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No such thing as a free lunch

March 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]

Feeling insecure? Therapy won’t help.

February 25th, 2013 | No Comments

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 […]

Living in a lead-lined cave

February 11th, 2013 | No Comments

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 […]

Facebook gets voice, telcos go mute

January 28th, 2013 | No Comments

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 […]

Facebook fast becoming first ‘unsocial’ network

January 4th, 2013 | No Comments

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 looking to work with telcos

June 9th, 2011 | No Comments

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”.

Facebook and Finance – friends or foes?

May 27th, 2011 | No Comments

It’s not often that leading figures from one industry care to enter the inner sanctum of another to lay out some home truths. It happened twice this week in Dublin at TM Forum’s Management World and it got me thinking. Read more……

Skype swallowed up, who’s next?

May 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment

The rumor mill has been running overtime this last week in the telecoms industry. Perhaps the most prominent, and certainly the most vocal are those claiming that Skype is about to be acquired – AGAIN! You will remember back in October 2005 that Skype’s private shareholders enjoyed a big payout when Skype was first bought […]

Facebook scares me

March 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Facebook is hot, but I’m going cold on it. Maybe it’s an age thing, but the buzz has waned to the point of disinterest. News that almost half the UK population now uses Facebook, 30 million, is mind-boggling. What is even more daunting is that more than half of them use Facebook daily. Haven’t they got […]

WikiLeaks witch-hunt begins (and nothing is sacred)

January 12th, 2011 | 4 Comments

The wrath of a government scorned seems to show no signs of abating as the US launches what is tantamount to a witch-hunt in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga. Reports emanating from the NY Times, BBC and CNN claim the US government has even subpoenaed Twitter in a bid to support an ongoing criminal investigation into whether WikiLeaks and […]