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....The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening a new data science campus at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, on Monday as part of a £17m investment in the way the UK collects and presents data. It will explore new ways of measuring the economy, including using traffic sensors to gauge activity, mobile phone data to track commuter patterns and satellite images to estimate populations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and "rent to own" products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or five times the normal price tag. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Smart Energy GB, the organisation tasked with handling the switchover to smart meters, said the devices would eventually use a dedicated communications network rather than relying on the mobile phone network, which would help to solve the problems. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Royal Bank of Scotland is axing 158 branches, most of them NatWest outlets, with the loss of up to 362 jobs. The group, which is 73% taxpayer-owned, blamed the move on customers spurning the traditional branch counter service in favour of doing their banking on the internet and mobile phones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Callers who agree to be connected to their requested number continue to be charged per minute throughout the subsequent call. On top of that, the caller’s own service provider adds an access charge of up to 55p a minute, bringing the cost of a 10-minute call via the most popular 118 118 service to £49 from a mobile phone. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Back then the firm was providing the service for a fixed 40p, which with inflation would be the equivalent of 60p today. Since then, however, charges from a landline have increased by an average 17-fold, and even more so if you are calling from a mobile phone. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening a new data science campus at its headquarters in Newport, south Wales, on Monday as part of a £17m investment in the way the UK collects and presents data. It will explore new ways of measuring the economy, including using traffic sensors to gauge activity, mobile phone data to track commuter patterns and satellite images to estimate populations. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....”. Smart Energy GB, the organisation tasked with handling the switchover to smart meters, said the devices would eventually use a dedicated communications network rather than relying on the mobile phone network, which would help to solve the problems. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... Back then the firm was providing the service for a fixed 40p, which with inflation would be the equivalent of 60p today. Since then, however, charges from a landline have increased by an average 17-fold, and even more so if you are calling from a mobile phone. ...
£500 bill for one inquiry leads to call for cap on 118 charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:17:33 PM
.... Callers who agree to be connected to their requested number continue to be charged per minute throughout the subsequent call. On top of that, the caller’s own service provider adds an access charge of up to 55p a minute, bringing the cost of a 10-minute call via the most popular 118 118 service to £49 from a mobile phone. ...
High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:08:14 AM
....It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and "rent to own" products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or five times the normal price tag. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
....Royal Bank of Scotland is axing 158 branches, most of them NatWest outlets, with the loss of up to 362 jobs. The group, which is 73% taxpayer-owned, blamed the move on customers spurning the traditional branch counter service in favour of doing their banking on the internet and mobile phones. ...
Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:39:55 PM
. Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. The ticket gate is waiting to swallow your data, via the swipe of a smart card, mobile phone or credit card. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
....Besides never sharing the credentials for your online accounts, a good way to stay safe is to enable "two-step authentication". This means that users must enter another code besides their password, received for example by their mobile phone, to log in. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
. The mobile phone company Three has experienced a fresh data breach after some customers logging into their accounts were presented with the names, addresses, phone numbers and call histories of strangers. ...
Vodafone deal creates India mobile giant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:09:56 AM
.... . More than 10 telecom operators are battling it out to try to attract India's one billion mobile phone users. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... Students tend to be hit on by loads of banks, so explain the difference between an interest-free overdraft and a credit card with 16% APR. It is a good time to start a reasonable credit rating as they take over their own mobile phone contracts and register on the electoral role. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....9 million households with a landline only are occupied by people aged 75 and over. "Older consumers are particularly affected, as they are more likely to be dependent on fixed voice services if they do not have a mobile phone or an internet connection," the report said. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
.... The timing depressed sales of household goods, gifts and other general merchandise, down by 4%. Argos enjoyed strong sales of mobile phones, video games, wearable tech and sports equipment in the latest quarter, boosted by the launch of the Nintendo Switch console and sim-free mobile phones. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
....Non-dairy milks made from soya, rice and almonds have made it into to the basket for the first time, reflecting the growing trend of dairy-free diets according to the Office for National Statistics. Gin and cycling helmets also made a return to the basket after long absences, while menthol cigarettes and basic mobile phone handsets are out. ...
Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print image
.... While adult colouring books were popular in 2015, last year saw books about healthy cooking and the latest Harry Potter sell well – which Bohme noted are “books that tend to translate better in the print form”. The Nielsen survey contained another first: mobile phones and tablets overtook e-readers as the most common device used to read ebooks, with readers favouring multifunctional devices over dedicated e-reader brands such as Kindle and Nook. ...
Children's scooters added to inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:38:14 AM
....Bicycle helmets also return to the inflation basket after a 12-year absence. Disappearing from the basket are alcopops, old mobile phone handsets, menthol cigarettes, and the fee for stopping cheques. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....An app called HearScreen, the result of a research project led by Prof Swanepoel and Dr Herman Myburgh at Pretoria University, can detect hearing loss with just a low-cost smartphone and a pair of headphones. Complete with real-time background noise monitoring, the app turns a mobile phone's microphone into a calibrated sound level meter. ...
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
.... "Instead, a letter was pushed across the table to me, which said I was being dismissed. "I immediately walked out of the room and tried to use my [company] mobile phone, but it had been barred while I had been in the meeting. ...
Vodafone to create 2,100 UK customer service jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:07:38 AM
.... . The mobile phone company, which employs 4,500 people at the site, said the decision was being made to "simplify" its business structures. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... The taxpayer, meanwhile, is stuck with the pensions liabilities of both companies if there is any shortfall. If something of such vital national importance is to be privatised, there needs to be real competition, as there has been in the provision of mobile phone networks, and the kind of regulation that will ensure that this actually happens. ...
Jaguar ad 'encouraged unsafe driving' rules watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:19:58 AM
....". The ASA acknowledged that using a hands-free mobile phone was not illegal and that the article had stated that the technologies in question could be used "without compromising safety". ...
ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting US sanctions against Iran image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:17:10 PM
.... and/or anti-terrorism reasons". ZTE also made 283 shipments of mobile phones to North Korea despite knowing this contravened rules around exports to the country. ...
Red hot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:04:06 AM
....With the Instant Pot now on to its fourth iteration, its design development has been led by feedback and ideas submitted by users. With prices starting from $80 (£65) for the most basic model, the top-of-the-range $180 version can be controlled remotely via your mobile phone. ...
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
....Dixons Carphone shares have lost nearly 20% of their value over the past six months. The domestic appliance to mobile phone retailer reported increased profits at the end of last year but is battling higher import costs due to the weaker pound as well as increased competition from online retailers. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
....Sony shipped about half as many smartphones in 2016 as the previous year and has about 1% share of the market, according to IDC, putting it in 17th place. Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected. ...
The Nokia 3310 mobile phone is back – video image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 02:57:54 AM
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EE balloons and drones to help fix mobile blackspots image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 12:54:47 PM
. A fleet of blimps is bringing mobile phone and wireless broadband coverage to rural communities in the UK. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... He says he’d never made an online payment from his bank account before. Santander, meanwhile, says he inputted the One Time Passcode sent as a text to his TalkTalk-provided mobile phone. ...
Britons spend more on food and leisure, less on booze, smoking and drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:03:11 AM
....Technology has vastly changed what people spend money on over the past 20 years. The proportion of households that owned a mobile phone has jumped from 16% in 1997 to 95% in the year ending March 2016. ...
Energy bills to rise up to 28% for thousands in UK as fixed contracts end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:23:09 PM
....Mobile phone users are also facing more expensive bills in the coming months, following the rise in inflation. Vodafone, EE and O2 have said millions of mobile phone customers will face inflationary mid-contract price rises in the next couple of months. ...
GWR’s compensation scheme is all delay and no repay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....The company also says its customer service number is not a premium rate line. Calls to an 0345 number are charged the same as a normal landline but, unlike 0845 numbers, they are also included in any mobile phone call bundle a customer may have. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... “In any case where we are getting a change in quantity, we would adjust for it,” he says. Gooding and his colleagues complement the price collectors by gathering another 80,000 prices for 190 items over the telephone and internet, such as solicitor fees and mobile phone charges. ...
Pay-as-you-go car insurance – perfect for the low-mileage driver? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
. Millions of people buy their mobile phone service on a pay-as-you-go contract – and now we are being offered car insurance in the same way, paying just for the miles we drive. ...
UK tourists face mobile phone roaming charges post-Brexit, analysis says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 10:25:15 AM
. British tourists will have to pay mobile phone operators’ roaming charges when they travel in the EU after Brexit, according to the European parliament committee that helped pioneer the legislation. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
.... Two-thirds of them check the app every day – and the average daily user visits the app 18 times a day, spending an average of 25-30 minutes a day sending snaps and watching snaps from their friends, celebrities and advertising brands. Snapchat is only accessible via mobile phone. ...
Has Vodafone finally got the right Idea in India? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:07:50 PM
. “Any company that gives stuff away is not a company, it is a charity,” grumbled Vittorio Colao, the chief executive of Vodafone, last November when a competitor in India started offering free mobile phone services, thereby putting a €6. ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
.... Berkshire Hathaway, for example, created AirCare, flight insurance that promises immediate payouts for cancellations, delays and baggage loss. Then there’s UK-based Gaggel, which allows friends and family to put cash aside in the event their loved ones damage or lose their mobile phone. ...
Why is Tesco buying Budgens' owner – and will it affect shoppers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:12:27 PM
....• Buying Booker would also take Tesco into catering supplies – a new fast-growing market as people increasingly opt to dine out or eat takeaways rather than cook at home. • If the deal goes through Tesco will have access to more than 5,000 corner shops where customers can pick up goods ordered online or access Tesco services such as banking and its mobile phone network. ...
Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:06:52 PM
....”. He added that customers’ increasing enthusiasm for running their finances via the internet and mobile phones was a key factor in the move. ...
HSBC to close 62 more branches this year, blaming online banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 01:47:13 PM
. HSBC is to shut another 62 branches this year – on top of 55 already earmarked for closure – in a move it blames on customers increasingly conducting their banking through the internet and mobile phones. ...
Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:01:31 AM
.... Even among children at primary school, the survey found that mobiles were taking over from tablets. “The mobile phone is increasingly becoming a preferred go-to multimedia gadget for children overall,” said the Childwise research director, Simon Leggett. ...
Car registration space on Parkmobile app cost me £100 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
.... JP, Cheltenham. Using a mobile phone app to pay parking charges is becoming ubiquitous, but this letter also shows the perils involved, as if there is even the tiniest of mistakes the user can end up with a fine. ...
Five-minute guide to haggling your way to a better deal image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . The perfect time to haggle is when you are coming to the end of a contract, say, for motor or home insurance, or a mobile phone, broadband or digital TV tariff. ...
Water, water everywhere: utility firms get green light to sell beyond local regions image
.... In such a market, companies could go a step further and offer households a super-package of all their utilities, which could include their gas and electricity, and even other services such as telecoms. Cathryn Ross, Ofwat’s chief executive, has argued greater competition would benefit customers by encouraging firms to offer better services, such as allowing them to manage their bills with a mobile phone app. ...
Record Christmas at Sainsbury’s 'shows logic of Argos takeover' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 08:29:40 AM
....Like-for-like sales at Argos rose by 4%, more than double the rate expected by the City, driven by its Black Friday offers and the key Christmas trading period. Toys and technology including Fitbits, mobile phones and computers all sold well. ...
Sleeping at work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 11:53:37 PM
....In other words, everyone else in the office can see we're exhausted but we can't, because we're exhausted. And then there's the matter of mobile phones. ...
CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 08:27:14 AM
....The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed the handset's "premium design" would appeal to the local market. The announcement coincided with the final day of the CES tech show in Las Vegas, where other new mobile phones and gadgets have been launched. ...
Declutter your cupboard if you want, but it won't save the planet | Frank Trentmann image
.... But behind virtual communication there lurks a lot of physical matter: power stations, data centres, cables, batteries and cooling systems. Our mobile phones and headphones would not work without lanthanides. ...
Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:01:03 AM
....The latest indication of tough times on the high street comes after the fashion and homewares chain Next revealed disappointing sales over the Christmas period; it said high streets had been quieter than anticipated. Some analysts believe the retailer also lost out because its website had not kept pace with consumers’ growing demand for shopping via their mobile phones or tablet computers. ...
Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:59:36 PM
.... But Donald Trump has said he wants to deport illegal immigrants. Aurelio takes out his mobile phone and calls one of his sons in the US. ...
Life cycle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 09:43:50 AM
....But it may be coming sooner than current trends suggest. Modern technology from toys to mobile phones and electric bikes is dependent on increasingly rare metals. ...
Changing direction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:32:46 PM
.... . And China's biggest carmaker, Shanghai Automotive, launched what it claimed is the first internet-connected car, the Roewe RX5, fitted with the YunOS operating system (used in mobile phones) owned by Alibaba, better known as the company behind a huge online marketplace. ...
South Korea fines Qualcomm $854m in competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:14:19 PM
....According to the regulator, Qualcomm limited or refused access to vital wireless technology patents for rivals in Korea, hindering sales at companies such as Samsung. It also forced mobile phone makers into unfair agreements, the association said. ...
Fake goods sold on social media are seized image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 10:07:36 AM
....The operation, led by the Trading Standards e-crime team, targeted markets where the suppliers of these traders were thought to operate. The raids were the result of intelligence work including information recovered from mobile phones and satellite navigation systems found during previous raids. ...
Nokia sues Apple in patent dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 08:10:05 PM
...." . Between 2009 and 2011 the two companies were locked in a series of tit-for-tat legal battles over the patents for the technology they used in their mobile phones. ...
Catching up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:42:41 AM
....When Mr Bullrich was an education minister for Buenos Aires he took a direct approach to trying to tackle chronic industrial relations problems, complicated by having to negotiate with 17 different teachers' unions. He gave teachers his personal mobile phone number and invited them to call him with any problems. ...
Phones need software to stop drivers becoming distracted, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:01:20 PM
....Mobile phone manufacturers and providers are facing demands from ministers to introduce software that will prevent drivers from being distracted by calls and texts. An informal meeting in Whitehall is due to take place early in the new year, the Guardian can reveal, in which ministers and officials will tell mobile companies that “drive safe” modes, similar to the airplane mode that has become standard, must be included in basic software ahead of a broader crackdown on illegal mobile phone use on the roads. ...
‘And the winner is...’ it’s the 2016 awards for worst customer service image
.... And the more persistent the customer, the more effort these companies expend on rebuffing them. Take, for instance, the data back-up website which told a customer that her backed-up data was irretrievably lost because of moves to “enhance customer experience”, or the mobile phone firm that was unable to help customers whose phone numbers it had given away because they no longer had, well, a phone number. ...
Prison to profit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:35:44 PM
....Lucy is one of the women currently benefiting from Teresa's charity, Clean Start. She spent 18 months in prison for handling stolen property after she bought a mobile phone. ...
JD Sports to investigate Kingsway worker conditions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:33:22 AM
.... . It says that incidents that can lead to a "strike" against a worker include sitting down, chewing gum, being late or having a mobile phone. ...
JD Sports denies 'prison' conditions at warehouse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:06:28 PM
.... . The Channel 4 report will claim JD Sports and the agency supplying workers, Assist Recruitment, operate a "three strikes and you're out" policy, so that workers can be dismissed for three minor misdemeanours, including having a mobile phone or a lighter in the warehouse, being late, or chewing gum. ...
Collector's item image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:10:45 AM
.... Sharon Osbourne even bought a black phone box that once stood near the Tower of London for husband Ozzy. On the streets, the spread of mobile phones has left phone boxes in terminal decline. ...
UK government 'must take action' on 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:08:44 AM
....Ofcom welcomed the report but indicated the study that gave rise to the UK's low ranking might not be reliable. The communications regulator's targets are based on the percentage of properties that have access to a mobile phone signal rather than coverage to all parts of the country. ...
UK 4G coverage worse than in Romania and Peru, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:01:10 AM
. Britain’s 4G mobile phone coverage is worse than that in Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania, with users able to connect barely half the time, a government infrastructure watchdog has found. ...
The phone system speaking India's language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:43:17 AM
. India is one of the fastest growing mobile phone markets in the world. ...
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Speaking their language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:27:01 AM
. Indus OS - a mobile phone operating system built in India - has become the country's second-most popular smartphone platform, surpassing Apple's iOS. ...
Sky should hold out for more from Rupert Murdoch | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:53:17 PM
.... “Each of our markets is making very strong progress,” chief executive Jeremy Darroch reported at the full-year results in July, when the dividend was raised for the 12th year in a row. In October, the top brass delivered a blitz of bullishness in a day of presentations to investors, describing the many ways in which Sky can improve its Italian and German operations and feed new products, including mobile phones, to a fundamentally loyal set of customers in the UK. ...
'I took drugs every day' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 12:03:03 AM
....Without the drugs, he was able to get his life back, and aged 24 he launched a catering company called Regis Banqueting. Today the 13-year-old business has blue-chip clients including mobile phone network O2, luxury carmaker Bentley, and investment bank JP Morgan. ...
‘Who buys fish with a credit card here?’ Traders scoff at Goa’s bid to ditch cash image
....But now, this sleepy tourist town is going to become the laboratory for a radical new experiment. From January, Goa’s government has announced that the city will go “cashless”, meaning every street vendor, rickshaw driver and shopkeeper must offer their customers the option to pay using a debit card or mobile phone. ...
Could Trump's chest-thumping over China trigger a trade war? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
....The three largest categories of goods China buys from the US are soybeans, cars and aircraft, all of which China could source from elsewhere. The three largest categories that the US imports from China are mobile phones, tablets/laptops and network equipment. ...

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