Podcast - 23rd July 2014
We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.
Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.
Tim Hipperson has been appointed as Interim CEO of the Weve mobile payment and advertising joint venture.
He replaces David Sear, who’s left after 18 months for a role at online payment company Skrill.
Podcast - 19th February 2014
We start this week's report with two new smartphones: a flagship Android device from LG and a dual-boot handset from Geeksphone.
We also talk about the health effects of mobile phones, a new mobile loyalty app, wireless charging, machine-to-machine connections, the purchase of Viber and a recent acquisition by Google.
Mobile payment and advertising partnership Weve has announced Pouch, a mobile-based ‘loyalty card’ application.
The first company to trial the scheme is the Eat food group.
Podcast - 12th February 2014
After catching up with last week's Microsoft announcement about new CEO Satya Nadella, we go on to talk about big changes for Brightstar and Sony as well.
There's also mobile payment news from MasterCard and Weve, some patent agreements, a warning about second-hand smartphone sales, a forecast of mobile data growth and a report about app developers.