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Dan Wagner

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Schmidt on Carrier IQ: Good PR, Bad Business

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 3:08 PM

At the end of last week Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, made a major move in totally distancing his company from the Carrier IQ software installed by American mobile phone operators on its Android devices. Of course, it might in part have been a bit of crisis PR. In

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Here's to a Merry (Mobile) Xmas - Online and Off

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 7:34 AM

With some of the last few key retailers launching their xmas shopping ads over the weekend, this week the Christmas season well and truly began in the world of retail and eCommerce. Anyone who reads the news at all has become used around this time to a week or two...

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Open Source Software: The Silent Threat at the Heart of the Cyber Security Crisis

(6) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Today, the government launches its cyber security conference following the 'disturbing' number of attacks suffered by government systems. It's good that they recognise there is a serious problem here - though I suspect it's because they know the average voter might suddenly start to care about tech issues following the...

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Forget the hype: Groupon's IPO Cuts Mark it out as a Listing to Avoid

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 5:56 AM

This week, everyone watched with baited breath as Groupon - previously seen as one of the hotter .com public offerings on the horizon - is revealed its IPO. Amid their intention to raise $510m for 5% of the company (down from $750m) and their diluted $11.2bn valuation, you may be...

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