News In Brief: EC, Billmonitor, Telecom Italia Media, Gartner

The European Commission will tomorrow outline a smart grid strategy centered on two-way digital communications as part of a week long event on sustainable energy. It estimates smart meters could cut energy consumption by 10%.
 
Three quarters of UK mobile users are losing money by being on the wrong contract, costing them a total of £4.8 billion (€5.4 billion), research by Billmonitor shows.
 
Telecom Italia Media has appointed Severino Salvemini as its new chairman, replacing Berardino Libonati, who died in November. Giovanni Stella maintains his posts as deputy chairman and chief executive.
 
Gartner predicts Apple’s iOS will see off the competition in the tablet software market to remain the dominant platform by 2015, but its share will fall from 69% in 2011 to 47%. Android’s share will grow from 19.9% to 38.6% during the period.

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