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Facebook plans mobile operator billing for web apps

Facebook says it’s currently working with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and Softbank to introduce operator billing.

This would enable Facebook users to buy digital goods via a mobile web application and pay by charging the purchase to their mobile phone account.

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Everything Everywhere reveals annual results for 2011

Everything Everywhere, which runs the UK networks of T-Mobile and Orange, has announced its financial results for the final quarter and full year of 2011.

It says service revenue was up 2.1% if the effects of Mobile Termination Rate cuts are ignored - or down 2.1% when the impact of MTR cuts is included.

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Podcast - 4th January 2012

Iain, James and Mark look at all the top mobile industry headlines from the past couple of weeks... covering everything from BlackBerry results to tweeting in court. They'll be back on Friday with a review of 2011.

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Deutsche Telekom invests in Jawbone and becomes partner for European expansion

Jawbone, which recently diversified from its focus on Bluetooth headsets and loudspeakers to produce the UP health-tracking wristband, has just announced it’s received $40 million in new funding.

The current round of funding came from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, entrepreneur Yuri Milner and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. It means the company has now received approaching $210 million from various investors.

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Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom-Orange start their procurement venture

Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom-Orange say their procurement joint venture called BUYIN will commence operations on Monday. Volker Pyrtek, previously Chief Procurement Officer at Deutsche Telekom, will be the new managing director.

Around 1.3 billion Euro is expected to be saved every year by the joint venture after it’s been running for three years.

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