Cheaper mobile phone bills

April 4, 2010

Callers to UK mobile phones could see cheaper bills from 2011 under plans announced by telecoms regulator Ofcom.

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How large is my bill!!!

March 20, 2010

BBC reports that the EU cap for downloading data doesn’t come into effect until the 1st July.

The consumers’ association Which? is warning that people going abroad with smartphones can still face huge bills if they connect to the internet.

By 1 July, new rules will come into force in the European Union which will cap bills for downloading data.

But, until then, people travelling in Europe could face unlimited bills.

There is something quite annoying in a single market like the EU that in some ways the EU is treated as one market, however in other ways (as in with phones) that the single market is ignored and you have these national markets that do not transcend international barriers.


Arctic Roll

November 21, 2009

Production of Arctic Roll, the retro ice cream dessert, was halted in 1997, but in 2008, Birds Eye chose to revive the brand because the recession is fuelling a demand for comfort food.

Business Correspondent Ian Reeve went to the north Yorkshire factory that is making nine million of them a year.

Watch the video.


Rolls-Royce in $2bn engine orders

November 15, 2009

BBC reports

UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce says it has won orders to make $2bn(£1.2bn) of aircraft engines to power Airbus planes for Air China and Ethiopian Airlines.

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Apple and Amazon will power on through slump, say analysts

October 25, 2009

The Guardian reports on the continuing sucess of Apple and Amazon despite the credit crunch and recession.

The recession-busting technology companies Apple and Amazon have room to continue expanding during the downturn, according to analysts.

While most businesses are still struggling to cope with the effects of recession, the two American corporations saw their stock prices hit all-time highs last week after reporting rising profits. Apple’s continued success pushed its shares to a historic high of $208, while Amazon – boosted by a huge jump in profits – returned to levels above $115, last seen during the height of the dotcom boom.


Do cupcake shops show an area is getting richer?

October 24, 2009

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According to the BBC, the cupcake business is booming.

Recent data from market researchers TNS shows cupcake sales are overtaking flapjacks to rival biscuit sales, with a 22% increase over the past year to £37m.

Cupcakes are also been used to assess demographic changes.

According to others, cupcakes are a clear cultural barometer. Academics in New York are constructing a map of emerging cupcake shops throughout the city. The theory is that these give a more accurate guide to gentrification than traditional demographic and housing surveys.

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Vodafone enters UK iPhone market

September 29, 2009

So O2’s exclusive contract with Apple and the iPhone has come to an end…

Again…

Vodafone has reached an agreement to sell Apple’s popular iPhone in the UK.

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