Apple denies EU MVNO move; Nokia set for stock symbol change

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> Apple denied reports it was considering the launch of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the U.S. and Europe. Reuters article

> UAE-based du reported an 8 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit to AED502 million (€125.8 million/$136.7 million), although it was in line with analyst estimates. Reuters article

> South Africa-based MTN Group reported a 10.3 per cent fall in its half-year profit, saying diluted headline earnings per share (EPS) -- the main profit measure in South Africa -- were ZAR6.54 (€0.47/$0.51). Reuters article

> Altice bought more shares in France-based Numericable-SFR for about €2.3 million ($2.5 million). Reuters article

> Telecom Italia is reportedly considering a reorganisation of its OpenAccess wholesale unit to avoid up to €4 billion ($4.4 billion) in possible antitrust damages. Bloomberg article

> Alcatel-Lucent will open a new $55 million (€50.5 million) regional headquarters in Texas in 2016. RCR Wireless News article

> Nokia will change its stock symbol (trading code) on Nasdaq Helsinki from NOK1V to NOKIA, effective at the start of trading on Aug. 10. Nokia announcement

And finally...Angry Bird 2 users rage at in-app purchase policy. BBC News article