Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

Asia’s richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain’s second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn). Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple’s Tim Cook salary up over 40%

Tech giant Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook’s base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Reporter jailed for stolen data links

A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Another Tale of BT and UK House Developers Not Building Good Broadband

Residents of the new Woodilee Village estate between Lenzie and Kirkintilloch in Scotland, which includes 900 contemporary homes built by CALA, Charles Church, Miller Homes and Springfield, are campaigning for better broadband connectivity after they were left with “up to” 2Mbps download speeds (plus uploads of 300-400Kbps) and told that they’d have to fork out …

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Blackberry seeks aid on app making

App makers should be required to make software for Blackberry handsets, says the boss of the phone company. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Kim Dotcom releases Skype competitor

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom releases an encrypted chat service, called MegaChat, to compete with the Microsoft-owned Skype. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Virgin Media Business Brings Faster Broadband to London’s Tech City

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has jumped on the recent moans of poor broadband connectivity in central London, specifically the eastern Tech City area, by announcing that thousands of local firms will soon be able to benefit from a new managed “fibre” Internet access service, which can be installed into buildings with shared occupancy (office …

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Blow for UK Mobile Coverage Plans as Landowners Win Access Charges Fight

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners from across England and Wales, appears to have partially won its recent complaint against the Government’s proposal to regulate the price that landowners can charge telecoms operators for access to their land. The original proposal came alongside a batch of amendments to the Infrastructure …

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EE UK Suffers Nationwide Mobile Data Network Wobble

Customers of EE’s mobile network, especially those trying to access Mobile Broadband (data) services, are reporting sporadic connectivity problems from various locations across the United Kingdom; although most appear to be centred on London (probably due to its huge population) Unfortunately EE still doesn’t seem able to provide a useful Service Status page and their …

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Twitter introduces recap service

The site confirms it will now show some of the tweets you might have missed from accounts you follow. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK Based TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps mmW Wireless Broadband

A team of international scientists working out of Lancaster University in England have officially kicked off a new consortium called TWEETHER, which aims to harness the millimetre wave (mmW) radio spectrum (specifically 92-95GHz) in order to develop a new wireless network that could offer economical broadband connectivity with a capacity up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per …

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Man arrested over Madonna hack

An Israeli man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Microsoft unveils HoloLens headset

Microsoft has unveiled ‘HoloLens’ – a standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer’s field of view. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Computer time is ‘parents’ bribe’

Parents are using access to computers as a way of controlling their children’s behaviour, according to a study of modern childhood. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

EBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Cyber attacks worry Davos elites

The World Economic Forum has issued a report that warns failing to improve cyber security could cost the global economy $3tn. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology