You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that if you are offered anything for nothing these days there has to be a catch. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it – you just don’t get anything for nothing, period. And so it goes with social networking. Lured like lemmings […]
Hackers have had a big week. US claims that the Chinese military is allegedly hacking into US corporations and actively enticing the country’s best hackers to join up is one thing, but when hackers try to break into Facebook, that’s a real national emergency. Don’t get me wrong, they are both serious issues, but the […]
Ovum’s latest survey into consumer concerns about privacy and use of personal data may just be the tip of the iceberg. As more disclosures of data collection and storage become public knowledge, the backlash may throw many organizations that rely on the sale of this data into disarray. In the last two weeks, The Insider has […]
It might just be time for CSPs worldwide to get serious, really serious about the threat to the traditional revenues from the likes of Skype, Facebook, Google and another thousand or so messaging and VOIP players nibbling away at their core revenues. Nothing, it appears, is sacred in the rush for OTT players to offer […]
What happens when you hold a referendum and 87 per cent of voters reject the motion? If you were a government, or even a normal corporation, the motion would not be carried – but it seems that if you’re Facebook you can just ignore your members and do whatever you like. So much for ‘social’ […]
Facebook’s Director of Online Operations for EMEA, Colm Long, says telcos should be thinking about building great applications, such as games and competitions. He notes: “you can do everything you can do on a website on an application, the difference is that it’s social, embedded and really measurable”.