The European Commission today has urged the UK and a number of other EU countries to implement eCall, an in-car mobile phone service that automatically calls 112 after an accident.
eCall then transmits its location to the emergency services.
A couple of weeks ago, New Media Age reported that music streaming service Spotify was talking to 3 UK about offering its service to the network’s customers. There’s already an Apple iPhone application in the approval process and an Android application under development.
Now there’s been further confirmation of the apparent interest from 3 because Li Ka-Shing, chairman of 3’s owner Hutchison Whampoa, has just invested in Spotify and has arranged for the CEO of its INQ handset manufacturer to sit on Spotify’s board.
Mark Bridge writes:
Enthusiasm is one of the great intangible powers of the world. It’s attractive, it’s compelling and sometimes it’s dangerous. And – yes, I’m going to try to keep this relevant – it sells mobile phones.
I was reminded of this the other day when I read a Sunday Times article about Apple’s Steve Jobs.