Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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Watchdog puts brakes on BT Infinity ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld four complaints against the advertising of BT's super-fast Infinity broadband service on the grounds that they could be misleading.The ASA said on Wednesday that it had investigated four complaints about BT's advertising of its Infinity broadband packages — which appeared in print, online and on television — put forward by rival broadband provider Virgin Media.

April 18, 2012 by Ben Woods

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South Korean regulators probe HP over price fixing

HP's offices in South Korea have been raided by officials from the Fair Trade Commission over allegations of price fixing, according to a report.The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed to the Korean Times that it was investigating HP's South Korean office in a report on Monday.

April 17, 2012 by Ben Woods

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Sony delivers on Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich promise

Sony has started rolling out an update to Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia handsets launched during 2011, but cannot confirm exactly when it will be available to UK handset owners.The update was announced via Sony's blog on Friday and will bring the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android to Sony Arc S, Neo V and Xperia Ray handsets to users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway first.

April 16, 2012 by Ben Woods

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YouMail ditches BlackBerry app over 'steady exodus'

Visual voicemail company YouMail has added new features to its BlackBerry app but the company also said it will be the last update for the foreseeable future bound for RIM's operating system as its users migrate to competing mobile OSes.The YouMail team originally started work on developing for the BlackBerry platform in 2007 and attributes some of its success to a strong early adoption from users of BlackBerry devices.

April 16, 2012 by Ben Woods

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Boris reaches for Tech City reins

Boris Johnson wants to take control of the development fund responsible for promoting tech investment in 'Tech City', East London, according to a report.The mayor announced his desire to take control of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) on Friday at the InnoTech summit taking place in the capital.

April 13, 2012 by Ben Woods

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Ex-RIM co-chief tried to reinvent BlackBerry

Jim Balsillie, who recently resigned as co-chief of Research In Motion, tried to convince executives that the BlackBerry maker needed a significant shift in strategy to succeed.The former co-chief executive of RIM wanted to allow "major wireless companies in North America and Europe" to provide service for non-BlackBerry devices that was routed through RIM's network, according to a Reuters report on Friday.

April 13, 2012 by Ben Woods

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BT recruits 150 engineers for fibre rollout

BT has said it will create 150 permanent engineering jobs to help with the rollout of its super-fast fibre broadband network.The company said on Thursday that it plans to take on the new recruits in May and that they will join the 500 ex-armed forces staff that were recruited by the company last year to help with the £2.

April 12, 2012 by Ben Woods

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