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Vodafone UK updates its business tariffs

Vodafone UK is revising its price plans for sole traders and smaller businesses into set of tariffs that automatically include a number of benefits.

As well as receiving monthly allowances of data, calls and text messages that can - where appropriate - be shared between other users on the same account, Vodafone Business customers are able to use their mobile data when ‘tethered’ to a laptop or tablet and are also being given 2GB of BT Openzone WiFi per month.

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If there’s one theme that dominates the last seven days – and, let’s face it, I like to find a theme wherever possible – it’s new mobile devices.

We started the week with Apple having sold over four million units of the new iPhone 4S in the first three days since its launch. This was followed by Motorola Mobility reinvigorating its RAZR brand by applying it to a high-spec Android smartphone – which in turn was followed by Google and Samsung revealing the Galaxy Nexus.

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Charles Dunstone invests in mobile payment business iZettle

Swedish business iZettle, which enables individuals and small businesses to take ‘chip and PIN’ card payments on a mobile phone (rather like Square in the USA), says it’s just received €8.2 million (£7.1 million) in funding.

The money has come from by Index Ventures with co-investor Creandum and further investment from Charles Dunstone, CEO and co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse.

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Microsoft and Compal sign a patent agreement covering Android devices

The latest company to sign a patent agreement with Microsoft is Taiwan-based manufacturer Compal Electronics.

The new agreement provides coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Compal’s tablets, mobile phones and eBook readers running the Android and Chrome platforms.

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Three UK starts promoting itself as the UK's fastest growing mobile network

Three UK has launched a TV advertising campaign that promotes the company as being the UK’s fastest growing network.

Two TV ads created by Wieden + Kennedy will be supported by press, print, digital, radio and poster ads during the next few weeks.

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