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Ericsson sorry for software glitch that hits mobile services in UK and Japan

06 Dec 2018

LONDON/STOCKHOLM Sweden's Ericsson apologised and said it was working hard to fix a software glitch that was responsible for millions of smartphone users in Britain, Japan and other countries losing internet access on Thursday.

Sorrell's new S4 bolsters digital ad skills with MightyHive deal

04 Dec 2018

LONDON Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital has agreed to buy San Francisco-based programmatic ad firm MightyHive for an enterprise value of $150 million, funded by the issue of new shares worth 74 million pounds.

Daily Mail publisher warns of challenging outlook

29 Nov 2018

LONDON The publisher of Britain's Daily Mail said volatile advertising and falling circulation would hit its media business next year, sending shares in the group down 10 percent after it published full-year results on Thursday.

UK regulator investigates Chinese TV in Britain over confession it aired

23 Nov 2018

LONDON A private investigator previously jailed in China has asked Britain to restrict China Central Television's operations on the grounds that it broke UK broadcasting rules by airing confessions he said he was forced to make.

UK software firm Sage growth to slow as it shifts to the cloud

21 Nov 2018

LONDON The new boss of British software provider Sage said he would focus on subscription services by moving more products to the cloud but said this would constrain revenue growth in the short term.

UK's TalkTalk sets out new plan to build own fiber network

21 Nov 2018

LONDON TalkTalk said it would connect 60,000 more homes in northern England with fiber, underlining its ambition to build its own ultrafast network reaching three million customers after it abandoned an earlier plan to team up with M&G Prudential.

Boston Scientific builds medical technology with $4.2 billion BTG deal

20 Nov 2018

LONDON U.S. medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp has agreed to buy Britain's BTG Plc for 3.3 billion pounds ($4.24 billion) in cash, adding technology to fight cancer and other serious diseases to its portfolio.

Facebook to fund trainee local newspaper reporters in Britain

19 Nov 2018

LONDON Facebook is donating 4.5 million pounds to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant.

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