Vivendi sees Maroc Telecom deal closing on May 14; Deutsche Telekom CEO highlights regulatory doubts on U.S. merger

> South African mobile operator Vodacom rolled out revenue assurance software from WeDo Technologies to streamline its network service usage business processes. Release

> Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon were among 100 tech companies that warned U.S. regulators about the dangers of proposed rules covering net neutrality. Article

> Samsung's design head, Chang Dong-hoon, resigned following criticism of the design of the vendor's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Article

> Deutsche Telekom CEO, Timotheus Hoettges, said U.S. regulators are reluctant to approve a merger of T-Mobile U.S. and Sprint. Article

> The European Union finalised plans to introduce an automatic emergency calling system (eCall) for cars using cellular networks. Release [PDF]

> Vodafone launched a new Vodafone Wallet version of its 'mobile-pocket' app for mobile payments. Release

> Vivendi predicts the sale of its 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom will close on May 14. Release

> Telekom Austria slowed profit declines in the first quarter by cutting costs, especially handset subsidies in Austria. Article

And finally...Want to chat with your fridge? There's an app for that. Article


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