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RWE npower announces sale of subsidiaries to Utility Warehouse owner, Telecom Plus Plc, for £218m

On 19 November, RWE npower and Telecom Plus agreed the sale of RWE npower Limited’s subsidiary companies, Electricity Plus and Gas Plus, to Telecom Plus Plc, the owner of the Utility Warehouse brand. The transaction is subject to both the approval of Telecom Plus shareholders and the OFT; Completion is expected in late December or [...]

Vodafone seals Kabel Deutschland bid

UK telecoms group Vodafone has agreed with the board of Kabel Deutschland to buy the German cable firm for £7.7bn (£6.6bn).
Vodafone Group Plc today announced its intention to acquire Kabel Deutschland Holding AG. The planned transaction values Kabel Deutschland at €87 per share, valuing the company’s equity at approximately €7.7 billion. The transaction is to [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

A brief glance at the meme industry

To the average user of Facebook or Twitter, memes are those jokey images or videos that get shared across social media like wildfire. But, memes are more than that.
First, a little bit of ideology
To loosely quote Wikipedia:
The word meme was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for explaining the [...]

Ofcom looks favourably on Orange/T-Mobile application to deliver 4G services

Mainstream 4G mobile services could be available in the UK as early as this year, under proposals outlined today by Ofcom.
Everything Everywhere,  the mobile phone operator running two of the UK’s most famous brands - T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK), has submitted an application to Ofcom to use its existing spectrum to deliver 4G services. [...]

Kodak Enters into Agreement for Proposed Sale of Gallery Photo Services Site to Shutterfly

Shutterfly to provide stalking horse bid in court-supervised auction process
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 01 —

Eastman Kodak Company has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Shutterfly, a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, for the proposed sale of certain assets of its KODAK Gallery on-line photo services business for $23.8 million. [...]

Strategic Partnership formed to Revolutionise Facebook Marketing

360i parent company Dentsu Network West to invest in Expion to catapult social software company’s growth through integration of earned & paid social media

Digital agency 360i and social software firm Expion today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize the way brands invest in Facebook. The partnership will result in the development of a powerful integrated [...]

Super-fast broadband goes live in two more Merseyside communities

Super-fast broadband is now available in two more Merseyside communities, BT announced today.
More than 9,400 householders and firms in Childwall, Liverpool, and over 2,300 in Rainford, St Helens, are poised to join in high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local upgrades in the coming weeks.
This latest development will take the number of premises in Merseyside [...]

Serial entrepreneur sells 3 year old company for $80m

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) announced, today, that it has acquired Mykonos Software, the leading provider of Intrusion Deception Systems that protect websites and web applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Juniper acquired Mykonos Software for a cash purchase price of approximately $80 million.
Mykonos Software is a private company that was [...]

Re-launch of Free Software Directory with over 6500 programs listed

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a [...]

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