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Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel settle court case that alleged employee pay was fixed

Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel have settled a court case that claimed they’d conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to actively recruit or ‘poach’ each other’s employees. The claims covered a period from 2005 until 2009.

Although the terms of the settlement are confidential at the moment, they’re due to become public when court papers are filed in May.

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Mobile location-based advertising will be worth more than 10 billion euro in 2018

A new research report from telecoms analyst Berg Insight expects the total value of the real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing market to reach €10.7 billion (£8.8 billion) in 2018.

That’s a compound annual growth rate of 54% when compared with last year’s global total of €1.2 billion.

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4G from EE now available in 200 UK towns and cities

EE reaches 72% UK population coverage

The Welsh town of Rhyl has become the 200th town or city in the UK to receive 4G mobile phone service from EE.

This brings the network’s coverage to 72% of the UK population.

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Nokia completes its Devices & Services deal with Microsoft

Nokia has sold most of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft, as originally announced in September last year. The deal also includes an agreement to license patents to Microsoft.

Although the deal was originally worth €5.44 billion (£4.48 billion), Nokia says it now expects the total transaction price to be slightly higher than this.

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Facebook now has more than a billion users on mobile devices every month

Facebook has announced its latest quarterly earnings figures and has also revealed details of the social network’s mobile-based users.

The number of monthly active users (MAUs) was up 15% year-on-year to 1.28 billion, with mobile MAUs up 34% to 1.01 billion.

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