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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com, will introduce the company’s smartphone later today. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Watch out Apple and Samsung: Amazon looks set for another attack on the mobile market. The retailer’s newest mobile device, a smartphone that may s(...)

US telecoms company AT&T have moved to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV for  $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion). Photograph: Getty

A $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion) deal by US telecoms company AT&T to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV is the latest proposed mer(...)

The  front of the European Central Bank  headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany: the ECB  has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 per cent

Tom Lyons Senior Business Correspondent European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, after the European Central Bank kept i(...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)

Recruitment for the new roles, which will bring Eishtec’s total employee figures to 900, has already begun.

Call centre company Eishtec said it will create another 250 jobs in Waterford and Wexford by mid 2014 as the firm secured a contract in the UK. Recrui(...)

In a letter to the US International Trade Commission, US trade representative Michael Froman said he had decided to disapprove the body’s earlier ruling – which would have banned older iPads and iPhones due to patent infringement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Obama administration has ordered that a proposed ban on the sale and import of certain Apple products be scrapped. The order represents governmen(...)

Motorola unveiled its highly anticipated Moto X smartphone, which will be customisable with different colors for AT&T customers and marks the cell(...)

Leap’s network covers about 96 million people in 35 US states.

US telecom giant AT&T, thwarted by regulators nearly two years ago on a planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, is back in the merger hun(...)

Smart bike-friendly hotels

Memmo Baleeira, Algarve, Portugalmrandmrssmith.comThis hotel provides bikes (free if you book through Mr and Mrs Smith, or about €18 a day) and new lo(...)

BlackBerry shares have increased 14 per cent, fuelled by takeover speculation. Photo: Reuters

BlackBerry shares rose 14 per cent yesterday, fuelled by takeover speculation and news that AT&T will start selling the new BlackBerry Z10 (...)

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