• BT toss Vodafone a broadband bone

    It seems the expected merger of BT and Vodafone has taken another step forward. Currently BT have an MVNO agreement with Vodafone to provide BT Mobile and today Vodafone announced it has signed a deal with BT Wholesale to sell the telco’s fixed-line broadband services alongside its traditional mobile packages.  According to VNU, “Vodafone refused to comment on whether there would be… Read More

  • People4business helps the portfolio worker

    In his book The Age of Unreason, Charles Handy (1998) predicted how the world of stable, long-term employment would come to an end and how this fundamental shift in the workplace, would result in the emergence of the “portfolio worker” and the “portfolio career.” Charles Handy wrote: “individuals will maintain portfolios of their skills, abilities, and… Read More

  • Sybase buys Mobile365 in an all cash transaction

    Sybase recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobile 365, a mobile messaging and content delivery service provider, in an all cash transaction worth $425m. Following the closing of the transaction, Mobile 365 will operate as Sybase Mobile 365, a wholly-owned subsidiary. The new subsidiary will be led by Marty Beard, Sybase’s senior vice president of corporate development… Read More

  • Terapad goes beyond blogging

    I first started blogging in November 2002, using Dave’ Winer’s Radio Userland. The blog was called Second Thoughts and it covered topics such as web services, DRM, open source, start-ups, Microsoft and Google. Oddly looking back at some of the posts, nothing seems to have really changed, other than the fact I moved my personal blog to Six Apart’s Typepad in July 2003 and… Read More

  • The QueensSpeech

    QueensSpeech is a new London-based Social Networking and Social Publishing service for the lesbian and gay community. hope to become the new way for the gay and lesbian community to network, share thoughts, ideas and opinions – as well as get published and recognised online. Each member has their own ‘personal space’ where they can create as much or as little… Read More

  • Ubiquisys Secures $12M Funding

    UbiquiSys, the developer of ZoneGate™, announced today it has secured first round investment totalling $12m from Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners and Atlas Ventures. So what is ZoneGate and what problem does it fix? Today I have three phone numbers that people can call me on, fixed line at home and/or work (old world), mobile (now world) and VoIP (next world) but really I’d like… Read More

  • WhoIS Domjax?

    DomJax is a very handy new Web 2.0 domain name search engine written using Ajax by Third Eye Solutions. Domjax is basically WhoIS on steroids. It enables you to streamline your domain name search process across all of your TLD’s i.e .com, .net, It also serves as a tool for search engine optimization enabling you to check your web traffic, review content and archived web pages… Read More

  • Blacknight first Irish hosting provider to introduce support for Ruby on Rails.

    Irish based hosting provider and domain registration company Blacknight Solutions has started to offer Ruby on Rails hosting to its clients. Ruby on Rails developers wanting to try out the new technology can get up and running in a couple of minutes. The latest versions of both Ruby on Rails and Ruby gems are available to allow web developers produce content rich applications for their… Read More

  • Friends of the Earth hope politicians get the message

    Britain’s leading political blogs recently joined forces to sell their combined advertising space, in an attempt to cash in on the growing commercial potential of the blogosphere.  The seven websites – including the country’s top three political blogs Guido Fawkes, and former Tory candidate Iain Dale – have launched an advertising sales service… Read More

  • Gliffy helps you draw in a jiffy.

    Gliffy is a next-generation collaborative rich internet application for drawing FlowCharts, UML, Network diagrams etc., has just started its public beta.  Gliffy is purely a web based application, which runs in your web browser, so there is no need to download any additional software to use it. By leveraging new web technologies, Flash (OpenLaszlo), Gliffy brings you a familiar… Read More

  • Mobango is coming to the UK

    Italian based Mobango, a social network for mobile internet users, is soon to launch in the UK. Mobango enables users to publish, convert or share with friends their user generated media and content either via the web or via a mobile device. The Mobango web site is a collection of free mobile content such as videos, ringtones, pictures and wallpapers, all easy to download and… Read More

  • Juicy pinppl is Refreshing Mobile Social Networking Morsel

    In the burgeoning world of mobile-social communities, you’ve got to have a differentiator. Pinppl (pronounced by some as”pineapple,” though definitively pronounced “PIN People” by its founder, Paul Anthony) delivers the goods by building a community exclusive to Blackberry users, all based around the ubiquitous Blackberry PIN. The PIN is Blackberry’s own… Read More

  • BarCamp London big success [photos]

      TechCrunch UK were one of the sponsors of BarCampLondon A quick congratulations to organiser(s) of this weekend’s BarCamp London.  It seems the event was very well received, with most people feeling that there should be more unconference-format events like this in London, espeically in light of the backlash that seems to be occuring in the USA to “frothy” me-too… Read More

  • No more boo-hoo bills with Mobiboo

    London based Mobiboo, the UK’s first commercial VoIP phone network to be allocated a UK mobile number range, 07911, today announced the official launch of its mobile VoIP service. “The cost-savings of VoIP have already been proven by companies such as Skype. Mobiboo has gone one step further to replicate a true mix of traditional mobile, DECT and landline phone services to… Read More

  • Google launches click-to-call in UK

    Search Engine Watch is reporting that Google has now implemented Click-To-Call features in the UK. A search on the word jet2 at brings up this ad. If you click on the green phone icon, it opens the ad up to enter your phone number. According to Google’s Click-To-Call FAQ “Google foots the bill for all calls, both local and long-distance”   It was only last… Read More

  • Has Yahoo found the answer?

    In the battle to win the search war, Yahoo! UK & Ireland have officially launched Yahoo! Answers today, a collaborative social networking service that enables you to ask other members questions, in order to find out the best answer. Yahoo! Answers already has a vast array of questions and answers on the site for you to search on, due to the fact it was originally launched as a beta service… Read More

  • Is Autoquake set to shake up the car industry

    AutoQuake, the company formed in 2005 and made famous by selling David Beckham’s convertible BMW, has rapidly grown into the UK’s foremost online vehicle “remarketing” company (I guess that means second hand car sales to you and I) AutoQuake offers a safe and convenient way to sell your car. Basically you drop off your car at one of their drop off locations or have… Read More

  • Why is Companies House closed?

    I was doing some research on a few UK start-ups and one great resource is the companies house Web Check service. It’s a database listing of all of the UK’s companies listed in alphabetical order. So why would the message below “Access to the service is closed” appear? Under civil servant rules do databases and websites now get weekends off? Read More

  • MySpace jump on the Bandwagon?

    UK based bandwagon, is a Music Community Site for fans of independent music, that also allows bands to manage their own web pages and promote and sell mobile content. The content can include video, music, ringtones and wallpapers. Bands make their money by uploading their content and then receiving royalty payments [via Paypal] for their downloads. On Bandwagon, you are paid £0.35 for every… Read More

  • Zopa looking to mix in new circles

    UK based Zopa is the financial equivalent of eBay. It puts borrowers and lenders directly in touch with one another. Zopa has a very good management pedigree, it was setup by the team that setup Egg. Richard Duvall. The Chief Executive Officer – led the team that created Egg; was its Launch Director then its first Chief Marketing Officer. James Alexander. The Chief Financial… Read More