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Penalty increased to £100 for holding a mobile phone when driving

The fixed penalty for using a hand-held mobile phone when driving in the UK has increased from £60 to £100 today. As before, there’ll also be three points added to the driver’s licence.

This follows a consultation in June last year and a government announcement about the changes two months ago.

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Millennial Media agrees to acquire mobile advertising rival Jumptap

Independent mobile advertising business Millennial Media has agreed to acquire privately-owned rival Jumptap.

The deal is described as a 'predominantly stock transaction', with Jumptap shareholders receiving Millennial Media shares.

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Telefonica UK and Arqiva are chosen to provide smart meter communications for the UK

Telefónica UK has been chosen as one of the preferred communications service providers for the UK’s smart meter roll-out. Subject to contract, it’ll provide communications services across the Centre and South regions in a deal worth £1.5 billion over 15 years.

The provider for the North region is infrastructure company Arqiva, with a deal worth £625 million over 15 years.

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Intel creates its own 10-inch Android tablet for education

Intel has introduced an Android-based tablet that’s specifically designed for education.

The Intel Education tablet has front-facing and rear-facing cameras, a stylus, shock-protected screen plus integrated loudspeakers and microphones.

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BlackBerry contemplates its future, Vodafone reveals its 4G plans and ZTE puts its phones on eBay

Podcast - 14th August 2013

This week we're talking about BlackBerry's options for the future, Vodafone's 4G launch, Apple's patent victory and LG's new smartphone.

We also discuss ZTE selling its Firefox phones on eBay, Nokia's acquisition of NSN, the cost of phone calls in Europe, the controversy about recycling bins that monitor footfall and the new face promoting HTC.

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