It's very easy to ascertain that 'open is good', but is there a clear business case for opening up your data? That's been a key question at the Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki, and not one with easy answers.
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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.
Jens Schulte-Bockum, the chief executive at Voda's German operations, has claimed a surprisingly high proportion of the operator's traffic is video. And that figure is a lot higher on '4G' LTE, too.
Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and central European operations.The operating region is a new one, as Vodafone also announced on Thursday that it was splitting its European business in two: northern and central Europe, and southern Europe.
Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this week.In a blog post on Thursday, Chrome chief Sundar Pichai said the move would give users "a consistent, personalised web experience across all devices".
France's Minitel system, which provided online services for millions of people in pre-web days, is to be shut down on Saturday.France's Minitel system, which provided online services for millions of people in pre-web days, is to be shut down on Saturday.
The Digital Economy Act is 'back', not that it ever went away. It's only been dormant, and for now it remains so, but now we at least know a bit more about what it will look like in practice.
Qualcomm has moved to get developers writing apps specifically for Android devices running Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset, by giving them a software development kit for the platform.The SDK was announced on Tuesday at the Uplinq 2012 developers' conference.
Bank of England governor Mervyn King has called for the Financial Services Authority to carry out a detailed investigation into the massive NatWest outage.The FSA had already asked parent company RBS for a report into the software failure, which stopped customers' bank balances being updated for days and delayed direct debits and standing orders.
Microsoft has bought the enterprise social network Yammer in a bid to boost the software giant's cloud portfolio.The $1.
The Scottish government has announced £120m in funding for a super-fast broadband rollout in the Highlands and Islands.The project will be the largest and one of the trickiest regional deployments in the UK, given the area's topography.