7 February 2008

The week in mobile

The beginning of 2008 has bought with it some big developments in the mobile space, I’m not going to fall into the trap of announcing 2008 as the year of mobile, but it sure has been a busy year in mobile so far.With that in mind and following on the earlier mobile post, I’m going to do a brief recap …

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7 February 2008

Mobile internet usage up

Almost 25% of mobile users are online The Mobile Data Association has reported an increase in mobile online browser usage in December. Month on month figures showed an increase from 16.2 million users to 17.5 million users accessed the internet via their phone. While the figures include those downloading ringtones Mike Short, Chair of the MDA, said this increased usage …

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6 February 2008

Google pursuing grip on Chinese market

Google have been in the Chinese search market for about two years now, but are still playing catch up with market leaders Baidu. One way they are trying to make their website more popular is by teaming up with a Chinese online music company that would give it the opportunity to provide free and licensed music downloads for its users …

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6 February 2008

The low down on some exciting Facebook developments.

There have been a couple of new Facebook developments and instead of posting separate blogs I have simply combined them for one bumper read. Firstly, if you have been watching television recently you might have seen the latest of the iPhone adverts. In these adverts they continue their trend of showing noticeable brands on the iPhone during advertisements and the …

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5 February 2008

Google makes offer to thwart Microsoft

Yahoo! is considering forming an alliance with Google as an alternative option to Microsoft’s £22.6 billion takeover proposal. Yahoo! management might revisit talks held with Google several months ago, about forming an alliance, as an alternative option to Microsoft’s £15 a share bid. Yahoo! believes Microsoft’s £15 a share bid ‘undervalues the company’. Other sources said Yahoo! has received a …

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4 February 2008

Amazon’s hot new service

Amazon looking to prove critics wrong…again Back in 1998 critics thought it was over the top when Amazon.com expanded from books into music. When the web retailer let competitors start selling things alongside its own inventory in 2000, they said Amazon has lost the plot altogether. In both cases, Amazon proved them wrong. Media sales now total in the billions …

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4 February 2008

The great internet clean up starts

Address overhaul begins It was stated in a report that all of the master address books on the internet will be tidied up and updated in the first major step to overhaul and streamline the internet’s core addressing system. The new format is commonly known as IP version 6 (IPv6) and the updates and maintenance play a vital part in …

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4 February 2008

Amazon is trying to score a big win in the audio department!

Its clear that in 2008 Amazon has its eyes firmly set on iTune’s much coveted music trophy, and the American e-commerce company has certainly hit the ground running, making several decisive steps already. The most prominent of which is probably their well documented take over of Audible.com.  Audible.com was established in 2007 and boasts a subscription service model for radio …

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4 February 2008

Great Facebook article in the Times

In case you don’t read the Times (or the Times Online!), here’s a link to the brilliant article that ran over the weekend on Facebook, including quotes from both myself and Tamar CEO Tanya Goodin. Who’s Pressing Your Buttons on Facebook? It’s definitely worth a read if you have even the slighted interest in Facebook, and the online version also …

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1 February 2008

Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo!

A snip at $44.6 billion! After a few years of negotiation Microsoft have made a bid for Yahoo! In what looks like a serious offer they have highlighted the need to take on the dominant player, I think they mean Google! CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to the Yahoo! board says “Today, the market is increasingly dominated by one player who …

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