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Qualcomm invests in answers service ChaCha

ChaCha – a US-based service that answers questions sent via SMS text, online, Twitter, voice, Facebook and mobile apps – has just picked up $3 million of new funding that includes $900,000 from Qualcomm Ventures.

In total, the company has now raised approximately $75 million.

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Ofcom wants to clarify call charges, making 0800 calls free from mobiles

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on tackling confusion over the cost of calling non-geographic UK telephone numbers. These are numbers that don’t have an area code, such as those beginning with 03, 08, 09 and 118.

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Three UK cuts international call costs for prepay customers

Three UK has cut the prices of calling international mobiles and landlines from the UK for ‘pay as you go’ customers. It’s extended the ‘prefix’ service it introduced in April, offering discounted calls to 25 destinations.

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How the right mobile phone technology can turn anyone into a spy

Mark Bridge writes:

A few weeks ago I received a phone call out of the blue. It went something like this:
“I think my partner's cheating on me. How can I get into the GPS on his phone to find out where he is?”

I'm no secret agent. Nevertheless, it got me thinking.

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UK MVNO giffgaff extends free internet offer but drops unlimited calls package

UK MVNO giffgaff has extended its free mobile internet offer again. Customers can benefit from 100MB of daily data at no extra cost. Instead of finishing in December, the deal will now run until the end of February 2011 because – once again – the implementation of giffgaff’s pricing plan has been delayed.

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