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Finweek English Edition - - TECHNOLOGY -

Telkom and its for­mer Nige­rian sub­sidiary Mul­tiLinks has won a high court or­der paving the way for a le­gal bat­tle with for­mer part­ner Blue Label Tele­coms. Telkom is seek­ing $528m in dam­ages from Blue Label, claim­ing that a con­tract be­tween Blue Label and Mul­tiLinks was struc­tured to com­mer­cially dam­age Telkom.

Samsung un­veiled its Galaxy Gear smart­watch last week. The de­vice sports a 1.3MP (megapixel) cam­era built into the strap of the watch, and a tiny touch screen where var­i­ous apps in­ter­face with con­nected phones over Blue­tooth. Oh, and the bat­tery lasts a day.

• The UK’s Vir­gin Me­dia is to be­come the f irst pay tele­vi­sion op­er­a­tor in the world to in­cor­po­rate Net­flix into its of­fer­ing. Net­flix al­lows cus­tomers to stream movies and video shows over the in­ter­net in coun­tries where the ser­vice is sup­ported. It’s re­garded as a com­peti­tor to ca­ble tele­vi­sion, mak­ing this an in­ter­est­ing move. Vir­gin Me­dia will build Net­flix sup­port into its set top decoder boxes.

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