2012 Election: Mitt Romney Favored Over Barack Obama To Advance The Technology Industry [FULL TEXT]

Which 2012 Campaign Issues Really Matter To Wall Street Investors?

While the presidential candidates' plans to tackle unemployment, the national debt, health care reform, immigration, gay marriage and gun control might be the topics that have Main Street voters buzzing ahead of this year's election, a new report by the global equity research team at Standard & Poor's shows Wall Street investors have very different policy debates in mind.
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America Movil Offers $4.2B For KPN Stake

America Movil the telecom group controlled by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, has offered to buy a stake worth up to 3.2 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in Netherlands-based KPN NV, seeing it as a base for potential expansion in Europe.
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China's Huawei Down but Not out in Australia

China's Huawei Technologies still hopes to win contracts to build Australia's $38 billion National Broadband Network, despite being blocked from bidding on cyber security concerns, and is ready to make concessions to do so.
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Stock Index Futures Point To Lower Opening

Stock index futures pointed to a lower opening on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.6 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.57 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.58 percent at 1000 GMT.
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Ericsson Jobs On The Line In North America

Ericsson, the world's top mobile telecoms equipment maker, is to cut jobs at its North American operations as part of a continued drive for greater efficiency in a business seeing slower sales.
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Apple's Next iPad May Be a 4G Game Changer

Apple Inc is betting a 4G-equipped iPad will tempt more U.S. consumers to pay extra to watch high-quality video on the go, and in turn, give Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc a revenue boost.
Skype For Windows Phone: 5 Reasons It Works Better On IOS And Android, App To Hit Xbox Next

The Battle's on for Control of the Video Dial Tone

Cisco Systems Inc's attempt to convince a European court to impose tougher conditions on Microsoft Corp's acquisition of Skype signals that technology companies are gearing up to battle for control of what some say is the next big thing: videoconferencing.
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Facebook Offers Olive Branch to Mobile Carriers

Facebook said it could team up with mobile operators on payments, in an offer that would give them back part of the revenue and influence they have lost in recent years to Apple (AAPL.O) and Google (GOOG.O).
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Sensex Drops; Bharti, Kingfisher Down; SBI up

The BSE Sensex was headed for a second day of decline on Thursday as investors booked profits from recent rallies as concerns mounted over the state of the global economy, including rising oil prices.
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Apple iPhone all Set to Hit China

Apple Inc has signed with China Telecom to sell its iPhone in China from next month as it looks to boost its flagging share of the world's biggest mobile phone market.
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Consolidation No Panacea for Indian Mobile Returns

Everyone knows that industry consolidation leads to improved shareholder returns. India's mobile market may be the exception. Revocation of 2G licences and now a change in M&A rules are expected to force a long-awaited deal frenzy in this challenging sector.
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Vodafone Hit by Weak Southern Europe

Vodafone, the world's largest mobile phone operator, missed quarterly revenue forecasts on Thursday as increasingly tough trading in Spain and Italy overshadowed solid performances in emerging markets and northern Europe.


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