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Chinese mobile firm Huawei facing international blacklisting

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Huawei is a poster child for Chinese capitalism. China's second biggest mobile phone business and one of the world's fastest growing companies, it has risen from humble beginnings in 1987, reselling telecoms equipment in the provinces of the People's Republic, to become a multinational, designing everything from mobile-phone mast radios to smartphones and the computer chips that make them run. It is entirely owned by its employees and its founder, Ren Zhengfei.

Facebook Accused of Taking UK For a Ride Over Taxes

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Facebook has been accused of taking the British taxpayer for a ride after experts suggested the company had depressed sales figures and that the website's average UK employee earned more last year than the whole social media network paid the exchequer.

Start-Ups May Wait Longer to Go Public: VCs

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Start-up companies may be more reluctant to go public after the volatility that has hit stocks like Groupon, Zynga and Facebook following their initial public offerings, according to two venture capitalists and Groupon co-founders.

Faster 4G phones will slowly change our lives


Mobile phones used to be just for calling your friends, but with a super-fast mobile network set to launch in the UK, opening web pages in a split second and watching TV in high definition will soon be a reality for smartphone-addicted Britons.