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BSkyB has signed a new five-year deal for exclusive rights to HBO shows including 'Game of Thrones', 'Girls'

Corporations Facebook, Apple and Starbucks manage to avoid taxes

Small Talk: Cameron plan to ease cash flow for SMEs could be a winner

Having failed to force Britain's banks to lend more to small and medium-sized enterprises, it appears the Prime Minister now hopes to persuade our largest companies to do their bit instead.

Shoppers at an EE store in Glasgow learn about 4G mobile phones

Mobile revolution or £4bn flop? First 4G network switches on

Britain finally gets superfast phone connections – but it will cost you extra to download hours of television

Mid-contract phone and broadband price hikes inspected

Customer concerns over mid-contract price hikes imposed by phone and broadband companies are to be investigated by the telecoms watchdog.

3G security flaw leaves smartphone users at risk of hackers

People using smartphones and other mobile internet devices can be tracked by hackers exploiting a flaw in their 3G connections, security experts have said.

Superfast 4G services to become available this month

Superfast 4G services will be available in 10 cities across the UK by the end of the month, the owner of Orange and T-Mobile said today.

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Britain's three main mobile operators and the media regulator Ofcom have reached a crucial truce over much-delayed plans to roll out fourth-generation super-fast mobile broadband, known as 4G.

Mobile firms' truce opens the way to super-fast broadband

Top three operators and watchdog seal key deal that will bring forward the roll-out of 4G in 2013

Everything Everywhere gets green light for 4G in UK

Superfast mobile broadband is to be launched in the UK later this year after T-Mobile and Orange got the green light to run 4G services.

Mobile phone stores are 'misleading' on prices, says Which?

The vast majority of mobile phone stores are misleading customers about the possibility of price increases on so-called fixed contracts, according to a watchdog.

Woe in Italy and Spain hits Vodafone

Mobile giant Vodafone is dialling up more cost cuts after sales growth was dragged down by belt-tightening customers in southern Europe.

Market Report: Vodafone has to wait for US payout

It has been almost 12 months since Vodafone learnt that, after six dry years, it would finally be getting a dividend from its US joint venture Verizon Wireless, and the market is impatient for more. Yesterday, however, investors were having to come to terms with the fact that they will have to wait a little bit longer to find out whether the next chunk of cash is on its way.

Vodafone swoops in New Zealand deal

Vodafone yesterday spent NZ$840m (£430m) on boosting its presence in New Zealand with the acquisition of the country's No 2 landline and broadband business.

Market Report: Force is not with Vodafone in the US

There was a time when some were calling for Vodafone to get out of Verizon Wireless. The critics have been pacified somewhat by the mobile phone giant's US joint venture paying a multibillion-dollar dividend, but yesterday the City was fretting over the possibility that Vodafone's partner in the business may want it out.

Orbis forced to throw in the towel over CWW

Orbis, the investment group, bowed to the inevitable yesterday and called off its threat to conduct a guerilla war against Vodafone's bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Poldark star Heida Reed

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

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The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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