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  • iPhone shortages are the tip of a larger iceberg

    Buried within Apple's otherwise excellent results, released yesterday, came the admission that the vendoris seeing shortages of iPhonesand doesn't know when it willretake control of the situation. As the recovery began in 2010, component makers in th... 

  • Mobile ringtone advertising sounds like a nightmare

    The world of Minority Report is moving closer... New research from the industry soothsayers at Juniper Researchsuggests that the ringback tone advertising market is set to increase in value to $780m per annum by 2015. Ringback tone advertising is a f... 

  • Tesco Mobile had a bumper Xmas - how much tax will they pay on that?

    Tesco Mobile reached the milestone of 2.5 million customers on Christmas Day this year after experiencing its best ever Christmas sales. Tens of thousands of Tesco Mobile handsets were activated on Christmas Day with the iPhone proving the most popul... 

  • A spoonful of Baggs

    Have you too have been left idle on a Wednesday night since The Apprentice finished? If, like me, you've been itching for morepearls of wisdomfrom our favourite contestantoff last year's show, one Stuart Baggs, then itch no more, for help is at hand.... 

  • A hundred per cent market growth? Plenty would kill for that

    If I was told that a particular market was set to grow by 100% between now and 2014, I'd regard that as pretty positive news. Maybe I'm misinformed.According to IDC, 100% growth only represents a"moderate" gain. The analysts'latest report o... 

  • Cisco stock dumped in human rights outcry

    Over in the States, asset managementgroup Boston Common LLC has taken the decision to dump over 160,000 shares that it holds in sector giant Cisco over its commitment to global human rights, reports NetworkWorld. Boston Common,bills itself as a "... 

  • BlackBerry porn block is doomed to failure

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has given in to pressure from the Indonesian government and will put in place a filtering service to block online pornographic websites from its smartphone estate, reports ComputerWeekly.com. Last year the firm came under pressur... 

  • T-Mobile backs down over data cap humiliation

    In an update to this column's earlier coverage of the T-Mobile data cap fiasco, we can report that after a long and unexplained silence a chastened T-Mobile has at last 'clarified' the situation. I use quotation marks because really, it has backed do... 

  • Anger grows over alleged T-Mobile contract breach

    Anger at T-Mobile continues to mount as thousands of smartphone users face the prospect of having their data caps reduced by as much as 83% to just 500MB. Speaking to our sistersite ComputerWeekly.com, T-Mobile claimed that: "The average mobile ... 

  • Good golly Goonhilly!

    This column is always happy to see networks being pushed into service for the advancement of science, and in this spirit we can report that two years afterits dishes were mothballed,the historic Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall will soon...