Vodafone's financial results for the first half of the current financial year show group revenue up 3.9% year-on-year to £22.6 billion, with adjusted operating profit up by 2.7% to £6.1 billion.
The company also unveiled a new strategy with the aim of "creating a more valuable Vodafone". Its growth strategy will be focused on Europe, Africa and India in the following areas:
Vodafone is selling Japan's SoftBank Corp for a total of ¥412.5 billion (£3.1 billion). It acquired SoftBank when it sold Vodafone Japan in 2006.
Take social networking, take mobile apps, put them together and you’ve got… a new site called appitalism.com.
Appitalism.com describes itself as the first site to combine a social community with an online store. It has more than ten million apps, songs, books, games and videos available to download for smartphones, tablet devices, PCs and eBook readers.
France Telecom has unveiled a new tagline for the Orange Group that'll be rolled out worldwide in line with local events and launches, starting today in France.
The French version is "la vie change avec Orange" (which translates as Life changes with Orange), while the English version is "today changes with Orange".
Nokia and Symbian have issued a statement that emphasises Nokia's commitment to Symbian – but will see the non-profit Symbian Foundation shrinking to just handing software licensing and other intellectual property responsibilities. In future, Nokia will "make the future development of the Symbian platform available to the ecosystem via an alternative direct and open model."