Security issues deter shoppers

Less than one third of the 15m British internet users have purchased online. Fifty percent of interviewees were unhappy at the prospect of using their credit card for internet shopping and only 18% would trust online vendors with their credit card details. The survey found the British keen to research travel, books, CDs and computer … [Read more…]

efax comes to UK

Rudy Prince, CEO, says eFax has concentrated on promoting its free-to-receive service, unlike the market’s main provider The service allows users to receive both faxes and voicemail messages as email, free of charge. Users are given a UK phone number, hosted by, which receives the fax or voicemail message before automatically converting it … [Read more…]

Jupiter Communications Initiates Efforts in Latin America With New Research Services, Industry Forum

Jupiter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: JPTR), the worldwide authority on Internet commerce, today announced the company’s expansion into Latin America, with the launch of a new research service, a version of the company’s renowned Internet Commerce Forum for the market in Latin America, exclusive access to the region’s most prominent consumer research panel, and the establishment … [Read more…]

Virgin aims high with mobile phones

All Virgin phones will have access to online services like e-mail, account payment, a personal organiser facility and Release Radio, an internet-based radio service.

A quarter of N. Ireland households to go online

Overall, 78,000 homes representing 216,000 people, or 13% of the population have access to the internet, and Quest analysts predict that up to 20% of households in Northern Ireland will be online next year. These findings place Northern Ireland alongside Ireland, France and Germany and ahead of Italy and Spain in terms of Internet penetration. … [Read more…]

Jewish News, part of the network and the UK’s first Jewish Web site has announced the introduction of a daily world Jewish news feed, the first on a UK Jewish site.World Jewish News is supplied by New York-based Jewish Telegraphic Agency and offers updated daily news supplied through a dedicated network of correspondents across the … [Read more…]

Yac begins unified messaging service

Yac’s independent service enables the remote collection of voice and fax messages – sent as GSM/WAV or TIFF files respectively – via a user’s existing email account. All Yac Numbers will have the pre-fix 07092, and will be charged at mobile phone rates. The calls will route via Colt’s infrastructure in the UK, and AT&T … [Read more…]

New satellite-based ISP from Eurosky

Eurosky is utilizing the Astra satellite’s high-speed bandwidth, which means that the only equipment required is a DVB-MPEG2 PC card and a satellite dish pointed at Astra – in the same position as that required for Sky TV. Any request for data is sent through a standard modem over the terrestrial network, via Eurosky. The … [Read more…]

Portal Software plans to target data-over-wireless market.

The company will support a new class of mobile internet services by continuing to establish key alliance partnerships with wireless application technology vendors; and actively participating in standards organisations to ensure product interoperability. Portal Software recently announced that Telenor Mobil AS, Norway’s leading mobile telecom company, has chosen Portal’s Infranet solution as the business infrastructure … [Read more…]