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Vodafone says it may relocate outside UK following Brexit

Vodafone says it may relocate outside UK following Brexit

UK telecommunications company Vodafone is among the many unhappy with the recent vote to leave the European Union, and has dropped a couple serious hints that it's considering a relocation of its London-based headquarters. While nothing has been made final yet, the firm notes that it won't be abandoning its services or customers in the UK, however most of its earning and operations are found outside England.

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Vodafone: almost 2,000 customers’ data stolen in latest hacking

Vodafone: almost 2,000 customers’ data stolen in latest hacking

Following last week's news about UK telecom TalkTalk getting hacked and the personal data on over 1 million customers getting stolen, mobile carrier Vodafone has revealed that it fell victim to its own cyberattack, with hackers gaining access to 1,827 customer accounts. The company says the data the attackers may have gotten away with includes names, phone numbers, and some bank account details.

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Ryanair, Vodafone partner for paperless cockpits, in-flight POS

Ryanair, Vodafone partner for paperless cockpits, in-flight POS

Ryanair has a no-frills approach to air travel. Founded in 1985, Ryanair’s concept is getting you from point A to point B, quickly and efficiently. Part of their strategy involves a digital footprint that they rely heavily on, with travelers often needing to check-in online before heading to the airport. In a deal with Vodafone, their digital identity is growing, with in-flight digital point-of-sale terminals and a paperless cockpit. It’ll be iPads galore in the air for Ryanair.

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Vodafone buys Phones4U, saves hundreds of jobs

Vodafone buys Phones4U, saves hundreds of jobs

Just after the iPhone 6 and 6-Plus went up for preorder, Phones4U shuttered their doors. The UK stores — all 140 of them — shut their doors. The more immediate news had to do with iPhone 6 preorders not being honored, but that didn’t solve the bigger picture. Vodafone has stepped in, though, and will assume Phones4U wholly.

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Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

UK phone retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration, leaving 550 stores to close and many iPhone 6 preorder customers wondering whether their new iOS 8 smartphones will actually be delivered. The retailer had already received one unexpected blow after Vodafone opted not to renew its contract, and a similar decision by EE to also pull out of Phones 4U has seemingly signed the chain's death warrant.

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Vodafone admits “direct access” wiretaps by some governments

Vodafone admits “direct access” wiretaps by some governments

Cellular behemoth Vodafone has revealed that a number of governments have "direct access" to its network, collecting mass surveillance on users and allowing them to listen in on calls among other things. The revelation was detailed in the carrier's first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, a 40,000 word breakdown of what Vodafone is - and isn't - allowed to say about the monitoring and tracking requirements it faces from agencies like the NSA.

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AT&T won’t make a play for Vodafone

AT&T won’t make a play for Vodafone

There have been rumors flying that AT&T was considering a takeover attempt for European mobile carrier Vodafone. AT&T has come out and said that it has ruled out any potential purchase of Vodafone for the next six months. That statement presumably means that there could be a chance later in the year that AT&T might look to make the purchase.

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FCC approves Verizon’s massive purchase of Vodafone shares

FCC approves Verizon’s massive purchase of Vodafone shares

The FCC has granted Verizon Communications approval to acquire the remainder of Verizon Wireless from UK wireless provider Vodafone. The approval comes two months after announcements from both companies that the deal is expected to close in early 2014 for $130 billion. Currently Verizon Communications owns 55% of Verizon Wireless, while Vodafone owns 45%.

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Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia will bundle Netflix streaming video access with new purchases of the Lumia 1020 on select carriers, it's reported, with the media subscription aiming to sweeten the deal in the competitive UK market over the holiday period. Purchases of the 41-megapixel Windows Phone on carrier Vodafone UK will get a year's use of Netflix bundled, the Financial Times [registration required] reports, while at least one retailer, Phones4U, is offering six months of Netflix on a range of Lumia handsets.

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Vodafone Germany hack compromised two million customer accounts

Vodafone Germany hack compromised two million customer accounts

Vodafone Germany has confirmed that about 2 million customer accounts have been compromised as a result of a recent server attack. Vodafone has said they are already working with the authorities and that a possible suspect has been identified. While that name hasn't been released to the public, there was talk of how the person behind the attack may have had "insider knowledge."

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Verizon and Vodafone confirm $130 billion deal

Verizon and Vodafone confirm $130 billion deal

Weekend reports were suggesting that Verizon and Vodafone had agreed on a $130 billion deal to buy out the near-half stake in Verizon Wireless. Anyway, as was expected, Verizon has come forward with an announcement confirming the deal. The deal and the dollar amount were indeed accurate and it looks like Vodafone will be parting with the 45-percent stake in exchange for the $130 billion.

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Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone have agreed on a $130 billion deal that will see Verizon buy out the UK carrier's near-half stake in the US business, sources claim, with a public announcement tipped for Labor Day Monday. News of the rekindled negotiations broke last week, with Vodafone going on to confirm today that the rumored $130bn figure was accurate. However, according to the WSJ's insiders, the deal has been agreed barring a few final formalities.

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