EU Plans Broadband Push

The European Union’s technology chief said Thursday she intends to set clear and lasting rules that will ensure financial returns on broadband infrastructure investment and so encourage the bloc’s telecommunications companies to build high-speed fiber networks.



Smartphones knock feature phones out of the ballpark

New data shows that two-thirds of new mobile buyers in the U.S. are buying smartphones over feature phones, and the majority of those buyers favor Android.



O2 unlikely to be fined for outage

Analysts believe UK operator O2 should offer compensation to its customers for a 24 hour outage, but believe a regulatory fine for the loss of service is unlikely.

Hackers expose 453,000 credentials allegedly taken from Yahoo service

Hackers posted what appear to be login credentials for more than 453,000 user accounts that they said they retrieved in plaintext from an unidentified service on Yahoo.


Via Ars Technica

Digg sold for just $500,000

Digg, the “social news” site which was once the poster child for Web 2.0 and valued at up to $175m, has been sold to San Francisco incubator Betaworks for just $500,000 (£324,000) in cash plus equity.


Via The Guardian


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