Rupert Murdoch is not a man to be ignored. His recent proclamation that good internet content will need to be paid for may have drawn howls from the critics but he makes good sense. So what has Rupert’s stance got to do with us, you may well ask?
An unusually worded press release emanated this week from Telstra in Australia titled “Customers can choose free options to avoid new billing fees; millions exempt.” But it’s not what I seems. In what can only be described as brazen by envious operators in many other countries, Telstra is imposing extra fees on customers depending on [...]
There appears to be nothing more emotive than stories involving billing anomalies by telecommunications companies. They invariably become a public relations disaster fort he company involved by invoking public sympathy against the telco. Telstra in Australia must be wondering how the story of a 60 year-old retiree facing bankruptcy could make the national press, and [...]
The App Store saga continues. Apple’s online iPhone applications outlet has reportedly delivered more than 60 million programs in its first month of operation. Not bad considering the teething problems Apple suffered in the early days of operation. Read article…
The so-called ‘mattress to mobile’ revolution, whereby Africans are moving from the habit of keeping under the bed what small sums of physical cash they have and to the use of cellphone-based systems able to deal in transfers of virtual money. Read article.