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Apple and Samsung end their non-US legal action

Apple and Samsung have decided to end all legal action against each other, with the exception of cases in the USA.

According to a joint statement reported by Bloomberg.com and the BBC, the agreement “does not involve any licensing arrangements”.

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Ofcom cuts back on its plans to increase UK mobile spectrum fees

Ofcom has scaled back its plans to increase the licence fees paid by UK mobile networks for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands initially used for 2G and 3G services.

It previously proposed increasing overall charges paid by the ‘big four’ mobile network operators from £39.7 million for the 1800MHz spectrum up to £170.4 million.

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Microsoft takes legal action against Samsung over Android licensing deal

Microsoft has taken legal action against Samsung in the USA.

The two companies signed a cross-licence patent agreement almost three years ago that involved Microsoft receiving royalties for Samsung devices running the Android mobile platform.

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Registering for the UK Telephone Preference Service cuts unwanted phone calls by about a third, says Ofcom

New research published by UK communications regulator Ofcom shows that signing up to the Telephone Preference Service reduces the number of unsolicited ‘live’ marketing or sales calls by around a third.

Organisations are legally required to ensure they don’t call numbers registered on the TPS unless they have the consumer’s consent to contact them.

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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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