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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.

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 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.

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

ITM Power; Carluccio's

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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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project