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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

Rumor: Verizon, AT&T in talks to acquire Vodafone, denied

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Verizon and AT&T are said to be working together in order to acquire and then break apart Vodafone, according to a rumor. After purchasing the British carrier, Verizon would in theory take control of Vodafone's 45-percent share of Verizon Wireless, while AT&T would own all assets located outside of the...
Rumor: Verizon, AT&T in talks to acquire Vodafone, denied

Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

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Vodafone has complied with Indian government orders forcing the country's mobile operators to restrict text-messaging services, part of India's effort to curb mass panic that riled parts of the country in recent weeks....
Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

Vodafone To Get Google Nexus One On April 30th, Offer It For Free

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Vodafone To Get Google Nexus One On April 30th, Offer It For Free

LTE iPhone 5 coming to EE and Three in UK, but not O2 and Vodafone

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Brits ready to stake their preorder claim this Friday might have a harder time deciding between the myriad of networks offering the device. While all of the major UK carriers will be ready to offer you the iPhone 5, that LTE radio will only be working on the newly-christened...
LTE iPhone 5 coming to EE and Three in UK, but not O2 and Vodafone

Vodafone fixed contracts to rise

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Phone companies are warned stricter rules could be introduced after Vodafone becomes the latest firm to raise the cost of its fixed contracts....
Vodafone fixed contracts to rise

Google Surpasses Coca Cola to Become the Second Most Valuable Brand on The Planet

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Google has reached another milestone in it’s relatively short history and surpassed Coca Cola, Microsoft and IBM to become the second most valuable brand in the world. The search engine is valued at $36.1billion and considered a more powerful product than the planet’s best-selling soft drink ($34.8bn), say analysts Brand...
Google Surpasses Coca Cola to Become the Second Most Valuable Brand on The Planet

Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum

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Just ahead of the auction set to start in January 2013, UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed the networks gunning for next-generation spectrum. Alongside familiar names like Telefonica (O2), Vodafone, EE and Hutchison (which powers Three), Niche Spectrum Ventures (a BT subsidiary), HKT and MLL will also be looking to...
Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum
Vodafone UK mimics AT&T by requiring custom plans for FaceTime over 3G

HTC One event roundup

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For a company whose launch event revolved around a singular device, HTC had a lot on its plate when unveiling the One. After all, the occasion was as much to showcase software as it was hardware. Not to fret -- we've bundled all the relevant stories in one place...
HTC One event roundup
HTC Confirms Jelly Bean Updates For Most One Series Smartphones
Intel's creepy face-tracking takes cues from 'Minority Report' ads (hands-on)

Vodafone sales hit by European slump

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Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers....
Vodafone sales hit by European slump

Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

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Vodafone India has made key changes to its top management, creating roles of a chief operating officer and chief commercial officer as the Vodafone Group unit prepares for a possible listing....
Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

UTV Media acquires British social media agency Simply Zesty for up to £5 million

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UTV Media, a large British media company, has agreed to acquire social media agency Simply Zesty for initial consideration of £1.7 million. Depending on Simply Zesty’s future performance, the price paid may climb to a maximum of £5 million. The price for Simply Zesty’s business represents four times its anticipated...
UTV Media acquires British social media agency Simply Zesty for up to £5 million

Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

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Last week, Chinese site sjbbs.zol.com.cn posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today. The photos show a device with an...
Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 Mbps down in Deutschland

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We knew (as of a few days ago) that ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL was coming to Germany with LTE on Vodafone's network, but now we have an idea of just how schnell those speeds are. We got our hands on a unit that notched 10.7 Mbps up and...
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 Mbps down in Deutschland
iPhone 5 coming to EE, the UK's first 4G carrier

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Alcatel-Lucent makes loss on static first-quarter revenue

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Alcatel-Lucent's first-quarter revenue inched up 0.6 percent year on year, but it reported a net loss after making a profit a year earlier.Sales for the quarter ended March 31 totalled €3.2 billion, up 0.6 percent, but the net loss of €353 million (US$459.6 million) compared poorly with the €259...
Alcatel-Lucent makes loss on static first-quarter revenue

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

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Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone Group, left the door open to the possibility of a near-term deal that would change the ownership of one of the most closely watched partnerships in the telecom industry: Mobile-phone giant Verizon Wireless. Asked in an interview whether the ownership of U.S.-based Verizon Wireless...
Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

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Optus today announced that it has launched a 4G network covering Sydney, Perth and Newcastle, with coverage in Melbourne set to begin from September 15. Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been building a 4G network for some time, and has coverage in many medium-to-large cities in all eight states and...
Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

Vodafone Sure Signal now plugs directly into the wall, doles out more 3G at once

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Femtocells are rarely subtle devices, including Vodafone's earlier Sure Signal models. That's what makes a newly revamped version of the Sure Signal so noteworthy -- it's very nearly unintrusive. The new edition plugs directly into a wall outlet and doesn't occupy more space than a night light, letting it...
Vodafone Sure Signal now plugs directly into the wall, doles out more 3G at once

Vodafone chief unsure about changing Verizon ownership -- report

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Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Vittorio Colao said that he's unsure whether his 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless will be reduced in a year's time. [Read more]...
Vodafone chief unsure about changing Verizon ownership -- report

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Proposed UK mobile payment standard sidelined after complaints from Google and Three

Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

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Site blocking actions have been slowly creeping into acceptability around Europe over the past couple of years, at least with anti-piracy outfits and courts. More recent and notable successes for the entertainment industries include the blocks against major torrent sites in the UK, and in Italy where a total of...
Anti-Piracy Group Demands Blocks of KickAss, isoHunt, 1337x and H33T

Smartphone wallet given nod by EU

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Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone are given the green light to jointly develop a digital wallet product for mobile devices....
Smartphone wallet given nod by EU
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