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How we could use mobile technology to destroy personal privacy

Mark Bridge writes:

Head to any major city, look around and you’ll see tourists recording their visit. Some have digital cameras, some have phones and some are shooting video.

It’s the same kind of scene when you go to a concert. The performer on stage will be looking at a sea of blue faces, all illuminated by their smartphones. This, I reckon, could be the beginning of the end of privacy.

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Mobile operators think social networking will be the most popular form of communication by 2015

94% of mobile operators believe that social networking will be the most popular form of communication by 2015. That’s the result from an independent survey of 31 leading global operators commissioned by mobile messaging company Airwide Solutions.

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Bambuser now lets broadcasters receive studio talkback while streaming video

Mobile video streaming service Bambuser has enhanced its service by adding 'talkback' for journalists and other video professionals. It'll allow media companies to conduct broadcasts from a mobile phone whilst also maintaining voice contact between the studio and broadcaster.

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New report says smartphone shipments are up 78% from last year

The latest research from Strategy Analytics says global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2010 grew by 78% year-on-year; the fastest smartphone growth rate since the mid-2000s. A record number of 77 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 2010.

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Vodafone announces 1 million users on converged One Net business service

Vodafone's One Net service, which combines fixed-line and mobile communications for businesses, now has one million users in Europe. The One Net service allows users to answer calls on either their fixed or mobile phones, with the ability to transfer calls between any phones within the business and retrieve messages from a combined voicemail box.

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