Vodafone shares up over SoftBank rumours; Uber faces German fines

> Vodafone's share price benefited after a report suggested the company could be a target of Japan's SoftBank. Article

> Uber faces fines of €250,000 ($328,617) per ride if it breaches a ban on the mobile car sharing service in Germany. Article

> Apple said hackers that leaked private pictures of celebrities did not breach its iCloud or other systems. Report

> Vodafone UK caused a stir on the UK high street by dumping Phones 4U and confirming plans to increase its relationship with the newly formed Dixons Carphone group. Article

> Swisscom estimates that healthcare costs in Switzerland could be cut by CHF100 million (€82 million/$108 million) if communications are digitised. Release

> Wireless music player manufacturer Sonos is responding to competition by removing the need for a separate bridge between its devices and users' Wi-Fi networks, effectively shaving £40 (€50.12/$65.89) from the price of the kit. Report

And finally…iTunes used to be about music and other fun stuff, but not any more; now lessons can be downloaded for some lucky pupils. Article