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PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said

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Review: Skype for Business pros & cons (video)

Reviewer Jonathan Hassell highlights some of the good features and things to watch out for in Microsoft's Skype for Business software/service.

5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

The telecommunications industry is looking for new frequencies in which to operate a new generation of mobile networks

Legacy telcos make peace with Internet services in Africa

Telecom execs face the facts and believe Web-based services are here to stay, an Ovum poll indicates

Google's 60Tbps Pacific cable welcomed with champagne in Japan

Scheduled to be ready in 2016, FASTER will have the highest-ever capacity across the Pacific Ocean

GSM switch off good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Asian and the U.S. operators are more aggressive than their European counterparts

Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown

Southern African nations team with Ericsson to develop broadband policies

Countries in the region are generally considered to lack expertise to formulate policies that could help fuel Internet services

CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech

PayPal users may get break on unsolicited robocalls, texts

Critics are upset that changes to PayPal's terms of service will let it ping users in these ways for marketing purposes

Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

Skype updates apps to crush crash-causing text bug

Meanwhile, last week's similar iPhone lockup flaw remains unpatched

Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

Senators reject amendments to 'water down' the NSA reform bill

BlackBerry settlement allows Typo keyboards for iPads, not iPhones

Typo is banned from selling keyboards for devices with screen sizes smaller than 7.9 inches

Nokia wants to build data centers for mobile operators

Competition among vendors to help mobile operators virtualize their networks is heating up

Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say

German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal

Senate to return early to debate phone dragnet

Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires

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