3%, says Gartner.

Reuters

Samsung leader quizzed in corruption scandal

Jay Y Lee was questioned for over 22 hours by the South Korean special prosecutor on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal.

Reuters

Xiaomi targets 2017 sales of $14.5bn

The Chinese company targets sales of over $14.47 billion after a year that saw it fall down the smartphone vendor rankings.

Telecoms

Note 7 airline warnings stopped, but thousands still out there

US airlines are no longer required to make a pre-boarding announcement that the Samsung Note 7 is prohibited.



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