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WiFi being pre-installed on new Eurostar trains by Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital, which specialises in providing wireless communications for buses and trains, has been chosen to install Eurostar’s new e320 fleet with WiFi for passengers.

It’s been contracted by Siemens to provide WiFi on ten new trains before they’re delivered.

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Twitter is going public, Dell is going private... and roaming charges may be going forever

Podcast - 18th September 2013

We start this week's show with news about the European Commission's plans to end mobile roaming charges completely from next year.

We're also talking about the future facing Twitter and Dell, Vodafone's security challenges in Germany, app development, wireless charging, mobile payments and Nokia's Android-based smartphones.

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File-sharing app Bump acquired by Google

Bump, the company behind a cloud-based iOS and Android app that enables smartphone users to transfer files between phones by literally bumping them together, has been acquired by Google.

When users bump their phones, the service works out which devices are making the transfer by calculating where the phones are and how hard they were bumped.

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Barclays adds mobile payments and QR codes to its Pingit mobile app

Barclays has added two new options to its Pingit mobile app, which was launched in February last year.

From today the app can be used for mobile-based online purchases and for buying from a print or on-screen advertisement.

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Michael Dell on course to acquire the tech company he founded

Technology company Dell Inc. says a preliminary tally of votes from its recent special meeting shows that a majority of stockholders have approved the proposal to let company founder Michael Dell acquire the business in partnership with investment firm Silver Lake Partners.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the next few months, subject to regulatory approval.

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