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Starbucks, Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance and Visa Europe today confirm that over 550 company owned Starbucks stores in the UK now accept contactless payments.
The Orange (France Telecom) board of directors has said that it stands behind its embattled CEO, Stephane Richard, who was arrested and questioned last week by anti-corruption officials.
The Indian government has moved a step closer to settling the long-standing tax dispute with Vodafone after the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that it has agreed to non-binding conciliation.
Mobile health technology has substantial potential for improving access to health care in the developing world and in remote regions of developed countries, states an article in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Vodafone is mulling a possible bid for the Italian landline operator, Fastweb as it moves to boosting its landline capabilities.
India's telecoms regulator, the TRAI has published details of new lower maximum rates for national roaming services, but also ruled out any talk of scrapping the fees entirely.
Russian mobile networks, Rostelecom and Tele2 are reported to be in talks that could see them share MVNO access across each other's networks works.
The Sudanese government has temporarily scrapped its 30 tax on mobile network's profits and replaced it with a 2.
USA based Sprint Nextel has launched its LTE network in a further 22 cities across the country. Click here for more.