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  • Did O2 and Subway borrow my Smartphone loyalty card idea?

    O2 Media has launched a scannable smartphone discount voucher campaign for the sandwich chain Subway, using O2 More's location-based texting service 'You Are Here'. Targeted O2 More consumers will be able to redeem MMS discount vouchers by scanning t... 

  • Is there more to Microsoft than Windows?

    Only the churlish would seek to dismiss a company reporting record revenue and profits, especially when that company is Microsoft, the biggest software business in the world. As I'm not churlish by disposition, I won't, although quite a few others ha... 

  • Apple may not be a computer company anymore but it's doing very nicely

    In January 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company was dropping the word "Computer" from its name to become "Apple Inc". As he pointed out at the time, only one product (the Mac) was a computer out of the four pr... 

  • Horrible invasive marketing headline of the day...

    'Mobile app 'EthOS' launched that allows brand owners to get inside consumers' pockets' says a headline in a press release this morning. We don't know about you, but the idea of invasive, pushing marketeers colonising our privacy, to sell their brand... 

  • Shock as YouGov spends money to find out that 'Mobile Ads are Annoying'

    Britain's mobile users think mobile ads are intrusive and tend to ignore them, says a new study by YouGov. Let's put that another way. Somebody actually spent money paying YouGov to conduct a study of the bleeding obvious. Of course we hate mobile ma... 

  • Already frazzled by tough IT market conditions? There's an app or two for that.

    Smart phones are the ideal accessory for a drink fuelled night of maudlin lyrical reflection after a tough trading week. Or, if you're like my friend who worked in sales for Cisco, at the start of the week. Sometimes, a song gets stuck in your h... 

  • Mobile recording is a nightmare, but it could come Tru

    As any readers of CityAm know, the FSA says all fixed line AND mobile calls have to be recorded. If all Freddie Goodwin's mobile phone conversations are not available for inspection by the auditors, then HBoS's may be forced to hand its banking licen... 

  • Burnside Telecom gives companies a lift while cutting their costs

    What's the worst thing about working as a lift operator? Obsolete jobs skills? Yes, that's a good one. Anyone else? Hearing the same joke, over and over again. ("Hur hur, this job's got it's ups and downs," the passengers will say, smirking... 

  • How to teach your resellers and customers without boring them

    Quizaniac is an online quiz you can play on your mobile, for cash prizes, where you can bet on yourself. Click here to understand how a multiplayer real time trivia game comes with a betting twist. 

  • AdGent lets you take pictures of things and rate them. Why? They don't say.

    AdGent Digital is an iPhone app that allows you to rate things. You take a picture, apparently, and rate it in 140 characters. (Whatever happened to the days when a picture painted a thousand words?) Anyway, in the spirit of things, I'm going to give...