Vestager, White share concerns over O2/Three UK merger; Apple's EU tax bill could exceed $8B

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> Ofcom chief Sharon White and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager reportedly met this week to discuss concerns over the impact of the planned merger of O2 UK and Three UK. Bloomberg article

> Telenor Denmark decided to drop the Bibob brand from its mobile offerings, merging it with the CBB brand. Telenor Denmark release

> Samsung Electronics was tipped to return to using Qualcomm chipsets in its high-end smartphones, a year after ditching the U.S. company's silicon. Bloomberg report

> Bloomberg Intelligence predicted Apple could be ordered to pay at least $8 billion (€7.3 billion) in back-taxes by the European Commission. Bloomberg report

> Qualcomm and Japan-based TDK Systems agreed to form a joint venture to deliver RF front end and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices, the Internet of Things, drones and automotive applications. Qualcomm announcement

And finally...Not all smartphone selfie-sticks are created equal. Guardian article