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Opinion

Mobile & New Technology Startups: We should celebrate more than just success

The UK culture doesn’t value failure. Indeed, in today’s world, you’re often labelled a pariah by friends and family for having the temerity to even consider stepping outside the accepted norms to attempt to start a business. Independent thought alarm!   In the States and in other countries, failure is built-in. You tried. You learnt. […]

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Applications Opinion

HSBC’s absolutely rubbish business banking app (and its’ brilliant RBS competitor)

Do any of the readers have company accounts with HSBC? Have you tried their HSBC Business app? I have no issue whatsoever telling you that it’s the ugliest piece of rubbish I’ve seen from a multi billion dollar company, ever. I wonder precisely which executive approved this application for publication? It’s horrific. Utterly horrific. When […]

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Services

Get a landline redirect with Orange Pocket Landline for £10/month

I just came across this service from the team at Orange Business called Pocket Landline. It does what it says on the tin. For a tenner a month, you pick a local landline number that’s redirected to your Orange Business mobile number. Job done. That’s it. It’s a really good concept — aimed at businesses […]

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Opinion Services

Nurit Vatnik of Amdocs talks at InTouch

Nurit Vatnik, Director of Amdocs Cross Portfolio, talks about the wide portfolio of products and services developed at Amdocs. Across the portfolio there are solutions providing real answers to business questions of the customers. More from Nurit:

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News

Do you need a business development director? This chap’s available…

I know a lot of mobile executives. It’s fantastic to be able to talk with them and get their opinions on the marketplace. It’s also good when they send me their latest press release — but with some words to help place it in context for me. One such executive that I know well has […]

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Opinion

BT Business Mobile: The UK’s most embarrassing network choice

One of the commenters on Shaun’s post over at PDA-247.com about my Vodafone rants this week highlighted the sad and ridiculous reality of our mobile network marketplace. The reader, tTeabag, comments thus: My company moved over to BT Business Mobile and on my first business trip to Europe after the change over I was staggered […]

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Devices News

Vodafone Shop: You can’t change your price plan here. Call 191.

Well then. What a total waste of time that was

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News

Verizon Palo Alto Store: ‘Yeah you don’t want the Blackberry Storm, it’s buggy’

If you were reading my Twitter feed earlier this afternoon, you’d have caught my update from outside the Verizon Wireless Store in Palo Alto. Here’s a pic: I was Palo Alto for a few meetings, one with a mobile titan (ID not public alas)

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Devices

Nokia’s ‘actively looking’ at entering the laptop business

So this is where all the rumours about Nokia launching it’s own platform are coming from, eh? Reuters are reporting that Nokia’s top man, known to many as simply ‘O.P.K’, said in an interview yesterday: “We are looking very actively also at this opportunity,” Kallasvuo said, when asked whether Nokia plans to make laptops. Well […]

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News

MIR Show – Week 45 – MNOs to compete for Google’s business

Today we bring you a stimulating interpretation of the future of the mobile industry — from Josh Russell: Mobile Operators will be competing for Google’s business, not ours. Josh explains… What do you reckon?

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News Operators

3 business is excellent value; but that’s no excuse for working at the Doctors

I just got this bit of news in from UK operator, 3. They’ve got one of the best priced business services in the marketplace (have a look here). Independent analyst, Pure Pricing, has verified this. They’ve done a bit of research to find out just how mobile mad we are. Have a read… New survey […]