Verizon to buy AOL; Numericable-SFR raises profitability targets

> Numericable-SFR raised its medium-term profitability target and promised more cost savings than originally planned. Article

> Deutsche Telekom AG has reportedly offered about €900 million ($1 billion) for the rest of Slovak Telekom. Article

> Verizon Communications said it will purchase AOL for $50 per share, or approximately $4.4 billion (€3.9 billion). Article

> Deutsche Telekom beat expectations with an 11 per cent rise in quarterly profit, reporting (EBITDA) excluding special items of €4.57 billion ($5.15 billion). Article

And finally...Google suspends its Map Maker service due to large-scale pranks by members of the public. Article