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MWC 2017: Telecom operators are looking to reinvent themselves beyond phones and 5G

MWC 2017: Telecom operators are looking to reinvent themselves beyond phones and 5G

Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth. Next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone companies in various stages of acceptance that the industry’s predictable, decades-old business model based on selling […]

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Snap stock debut may be haunted by ghosts of past technology IPOs

Snap stock debut may be haunted by ghosts of past technology IPOs

Snap Inc appears set to make a splash next week with the biggest tech stock debut since Facebook Inc, but history suggests investors shut out of the initial public offering would be better off waiting a bit to chase this unicorn on the open market. Globally, shares of most of the 25 largest technology IPOs have languished in their first 12 […]

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Nasa finds lost scientific balloon in Antartica after a year

Nasa finds lost scientific balloon in Antartica after a year

Scientists have recovered a lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it from Antarctica after a year of its flight. According to the US space agency Nasa, the balloon floated 39 kms above the Antarctic continent for 12 days in January 2016 until scientists sent the pre-planned command to cut the balloon. The telescope parachuted to the ground in […]

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Russian cargo craft Progress 66 arrives at the international space station

Russian cargo craft Progress 66 arrives at the international space station

The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo ship docked at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station on Friday, Nasa said. “Today’s arrival of the Progress 66 cargo craft, just 24 hours after the capture of the Space X Dragon, makes four spaceships at the International Space Station,” the US space agency said.  

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Astronomers have spotted a mysterious nebula that is glowing without any known power source

Astronomers have spotted a mysterious nebula that is glowing without any known power source

Astronomers have spotted an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting. Called an “enormous Lyman-alpha nebula” (ELAN), it is the brightest and among the largest of these rare objects, only a handful of which have been observed, the researchers said. The newly discovered nebula was found […]

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