Weve - the UK mobile payment and mobile advertising venture formed by EE, O2 and Vodafone - says it’s partnering with MasterCard to speed up the development of a contactless mobile payments system.
The new system will make it easier for banks to offer ‘tap and pay’ services to mobile phone users.
Nokia and HTC have settled all pending patent litigation between the two companies and have also set up a patent and technology collaboration agreement.
It follows a number of legal battles between HTC and Nokia in the USA and Europe.
Cisco and Samsung Electronics have entered into a cross-licence patent agreement that covers the two companies’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years.
It’s a similar deal to the agreement between Samsung and Google that was announced last month.
Telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent says it’s talking to technology investment business China Huaxin about the sale of its Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise division.
The deal values Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise at €268 million (£223 million) on a cash-free, debt-free enterprise value basis.