Mark Bridge writes:
This week’s big news isn’t entirely mobile-related – but it is entirely worth mentioning. First we had Amazon snapping up the part of LOVEFiLM they didn’t already own. (Allow me to start the speculation about a video-streaming Kindle). And then Google CEO Eric Schmidt said he was leaving.
Back in 2000, Vodafone and Vivendi created what they called a 'multi-access portal' that would offer internet services across TVs, PCs and mobile phones. It was named Vizzavi and was chaired by Vivendi's Jean-Marie Messier for the first couple of years.
In recent days Jean-Marie Messier has been hitting the headlines again.
Taiwanese smartphone producer HTC says it sold 24.6 million phones last year, 111% up from the 2009 figure.
Another 8.5 million devices are expected to be sold during the first quarter of 2011.
Former Vodafone marketing man Lance Batchelor, who’s been CEO of Tesco Telecoms for the last two-and-a-half years, is to be the new Deputy Chief Executive of Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland. He’s leaving Tesco next month.
Mr Batchelor is already a non-executive director at Domino’s Pizza and will take up his executive responsibilities from 27th June 2011.
HP’s board of directors has appointed five new members.
Four of the current board will be leaving in March, resulting in a total of 13 board members.