Convergence crosses the pond

Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don't worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limi

Africa Roundup: Zuckerberg’s visit, IBM’s new research center

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa’s ear

Vodafone Publishes Highly Detailed Report Into State Surveillance Requests

Carrier Vodafone has published a report detailing the surveillance demands that were made on its users by government agencies and authorities in 29 of the different countries around the world in which

U.K. 4G Choice Ramps Up, As Vodafone Follows O2 With August 29 4G/LTE Launch

After U.K. carrier O2's announcement last week that it plans to launch a 4G/LTE network on August 29, Vodafone has confirmed it plans to launch its own LTE network on the same day -- albeit, the netwo

Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone’s Verizon Wireless Stake

Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/u

Updated: Vodafone BlackBerry Users In Europe, Middle East And Africa Hit By Email Outage Caused By Vodafone Router Error

BlackBerry users on the Vodafone network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have not been receiving emails today as RIM's network suffers another outage. Early this morning Reuters reported that em

EU Gives ‘Unconditional’ Clearance For UK Mobile Payment JV From Vodafone, O2 And Everything Everywhere

A mobile payment joint venture from the UK's biggest carriers, first announced <a target="_blank" href="http://paidcontent.org/2011/06/16/419-o2-vodafone-everything-everywhere-team-up-for-m-payment-p

Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband

Big news from the UK this morning: <a href="http://www.vodafone.com">Vodafone</a>, one of Europe's biggest mobile operators, has made a formal offer to buy up the assets of <a href="http://www.cw.com"

Vodafone and Canonical Release a Webbook in South Africa

Vodaphone and Canonical today announced the Vodacom "Webbook", the fruit of a joint effort to develop a low-cost mobile computing solution for South Africa. Most of the specs are about what you'd expe

Vodafone Launches Their First Silicon Valley R&D/Investment Center

Vodafone. It's a brand that most folks here in the states would, at first pass, almost certainly chalk up as "that one European company that puts their name on a bunch of <s>football</s> soccer jersey

Vivendi's $11.5B acquisition of Vodafone's 44% stake in SFR approved by EC

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/sfr.png" class="shot2" /> The European Commission yesterday granted French entertainment and telecommunication services conglomerate <

Vodafone Releases Webbox $100 Web-Surfing Keyboard For Emerging Markets

Emerging markets need the Internet. Whether they’re looking up commodity prices or contacting loved ones overseas, users in developing countries like South Africa and Ghana need a way to get onl

Two Amazing Startups You Should Check Out: Cardmobili And RouletteCricket

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-312.png" class="shot2" /> I was in Amsterdam late last week to sit on the jury for Vodafone's <a href="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com

Cardmobili and RouletteCricket: great startups, Vodafone Mobile Clicks winners

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-312.png" class="shot2" /> I was in Amsterdam late last week to sit on the jury for Vodafone's <a href="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com

Vodafone announces Mobile Clicks 2010 finalists, €150,000 up for grabs

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/mobile-clicks.png" /> <a href="http://http://www.vodafone.com">Vodafone</a> has announced the four finalists of its <a href="http://www.voda

Vodafone Launches Mobile Clicks Startup Competition, Dangles €150,000 In Prizes

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/mobile-clicks.png" /> <a href="http://www.vodafone.com/">Vodafone</a> has launched <a href="http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/">Mobile Cli

Vodafone pays €100,000 for a Flickr widget, App Star winner announced

<img class="shot" title="App Star" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/appstar.png" alt="" width="219" height="86" />You can’t blame Vodafone for wanting developers to jump on its

Vodafone AppStar European finalists – get voting!

<img class="shot" title="appstar" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/appstar.png" alt="" width="289" height="114" />We're <a href="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/2010/01/14/o2-incuba

Nexus One: Google's superphone hits Vodafone UK

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-521.png" alt="" title="Picture 52" width="328" height="262" class="shot" />[UK] Brits can now get their hands on Google's so-called '

Foursquare checks-in with Vodafone UK

<img alt="" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0003/8526/38526v1-max-250x250.png" title="Foursquare" class="shot" width="250" height="102" />[UK] The location-based social networking
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