This week's podcast includes news of several new products announced at IFA 2011. In addition, we hear about reorganisations planned by Everything Everywhere, Yahoo! and Telefonica.
The nine men jailed in December 2010 and January 2011 after a £17 million ‘missing trader’ VAT fraud have been joined by four more men.
A further defendant has been charged and is due to stand trial next year.
Orange has announced an exclusive partnership with French music streaming brand Deezer.
It’s launched Deezer Mobile in the UK as an exclusive service for Orange ‘pay monthly’ users. Customers on the ‘Panther’ price plan will have ad-free mobile music streaming included as part of their tariff.
The GSMA has announced that the Global Mobile Awards 2012 are now open for entry. The awards will be presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next February.
There’ll be eight categories of awards:
Chinese search engine Baidu, which dominates the search market in China, says it’ll create its own mobile operating system based on the Android OS.
It’s called Baidu Yi (meaning ‘easy’) and will integrate Baidu services, including maps, music and Chinese handwriting recognition.