Cameron wants a UK version of Silicon Valley – bring it on Dave!

Anyone that knows me will know that I'm not a Tory, but when Tories do good things, then even Tories deserve credit for it. So well done Dave for your Blueprint for Technology committment today and for believing that we can be an economy where growth is focussed on more than just the financial services sector. In Dave's … Continue reading Cameron wants a UK version of Silicon Valley – bring it on Dave!

We are all digital consumers now – yay!

The lovely people at KPMG have done a grand job on their report 'Consumers and Convergence IV' You can read it here: http://www.kpmg.com/global/en/issuesandinsights/articlespublications/consumers-and-convergence The takeaways are: privacy is still a hot topic, but we're prepared to give away stuff/be tracked if we get stuff of actual value back we're really on the mobile banking bandwagon online … Continue reading We are all digital consumers now – yay!

New Ofcom rules with bite – 10% of turnover bite!

From tomorrow there are new rules to protect consumers from landline misselling and slamming - see the Ofcom press release here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/news/2010/03/nr_20100317  These can only be a good thing for consumers.  I wonder why the 10% of turnover bite is not applied to other breaches of law which consumers find equally distressing, for example serious misuses of personal … Continue reading New Ofcom rules with bite – 10% of turnover bite!

Australian phone directories copyright case – heading to appeal

Looks like the Telstra case is getting permission to appeal, if the Australian press is right. See http://tinyurl.com/yf4fm48 If you are in the business of monetising databases, it's one to watch. Although judges in England are not bound by Australian law, you'll find there is a healthy level of persuasive power amongst all the common … Continue reading Australian phone directories copyright case – heading to appeal