SMS pioneer Matti Makkonen dies

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Matti Makkonen, who pioneered SMS technology and launched the worldwide sensation of texting, has died. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Data roaming charges to end in EU

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After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sony in $3.6bn fund raising plan

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Shares in struggling Japanese electronics giant Sony fall more than 8% after it announces plans to raise $3.6bn through a sale of shares and bonds. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

‘Leap second’ set to delay midnight

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Midnight will come later tonight as for the first time in three years an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Insurer attacked for Facebook tie-up

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A health insurer is criticised for advising members to use a Facebook-owned activity tracker without making the social network’s involvement more clear. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook opens first Africa HQ

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Facebook opens its first headquarters in Africa as it looks to add to its existing 120 million users on the continent. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Uber managers arrested in France

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Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an “illicit” service. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook revenge-porn ‘untraceable’

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Facebook says it is unable to comply with a Dutch court order instructing it to help identify someone who posted a revenge-porn video clip on the site earlier this year. Read more here:: BBC News…