VIENNA (Reuters) – Eastern and Central Europe’s top information technology services firm, EPAM Systems (EPAM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), warned on Monday of mounting and unquantifiable risks to its operations in Ukraine and Russia, sending the U.S.-listed company’s shares down 14 percent.
Ukraine’s burgeoning software services industry, once insulated by a blue-chip international client base from the divided country’s ailing economy, now finds itself caught up in the escalating military and political standoff with neighboring Russia.
BARCELONA, Feb 26 (Reuters) – The mobile phone industry is
now looking to the fast-growing demand for smartphones priced at
$100 or below as the market for fancier high-end devices has
become saturated, but not all handset makers are able or willing
to trade down.
Much of the talk this week at the Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona, the industry’s biggest annual trade fair, has turned
from the latest big screen, premium-priced devices to the new,
entry-level smartphones that analysts say now overwhelmingly
represent the industry’s best hope for growth.
BARCELONA (Reuters) – WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc scooped it up for $19 billion.
The text-based messaging service aims to let users make calls by the second quarter, expanding its appeal to help it hit a billion users, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
BARCELONA (Reuters) – WhatsApp, the world’s biggest mobile messaging service, is to add a voice call service for its 450 million customers, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after it was bought by Facebook for $19 billion.
Chief Executive Jan Koum said his aim was for WhatsApp users to be able to make calls by the second quarter, just as they can now text messages, in a bid to expand the service’s appeal to help it hit a billion users.