German auction bids exceed €1.8B after 2 days; Vodafone sells Bharti Infotel stake for $200M

> Jolla, a Finnish mobile company founded by former Nokia staff, detailed plans to launch an African ecosystem for its Sailfish OS, a week after announcing a similar move for Russia. Announcement [PDF]

> AdaptiveMobile, a mobile security company, said it blocked 1 million malicious messages on iOS devices in the space of 24 hours. Release

> Apple acquired Metaio, a German company specialising in augmented reality technology. Article

> Piper Jaffray analysts predicted virtual reality will be the next big thing in technology, and that the market will be worth $60 billion (€54.7 billion) by 2025. Report

> Vodafone sold its stake in India-based infrastructure firm Bharti Infotel to its holding company Bharti Enterprises for $200 million (€182 million), in compliance with regulatory requirements. Article

> Myanmar scrapped a proposed 5 per cent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, local reports said. Article

> Bidding in Germany's spectrum auction reached €1.84 billion ($2.01 billion) after two days and 23 rounds, already exceeding the minimum level of €1.5 billion. Release

And finally…Can't get enough of fizzy drinks? There's an app for that. Article