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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

iPhone rival Droid set for US launch

Verizon Wireless will start selling its answer to the iPhone - the Droid - for $200 (£121) in the US next week as the company taps into the growing appetite for smart phones that go far beyond making calls.

Market Report: Travis Perkins falls amid pricing worries

The builders' merchant Travis Perkins was under pressure last night, falling back amid concern that the market may be anticipating a swifter turnaround in profits than is likely in the current economic environment.

Mystery Android project takes a swing at the iPhone

An aggressive TV ad campaign from Verizon Wireless in the USA is adding to the support building for a software package from Google that is shaping up to be the most formidable challenge yet to Apple's iPhone.

The world’s first computer doc has a security prescription

The man who wrote the original anti-virus program tells Paul Rodgers he wants to make data safer

Windows Mobile gets a makeover

Microsoft is giving its operating system for "smart phones" a new look in time for the holiday shopping season.

Apple event expected soon, but no tablet in sight

Anyone holding their breath for Apple Inc's much-anticipated, but never confirmed, touchscreen tablet device may have to wait a bit longer than they planned.

Nokia jumps into netbook market

Nokia, the world's largest maker of cell phones, says that it will start making a small, light laptop, similar to ones PC manufacturers are already selling through wireless carriers around the world.

Small talk: Dawson faces a fiery investors' meeting

Who would have thought that cashmere jumpers and bed linen could cause such hostility?

4G chip promises eight-times faster mobile downloads

LG Electronics claimed a step forward in the commercialisation of the next generation of internet capable handsets, demonstrating a modem chip with a download speed eight times that of the fastest mobile phones currently on the market.

Vodafone risks shareholder anger over Alltel takeover

Vodafone is risking further wrath from shareholders over the lack of dividend payments from its Verizon Wireless stake with yesterday's $28.1bn (£14.4bn) takeover of Alltel, the US rural mobile company.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Verizon-Vodafone merger would solve impasse between Sarin and Seidenberg

Arun Sarin, the chief executive of Vodafone, is staying busy to the last. He's quitting as chief executive next month but that hasn't stopped him tying up the deal for Verizon Wireless, in which Vodafone owns a 45 per cent stake, to buy Alltel in a merger which will enable Verizon to leapfrog AT&T to become the largest mobile company in the US.

Vodafone calls on Calao

Arun Sarin's sudden departure from the telecoms giant leaves his successor facing increasing competition and a tough search for new growth. By Sarah Arnott

The Investment Column: Vodafone looks to emerging markets for growth

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MPs say pay should increase to £100,000

MPs have raised the prospect of a huge jump in parliamentary pay amid claims that their salaries should rise to £100,000.

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?