Lenovo to expand smartphone business in Africa; Manx Telecom starts trading on AIM

> Apple shareholders should reject a proposal by Carl Icahn to buy back stock, advisors say. Article

> The payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Co., China's biggest e-commerce company, said it completed more mobile payment transactions in 2013 than PayPal and Square Inc. combined. Article

> Lenovo plans to expand its smartphone business in three west African countries this year as it builds on growing demand in Nigeria. Article

> Manx Telecom Plc, the Isle of Man-based communications service provider, started trading on AIM following a placing of 110,081,987 ordinary shares at 142 pence each. Release

And finally…Self-destructing messages like those featured in TV show Mission Impossible are being developed by IBM, in a programme funded by the US military. Article

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