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TC Roundup: Alibaba will soon be a mobile telco, close to launching Ali Telecom in coming weeks

5 Jun, 2014

Alibaba will soon be a mobile telco, close to launching Ali Telecom in coming weeks: Before Alibaba's long-awaited IPO hits Wall Street later this summer, the ecommerce giant will have its finger in one new pie – it's going to be a mobile telco operator in China. Alibaba has rolled out a promotional page today detailing its mobile pricing plans, which cover 3G, SMS, and voice calls. The service will be called Ali Telecom in English, and 'Ali Tongxin' in Chinese. (TechInAsia)

Amazon teases mysterious 3D device unveiling this month: Amazon today announced that it will unveil a "new device" on June 18. Alongside today's announcement, Amazon shared a teaser video that seemingly backs up past rumors that the company is developing 3D.(VentureBeat)

India's Lava Plans to Join Global Smartphone War: In six years, Lava International– a little-known Indian company — has become one of the country's biggest smartphone vendors, challenging established brands like Samsung Electronics 005930.SE -0.54% and Apple AAPL +1.14% Lava International — which like most of its peers now has its handsets made in China — became India's fifth largest cellphone company last year by undercutting global brands.(The Wall Street Journal)

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