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Ofcom outlines 'text-to-switch' plans for mobile market

3 hours 42 min ago
Mobile phone customers in the UK would be able to arrange to switch their network provider by text message under new plans outlined by the industry regulator.
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Ofcom outlines 'text-to-switch' plans for mobile market

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:46
Mobile phone customers in the UK would be able to arrange to switch their network provider by text message under new plans outlined by the industry regulator.
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Snap case shows pursuing an IPO not without risks and challenges for tech scale-ups seeking access to capital, says expert

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:05
ANALYSIS: Pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) is one way for technology 'scale-up' businesses to access the capital they need to grow.
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Openreach to gauge demand and support for 'full-fibre' broadband networks

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:29
Openreach is to gauge whether telecoms operators have sufficient appetite to run 'full-fibre' broadband networks across the UK in a bid to understand whether there is a "business case" for building those networks.
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EU competition regulator sets out view on legitimacy of online marketplace sales bans

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 15:22
It is not an automatic breach of EU competition rules for manufacturers to prevent retailers from selling their goods on online marketplaces, according to the European Commission.
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OECD: New technology underused by business

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 14:17
Businesses need help to improve their adoption of new technologies, materials and processes to take advantage of the productivity gains these can bring, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said.
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Planned UK regulations specify telecoms operators' duties on encryption

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:01
Telecoms operators could be required to remove encryption applied to data or communications under draft new UK regulations the government is consulting on.
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Private equity investors still seeking to exit through IPOs despite political uncertainty, expert says

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:34
ANALYSIS: At least three companies have announced their intentions to float on the UK markets since 18 April, the date that prime minister Theresa May announced an early UK general election.
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Singapore to push e-commerce and digital economy as ASEAN leader next year

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:47
Singapore wants e-commerce companies to expand and the digital economy across South East Asia to grow, the government's minister for trade and industry has said as it looks to take over as chair of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) next year.
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Applying blockchain to insurance contracts

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:27
ANALYSIS: Smart contracts and the use of blockchain can offer real benefits to the insurance industry including simplified, automated processes, increased standardisation and automatic, electronic execution.
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MPs call for default 'worker' status for gig economy workforce

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:36
Those working for so-called 'gig economy' businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo should be given the employment status of 'worker' by default, instead of being presumed to be self-employed, a committee of MPs has said.
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Digital Economy Act passes into law

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:50
Legislation giving UK households the legal right to request a fast broadband connection has passed into law.
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Singapore: Use of rival directory data not breach of copyright

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:45
Data from a directory is not copyrightable, Singapore's Court of Appeal has ruled.
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'Next government' will complete UK ratification of patent reforms, IPO confirms

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:57
The forthcoming UK general election will delay the UK's ratification of a new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system until at least the summer and almost certainly push back the date on which the new framework could become operational, Out-Law.com can confirm.
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EU court ruling could help in crackdown on sale of modified TV set-top boxes, says expert

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:51
A new ruling issued by the EU's highest court could assist copyright holders in clamping down on the sale of modified TV set-top boxes that allow users to access copyright-infringing content, an intellectual property law expert has said.
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Copyright infringement immunities could be extended to online service providers in Australia

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:20
Australian law could be updated to better protect online service providers from being held liable for copyright infringing activities carried out by their users.
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5G services to benefit from spectrum harmonisation, say EU law makers after vote

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:07
Mobile network operators will be given exclusive use of spectrum in the 700 MHz band to deliver '5G' services across the EU under new laws approved by law makers in the trading bloc.
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Privacy watchdog: businesses that demand personal data in return for services run foul of new EU data protection laws

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:52
Businesses that require consumers to provide data about themselves in return for access to their services they offer will not have valid consent to process that information under new EU data protection laws, according to an EU privacy watchdog.
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Huawei legal challenge against validity of Unwired Planet patent dismissed by London court

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:01
Chinese mobile device manufacturer Huawei has lost a legal challenge against the validity of a patent owned by Unwired Planet.
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UK general election to delay report on Fox/Sky merger

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:08
An anticipated report by a UK regulator on whether the proposed takeover of Sky by Twenty-First Century Fox is in the public interest will be delayed until after the UK general election, it has been confirmed.
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