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iPhone proposal in China

Chinese coder's got 99 problems and getting hitched is one: Huge iPhone woo plot FAILS

A Chinese software developer learned the hard way that money can't buy you love, even if you invest it in iPhones – or 99 of the things, to be precise. iPhone proposal in China "Will you do me the honor of.." No!" The unnamed technology worker from Guangzhou spent over RMB 500,000 (around $82,000) buying up 99 iPhone 6 …
Iain Thomson, 11 Nov 2014
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Euro mobe companies mass against cap proposals

Five European mobile operators have ganged up to fight Viviane Reding's proposal to cut termination rates by 70 per cent, with a study showing that it will lead to mobile phone users paying more. The study comes from Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone, and finds that capping termination fees " …
Bill Ray, 12 Sep 2008
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Thus passes to C&W

Thus, the company formerly known as Scottish Telecom and owner of the Demon Internet brand so beloved by an aging demographic, has recommended its shareholders accept an 180 pence offer from Cable & Wireless that will result in the delisting of the business. Cable & Wireless originally offered 165 pence a share for the company …
Bill Ray, 1 Sep 2008
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Ofcom steps up the power for unlicensed broadcasting

UK regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on increasing the limits on broadcasting above 10GHz, claiming that at such high frequencies the range is so small it's not going to bother anyone anyway. Currently the caps on licence-exempt usage only go up to 10.6GHz, and generally increase with the frequency. The new proposal …
Bill Ray, 18 Aug 2008
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Yahoo! rejects! Microsoft! again!

Yahoo! rejected another takeover offer from Microsoft and Carl Icahn on Saturday after it was given less than 24 hours to respond to the joint offer. Late on Friday Microsoft and Icahn issued a combined offer - Microsoft would take Yahoo!'s search business leaving Icahn to run the rest of the business. Roy Bostock, Yahoo! …
John Oates, 14 Jul 2008
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Nominet changes 'fail to cut main cost of domain name disputes'

The body in charge of the .uk internet domain has announced changes to its dispute resolution policies that will make it cheaper to win unopposed disputes but will not address the high cost of preparing cases. Nominet has published the policy changes that have resulted from two consultations. One of the main changes allows …
OUT-LAW.COM, 10 Jul 2008
The Register breaking news could be left out of EU passenger data scheme

The Government's hard line on the collection and use of information on travellers could isolate it within Europe and leave it with less information than other states, a parliamentary committee has warned. The House of Lords European Union Committee has said that the UK Government's desire to see passenger name record (PNR) …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Jun 2008

Yahoo! sets date for Icahn showdown

Yahoo! will hold its annual general meeting and shareholder vote on Carl Icahn's proposal to replace the board of directors on 1 August. Icahn confirmed yesterday that he will sack the company's co-founder Jerry Yang if he wins the vote. He said Yahoo! needed to get rid of Yang and at least part of the board of directors in …
John Oates, 4 Jun 2008
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Thus Group gives amorous Cable and Wireless the brush off

Cable and Wireless has shuffled alongside smaller business telecoms outfit Thus Group, mumbling that it possibly might want to make an offer to buy it, to be greeted today with a polite "we're alright, cheers". A C&W statement alongside news of its romantic whispers said: "This announcement does not amount to a firm intention …
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Yahoo! strikes back at Icahn

Roy Bostock, chairman of Yahoo!, has wasted no time in responding to Carl Icahn's attempt to seize control of the company's board. In an open letter Bostock disputes Icahn's claim that Yahoo!'s board has ignored its duties to maximise shareholder value. He also reminds Icahn that Microsoft has publicly said it has "moved on …
John Oates, 16 May 2008
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EU approves roaming tariffs

The EU has given the thumbs up to the Euro tariff for mobile phone roaming. Joachim Wuermeling, speaking on behalf of the German EU Presidency, said legislation should be in place by 29 June. Commissioner for Information Society and Media Viviane Reding said that she wants to see it even sooner. The proposal is that wholesale …
Bill Ray, 23 May 2007
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EU poised on roaming agreement (again)

The EU's much debated roaming agreement is set to take a step forward if a modified proposal is accepted by the majority in a vote tomorrow. If approved, it will be voted on by the member states on 7 June. While there is broad approval for a capped "Euro tariff", a fixed-rate tariff which all operators in Europe will be …
Bill Ray, 22 May 2007
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Germany moots higher EU roaming caps

Germany, the European Union president, is suggesting that the proposed cap on mobile-phone roaming be increased to €.60 per minute for outgoing calls, and €.30 for incoming; as opposed to the €.40 and €.15 currently proposed. The original cap was voted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, but here is still room to …
Bill Ray, 24 Apr 2007
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Roaming cuts by summer, but other price rises on cards?

The EU's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has voted overwhelmingly in support of the proposed cap on EU-wide roaming charges, fixing the price at €0.40 for outgoing, and €0.15 for incoming calls. While the EU generally tries to avoid interfering with prices, especially in competitive markets, the feeling was that …
Bill Ray, 13 Apr 2007

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