I've been glancing through Michael Peel's Chatham House report Nigeria-Related Financial Crime And Its Links With Britain, off the back of how it was reported in the papers (such as the Metro's "'Nigeria e-mails' cost £150m a year" headline).
Much hilarity at Tony Blair's e-petitions initiative, which has so far succeeded in getting people to ask that the PM: stand on his head and juggle ice-cream, change the national anthem to "Land of Hope and Glory" or "Rule Britannia", keep Sunday special, "abolish this e-petition site as it's a waste of taxpayers money and distracts from debating real issues" and, er, "prevent mobile phones on the London Underground" (eh?).
I've been on a quest for a new handset for a while now (my current phone is the Qtek S100 - a fine beast but I want more current functionality) and got quite excited when I saw this baby, the HTC P4350, announced today. It's like the TyTN but slimmer, which is a big plus.
We're sure you're not like this at all...[Warning: this links to the The Onion and involves swearing and...
Well, this makes sense. AOL UK's new boss is the former VP of "audience", Andy Jonesco.
Vodafone is teaming up with Yahoo(!) to offer lower phone bills for those willing to put up with ads on their handsets.
The analysts have come out in force to mourn (sort of) the passing of DT head honcho Kai Uwe-Ricke, who got the boot yesterday. He'll probably be replaced by Rene Obermann, CEO of T-Mobile.
News just in: NTL's addressing its customer service issues by adding "a new back office system from Convergys". Not a bad idea at all, seeing as it currently has (count 'em) four billing and customer service systems in place.
Oh dear oh dear - turns out Richard Granger, head of the NHS's IT revamp (the largest civilian IT project in the world, lest you forget) failed his computer studies course at Bristol Uni. This could explain a lot.
Auntie reports a YouTube-based video of LA police beating up on someone. In a way, it's incredible to think it's taken this long for something like that to turn up on YT - Rodney King II, anyone?
So is Apple going to introduce its own mobile phone after all? According to this piece from the good folks at InformationWeek, a couple of patents recently acquired by the iPeople could point in that direction, but...
What's happened to Carphone Warehouse boss Charles Dunstone's blog? He set it up back in April, roundabout the time CPW kicked off the whole "free broadband" thing, saying he would "update this blog regularly to keep you up to date with what's happening".
The million-unbundled-lines mark has just been passed, according to Peter Black, the telecoms adjudicator. Seeing as the target for that to happen was the end of this year, not bad going, Openreach!
So we get a press release today from the Met, entitled: "Mobile phone crime in Capital falls significantly - Latest from New Scotland Yard". Interesting stuff, right?
So what shall I do with this blog thingy today? I know, pour scorn on the day's crappiest press release, which comes courtesy of Image Analyser Ltd, a company which, um, er...