Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • New iPhone launches see shares in Apple fall amid investor concerns

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by admin

    Apple’s shares have fallen by over 5% since the launch of its two newest iPhone products. The drop in share price comes as investors express concerns that the company hasn’t done enough to increase its market share in emerging markets.   The top-flight iPhone, the new iPhone 5S, was always expected to carry a premium price tag...

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  • Freesat launches low cost connected satellite receiver

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by admin

    Freesat is to launch a cheaper connected satellite receiver offering its ‘ Freetime’ service.   The new box, which is made buy Humax, will be available from around £99.  It will bring catch up and on demand services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube, to the satellite service, in addition to the 180..

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  • Radio Caroline launches Caroline Extra

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by admin

    Radio Caroline is to launch new station Caroline Extra.   The online station will play ‘classic’ music from the 60s to the 80s and is due to launch before the end of 2013.   The station has also announced that it will cease its Astra satellite broadcasts from 30th of September.   A station spokesman said “Our first p..

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  • European Commission proposes to end EU mobile roaming charges

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by admin

    The European Commission has announced its plans to end roaming charges for mobile phone customers within the EU.   The news comes after UK operator Three scrapped roaming charges for its customers in several EU countries where it has sister networks.   Under the proposals, all operators would be banned form charging users to re..

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  • Apple unveils two new iPhones, the 5S and 5C

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin

    Apple has revealed not one, but two new iPhone models in a press event in California.   The Apple iPhone 5S is the replacement for the current top-end iPhone 5, whilst the iPhone 5C marks the beginning of a new strategy for Apple being a more affordable handset by comparison.   The iPhone 5S will range in price from £549 for t..

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  • Google announce surprise KitKat partnership for next mobile OS

    Posted on September 4, 2013 by admin

    Google has announced the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be named Android KitKat, after announcing a partnership with Nestle, the Swiss company behind the KitKat brand.   The news has come as a surprise to the industry and consumers alike, as Google had previously indicated that the next version of Android w..

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  • Digital One add six transmitters to Northern Ireland's DAB network

    Posted on September 3, 2013 by admin

    Northern Irish listener’s receive 10 new stations on DAB thanks to six additional ‘Digital One’ transmitters.   From the 26 July, radio listener’s in Northern Ireland will enjoy 10 new stations on the DAB network, after six new transmitters were activated by network operator Digital One.   The new stations are Abso..

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  • Vodafone sells stake in US operator Verizon for £84bn

    Posted on September 3, 2013 by admin

    Vodafone is to sell its stake in the US mobile operator Verizon Wireless for £84bn, in one of the largest corporate deals ever to take place. The sale will be the third largest corporate deal in history, and will see two thirds of the proceeds, around £54bn, returned to its shareholders £22bn of which will be heading to the UK.  ..

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  • Microsoft to buy Nokia’s struggling mobile phone business

    Posted on September 3, 2013 by admin

    Microsoft has agreed a deal which will see it buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for £4.6bn.   The deal will see Nokia licence several patents and trademarks to Microsoft, including a 10-year agreement to use the Nokia branding on current mobile phone products.  It is hoped the deal will complete in early 2014, with the transfer ..

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