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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 [...]

Scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences

All scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences as strict new regulations penalising rogue traders became law today (March 1st 2013).
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act, which will come into effect later this year, will require metal dealers to satisfy their local authority that they are a legitimate trader. It will give local authorities and [...]

O2 launches On & On with unlimited tariffs for UK Small Business

O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited, today announced the launch of On & On, its new unlimited tariff created to deliver British small businesses with practical help and value in their day-to-day communications costs.

On & On will be open to existing and new O2 small business customers and lets customers use their phone [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

How to Save Money on Your Marketing

As a small business there is very little money in the budget for PR, marketing and communications, so why not do it yourself?
There are many things that you need to consider when you start a new business, but one of the most important things you need to think about is both your communications and PR. [...]

SMEs still not catching on to social networking

Some interesting results from a survey by Insurantz.com showing Small businesses are still not catching on to social networking.

Just 16% of UK SMEs embrace sites like Facebook or Twitter as essential tools for business
56% of businesses put off by lack of understanding
65% have yet to see any benefit from social networking
Leisure and tourism industry most [...]

Canon to begin acquisition of the .canon Top-Level Domain name

TOKYO, March 16, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it will begin the acquisition process for the top-level domain name “.canon,” based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration system.
The non-profit organization ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which maintains and regulates the Internet’s addressing system, has rigorously evaluated the current gTLD [...]

What is Google Wave?

Google Wave Protocol was demo’d at the 2009 Google IO Conference in May this year.
You can see the long developer’s demo video. But, below is a shorter introduction to this new radical concept that may, one day, become a replacement to ‘traditional’ email.

There is one key aspect of Wave that the video (above) does not [...]

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