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Opinion Articles

  • Turbo Boost – nice idea, impossible to deliver?

    While we may all want turbo boost options, spare a thought for the operators who have to deliver them. Is it even viable and can it even be charged for accurately?
  • Fraud system takes control of bank

    What happens when your bank targets you as a fraudster and no matter what you do it keeps stopping your transactions. Leave - of course! Are telco customers suffering the same fate from out of control systems?
  • Meet me up, Scotty!

    Forget Tweetups, this is all about meeting people with exactly the same interests you have. It’s brilliant in its simplicity and obviously very popular. No more excuses to sit at home and Facebook your life away.
  • Seeking sense in censorship

    Whether for religious, cultural, national security or citizen ‘protection’ reasons, closing down or restricting parts of the Internet may be a futile cause and, in some cases, politically dangerous in for those in Western democracies. But....
  • Another app store bites the dust

    As if the ill-fated demise of the GSMA led Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) earlier this year was not enough warning, some operators persisted in fighting on, with Verizon Wireless being the latest to throw in the towel.
  • Going commando!

    Recent discussions with some unnamed operators might indicate that they are indeed ‘going commando’ when it comes to their cloud strategies, and some are fearful of being caught out!
  • No more boohoo at Yahoo!

    Yahoo is a great brand, but does anybody these days actually know what it does? However, identity crisis may be only one of its problems.
  • Will Softbank sprint clear in US market?

    It would be a bit rich for AT&T to claim the new Softbank/Sprint/Clearwire hook-up would be gaining an unfair advantage , but it will.
  • Honey, Apple shrunk my iPad!

    I won’t be rushing out to by an iPad Mini. Despite Apple’s remonstrations that is “not a shrunken down iPad” it plainly is, and not a really good one either.
  • Big boys bumble with mobile

    Companies like Intel and Microsoft made their fortunes from personal computers and Google from people using them to search for things on the internet, but times are a changing and they may all be left behind.