Mark Bridge writes:
Groupon is a US phenomenon that’s not quite become ‘mainstream’ in the UK… yet. While the transatlantic tech press have been intrigued by the will-they-won’t-they story of Google apparently offering up to $6 billion for the two-year-old company, most of the UK has been wondering what the fuss is about.
But all that could be about to change.
Mobile phone company MSols Limited, which traded as ‘Mobile Rainbow’, has been ordered into liquidation at the High Court.
Orange intends to introduce SIM cards that’ll enable contactless payments – and it’s also aiming to make sure its smartphones are compatible with contactless payment systems.
Five years after launching its free Google Maps for mobile service – and just over a year after turning it into a free sat-nav application – Google has updated the latest version of its mobile maps with 3D interaction and the ability to work offline.
Heathrow Express, the BAA rail service that connects central London and Heathrow Airport, has launched a free BlackBerry and Android application that allows users to buy tickets and receive the ticket direct to their mobile phone.