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New Trade Minister Lord Livingston has left his old employer, BT, with 2.6m shares worth £8.9m.

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BT will close its dial-up internet service on September 1.

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BT and Vodafone 'gave users' data to GCHQ'

German newspaper cites documents leaked by fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Virgin TV fights on two fronts as customer wars heat up

Company persuaded 155,000 customers to upgrade to its premium TiVo set-top box

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Sky launches £10 on-demand box to battle rival services

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Superfast broadband scheme two years behind schedule and £207m over budget

The National Audit Office reports that projects in Merseyside, Oxfordshire, Derbyshire and elsewhere will be delayed until 2017 

IT giants face investigation over Whitehall contracts

Government IT suppliers are in danger of a competition investigation after the trading watchdog turned its spotlight on the £10.4bn public sector computing market.

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