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  • Making an ass of Wi-Fi

    An Israeli tourist attraction is, quite literally, making an ass out of connectivity problems.

    The Kfar Kedem park has kitted out the donkeys it uses to transport tourists around with Wi-Fi, via a device tied round the beast...

  • Ofcom whips up a storm

    UK regulator Ofcom's decision to allow Everything Everywhere to launch 4G on refarmed 1800-MHz spectrum has drawn immediate criticism from rival carriers O2 and Vodafone.

    The regulator states the ruling will have no impact o...

  • Apple valuation beats Microsoft

    The value of Apple has exceeded that of Microsoft in the good times of 1999, Reuters reports. The news provides an interesting counterpoint to my article on Facebook yesterday.

    According to the Reuters article, Apple's worth...

  • Facebook slump - why are we surprised?

    Reports over the weekend indicate that Facebook's investors are getting jittery about chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's ability at the helm, as the stock price of the firm continues to slump.

    Given the dot com boom of the ea...

  • Nokia downgraded again

     Nokia's executive vice president and CFO has shrugged off the firm’s third credit rating downgrade of 2012.

     
     Timo Ihamuotila claims the impact of Standard &...
  • Feature phone sales slipping

    Shipments of feature phones are likely to struggle in the back half of the year, after slipping in the second quarter, Gartner analysts forecast.

    The research firm today revealed that overall mobile phone sales to end users ...

  • France Tel crew abandon ship

    One of France Telecom's cable laying ships had to be abandoned last week after catching fire. The incident should serve as a reminder to us all just how fragile modern communications can really be, and of the physical aspect of 'wireless' comm...

  • Nokia sells Qt

    Digia, the software firm that acquired the commercial branch of the Qt open source platform from Nokia in March 2011, has agreed to acquire the company outright. The Finnish firm will take on some 125 Nokia staff, and aims to quickly port the ...

  • BT winning home Wi-Fi battle

    Have you ever looked at the other wireless networks within range of your computer? This is, basically, a list of your neighbours' networks, and in my case shows about seven other networks I'm capable of receiving, though obviously security pre...

  • Broadband coverage vs. speed

    The UK's second house - the House of Lords - last week published a review of the government's super-fast broadband plans. The report drew several conclusions, but perhaps the most important is that the Lords believe the quest to have Europe's ...