Swisscom has made an offer for the few shares in Italian broadband provider Fastweb SpA (Milan: FWB) it doesn't already own. It's willing to pay €256 million (US$326 million) for the remaining 18 percent, thereby completing the takeover it began in 2007. (See Swisscom Bids for Rest of Fastweb.)
Brave new Welt... Deutsche Telekom has had a glimpse of the future and it's all about smart grids, smart vehicles, and networked healthcare -- so it's created three new business units with three new managers in charge. One of them's called Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, which adds an extra frisson to the development. (See Deutsche Telekom Unveils New Units.)
UK Internet service provider TalkTalk has had its knuckles rapped by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for failing to tell its customers about a malware system trial, the BBC reports. The system collected the URLs of websites visited by TalkTalk's unsuspecting subscribers, which the ICO considered a bit naughty.