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Using Bitcoin on a mobile phone: it's much easier than I expected

Mark Bridge writes:

Bitcoin, as Wikipedia tells me, is a peer-to-peer payment system introduced as open-source software in 2009. It’s a ‘virtual currency’ that can be used for transferring money and for buying products or services, although only if your chosen retailer accepts Bitcoin.

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Inmarsat plans in-flight broadband service to cover Europe

British Airways in discussions to offer mobile broadband at launch

UK-based satellite service operator Inmarsat plc is planning to deploy a combined satellite and air-to-ground network that’ll provide aircraft passengers with mobile broadband connectivity.

It’s ordered a new S-band satellite to work in conjunction with ground-based services.

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Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble to produce co-branded Nook tablets

Samsung Electronics America and the Nook Media subsidiary of Barnes & Noble have announced a partnership to develop Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets.

The co-branded tablets will combine Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Tab 4 hardware with customised Nook e-reader software, making it easier for users to download and read eBooks, magazines and newspapers.

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Vodafone admits that government authorities in some countries have direct access to its network

Vodafone has published its first Law Enforcement Disclosure report, which explains how the company responds to official requests for assistance in 29 countries.

Not only is it Vodafone’s first such report, it’s also thought to be the first of its kind published anywhere in the world.

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Vertu adds high-spec luxury Android smartphone to its range

UK-based luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu has launched a new smartphone called the Signature Touch.

It’s a high-spec device running Android v4.4 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz quad-core processor.

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