Carphone and Dixons confirm merger; Nokia retires 5,000 Indian workers

> Samsung apologised to employees who contracted cancer while working in its factories, and pledged to honour a third-party decision on compensation payments. Article

> UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirmed they are merging, in a £3.8 billion (€4.6 billion/$6.3 billion) deal that could boost the "Internet of things" sector. Article

> WeDo Technologies, specialists in business assurance and fraud management, announced an expansion into the retail, energy, finance, and healthcare industries. Release

> Nokia said about 5,000 workers at its factory in Chennai, India, accepted a voluntary retirement plan after the company failed to resolve a tax dispute in the country. Article

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges told shareholders that the company is not in any talks about a potential merger. Article

And finally...after the "right to be forgotten" ruling by a European court, Google receives a flurry of requests to remove data from individuals with compromising details searchable online. Article

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