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Last week at The Fonecast: 16th September 2013

iPhone, iPhone, so good they made it twice

Mark Bridge writes:

iPhone, iPhone. Two of ‘em, one dearer than the other but neither especially cheap. One with a 64-bit look-at-me-I’m-fast processor, the other much like an iPhone 5 with a coloured rear panel.

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GPS device market is forecast to increase despite decline in dedicated sat-nav equipment

The market for portable GPS-enabled devices is forecast to grow from 33.3 million units last year to 36.79 million in 2018, despite an anticipated dip this year.

Similarly, total revenue from these device is expected to fluctuate for the next couple of years but will rise to $7.14 billion (£4.5 billion) in 2018.

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Jeroen Hoencamp to become Vodafone CEO as Guy Laurence leaves

Vodafone UK has announced the successor to Guy Laurence.

Mr Laurence is leaving his CEO role after five years to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications in Canada.

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Twitter says it’s planning a stock market launch

Twitter has announced - in a Tweet, naturally - that it’s submitted paperwork to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a planned Initial Public Offering (IPO).

It’s described the submission as ‘confidential’ because it’s a relatively small business and therefore didn’t need to reveal any information under US law at the moment.

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Dr Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories has died

Dolby Laboratories has announced that company founder Dr Ray Dolby OBE died yesterday at the age of 80.

Dr Dolby, who is best known for his pioneering work with the noise reduction and surround sound systems that bear his name, founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965.

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