Telefónica, the parent company of O2, has entered into exclusive talks with Hutchison Whampoa about the potential takeover of O2 UK.
It’s proposed a deal worth £10.25 billion in cash.
Company now valued at over $1 billion
Mobile-based music recognition service Shazam has arranged a new $30 million investment (around £20 million), which values the company at over $1 billion (£663 million).
The company has over 100 million active mobile users per month and has seen its app downloaded over 500 million times.
HTC has enabled its RE camera to live-stream via a mobile phone to YouTube.
An update to the RE Android app will let users stream live video to their YouTube channel. A similar update will be made available for Apple iOS devices within the next few weeks.
Microsoft has unveiled more details about its next generation of Windows, which was first revealed last September.
Windows 10 will be installed on new devices, will be available to buy and will also be available as a free upgrade to customers who move from Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 within the first year.
Cloud-based point-of-sale specialist Vend has announced a partnership with mobile payment provider iZettle.
It’s integrating the iZettle credit card reader with the Vend Register iPad App, making it easier for retailers to take payments without using a traditional cash register.