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13 ноября 2018, 22:12

Darby's exceedingly odd decision to quit Mr Kipling firm | Nils Pratley

However you slice the battenberg, this looks like a victory in extra time for Oasis and its fellow rebelsGavin Darby was the chief executive who won the big bun fight at the Mr Kipling firm Premier Foods in the summer. It was a bitterly fought affair but he survived in post with a 59:41 majority, thereby defeating Hong Kong-based hedge fund Oasis Management, the outfit that had accused him of leading a “zombie company”. Now – less than four months later – Darby says he will leave in January anyway.The decision is exceedingly odd. Back in July, it was supposedly crucial that Premier kept Darby. The company rolled out two famous retailing lords, Ian MacLaurin and Mark Price, to applaud his talents. “If these activist investors succeed in removing him they risk destroying significant value, rather than creating it,” declared Price, the former Waitrose chief. Continue reading...

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23 сентября 2018, 09:00

How to avoid getting a bundle of extra charges for your mobile

You can cut costs by checking data usage and not paying for a handset that you already ownWith attention turning to the price of mobile phones, as the latest versions of the iPhone hit the UK market, a very large number of consumers are wondering how much they have paid for the phone in their hand.New research says that about 4 million people have been paying for handsets they already own as EE, Three and Vodafone “routinely” carry on charging customers. Continue reading...

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06 сентября 2018, 17:00

Чешский филиал Vodafone требует от пользователей с паролем «1234» возместить ущерб, нанесенный хакерами

Двое злоумышленников похитили у абонентов чешского Vodafone около 30 000 долларов, но теперь представители оператора требуют, чтобы эти убытки оплатили сами пострадавшие.

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20 августа 2018, 15:34

Gatwick resorts to whiteboards for flight information after IT crash

Staff forced to write out gate numbers, with some passengers missing flightsGatwick Airport is using whiteboards to display flight information following an IT failure.Staff have resorted to manually writing out crucial information such as gate numbers for each departure from the UK's second busiest airport. Continue reading...

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03 августа 2018, 21:14

Дейнего: Киев сорвал восстановление нормальной работы в ЛНР оператора Vodafone

Украинские власти сорвали согласованные участниками Минских переговоров мероприятия по восстановлению нормальной работы в ЛНР оператора...

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25 июля 2018, 21:11

GlaxoSmithKline hopes the gene genie can hold the centre | Nils Pratley

Placing its trust in a gene profiling group backed by Google is a promising planIt has been almost two decades since the first bosses of the newly merged GlaxoSmithKline talked up the medical wonders that would flow from the unravelling of the human genome. GSK would become the “Microsoft of the pharmaceutical industry”, they said.To put it mildly, the corporate vision hasn’t been realised. GSK’s share price stood at £20 at the time of the turn-of-the-century merger and is £15.42 today. Lack of productivity in the labs has been a constant complaint. The genetics revolution is happening, but not at the pace originally promised, at least not at GSK. Continue reading...

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20 июля 2018, 13:10

В ЛНР снова перебои с работой Vodafone

На территории Луганской Народной Республики снова возникли перебои с работой украинского оператора мобильной связи Vodafone....

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16 июля 2018, 18:50

A hotline to Satan: why is the ex-CEO of Vodafone making a film version of Faust?

He used to broker billion-dollar deals with telecom giants. Now he’s making a pact with the devil. We go behind the scenes of Philipp Humm’s AI take on Goethe’s damnation epicIn studio six, an actor has stripped to his pants and is waiting to be smeared with blood by two female dancers: one in a black leotard, the other in a white one. He is playing Mephistopheles, the women are interpreting the child-devouring Lamia of Greek myth, and I’m watching day 13 of an unlikely and wildly ambitious film shoot.We’re on a dismal industrial estate in north-west London where Faust, Goethe’s drama of damnation, sexual betrayal, witchcraft and freeform philosophic meditation, is being adapted by Philipp Humm – a man who until three years ago was CEO of Vodafone Europe. Martin Hancock, a former star of Coronation Street, is playing the title role, while the devil is being performed by Glyn Dilley, an actor so versatile that he has played both physicist Isaac Newton in a Fifa video game and Johnnie Cradock in TV comedy Fanny and Friends. Continue reading...

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01 июня 2018, 09:00

Vodafone charged me a £6-a-day flat fee for sending one text

On holiday in Thailand, I replied to a text but the daily roaming charge cut inI was on holiday in Thailand and have a mobile contract with Vodafone. I made sure my phone wasn’t on data roaming and was connected to wifi instead. When I inadvertently replied to a text, I triggered Vodafone’s £6-a-day “roam-further” fee. This allows you to use your normal UK allowances, but, of course, its vastly disproportionate if you send one text. Continue reading...

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09 мая 2018, 22:04

Does German BT shareholder want it to pedal as slowly as possible on fibre? | Nils Pratley

Deutsche Telekom boss cries ‘competition’ over Vodafone deal but is he on board for BT’s superfast broadband rollout?BT often gets stick for being an over-privileged incumbent that hates the whiff of real competition, so it’s almost comforting to know that its German equivalent, Deutsche Telekom, fits the caricature more precisely.Witness DT chief executive officer Tim Höttges’s wildly over-the-top reaction to the news that Vodafone is buying US group Liberty Global’s cable assets in the country in a €18.4bn (£16.1) deal that also involves operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. “Totally unacceptable,” Höttges told Bloomberg, which described him as being “visibly worked up”. Continue reading...

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09 мая 2018, 12:46

Vodafone strikes €18bn deal for Liberty Global's cable and broadband assets

Tie-up with Virgin Media owner will transform mobile phone operator into a cable and broadband TV giant in EuropeVodafone has struck an €18.4bn (£16bn) deal to buy Liberty Global’s cable TV and broadband businesses in Germany and eastern Europe.The deal for the Virgin Media owner, which has been the subject of on-off talks for several years, will transform Vodafone from a mobile phone operator into a cable and broadband TV giant across the continent. Continue reading...

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03 мая 2018, 02:01

TalkTalk and Vodafone dishing up 'worst UK customer service'

Ofcom finds broadband users with TalkTalk and Vodafone mobile customers got worst treatment among providersTalkTalk and Vodafone have been named as the UK’s worst broadband and mobile providers respectively for customer service.Ofcom, the media and broadcasting regulator, has listed the broadband, landline and mobile phone providers as having the worst customer service records, based on a comprehensive survey. Continue reading...

25 апреля 2018, 15:11

IMG and Leeds United owner's agency raided in EU sport cartel inquiry

Simultaneous raids across Europe focus on alleged breach of anti-trust rules in sports rights salesThe London offices of international sports giant IMG and the agency co-founded by the new owner of Leeds United football club have been raided by officials from the European commission investigating potential sports rights cartels, the Guardian has learned.European investigators entered the offices of IMG and MP & Silva on 10 April as part of a series of raids timed simultaneously including at the 21st Century Fox subsidiary Fox Networks Group, which is based in Hammersmith, west London, and Ziggo Sport, the Dutch subsidiary owned by Vodafone and Virgin Media parent Liberty Global. Continue reading...

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24 апреля 2018, 08:01

Vodafone named UK's worst mobile phone provider by Which?

Mobile operator hits bottom in consumer group’s annual survey for seventh consecutive yearVodafone has been named as the UK’s worst mobile phone provider by the consumer group Which?It is the seventh year running that Vodafone has come bottom of the consumer group’s annual survey of how happy the UK public is with their mobile operator. Utility Warehouse, the energy and communications company, was named as the firm with the happiest mobile customers. Continue reading...

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19 апреля 2018, 09:00

Is the promised 50% discount all talk?

Talkmobile offered it, but Vodafone says no dealI was a Talkmobile customer and, as it’s being taken over by Vodafone, I went to a Vodafone store to upgrade my phone. I was told I had to call Talkmobile for a PAC code to transfer my number and when I did, the operative said that if I upgraded over the phone, I’d get 50% off my £24 monthly bill for the entirety of my two-year contract. Vodafone, however, says this is incorrect, and that when my contract is taken over, the 50% deal would cease to apply. Continue reading...

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05 апреля 2018, 12:11

UK mobile operators pay close to £1.4bn for 5G spectrum

Ofcom auction beats expectations as EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three splash out to secure bandwidth for superfast mobile broadbandThe UK’s biggest mobile operators have smashed expectations by spending almost £1.4bn in the race to secure spectrum to launch next-generation 5G services.BT-owned EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three have paid close to double what many City analysts had expected Ofcom’s auction to raise, as the mobile operators seek to open up a world of internet-connected world of driverless cars, smart home appliances, delivery drones and superfast video on the go. Continue reading...

02 апреля 2018, 14:34

Google Lunar X Prize никто не выиграл, но участники отправят аппараты на Луну и без вознаграждения

Миссия оказалась невыполнимой: ни один из участников конкурса Google Lunar X Prize не уложился в установленные сроки. Тем не менее никто из конкурсантов не собирается отказываться от мечты добраться до Луны. О планах финалистов и полуфиналистов – в нашей статье.

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02 апреля 2018, 11:02

Why Is Vmware (VMW) Down 1.9% Since its Last Earnings Report?

Vmware (VMW) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

02 апреля 2018, 01:07

До конца года в большинстве областных центров Украины появится 4G, — Порошенко

Президент надеется, что в Киеве новую связь стоит ожидать уже через несколько месяцев Президент Украины Петр Порошенко заявил, что в 2018 году в большинстве областных центров страны запустят 4G-связь. "Планируется, что в 2018 году в абсолютном большинстве областных центров мобильные операторы запустят 4G связь. Надеюсь, что в Киеве иметь связь четвертого поколения уже через несколько