Neelie Kroes set to hand over EU Digital Agenda; Telefónica to raise €3.6B for E-Plus buy

> Neelie Kroes looks set to hand over responsibility for Europe's Digital Agenda as Andrus Ansip, the former Prime Minister of Estonia, is appointed vice president responsible for the Digital Single Market and Günther Oettinger is appointed commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society. Release

> Deutsche Telekom and O2 will sell Amazon's Fire smartphone in Germany and the UK respectively. Article

> Telefónica Deutschland plans to raise €3.62 billion ($4.67 billion) via a capital increase to partially finance its acquisition E-Plus from KPN. Article

> Norway's competition authority extends its review of TeliaSonera's plan to buy Tele2's Norwegian unit. Article

> Telefónica to license AT&T's home security technology for trials in Europe. Article

> Shareholders of Portugal Telecom and Brazil's Oi have approved the revised terms of their planned merger. Article

> Vivendi is reportedly considering buying Telefónica's 11 per cent stake in Mediaset SpA's pay-TV arm Mediaset Premium. Article

And finally...As the latest iPhone comes to a store near you, a timely reminder: thousands of smartphones are stolen every day, and the iPhone is the top target. Article

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