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TfL and mobile operators to test NFC payments

Transport for London is reportedly in negotiations with mobile operators ahead of a pilot which will see commuters pay for journeys through their NFC-enabled handsets.


Via Finextra

FCC likely to reserve 600-MHz spectrum for smaller players

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks likely to reserve a portion of low-band spectrum for the country’s smaller players in next year’s auction in a bid to increase competition.

Microsoft Plans To Close Nokia Acquisition On Friday

Microsoft is scheduled to conclude its acquisition of Nokia’s mobile handset unit at the end of this week, the company said.

Eight renewable energy projects approved

Eight major renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, have been given government approval.


Via BBC News

Bank of England to simulate cyber attacks to test threat response

The Bank of England will test banking vulnerabilities with a number of high-profile institutions to test how prepared they are should a cyber attack occur.



Via ITPro

5 Weirdest Accessories For The Game Boy 25 Years After Its Release

Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Nintendo released a device that would change the nature of handheld consoles forever – the Game Boy.


Via CBR Online


Not only has CCgroup’s strategy helped us develop our sales pipeline, it has helped build the value of Fundamo and attract the interest of international investors — Aletha Ling, COO, Fundamo

The results delivered by CCgroup have been impressive, not just in terms of the coverage generated, but more crucially, the clear sales leads that have resulted to date — Susan Brady, Director, Marketing and Communications, AIRCOM International

The CCgroup team has an exceptional depth and breadth of industry knowledge, helping position us effectively, ensuring our message is received and understood — Michelle Sklar, VP Industry Relations, Poynt

A single ‘peak’ during CCgroup’s 2011 global campaign generated 30 sales leads and directly impacted our bottom line. This is an outstanding achievement in B2B marketing — Sonny Waheed, Senior Manager, Communications, EMEA, Tellabs

CCgroup’s insight into existing industry issues and knowledge of the media agenda ensured we delivered the right story at the right time — Tim Deluca-Smith, VP Marketing, WDS