Vodafone requests EU approval for Kabel Deutschland purchase; Smartphones outpace feature phones

> Italian telecom operator Wind's long-awaited jumbo refinancing reportedly could occur in less than a year. Article

> Smartphones are selling like hot cakes it seems, and with sales now exceeding those of more ordinary feature phones. Article

> Vodafone Germany has applied to the European Commission for approval of its Kabel Deutschland buy. Article

> China Mobile has 15 handsets for its TD-LTE network, and continues talks with Apple on a possible iPhone deal. Article

And finally… First the NSA, then London recycling bins, which apparently have been used by a company called Renew London to track the smartphones of passers-by. The City of London Corporation has now asked the company to stop. Article

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