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HP to only use webOS in smartphones

Hewlett-Packard, which announced a takeover of Palm earlier this year, says future HP smartphones will only run the webOS operating system.

In an interview with CNBC, HP Executive Vice President Todd Bradley said his company will continue to work with Microsoft but will only use the Palm-designed webOS for new smartphone devices.

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Microsoft and ARM sign new agreement

Chip designer ARM has signed a new agreement with Microsoft. Although details of the agreement will remain confidential, it's described as giving Microsoft closer access to ARM's technology. The two companies have worked together since 1997.

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New Chief Information Officer for O2 UK

Phil Jordan has joined O2 in the new role of UK Chief Information Officer. He reports to UK Chief Technology Officer Derek McManus.

Most recently, Phil was Vodafone's CIO for the UK and Ireland, having been with the company for 12 years.

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Over 111 million European households will have smart meters by 2015

A new research report from analyst firm Berg Insight calculates that the number of smart electricity meters installed in Europe will reach 111.4 million at the end of 2015. That's a compound annual growth rate of 17.9% from 2009.

The report identifies France, Spain and the UK as the next countries in Europe where smart metering will become introduced.

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Former T-Mobile employee in court over data theft

Last November, T-Mobile confirmed it had been working with the UK government's Information Commissioner’s Office following suspicions that employees had been selling customer data.

The Register now reports that former T-Mobile employee David Turley has pleaded guilty to 18 charges under section 55 of the Data Protection Act. He hasn't been sentenced yet.

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