The City of London Corporation has asked Renew London to remove some of its information pods from the Square Mile.
A dozen of the pods, which had advertising screens and also acted as recycling bins, were able to monitor footfall by tracking the unique MAC address of WiFi-connected phones and tablets when people passed.
HTC has announced a new marketing campaign that it’s calling ‘Change’. As part of what it’s describing as “its most powerful marketing campaign to date”, the manufacturer has signed actor Robert Downey Jr on a two-year deal.
The first new HTC ad will be shown on YouTube later this week.
Although the European Union has created a ‘single market’, Europe’s mobile phone users aren’t seeing the benefits they might expect.
That’s the opinion of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, who has been talking about the results of a study into phone call costs.
ZTE, which recently launched its Firefox OS smartphone with Telefónica, says it’ll start selling the handset on eBay in the USA and the UK from Friday.
The unlocked ZTE Open will cost £59.99 ($79.99) SIM-free.
BlackBerry says its board of directors has formed a committee that will “explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”.
It notes this could include joint ventures, strategic partnerships or a sale of the company.