Orange Considers Potential Tie-Up With Telecom Italia

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France’s Orange is considering launching a bid to tie-up with Telecom Italia in a sign that European telecommunications companies are continuing to push forward a wave of consolidation across the region.

Do You Really Need a Wireless Phone Carrier?

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Is it possible to never pay for wireless-phone service again? For 30 days, WSJ reporter Ryan Knutson disconnected his iPhone from AT&T and lived entirely off the free Wi-Fi connections—and it worked.

RWE to Proceed With Dea Sale

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German utility RWE and an energy-investment fund led by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman signaled Sunday that they would proceed this week with a $5.6 billion deal for oil-and-gas fields over the objections of the U.K. government.

Glencore Faces Hit From Big Coal Bet

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Investors will get their first look on Tuesday at a full year of Glencore’s financial results since it acquired Xstrata and its ample coal reserves in 2013. Coal prices are off about 25% since then.

Samsung Answers iPhone 6 With Galaxy S6

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Samsung introduced a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, with a double-curved screen and its own mobile-payment service, as the Korean giant looks to keep pace with Apple and Xiaomi.

Samsung Looks to Outsmart Apple, Google on Mobile Payments

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With its new Galaxy S6 smartphone, Samsung is looking to jump ahead of Apple and Google in one of the most competitive battlegrounds in mobile software and services—payments.

HTC Enters Virtual-Reality Market--Mobile World

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. is entering the world of virtual reality, part of its move to diversify its product line to boost sales.

Samsung Galaxy S6 First Look: Can an Extreme Makeover Beat the iPhone?

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When it comes to building better hardware and much improved software, the sixth time’s the charm

World Telecom Meet to Focus on Regulation

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When telecom and tech leaders convene in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this coming week, one topic will rise above the rest: regulation.

Movie Chains Hope for Big Year

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Solid early returns for ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and solid lineup of blockbusters like ‘Furious 7’ and a new ‘Star Wars’ have analysts predicting that 2015 will be a banner year for America’s cinemas.

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