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Numericable Group is in talks to buy Virgin Mobile France, says Carphone Warehouse

Fresh from its deal last month to buy French telecoms business SFR, the Numericable Group is now negotiating to acquire Virgin Mobile France.

According to a statement by Carphone Warehouse, which owns 46% of the holding company, all the holding company shareholders have entered into an exclusivity agreement with Numericable.

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Faulty phones, network closures, court cases, payment apps... and much more mobile industry news

Podcast - 30th April 2014

We have something for everyone in this week's podcast. There's bad news as Samba Mobile closes, bad news as Apple and Samsung suffer product faults... and bad news as wearable devices are criticised for the poor user experience they offer.

Yet there's plenty of good news as well, including the launch of a new UK mobile payment service.

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Ad-funded MVNO Samba Mobile closes

Advertising-funded virtual network Samba Mobile has closed down in the UK… just a month after rival MVNO Ovivo Mobile ceased trading.

Samba Mobile was formed in 2010 and launched its mobile network in 2012.

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Chris Tooley appointed as CEO of Lycamobile

International virtual mobile network Lycamobile has appointed Chris Tooley as its new CEO.

He replaces Milind Kangle, who left the company earlier this year.

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A new mobile move from Microsoft, a roaming revolution in Europe... and much more

Podcast - 9th April 2014

This week's podcast starts with news from Microsoft about an update to its Windows Phone platform and a cost-free OS offer to hardware manufacturers.

There's also a new flagship smartphone from Nokia, a roaming announcement from the European Parliament, a UK virtual mobile network from The Co-operative Group, a change at the top for Mozilla, retail expansion for Vodafone and an awkward end to BlackBerry's relationship with T-Mobile in the USA.

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