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Seaborn Networks names Microsoft as client, ups U.S.-Brazil cable capacity

Seaborn Networks' pending build of the Seabras-1 submarine cable system linking the U.S. and Brazil has attracted Microsoft, which has signed an agreement for fiber network capacity in order to fulfill its customers' cloud service desires.

Report: CenturyLink rumored to be making a deal to acquire RackSpace

CenturyLink is looking to acquire RackSpace in an effort to bolster its cloud service capabilities, reports  Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation.

Microsoft rolls out new mid-range Lumia smartphones, with a focus on camera technology

Microsoft's took the wraps off three new Lumia-branded Windows Phone smartphones today, emphasizing their higher-end specs at mid-range prices. Microsoft also announced a new software update for its Lumia phones that will bring more functionality to Cortana, the digital personal assistant Microsoft introduced with Windows Phone 8.1.

Zayo unveils new cloud connectivity platform, extends network to AWS, Softlayer

With the debut of its Connect to the Cloud platform, Zayo is joining the growing crowd of service providers offering their network as a conduit for business customers to access third-party cloud providers. Zayo's program offers connectivity to over 500 data centers worldwide.

Microsoft's latest TV white space effort connects 28 schools in Namibia

TV white space (TVWS), the spectrum that sits between channels in traditional TV band spectrum, continues to generate interest in Africa, and a new trial of the technology in Namibia is being called the largest yet in terms of geography covered.

Huawei has no plans to build a Tizen phone and won't release new Windows Phones

Huawei does not plan on building a smartphone running on the open-source Tizen platform, according to a senior company executive, dealing yet another blow to the fledgling smartphone platform. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, also said Huawei is putting on pause plans to introduce new phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Microsoft reportedly developing Chromecast rival: a Miracast dongle

Analysts can predict a decline in Google Chromecast usage all they want, but its users are a fairly loyal bunch. And it appears that Microsoft may be going after that customer base with its own dongle, reportedly called the Miracast Dongle but currently code-named HD-10 in an FCC filing.

Researchers demo 92% success rate in hacking smartphone apps

The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.

Opera takes leading role in Microsoft feature-phone browser development

Opera's CEO said a licensing deal with Microsoft effectively means the Norwegian software company is taking over browser building for low- and mid-tier Nokia mobile phones.

Nokia's mapping CEO steps down

Nokia has appointed Cliff Fox as acting head of its Here mapping business from Sept. 1, after the division's current CEO, Michael Halbherr, resigned.