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From TheJournal.ie Vodafone 'will continue to engage' with union over customer care jobs Vodafone

Vodafone 'will continue to engage' with union over customer care jobs

CWU members yesterday voted in favour of industrial action over Vodafone’s plans to move certain functions to Newry.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs IPhone 5 This post contains images

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs

Concept design includes a curved back and a handy backlit Apple logo for finding your phone in the dark.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years... Predictions This post contains videos

The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years...

… That’s according to IBM’s annual market and societal trends analysis.

From TheJournal.ie Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash Google

Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash

Is the deal a sign that Google is really eyeing Motorola Mobility’s cache of over 17,000 patents?

From TheJournal.ie Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs from global workforce Nokia

Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs from global workforce

Former mobile market leader says the push to reduce costs and compete with smartphone rivals will see thousands of staff cuts.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Obama approves drone attacks in Libya; Samsung v Apple; good news for one Galway family; and President Medvedev helps us kick off the bank holiday weekend.

DESPITE THE EU’S claims that mobile users will no longer be shocked by the cost of their calls abroad, travellers taking the ferry are still being charged high rates for calls made on board. Ferry passengers pay up to three times the regular roaming rate for a mobile call, according to Newstalk’s Breakfast Show.

Demot Jewell from the Consumers’ Association of Ireland said that some callers have been charged €5 a minute.

EU roaming regulations which impose fixed maximum tariffs across the EU came into effect at the start of July. But a loophole in the law means that the mobile service used by ferries is not covered by max roaming charge limitations.

RTÉ reports that the service used by Irish Ferries and Stena Line said that call charges are determined by the user’s mobile operator, but special satellite technology involved in making the call pushes that price up.