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Lonely Planet hits 3m downloads thanks to Iceland Volcano; All 32 city guides now £2.99 ’til 30th April

Now you’ve been following my Lonely Planet coverage, over the past week, right? You remember that they seized the initiative and made 13 of their European iPhone app guides free of charge for four days to help those trapped by the Ash Cloud travel chaos? Well they’ve now knocked back 3 million downloads in total, […]

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Lonely Planet’s free guides for the Ash Cloud is huge App Store success

Do you remember Lonely Planet‘s genius idea that made most of their £9 European city guide iPhone applications free until today? Has it paid off? Yes. The city guides for the following cities have been flying off the virtual shelves: – Amsterdam – Barcelona – Berlin – Budapest – Copenhagen – Istanbul – London – […]

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Stranded by the Ash? Get a free Lonely Planet Guide!

Whatever your view of the almost invisible (and apparently harmless?) Ash cloud currently grounding most of Europe’s air network, I thought I’d drop a little bit of good news. If you’re stuck in one of the affected European cities covered by Lonely Planet, I strongly suggest you grab your iPhone and download a copy of […]

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The best ‘mobile’ handset on the planet

The Iridium 9555. It’s just launched and it’s the smallest, lightest handset that Iridium have ever offered. As I found out when I tested one of their other older handsets earlier this summer, there ain’t nothing better than a Sat Phone. It puts your average top of the range Nokia to shame through sheer connectivity […]

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The biggest brand on the planet?

The biggest brand on the planet? SMS. That’s the jist of the presentation I gave to a collection of influential communicators last night. I was there at the behest of Matt O’Neill, one of the top chaps at Cordovan Digital. Matt regularly puts on events for his huge network of communications professionals and this month […]