Vodafone hits back in India tax dispute; Slim said to plan friendly takeover of Telekom Austria

> Carlos Slim is reportedly considering a friendly takeover of Telekom Austria. Article

> Vodafone blames India for the collapse of talks over how to resolve its $2 billion (€1.4 billion) tax dispute. Article

> Batelco will take majority control of Kuwait's Qualitynet after agreeing to double its stake in the Internet provider. Article

> Portugal Telecom reported a 35 per cent fall in quarterly net profit, hit by tough competition on its domestic market and weighed down by costs in Brazil. Article

> South Africa's telecoms regulator brought forward the start date for planned mobile rates cuts by a month, saying it didn't need two months to prepare for a legal challenge from operator MTN Group. Article

> Dutch operator KPN has partnered up with U.S. security company Silent Circle, to offer encrypted voice and video calls. Article

And finally…Google gives advice to Google Glass wearers on how to avoid being a "glasshole". Article

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