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Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion

Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion

By Sean Patterson September 3, 2013

British telecom Vodafone Group this week announced that it has agreed to sell its shares in Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion. The company currently owns a 45% stake in Verizon, one of the largest mobile carriers in the …

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Vodafone CEO Warns Of Google Dominance
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Google Unveils Nexus One “Super Phone”
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Update 3: Google is now advertising the Nexus One on its homepage.

Update 2: They have also posted a video showing Google Maps on the Nexus One:

Yahoo May Be Working On Vodafone Search Deal
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Vodafone, T-Mobile, Battle Over iPhone Terms

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Vodafone, Others Flee Facebook Over BNP Ads
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Before today, I don’t think I’d ever heard of the British National Party – guess I need to brush up on my racist, far-right organizations.  But it would seem that Vodafone and five other major corporations know the name, and they pulled out of deals with Facebook after their ads were placed on the BNP’s profile page.

Vodafone Considers Verizon Takeover?

When you read phrases like "leverage takeover" and "growing group of rebel shareholders" in the financial world, it gets your attention. If the rumor that Vodafone is planning a Verizon buyout, it’ll get everybody’s attention.

Cerf Disconnects Google Phone Rumors

Last week, a high-ranking Google executive confirmed that the search engine company is developing a mobile phone.  Now another exec – one with even more influence – has denied the rumors.  “[B]ecoming an equipment manufacturer is pretty far from our business model,” said Vinton Cerf.

Skype, Vodafone Move Forward Together?

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Vodafone, Google Make Mobile Maps

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Americans may be out of luck, however – the two companies only mentioned “key European markets” in an official statement.

Mobile Video Sharing

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"Demand for Internet video on the PC is insatiable with more than 100 million streams daily on YouTube alone and many of those streams are being forwarded and shared virally via email and IM," said Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO of Orb Networks.

Social Networking Continues Mobile Push

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Yahoo Strikes Deal With Vodafone

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