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

Jewish.co.uk, part of the jewish.net 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…]

Virgin Radio gets interactice for Christmas

site. Sponsored by Goldfish, the interactive shopping list allows visitors to search through thousands of gift suggestions from games and champagne through to designer clothes. E-commerce partners currently include Orange, BT Highway, First Quench and Boxman.

‘Confusion’ will lead to e-comm failures

The company noted five pitfalls that new online businesses should avoid: 1)E-business should never be taken as an end in itself, rather it should be seen as a tool for the wider business. 2)Online trading demands good project management and project managers should be fully trained in the intricacies of new technologies. 3)Specific teams to … [Read more…]