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HP makes a complaint, Nokia makes a Facebook phone... and much more

Podcast - 28th November 2012

This week's podcast starts with news that HP is unhappy - but we resist the temptation to include any saucy puns that might spice up the story.

The programme also covers Nokia's new Facebook-friendly phone, plans for white space technology in the UK, shopping on smartphones, Samsung's Chinese suppliers, the demand for mobile data and a new app from Orange that seems to threaten its mobile business.

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UK consumers expected to spend £330 million on Christmas shopping via smartphones

Over £3 billion of in-store Christmas spending will be influenced by smartphone use

Business advisory firm Deloitte LLP has calculated that around £3.5 billion of Christmas spending in the UK will either be bought on or influenced by smartphones.

It says consumers who use their mobile devices to research prices, store their shopping lists and take their shopping conversations onto social media will account for £3.2 billion of this total, with £330 million of sales being made directly on smartphones.

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Consumer privacy, opt-in marketing and the future of mobile

We talk to Henry Lawson of nFluence media

Mark Bridge writes:

Today’s consumers receive a seemingly never-ending stream of online information from their social networks, from websites, in their email and on their mobile devices. But is there a way to let individuals stay in control whilst also helping companies advertise their products?  According to nFluence Media, there definitely is.

To find out more, I spoke to Henry Lawson, co-founder and CEO of nFluence, and started by asking him to explain exactly what nFluence did.

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The iPhone 5 goes on sale, new HTC phones appear... and much more

Podcast - 26th September 2012

We start this week's programme by talking about the iPhone 5 and iOS6 before moving on to HTC's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 devices.

There's also some mobile payment news, online shopping research, a health study, data about tablet manufacturing and machine-to-machine connection figures.

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More of us are making online impulse purchases thanks to tablets and smartphones

New research from Rackspace suggests the UK could be spending up to £1.1 billion per year extra

A new study suggests that online impulse purchases in the UK may have increased by £1.1 billion a year as a result of the shopping convenience offered by smartphones and tablet computers.

The figures from Rackspace Hosting indicate that 48% of UK adults who use smartphones or tablets for online shopping admit they’re buying things on impulse more frequently by using their handheld devices, resulting in an average £329 extra spent per person per year.

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