Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

How much is the Silicon Valley Internet giant willing to spend on turbocharging its video prospects?
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Yahoo Scraps Deal for French Video Site

Online-video website Dailymotion was on track to be the first major acquisition for Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, after her company had signed a provisional deal to buy control from owner France Télécom SA. Then Ms. Mayer’s No. 2 executive met with French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg.

Belt-Tightening in Europe Bolsters Case for Cheaper iPhone

“The days of easy iPhone sales are over.” Are they, really?
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Facebook’s Phone Also Coming to France Telecom-Orange, but First to AT&T

The European carrier plans to sell the HTC First in France and the United Kingdom
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Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site Dailymotion

Yahoo Inc. is in talks to buy a controlling stake in France Telecom SA’s online-video site Dailymotion, according to people familiar with the talks, in what would be Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s first major acquisition since taking over the Internet pioneer last year.

Apple Now a Bit Easier to Deal With, and Other Observations From France Telecom’s Straight-Talking CEO

At a dinner with reporters on Monday, Stephane Richard talks about the challenges facing Microsoft and BlackBerry in mobile, as well as his frustrations with European regulators.
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What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona

AllThingsD’s annual guide to what all the major players are doing at Mobile World Congress.
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France Telecom Secures Itself to Lookout with Software Deal, Equity Stake

The French carrier will invest in the mobile security firm and offer its Android software standard in several European countries.
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France Telecom Hopes a Texting and Calling App Puts It Over the Top

The French carrier is launching its own stab at an app that offers calling, texting and other services, regardless of which network one is on.
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Orange Exec: Android, Windows Phone and iPhones Are Gas Guzzlers and Developing World Needs a Prius

Senior VP Yves Maitre says all the major smartphone operating systems are too costly and bandwidth-hungry to meet the needs of the next several billion smartphone buyers.
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