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News@10: Vodafone Cuts Roaming Fees, Windows Phone 7 App Prices Falling & Anonymous

Vodafone has announced plans to lower data roaming rates for its UK customers travelling in Europe. According to BBC News, the company has introduced the Vodafone Day Traveller Plan, giving users an additional 25MB of data allowance when visiting the continent.

A report published by research company Distimo shows that the average price of a Windows Phone 7 application has been falling significantly over the last two months bringing it almost in line with competing platforms. In a blog post, Distimo says that apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace "closely mirrors the prices in other application stores" like Apple App Store for iPad and for iPhone, BlackBerry App World, Google Android Market or Nokia Ovi Store.

Internet vigilante group Anonymous has taken down the website belonging tothe International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) following a failed appeal by the Pirate Bay founders in the Swedish Court of Appeals. On Friday, a Swedish court upheld a ruling against the Pirate Bay co-founders, reducing their jail sentence but increasing their collective fine to £4.2 million.

Virgin Media has released three screenshots depicting the user interface of its upcoming connected TV service, which will be powered by TiVO hardware. According to, the first screenshot details the main menu of the highly awaited service.

Controversial whistleblowing website Wikileaks has moved to Amazons's EC2 servers after being hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on Sunday. Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing service allows business to host their websites and platforms on Amazon servers.