Mark Bridge writes:
“Mobile operators track who you call. In other news, banks know how much money is in your account and utility companies know where you live.”
At the end of a week in which so-called ‘spyware’ on mobile phones had been creating headlines, this tweet from Benedict Evans offered an alternative perspective.
Last week, Nokia Siemens Networks announced plans for reorganisation, which involved massive cost savings and around 17,000 jobs being cut.
Business areas that aren’t consistent with the new strategy were “planned to be divested or managed for value”.
This week’s edition of The Fonecast starts with the shocking news that Nokia Siemens Networks plans to lose around 17,000 staff while reorganising.
But we also have some upbeat stories, including a new mobile payment processing service for the UK, new net neutrality guidelines from Ofcom and a couple of luxury smartphones.