Google said to plan Uber rival; Mobistar increases ARPU for first time in 3 years

> Israel-based Siklu more than doubled shipments of its EtherHaul millimetre wave backhaul units in 2014, with 10,000 units shipped. Release

> Google looks set to release a rival to Uber's smartphone based ride sharing service, despite the search giant investing heavily in the company. Article

> Sony cut its forecasted full-year loss by 26 per cent on the back of healthy demand for its smartphone imaging sensors, and festive PlayStation sales. Report

> Twitter enjoyed a spike in its stock price after announcing it is extending its mobile advertising service to third-party apps and websites. Article

> Belgium-based Mobistar said it increased average revenue per user for the first time in three years, after ARPU grew to €24.30 ($27.70) in the fourth quarter of 2014 from €23.9 million in the previous third quarter. Article

> South Africa-based Vodacom posted third-quarter revenue of ZAR19.99 billion (€1.5 billion/$1.76 billion), down 1.1 per cent from a year earlier. Article

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