Iliad and allies eye fresh T-Mobile US bid

CFO says several groups have made overtures

Phones 4U loses contract with Vodafone

Retailer stands to lose a big part of sales with withdrawal

week in review

Week in Review, August 30

Burger King, Shell, RBS and Brazilian telecoms also in the news

Wanda/Tencent/Baidu: deals on wheels

Competition for mobile shoppers’ spending is getting fierce

Apple eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone

Latest bid for the smartphone to replace the wallet

Composite picture of logos of Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Vivendi and GVT

Vivendi chooses Telefónica for GVT unit

French group selects Spanish operator over Telecom Italia

Bouygues: Hang ups

French conglomerate should be less picky

Bouygues expects sales to fall this year

Construction and media group’s operating profits drop 61%

Rivals raise the heat in Brazil telecoms

Oi eyes Telecom Italia’s $8bn stake in Tim Brasil

Portrait of Stéphane Bohbot, a 40 year-old sound ingenier who created Innov8 company and recently opened the LICK shops selling "connected items" only. Photo taken in the shop of La Défense, at les 4 temps commercial center. Magali Delporte© for one use in the Financial Times.
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France’s well-connected retailer

Stéphane Bohbot’s Lick stores sell gadgets linked to smartphones

Xiaomi draws ire of China state TV station

CCTV criticises Chinese smartphone maker over quality of chargers

Gloves are off for Sprint and T-Mobile US

Customers bombarded with aggressive offers

One Stop stores to launch beacon service

Customers will be sent offers of discounts to their smartphones

Indonesia microcredit hits the road

In West Java ‘mobile banking’ means a van or boat

BT joins rivals by increasing prices

Pressure grows on households over cost of living

Vodafone to buy stake in Hellas Online

Acquisition aimed at boosting telecoms group’s internet services

ICO raids Welsh call-centre for text spam

Investigation part of wider crackdown on nuisance messages

Head of Nokia’s mapping unit steps down

Halbherr’s departure raises questions of Here’s direction

US may be a gamble too far for SoftBank

Japanese entrepreneur faces tough American telecoms challenge

Apple: why so tasty?

Share price rally could be about cash, the next iPhone – or nothing at all


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