Vodafone's multimillion-pound tax settlement revealed; Bundeskartellamt waves on Kabel Deutschland deal

> The Guardian reported that accounts filed in Dublin showed that in 2009 Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) settled a dispute with Vodafone over its Irish tax returns. Report

> Germany's Federal Cartel Office said it will not investigate the planned takeover of Kabel Deutschland by Vodafone. Report

> Cellcom, Israel's largest mobile operator, reported a decline in revenue and profit in the second quarter due to strong competition and price erosion in the sector. Article

> The smartphone OS market will see new emerging players such as Asha, Sailfish and emerging HTML 5 based OS players begin to gain ground in niche areas, according to Juniper research. Release

And finally… The UK may ban mobile phones that resemble car key fobs over worries they could be smuggled into prisons. Article