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Monthly Archives: August 2006
Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt Joins Apple
GigaOm launched Telco jobs board
On Friday, GigaOm, the blogging network started by former Business 2.0 writer Om Malik, launched its own job board. The board, which charges $200 per listing, plans to make itself the destination for job listings from telecommunications, broadband, and networking companies, particularly for positions at the managerial levels.
GigaOm has launched a job’s board for the Telecom’s industry. I’m not sure how it’ll fair in the crowded ‘find a job’ market place over the traditional job sites. [via]
Google and eBay signs..
..sign multi year agreement to connect users etc..[via]
what amazes me here is the sheer speed at which these decisions are being made is just amazing.
The interop between gtalk and skype is great news too, as I’m currently using both it hopefully won’t be long before I can end up with just one.
Technorati Tags: Google eBay
Internet Backbone Consolidation Continues…
GigaOm has a post on the continued consolidation within the telco space.
Vodafone will try to acquire BT
It’s with these thoughts in mind and the changing competitive lanscape that I am going to predict here that BT and Vodafone will look to either merge or Vodafone will try to acquire BT in 2007 in order to create a new super Telecom. Maybe the new merged BT and Vodafone company could simply be called Bone
I wouldn’t rule this out but wow that’d be a big play in the UK space, but not much else. It would only address quad play in the UK based on BT’s incumbent position, vodafone needs to do more than that, Orange would still cover more homes with it’s broadband reach across France and the UK. The other bit that was missed is BT’s Global Services arm is now a big part of what BT does, Voda wouldn’t want to get involved in that.
So the only real play would be for Voda to buy BT and split it, spitting out the bit’s it doesn’t need or want. I still think a Private Equity company may get to BT first. [via]
Technorati Tags: BT, Vodafone, Merger
TechCrunch comes to the UK
I though TechCrunch had a global focus as it’s featured AllPeers, but maybe I was wrong. TechCrunch UK is interesting and will be worth reading. It’ll also be interesting to see just how much innovation takes place in the UK. We’re at 75% broadband penetration now (or some similar number) in the UK so the market and catalysts to create the market are there for sure.
Technorati Tags: TechCrunch, UK
No plans for mNotes for Symbian Series 60 v3
I wrote to Commontime a few days back about if/when they intend to launch mNotes for Symbian Series 60 V8, in my case the N70. The response was no. Here’s the mail.
Thank you for your message.
Towards the end of the year, our mSuite Mobility Framework software will be compatible with the Series 60 3rd edition devices. However, the mNotes software will not be compatible with them, I am afraid
That’s a real shame as the mNotes product is great, it works a real treat with my SPV C600. It’s maybe not the end of the world as I’m thinking of a move back to WM5 as I still haven’t hit it off with the Nokia.
IBM + ISS = Consolidation?
Nokia launches firmware update site
Finally, Nokia have decided to let the masses upgrade it’s phones firmware by themselves. I had to give my N70 to my local Nokia shop who charged me 17.50 for doing it.
It’s not hard, as the post says, I’ve flashed my SPV dozens of times.