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A week of industry news and an interview with giffgaff

This week’s podcast is packed with a wide variety of mobile industry news, from quarterly results and boardroom changes to dodgy advertising and smartphones in space.

We talk about Google’s new CEO, Microsoft’s mystery data, Huawei’s legal action, Apple’s downloads and Facebook’s feature phone app.

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Podcast - 26th January 2011

In this week's podcast we're taking our regular look at the latest mobile industry news, from changes at Google to criticism of Three UK. There's also an interview with Heather Taylor from giffgaff, who explains more about the network's business philosophy.

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Orange negotiating a stake of online video site Dailymotion

Orange is negotiating with online video site Dailymotion about acquiring a 49% stake for 58.8 million Euro. The French telecoms giant would then have the option to increase its capital to 100% from 2013.

Dailymotion, which is based in Paris, is the world’s largest online video site after YouTube.

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New UK virtual network offers real-time SMS monitoring to protect children

Anvil Mobile, a virtual network that uses Three UK, has created a new mobile service for children and vulnerable adults. It’s called ‘Simply Safe’ and it automatically scans every text message sent and received to identify potential risks.

The Simply Safe SIM sends a text message or email to a parent, guardian or carer if abusive language and possible bullying or predatory behaviour is detected.

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Mobile video sharing service Bambuser improves its iPhone app

Mobile video sharing service Bambuser has announced an updated iPhone application that offers improved audio and video quality.

The company’s service lets users broadcast live video from their mobile phone while also receiving live messages from viewers.

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