Podcast - 29th October 2014
We start this week's podcast with news that EE now has the largest 4G customer base in Europe, with 5.6 million UK connections.
There's also talk about a new DIY product for the Internet of Things, the disappearance of Nokia branded smartphones, quarterly results for Apple, increasing M2M connections and a growing market for smartwatches.
After three years at the top of the Millward Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands chart, Apple has lost the number 1 position to Google.
Apple slipped to second place in 2014, whilst IBM remained in third.
Podcast - 13th November 2013
The past few days have been a good time for launches. Twitter has floated on the stock exchange, Kazam has revealed its smartphone range and EE has created a tariff with a million gigabytes of mobile data.
On the other side of the coin, Acer's CEO is quitting, Vodafone UK has missed its 3G coverage target and hackers can take control of your handset's camera to ascertain PIN codes.
A $1 billion rescue and an £8 million tariff
Mark Bridge writes:
We started last week with a change of plan from BlackBerry. No, it’s not selling itself to Fairfax Financial. Instead it’s aiming to raise $1 billion from investors. Cynics might suggest there wasn’t enough interest for a takeover.
Twitter is valuing itself at $14.2 billion (£8.8 billion) when it launches on the New York stock exchange today. It’s pricing its Initial Public Offering of 70 million shares at $26 each, which will raise $1.82 billion.
The micro-blogging site had previous estimated a price range of $17-$20 per share and later increased that to $23-$25.