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Zapp mobile payment service signs with 5 UK banks, including Santander and HSBC

Zapp mobile payment service signs with 5 UK banks, including Santander and HSBC

By 15 January 2014

Zapp, the new mobile payment service due to launch in autumn, has signed with five UK high street banks so that customers will be able to use the company's smartphone and tablet application to pay for goods. First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander and... >>

2007: A year in review, August

2007: A year in review, August

By 29 December 2007

It was Facebook that had a hotter than hot summer, with constant stings and court cases. First up, it was Vodafone and First Direct that took a pop at Zuckerberg and his crew. Both companies opted to pull their adverts from Facebook after these were shown... >>

EA increases stake in Ubisoft

EA increases stake in Ubisoft

By 9 August 2007

Electronic Arts has increased its stake in French Publisher Ubisoft fuelling a take-over bid might be imminent. Although the American games publisher has held a 20% stake in the French company since 2005, it has just raised its stake to 25%, giving it... >>

Vodafone keeps stake in Verizon

Vodafone keeps stake in Verizon

By 8 August 2007

Vodafone has moved to quell rumours that it is exiting the US mobile phone market by announcing that it will not take advantage of its options to sell its 45% stake in US mobile phone operator Verizon Communications. The company has said that it has "decided... >>

Lenovo to buy Packard Bell

Lenovo to buy Packard Bell

By 8 August 2007

Following reports last month that Acer was to buy flagging computer maker Packard Bell, Lenovo has now stepped into the frame in what could end up a bidding war. The world's third-largest maker of personal computers the Chinese company is in talks to... >>

Sharp suing Samsung for LCD patent violations

Sharp suing Samsung for LCD patent violations

By 7 August 2007

Sharp Corp. has brought a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the United States for infringing on Sharp's existing patents for LCD related technologies. Samsung has apparently said it is considering counter-suing Sharp, so there's possibly... >>

Amazon invests in social music site AmieStreet.com

Amazon invests in social music site AmieStreet.com

By 6 August 2007

Amazon.com is continuing it shopping spree with the announcement that it has invested in AmieStreet, a social networking site that sells music tracks at prices dictated by their popularity, rather than a flat fee like Apple's iTunes store. The site, which... >>

Evesham release statement to clear up rumours

Evesham release statement to clear up rumours

By 6 August 2007

Evesham has just sent Pocket-lint a statement to clear up rumours of its business affairs which broke over the weekend. Please find below a statement issued by Evesham Technology’s Chairman, Richard Austin, at 4.00PM today: "I can confirm that Evesham... >>

Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership?

Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership?

By 6 August 2007

The future of Evesham Technology is looking increasingly uncertain today as news comes in that the company has been forced to go into administration. We reported late last week that the firm had managed to stave off closure by securing £10 million worth... >>

List of companies pulling adverts from Facebook grows

List of companies pulling adverts from Facebook grows

By 6 August 2007

The list of companies pulling their Facebook advertising has increased. Vodafone and First Direct were the first to do so after being made aware that their adverts were appearing next to undesirable content, such as the BNP's group. The Halifax, Virgin... >>


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