Vodafone faces another lawsuit over Kabel Deutschland; IHS reveals Apple iPad 2 Air materials costs

> Vodafone faces a fresh legal challenge by Elliott Management Corp. over the price paid by the UK-based group to acquire German cable firm Kabel Deutschland. Article

> Apple's iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi only model has a bill of materials of $275 (€216) compared to $269 for its predecessor, research firm IHS said. Release

> LG Electronics' mobile business rebounded in the third quarter, with an operating profit of Won167 billion (€125 million/$159 million) compared to a loss of Won79.7 billion in the comparable 2013 quarter. Report

> Apple CEO Tim Cook is confident the Apple Pay mobile payments service will succeed, despite two major shopping chains in the U.S. rejecting it. Article

> UAE-based operator du's net profit grew 17.8 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, to AED558.7 million (€119 million/$152 million). Article

> Qatar-based operator Ooredoo fell short of analysts' expectations with a third-quarter net profit of QAR375 million (€80 million/$102 million), after the company's Iraq business suffered from the ongoing violence there. Article

> Saudi Telecom reported flat third-quarter profit of SAR3.37 billion (€705 million/$898 million) despite paying higher taxes than a year ago. Article

And finally...In North Korea, owning a mobile phone could be a sign that a person is about to get married. Article

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