Tesco plans own-branded smartphone; Bouygues Telecom, SFR said to eye Virgin Mobile France

> UK retailer Tesco plans to follow up the Hudl, its own brand tablet PC, by launching a branded smartphone. Article

> Sony and IBM pushed the envelope of data storage tape with a version capable of holding 185 TB of information. Article

> Ericsson promoted Robert Puskaric to SVP and head of its Modems business. Release

> EU anti-trust officials set June 20 as the deadline for a decision on Hutchison Whampoa's planned purchase of O2 Ireland. Article

> Telekom Austria named Siegfried Mayrhofer as its new CFO to replace Hans Tschuden. Article

> Bouygues Telecom and SFR are reportedly ready to make an offer for French virtual mobile network operator Virgin Mobile, which is a joint venture between Carphone Warehouse and the Virgin Group. Article

And finally...Orange France again faces the wrath of its customers, as 1.3 million users of its online portal fell victim to a theft of personal data. Article

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