News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

The Business Matrix: Saturday 22 December 2012

ArcelorMittal cuts European value

The warped economics of the text message

The biggest trick the world's mobile networks ever pulled was to persuade us that paying around 10p to send a text message was a good deal. You can imagine boardrooms reverberating to the sound of laughter as gargantuan sums were scrawled on whiteboards – trillions of SMS messages, minimal costs, billions in revenue. What's surprising is that we've taken so long to twig that the feat of delivering 160 bytes of data really isn't really worth that much reward.

Girls Aloud, Calvin Harris, The Wanted and Pink, Jingle Bell Ball, O2 Arena, London

Girls Aloud proceed like pedigree poodles in circles around the stage

Questions of cash: Securing a £100 refund on a replacement handbag was like going round and round the Mulberry bush

Q. My husband bought a bag for me on 5 January for my birthday from the Mulberry store in St Christopher's Place, London. It was not a sale item. At my request, he exchanged it on 20 January for a different colour. The replacement bag was £100 cheaper. The store told him he could not have a refund and instead issued a credit note. However, the store's website shows that its policy is that items returned in perfect condition within 28 days with proof of purchase will be refunded. I have tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to contact Mulberry to resolve this. The transaction was some time ago but I only recently found out that the store did not provide a refund. FW, by email.

Jailing the man who accidentally sent a sexy message to all his contacts was ridiculous

The man who sent his entire phonebook - including two young girls - a sexy text did not deserve to go to jail. That he served time at all undermines the legal system.

Laura Davis: A momentary slip was not abuse. It was careless

A man who sent a sexy text message to a lover was jailed for 18 months in July. Must've been one hell of a saucy message, right?

Lisa Markwell: How much snooping on our children should we do?

How many parents will have surreptitiously looked at their daughters' Facebook pages this week? Or waited until they have gone to sleep and then scrolled through their text messages? As details of the connection between and movements of 15-year-old Megan Stammers and 30-year-old teacher Jeremy Forrest emerge, fear and panic emerge too, for all mothers and fathers of teenage girls.

Team GB fans show their support in a wholly positive way

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Lisa Markwell: When the great outdoors doesn't look so great

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Airwaves auction could raise £5bn

A new era of faster mobile internet access was signalled yesterday as the communications regulator Ofcom said it was ready to kick off the £5bn sale of another chunk of the nation's airwaves later this year.

Bob Diamond said he loved Barclays. His staff hated it...

Whistleblower: 'The culture ultimately comes from the top'

As the scandal over Barclays bank grows, one whistleblower reveals the truth about the shocking world of traders, tantrums and toxic deals

Heat is on Apple as Samsung soars

Samsung has smashed profit records, thanks to booming sales of its Galaxy smartphones, heaping pressure on its arch-rival Apple to introduce a new iPhone or risk losing market share.

Stephen Foley: It's grim for RIM as the chaos continues

The losses were shocking, the revenue decline was shocking

BlackBerry goes from bad to worse

The next generation of BlackBerry smartphones, on which Research in is pinning its hopes of survival, will not be ready in time for the Christmas holidays and won't go on sale until next year, the company said last night.

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