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TalkTalk acquires Tesco broadband and fixed-line voice customers... and Blinkbox Movies, too

TalkTalk Group, which started life as part of Carphone Warehouse before demerging in 2010, has bought the Tesco broadband and fixed-line voice base from Tesco plc.

This gives it around 75,000 broadband customers and around 20,000 voice customers, which will be transferred to the TalkTalk network.

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Alcatel launches a smartwatch at CES

Alcatel launches a smartwatch at CES

Smartphone company Alcatel OneTouch has announced a ‘smart watch’ device at the International CES this week.

Called simply WATCH, the new device is compatible with Android and iOS handsets. It has a circular 1.22-inch screen and is available in a number of styles.

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RPX Corporation buys patents from Rockstar Consortium

Is this the end of the Android patent war?

Patent strategy specialist RPX Corporation says one of its subsidiary companies has bought approximately 4,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium.

Rockstar was formed three years ago to acquire around 6,000 technology patent assets from Nortel.

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Bullitt Group to launch Kodak-branded Android smartphones and tablets

Bullitt Group to launch Kodak-branded Android smartphones and tablets

Kodak, one of the world’s best-known photographic brands, is to launch a range of smartphones and tablets in 2015.

The first smartphone will be launched at the CES 2015 trade show in January, with a 4G handset, a tablet and a connected camera due to be confirmed in the second half of the year.

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Samsung to discontinue its ChatON mobile messaging service in 2015

It’s reported that Samsung Electronics is closing down its free ChatON mobile messaging service next year.

ChatON was launched in 2011, enabling users to communicate using text, images, handwritten notes and video.

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