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A challenge to the 2010 Order by ISP Verizon will allow ISPs to create a 'two tier' system which charges more for high-bandwidth activities online

Tom Peck: Handing traffic control to 'gatekeepers' would be an evil intervention, say critics

Net neutrality may be a relatively new term, but the concept behind it is far older than the internet itself.

Vodafone's chairman sees off Canadian-led rebellion at annual meeting

Sir John Bond survived an attempt to unseat him as chairman of Vodafone yesterday, but dissenting shareholders managed to muster the backing of 6.5 per cent of investors.

Microsoft pulls plug on Kin phones

Microsoft has pulled the plug on a new generation of smartphones less than three months after unveiling the devices that were part of its efforts to catch-up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile market.

iPhone 4 sets record sale pace despite gaffe

Sales of Apple Inc's latest iPhone blew away expectations in its first day on the market despite shortages and an embarrassing online ordering glitch that thwarted many shoppers.

Apple on cusp of new iPhone launch

Apple is widely expected to unveil its latest iPhone today, as the company aims to stay a step ahead of rivals in an increasingly competitive smartphone market.

Vodafone profits double to £8.7bn despite write-off in Indian market

Vodafone more than doubled its full-year profits after strength in its emerging markets business and a cost-cutting drive helped to offset declines in Europe and Africa. This came despite a £2.3bn write-off in India.

Office 2010 launch sharpens titanic battle with Google

The launch of Office 2010 takes Microsoft's titanic battle with Google into the cloud, retooling its office software to squish the challenge from web-enabled Google Docs. But the two companies' titanic struggle is being played out across the technology landscape, and on the same day came news that Google is working with US telecom giant Verizon on a tablet computer that would rival Apple's iPad and similar devices being created by Microsoft.

Brian Davis and Greg Owen share overnight lead

English duo Brian Davis and Greg Owen shared the overnight lead at the New Orleans Classic when play was suspended due to lightning and heavy rain. Only 47 of the 150-strong field were able to complete their second rounds before play was called off.

Microsoft think pink to crack mobile market

Microsoft is set to announce its long-awaited "Project Pink" phones early next week, sources familiar with the matter said yesterday, as the world's largest software company attempts to gain traction in the growing market for young smartphone users.

Market Report: Sky slips as Footsie eyes record month

British Sky Broadcasting was hit by profit-taking and regulatory fears as the FTSE 100 moved closer to recording its best monthly performance since April 2003.

Google Nexus One 'sales lag Apple and Motorola'

Google's initial sales of its Nexus One smartphone have significantly lagged the pace of Apple Inc's iPhone and Motorola's Droid sales coming out of the starting gate, an analytics firm said yesterday.

Market Report: Vodafone builds on mobile internet hopes

Hopes of increasing mobile internet use helped Vodafone to weather a weak session on the benchmark FTSE 100 index last night.

US Microsoft 'to sell phone on Verizon by summer'

Microsoft is aiming to launch two phones that will be sold by top US mobile operator Verizon Wireless in late spring or early summer, a person briefed on the matter said yesterday.

Skype gets into Nokia smartphones

Internet telephony firm Skype took a second major leap into the wireless market in just a few weeks, unveiling software from top phone maker Nokia Oyj which could run on more than 200 million smartphones around the world.

AT&T CEO sees iPad mostly used on Wi-Fi

AT&T expects users of Apple's iPad to connect to the Internet mostly using short-range Wi-Fi networks rather than AT&T's cellular network, the chief executive of AT&T.

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