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Podcast - 9th July 2014

We have a varied collection of mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast, including new rules affecting airline passengers with smartphones.

We also talk about BlackBerry giving up its European research centre, Vodafone installing fibre-optic broadband, Samsung's profits, spending on mobile advertising, M2M adoption and WiFi on trains.

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Volkswagen takes over BlackBerry research & development centre in Europe

The Volkswagen Group has agreed to take over BlackBerry’s European research and development centre, which is based in the German city of Bochum.

As part of the acquisition, it’s created a new business called Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH.

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Vodafone plans embedded SIMs for Volkswagen and Audi

Vodafone has agreed a European deal with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide in-car connectivity, starting with new Audi models from next year.

These vehicles will have an embedded SIM chip that’s been developed specifically for the automobile industry and is designed to work at temperatures from -40° to +85° Celsius. 

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