Google has rolled out Gmail support for Google Wallet in the UK. From today, account holders in the U.K. can start sending money "quickly and securely" to one another via Gmail without any charges, even if the receiver doesn't have a Gmail address.
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Dixons Carphone has confirmed a multi-year partnership with EE, based on the strength of EEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 4G network leadership and focused on a shared vision for the role of connected technology at home and on the go.
The latest edition of the annual TRUSTe Consumer Confidence Index shows that online privacy is a significant concern in Britain with 92 percent of Internet users worried about their privacy when using the internet and 1 in 3 (33 percent) more concerned than a year ago.
Following confirmation this morning (Friday) that Telefonica UK - the owners of O2 - is in exclusive sale talks with Hutchinson Whampoa - the owners of 3 mobile - the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is seeking assurances over job security for the company's UK employees.
Mobile network Three is reportedly set to acquire its rival O2 for more than Ã‚Â£10bn in cash. Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is set to become one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK when his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate acquires the O2 network from its Spanish owner TelefÃƒÂ³nica.
Sky and Talk Talk are the latest apparent bidders to join the race acquire O2 from Telefonica. Talks between the Spanish telecoms firm and Sky and Talk Talk are said to be taking place, according to reports, just days after it was revealed ChinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hutchison Whampoa, the owner mobile network Three, was revealed to be in the running.
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), an advisory organisation to the UK government, has announced that EE, Virgin Media and Vodafone have signed up to the Open Internet Code.
On Wednesday we reported how Canning Fok, the Managing Director of Hutchinson Whampoa, had said the firm was likely to accelerate plans to pursue European acquisitions in a bid to strength ThreeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position.
Following BTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s decision to acquire EE, there have been many rumours that the UKÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s smallest network Three, would make a bid for Telefonica-owned O2. Whilst Three UK are yet to confirm such interest, the Managing Director for the parent company has apparently confirmed his companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interest in acquiring O2.
As part of his plans for new surveillance powers, announced in the wake of the recent shootings in Paris,Ã‚Â David Cameron wants to blockÃ‚Â WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat and other encrypted messaging apps if he wins the next election.
Finding a UK carrier that offers a BlackBerry smartphone is not an easy task these days but for those looking for the BlackBerry Classic in the UK, Carphone Warehouse now have the device available on monthly contract and sim-free.
McDonald's will add 600 wireless charging hotspots, featuring WPA's Qi standard, at more than 50 of its UK locations.Ã‚Â As yet, neither McDonald's nor Aircharge have revealed which restaurants will be fitted with the devices.
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It is with regret that we report that a man who was stabbed in the neck with a bottle at a central London nightclub at a BBM Party has died. Phillip Sherriff, 37, a married father-of-two, died in hospital on Sunday following the attack..