Technology, Media and Telecommunications news hand-picked each morning by the Babel PR team from newspapers, blogs and magazines that we are reading.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Hewlett Packard trumps Dell again with fresh 3Par offer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11098922

HP acquires automation firm Stratavia
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268819/hp-acquires-automation-firm

Garmin issues recall for nuvi GPS devices
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268814/garmin-issues-recall-nuvi


Media

BT, ABC team for UK VoD service
http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=57060&area=1

Viewers want to influence TV show plots
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/viewers-want-to-influence
-tv-show-plots-2062945.html

Google spotlights real-time search engine
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/26/google_realtime_search_page/


Telecoms

Blackberry makes offer to India ahead of ban deadline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11102314

Google gives telcos a wakeup call
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=196170

U.S. consumers pay 50 percent less for mobile than 10 years ago
http://moconews.net/article/419-u.s.-consumers-pay-50-percent-less-for-mob
ile-phones-now-than-10-years-/

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Hewlett Packard trumps Dell with $1.6bn bid for 3PAR
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11062744

Google buys Like.com
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/08/23/242476/google-buys-like.
com.htm

Cloud.com bear hugs VMware vSphere
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/24/cloud_dot_com_does_vmware_vsphere/


Media
Digital radio 'to miss Govt target by 3 years'
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/23/dab_target_miss/

Google overhauls YouTube in UK with HTML5
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/

Demon Internet offering gamers broadband package
http://www.techradar.com/news/networking/


Telecoms

Clear Channel Outdoor extends airport ads to mobile phones
http://moconews.net/article/419-clear-channel-outdoor-extends-airport-ads-
to-mobile-phones/

In blink of an eye Windows phone will be available, but will there be
apps?
http://moconews.net/article/419-in-blink-of-an-eye-windows-phone-will-be-a
vailable-but-will-there-be-ap/

Mobile operators signal end of flat-rate data tariffs as app use grows
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/aug/23/net-neutrality-mobil
ephones

Monday, 23 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Developers scramble for Nexus One
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268544/developers-scramble-nexus

Oracle names self virtualisation king
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/23/oracle_virt_strategy/

Rural Wales opting for mobile over broadband
http://www.publictechnology.net/sector/local-gov/rural-wales-opting-mobile
-over-broadband


Media

Stephen Glover: I've changed my view on privacy
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/opinion/

The many faces of in-game advertising
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/

Catching cyber-thieves: the future of net scams
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/


Telecoms

The Top 10 unwarranted assumptions in telecoms
http://disruptivewireless.blogspot.com/2010/08/top-10-unwarranted-assumpti
ons-in.html

LG scrambling to launch smartphones, tablet by year-end
http://moconews.net/article/419-lg-scrambling-to-launch-smartphones-tablet
-by-year-end/

Why Skype has conquered the world
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/aug/21/skype-internet-rupert-mur
doch

Friday, 20 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology
Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11025866
Dell credits enterprise sales for strong quarter
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268483/dell-credits-enterprise-sales
Google opens Chrome Web Store to developers
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/20/google_chrome_web_store_open_to_de
vs/


Media

UK linear TV viewing up
http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=56978&area=1
Advertising: Now we're really going places
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/advertisi
ng-now-were-really-going-places-2057351.html

Single downloads big deal for UK comms industry
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/downloads_broadband_growth/


Telecoms

Samsung looking for Android-on-LTE Expertise
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=195940
BlackBerry takes larger cut of developer revenues in updated App World
http://moconews.net/article/419-blackberry-takes-larger-cut-of-developer-r
evenues-in-updated-app-world/

Hearst opening 'Think Tank' for apps
http://moconews.net/article/419-hearst-opening-think-tank-for-apps/

Daily news round-up

Technology
Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11025866
Dell credits enterprise sales for strong quarter
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268483/dell-credits-enterprise-sales
Google opens Chrome Web Store to developers
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/20/google_chrome_web_store_open_to_de
vs/


Media
UK linear TV viewing up
http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=56978&area=1
Advertising: Now we're really going places
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/advertisi
ng-now-were-really-going-places-2057351.html

Single downloads big deal for UK comms industry
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/downloads_broadband_growth/


Telecoms
Samsung looking for Android-on-LTE Expertise
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=195940
BlackBerry takes larger cut of developer revenues in updated App World
http://moconews.net/article/419-blackberry-takes-larger-cut-of-developer-r
evenues-in-updated-app-world/

Hearst opening 'Think Tank' for apps
http://moconews.net/article/419-hearst-opening-think-tank-for-apps/

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Daily news round up

Technology
HP aims to boost application security with acquisition of Fortify Software
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/08/18
Gartner predicts cloud services a decade away from maturity
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268397/gartner-predicts-cloud-services
Sony believes half of TVs made in 2014 will be 3D
http://www.techradar.com/news/television/sony-claims-half-of-tvs-made-in-2
014-will-be-3d-711051?src=rss&attr=all


Media
Ofcom report highlights 'multi-tasking media users'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11012356
Google spanked for bidding on its own ad auctions
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/18/google_adwords_house_ads_conflict_
of_interest/

Facebook getting serious on location with Places app
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2268400/facebook-getting-serious


Telecoms
Verizon goes iPad crazy
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=195907&site=lr_cable
RIM reportedly shopping for mobile ad network for BlackBerry
http://moconews.net/article/419-rim-reportedly-shopping-for-mobile-ad-netw
ork-for-blackberry/

Nine arrested over iPhone scam that made millions
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/aug/18/iphone-scam-premium-lines

Friday, 13 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Intel, other chip makers suffer on PC sales fears
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/

Google agonizes about privacy as the ad world vaults ahead
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703309704575413553851854026.
html

Microsoft issues fixes for 34 vulnerabilities
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2267952/microsoft-issues-fixes-34


Media

Dawn Airey set to leave as Richard Desmond shakes up Channel Five
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/10/dawn-airey-channel-five

Netflix in streaming deal with pay-TV
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h8nuczUw1Upt-7eRDrvxc8ij
qM3QD9HGUJN00

Rupert Murdoch claims to own the 'Sky' in 'Skype'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/


Telecoms

Femtocell-enabled home energy management solution
http://3ginthehome.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/femtocell-enabled-home-energy-
management-solution/

AT&T to launch Dell Streak Android tablet for $300
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/t-launching-dell-streak-android-tablet
-300/2010-08-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

T-Mobile's HSPA+ Rivals Clearwire, US LTE Speeds
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=195614

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Verizon, Google outline vision on Internet traffic
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/

IT accelerators vital if UK is to be tech leader
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/

Microsoft digs Macs in back-to-school ads
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/10/microsoft_anti_apple_ad/


Media

Murdoch cedes control of Chinese TV channels
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/

Ofcom to examine regional media ownership
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/ofcom-to-examine-regional-medi
a-ownership-2047809.html

Skype files IPO registration with SEC
http://www.businessweek.com/idg/2010-08-09/skype-files-ipo-registration-with
-sec.html


Telecoms

Smartphone security put on test
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10912376

It's official: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 bound for AT&T
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story

How two former ringtone giants are faring as  market crumbles
http://moconews.net/article/419-how-two-former-ringtone-giants-are-faring-as
-that-market-crumbles/

Monday, 9 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

Woman in HP scandal "saddened" by CEO's ouster
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/

Ladbrokes wants better online offering and more IT investment
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles

BBC staff lose laptops and mobiles worth £240k
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10910170

Media

Stursberg exits CBC
http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=56828&area=1

Faithless tune in to new way to go 'promercial'
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/

Google and Apple prepare for mobile advertising battle
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/09/apple-google-mobile-advertising


Telecoms

Saudi accord to prevent ban on Blackberry 'in sight'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10905020

Nokia, Symbian step up smartphone lobbying
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/nokia-symbian

Apple iPhone Exec Mark Papermaster Departs Following Hardware Problems
http://moconews.net/article/419-apple-iphone-exec-mark-papermaster-departs-f
ollowing-hardware-problems/

Friday, 6 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology
SAP won't fight Oracle claims in espionage case
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/

Open data as disruptive to government as the internet, says Socitm
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/08/05/242282/

Ten of the greatest technology flops
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7928652/Ten-of-the-greatest-technology-flops.html


Media
Panasonic DMR-XW380 Freeview HD DVR
http://www.reghardware.com/2010/08/06/review_hd_dvr_panasonic_dmr_xw380/

Shed Media falls to Time Warner for £100m
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/shed-media-falls-to-time-warner-for-163100m-2044779.html

Complete ban of internet for copyright infringers mooted
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/


Telecoms

The Vast Majority Of App Downloads Will Take Place On iPhone In The Future
http://moconews.net/article/
#
Reviews Are In For BlackBerry Torch: RIM Is Hardly Dead Or Dying
http://moconews.net/article/419-reviews-are-in-for-blackberry-torch-rim-is-hardly-dead-or-dying/

Deutsche Telecom sees ray of hope in US
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?C=0&ID=457670

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology

In FTC deal, Intel cleaning up antitrust woes
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories

New BlackBerry is badly needed flagship for RIM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories

Should IT departments take the tablet?
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/08/03/242228/should-it-depar
tments-take-the-tablet.htm

Media

Motorola and Verizon team up for TV tablet
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9b5704d8-9f32-11df-8732-00144feabdc0.html

Crozier draws up strategy to make ITV 'fit for purpose'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features

Liberal Google, Yahoo!, Apple hurting America claims Reagan
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/03/michael_reagan/


Telecoms

In pictures: BlackBerry Torch 9800
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/
Leap overhauls voice plans, intros tiered data pricing
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/

Android steps up pace in mobile market share grab
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/aug/03/android-market-sha
re-us

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Daily News Round-Up

Technology
Integrated IT system will improve claims and payments, says DWP
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/08/02/242205/Integrated-IT-system-will-improve-claims-and-payments-says.htm
                                                                                                                                                          
Internet Explorer fights back against Firefox
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/7922411/Internet-Explorer-fights-back-against-Firefox.html

Microsoft responds to IE8 privacy allegations
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2267498/microsoft-responds-ie8-privacy

Microsoft sets release target for Office on Mac
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2267500/microsoft-sets-release-target

Windows XP's fall in users slowing down
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2267499/windows-xp-fall-users-slowing

Media
Branson sets up LA prodco
http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=56749&area=1

Virgin sets Ofcom on Project Canvas
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/03/virgin_canvas_ofcom/

Carphone Warehouse unveils music locker that isn't
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/02/carphone_locker_that_isnt/

EA announces Move-compatible 'Create'
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/ea-announces-move-compatible-create--707269?src=rss&attr=all

Telecoms
Mo'bile Money, Mo' Problems
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=195243

Payfone Raises $11 Million From BlackBerry Fund, Ex-Apple Exec
http://moconews.net/article/419-payfone-raises-11-million-from-blackberry-fund-ex-apple-exec/

Industry Moves: Azuki; Motorola Mobility; Getjar; Booze & Co.
http://moconews.net/article/419-industry-moves-azuki-motorola-mobility-getjar-booze-co/

BlackBerry users in UAE and Saudi may have services cut
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6700C920100803?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FInternetNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Internet+News%29&utm_content=Bloglines

Monday, 2 August 2010

Daily news round-up

Technology
SAP aims to broaden customer base by 2015
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ce706f98-9d85-11df-a37c-00144feab49a.html

Analysts map Google Street View's legal challenges
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/02/google-street-view-legal-cha
llenges

What Wikileaks is really telling us
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/opinion/


Media
Domain name investing
http://www.ft.com/cms

Wired UK launches ad campaign for website
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/02/wired-uk-ad-campaign

Martha Lane Fox: Thinking like a champion
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/02/martha-lane-fox-digital-inte
rview

Telecoms
Two Gulf states to ban some Blackberry functions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10830485

Nokia Siemens looking to sell a stake to private equity
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/

Infotel Broadband raises $500m from RBS-led consortium
http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=457559