Samsung Q2 profit falls; Arcep reviewing SFR sale to Numericable

> Samsung Electronics' net profit fell 20 per cent year-on-year to KRW6.25 trillion (€4.5 billion) in the second quarter, due to lower smartphone sales and currency exchange fluctuations. Report

> BlackBerry extended availability of its popular Messenger service to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Article

> Security companies said up to 90 per cent of the world's smartphones are at risk of attacks by hackers. Report

> MTS is set to restart operations in Uzbekistan following a two year hiatus, after entering into a joint venture with the country's government. Report

> Belgian operator Telenet cut its 2014 outlook on expectations of lower mobile phone sales. Article

> Facebook launched an app offering free and unlimited online services in Zambia in partnership with Airtel. Article

> French regulator Arcep will carry out an in-depth review of Numericable's deal to buy SFR from Vivendi. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa reported a 13 per cent increase in first-half underlying profits, partly thanks to its European telecoms business. Article

And finally...Dropping your phone down the toilet may soon no longer mean you have to buy a new one: a company behind so-called 'dunkable' phone technology is reportedly readying an IPO ahead of a market launch. Article

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