David Meyer

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.

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Open data: Is there a business case?

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.

September 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

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.

June 29, 2012 by David Meyer

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Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

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".

June 29, 2012 by David Meyer

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Adieu, Minitel: France's forerunner to the web to close

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.

June 28, 2012 by David Meyer

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Qualcomm serves up Snapdragon SDK for Android devs

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.

June 27, 2012 by David Meyer

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NatWest IT failure 'must be investigated': Bank of England boss

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.

June 27, 2012 by David Meyer

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