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Jawbone Freezes Wearable Trackers & BT’s YouTube Success

One of the leading fitness trackers calling it quits and the power of Snapchat stories are among the news and opinion pieces to keep you up to date today. 1. Jawbone Ices Tracker Line Jawbone was among the most pioneering firms in the wearable fitness...

Read More31 May 16
FEBRUARY DEAL BOOK: Global VC Investment Grows More Than 50%

While global venture capital investment is not yet back at the dizzying levels of December, when almost USD10bn was invested, it continues to grow steadily year on year. Overall, February saw USD5.2bn invested across 286 deals - a 53% increase from the...

Read More10 Mar 15
BT Buys UK Mobile Network EE For USD19bn

BT is buying UK mobile network EE for GBP12.5bn (USD19bn) from Orange and Deutsche Telecom. The deal gives BT access to all of EE's customers including its 7.7m strong 4G subcribers, which is the largest of any European telecom. BT CEO Gavin Patterson...

Read More05 Feb 15
BT In Acquisition Talks With EE For USD12.5bn

BT is in talks to buy phone operator EE for USD12.5bn. The telecoms monopoly will take a 12% stake and a seat on its board in EE's part owner, Deutsche Telekom. The deal will enable BT to accelerate its existing mobility strategy and own the UK’s...

Read More22 Dec 14
Vodaphone In Talks To Acquire Blinkbox – RUMOUR

Vodaphone is rumoured to be in talks over buying Blinkbox to move into the home broadband and TV market, taking on players like Sky, BT and Virgin.  Neither company has confirmed the rumours, but it's thought that the acquisition of Blinkbox would...

Read More02 Dec 14
BT In Talks To Buy Back O2

BT is in acquisition talks with O2 following a report that Telefonica was open to offloading its UK unit in exchange for a 20% stake in the UK fixed incumbent. The company is also in talks to buy another unnamed operator, thouht to be EE. BT has...

Read More25 Nov 14
BT prepares to write off OnLive investment

BT says it is "highly likely" that it will have to write off its 2.6% stake in OnLive after the cloud gaming firm dissolved and reformed in a bid to avoid bankruptcy. BT tells TechRadar that it is keeping a "close eye" on the situation, but that its...

Read More22 Aug 12
Digital Economy Act in line with law, UK court tells BT and TalkTalk

BT and TalkTalk have lost their joint appeal against the UK's Digital Economy Act in the UK's High Court. The 2010 Act aims to prevent online piracy, and requires internet service providers to send warning letters to users accused of illegal file...

Read More06 Mar 12
European court rules against content filtering

The creative industries' fight against piracy has taken a blow as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that they cannot ask service providers to filter illegal websites. Rights holders can, however, ask them to bar specific sites, according to the...

Read More24 Nov 11
BT and TalkTalk given right to appeal Digital Economy Act decision

BT and TalkTalk have been given the right to appeal against a high court judgement that ruled against an attempted legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act. The internet service providers can appeal on the grounds that the act, which aims to tackle...

Read More07 Oct 11
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