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  • Turkish Delight in IT

    Ask anyone who has ever visited Istanbul what their favourite city is and it will almost certainly be Istanbul! It is a remarkable place in every respect.
  • Yahoo! Hackathon uncovers behaviour tracker

    Yahoo! may have been making headlines with its eleven acquisitions over the last year and the constant media attention its CEO, Marissa Mayer attracts, but it has also been busy nurturing new mobile app developments.
  • Myanmar's mobile maze

    The saga of one of the world’s last exploited mobile markets is still unfurling. Outrage, uncertainty and rumours abound after Myanmar grants two new mobile licences.
  • Has Zynga lost its zing?

    Seems that when a digital services or content provider needs a revenue boost it turns to mobile as its saviour. Shame Zynga didn’t think of that a bit earlier. Even Facebook cottoned onto that market quicker.
  • Syria's disappearing act fooling nobody

    Syria disappeared from the internet world yesterday but nobody was fooled by the motives. There is a deadly lesson to be learnt for those contemplating similar actions.
  • YouTube scary stats

    YouTube led video explosion is happening right now and at a pace that defies logic.
  • Nothing's changed

    “Today, banks are at another competitive crossroads. This time the new contenders in financial services are telephone companies, specifically wireless telecoms. The banks’ latest challenge is at hand, literally, in the form of the increasin...
  • Pay $100 to tell Mark Zuckerberg where to go

    Facebook's latest money-making gimmick may backfire big time, but advertisers may see value in target messages to hapless Facebook members.
  • Investors fright, suppliers delight

    Diverting shareholder dividends to fund infrastructure is always a bold move, but in an industry with floundering share values, questions are bound to be asked.
  • Microsoft changes tack on slipping Surface sales

    Offering its new Surface tablet through limited company-owned outlets may have been an attempt to establish Microsoft as a retail powerhouse but the experiment seems to have failed with news that it will be offered through other retailers sooner than planned.