Forty years ago this week, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s communications systems division, made the first known mobile phone call to the amazement of the New Yorkers who were present to witness it. Cooper had for a long time felt that the future would be one where people had the freedom to communicate by phone on the move, but surely even he could not have envisaged the full impact that mobile phones would have globally 40 years on. Read More
Daily Archives: 8 April, 2013
Nowhere is this issue more pertinent right now than on Facebook’s $1bn acquisition Instagram, which still does not feature advertising anywhere on the network.
In fact, the problem is even greater than that, as celebrities and brands seek to use the popular platform for their own ad deals, and cut out the Facebook middleman. Read More
The feature is still in its test phase. It will allow users to bypass the often overlooked “other” mailbox folder and send messages directly to a user’s inbox for a fee – a standard rate of 71p. Read More
Despite the previous high profile publicity surrounding the use of fake Twitter followers the market continues to thrive with estimates now claiming that it has turned into a multi million dollar business.
A new report claims that there are as many as 20 million fake Twitter accounts out there with tens of thousands of new accounts being created each week.
We’ve written about this quite a bit before. About the Saudi cleric who issued a “Twitter fatwa” and said buying followers was sinful and “Why buying Twitter followers is a total waste of time” following several high profile cases such as former Conservative parliamentary candidate Mark Clarke and one time Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Read More