COAI accuses government of giving “undue benefit” to Mukesh Ambani’s RIL

Strongly criticizing the Indian government's recently-announced policy to permit Internet service providers (ISP) with broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum to offer voice services by paying a Rs. 1,658 licensing fee, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has urged the government to rethink its decision.

Samsung Electronics reportedly set to invest 10 billion yen in Sharp Corp

According to a Wednesday report from Reuters, citing three unnamed sources, South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics is apparently in talks with Sharp Corp, with regard to an investment of nearly 10 billion yen ($108 million) in the struggling Japanese firm.

ZTE to build smartphones powered by Intel’s new Atom Z2580 processor

In a "strategic collaboration" announced by ZTE on Tuesday, the Chinese handset-maker revealed that it will be working with chip giant Intel for developing smartphones powered by the Intel Atom Z2580 processor which was unveiled at the recently-concluded 2013 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

World Bank: Africa holds nearly 50% of world’s uncultivated land

According to a recently released World Bank report, Africa holds approximately 50 percent of the world's total uncultivated land, including land which is suitable for cultivation of food crops.