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Etisalat to sell West African assets to Maroc Telecom

Etisalat to sell West African assets to Maroc Telecom | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Etisalat agreed to sell its operations in French-speaking West Africa to Maroc Telecom, the Moroccan operator group in which it is currently in the process of acquiring a majority stake.
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Iliad in takeover talks with Bouygues – report - Mobile World Live

Iliad in takeover talks with Bouygues – report - Mobile World Live | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
After being beaten in the race by Altice to acquire Vivendi’s SFR, Bouygues Telecom now finds itself the subject of takeover talks by the Iliad Group, according to a local newspaper report.
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Katia Hilal's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:11 AM

Bouygues could not stay isolated among the on-going market consolidation in the French telecom landscape. A merger with Illiad/Free would make sense as Free does not have a mobile infrastructure which is where Bouygues' strength lays.

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MWC Mark Zuckerberg recap: Facebook founder gives keynote speech at world's biggest mobile phone show

MWC Mark Zuckerberg recap: Facebook founder gives keynote speech at world's biggest mobile phone show | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
The American will speak to delegates at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona following Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp
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Xavier Niel financera 90 % du méga-incubateur parisien

Xavier Niel financera 90 % du méga-incubateur parisien | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Le projet de la Halle Freyssinet devrait être opérationnel d'ici à 2016-2017. Le fondateur de Free y investit à titre personnel.
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Un quartier numérique à Paris XIII, financé par un mécénat privé et industriel, voilà une belle histoire qui nous sort de la morosité des chefs d'entreprise qui pleurent et des industriels qui licencient.

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Microsoft to Buy Nokia’s Devices Unit for $7.2 Billion

Microsoft to Buy Nokia’s Devices Unit for $7.2 Billion | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft Corp. agreed to buy Nokia Oyj’s handset business and license its patents for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion), casting together the lot of two companies trying to stay relevant against fleet-footed technology rivals.
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The handset industry is exiting Europe, with Microsoft acquiring the Nokia terminals business, Samsung and Apple being the other front runners. 

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Nokia to fully acquire Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks » Nokia – Press

Nokia to fully acquire Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks » Nokia – Press | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release July 1, 2013 at 07.00 (CET +1) Espoo, Finland and Munich, Germany - Nokia Corporation and Siemens AG today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Nokia acquires...
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The de-merge of NSN following the sale of the BSS part to RedKnee. A story of a giant merger that failed! Competition with Asian vendors and failure to streamline the cost structure signed the end of the cooperation. 

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Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
A vivid example of the value of investing for the long-term.

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Katia Hilal's insight:

I remembre an interview with Jeff Bezos six years ago, the journalist asked Bzos whether he's spending the investors' money in a business that will never get profitable, Bezos just laughed out loud!

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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, April 16, 2013 1:57 AM

"In the short run markets are voting machines; in the long run they are weighing machines..". Bezos is aiming for the long term since Day1 and he now runs a 800 pound gorilla.

Larry's comment, April 17, 2013 1:50 AM
you can also be wrong with a long term strategy if you are not careful about whether your investments are really pleasing customers.
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How mobile money is changing Asia

How mobile money is changing Asia | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
For emerging Asia, paying your friends, family and retailers from your mobile is set to explode thanks to the region's heavy smartphone usage.
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"For the unbanked sector, banks are not in a leadership role. This area is being driven primarily by telecoms that have wider coverage in terms of distribution network and better customer relationships with people using their mobile services,"

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International money transfer joint venture, HomeSend, announces CEO and Board | HomeSend JV

International money transfer joint venture, HomeSend, announces CEO and Board | HomeSend JV | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it

HomeSend, the leading mobile remittance hub is officially now a standalone entity with participation from MasterCard, eServGlobal and BICS. This is a fantastic story of how an idea, the right partners, and the appropriate investment, can grow to be the number one market player in this new and growing space.

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[MWC2014] Yota présente son nouveau YotaPhone

[MWC2014] Yota présente son nouveau YotaPhone | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Après un premier modèle, Yota vient de présenter une nouvelle version très prometteuse de son YotaPhone.
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Jimmy Wales (creator of Wikipedia) Is Not an Internet Billionaire

Jimmy Wales (creator of Wikipedia) Is Not an Internet Billionaire | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
The founder of Wikipedia has a brand-new life in London with Kate Garvey, his third wife, whom he often describes as “the most connected woman in London.”
Katia Hilal's insight:

One can be visionary, innovative, hard working, perfectionnist, and yet do it  all only for the benefit of humanity.

Wikipedia has definitely changed access to the information and enabled checking the accuracy of this information by you, me and anyone else. It is certainly one of the greatest positive realisations enabled by the WWW.

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Why Amazon's Jeff Bezos Bought the Washington Post

There are few real visionaries in the technology industry. But Jeff Bezos, the founder and C.E.O. of Amazon, and now, the owner of the Washington Post, is one of them.
Katia Hilal's insight:

Are we attending a turning point in the history of Amazone and of the press industry?

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ST-Ericsson parents complete break-up

ST-Ericsson parents complete break-up | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Ericsson and STMicroelectronics, after declaring on 18 March they were winding down ST-Ericsson (their loss-making wireless chip joint venture), have now announced the completion of the process. ST...
Katia Hilal's insight:

Another giant JV failure story after the Nokia-Siemens one. ST-Ericsson has struggled to compete with semiconductor rivals from the US and Asia in the smartphone and tablet markets, as well as being hampered by struggling Nokia, its biggest customer.

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Pixmania, la star déchue de l’e-commerce

Pixmania, la star déchue de l’e-commerce | Entreprise Stories | Scoop.it
Pas facile de passer brusquement du statut de start-up à celui de multinationale. C’est ce que raconte l’histoire de l’ancien fleuron français du Net.

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Via Pascal Gibert, FredColantonio, Benjamin Di Crescenzo
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FredColantonio's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:48 AM

Pas facile de passer brusquement du statut de start-up à celui de multinationale. C’est ce que raconte l’histoire de l’ancien fleuron français du Net.

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Denis Liotta 's comment, February 2, 2013 2:42 AM
Oui le problème en France en plus de gérer la croissance il vaut gérer la fiscalité les Rh les impôts les réglementations ..etc bref qd on s en sort on est vraiment un bon je pense . Des histoires comme ça il y en a plein