The Great Debate UK

from MediaFile:

Berners-Lee: Apple, Facebook are enemies of the web

By Kevin Kelleher
November 22, 2010

2010 is a great time for the web. Innovation is thriving as new services and content flourish on smartphones and laptops, thanks in good part to industry leaders like Apple and Facebook.

Entrepreneurialism is not manufactured in a business park

November 5, 2010

BRITAIN/The motive behind the coalition government’s plan to turn the Olympic Park into a  ‘Tech City’ after the games to stimulate the technology industry in the UK is admirable, but I don’t agree with the strategy. If the ultimate aim is to build world-class companies like Google of Microsoft from the UK, a top down approach is not the right way of doing it.

Apple iPad: danger or opportunity for mobile operators?

July 4, 2010

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-Ken Denman is CEO of Openwave Systems. The opinions expressed are his own.-

With the launch of the iPad 3G, the industry is holding its collective breath to see the impact that the device will ultimately have on already overtaxed networks.

from UK News:

Jeremy Hunt unveils Tory technology platform

March 11, 2010

Jeremy HuntAs the three main UK political parties vie for positioning ahead of a general election to be held by June, the Conservatives unveiled their "Technology Manifesto" on Thursday in London outlining the key issues they would address if they form the next government.

Growth of mobile commerce taps touch Web users

February 16, 2010

Picture shows Steve Ives, CEO of Taptu. REUTERS/Julie Mollins

As the mobile phone industry puts more emphasis on marketing hand-held smartphones, consumers are finding ways to dodge restrictive model-compatible applications by using Web-based programs.

Are publication bans outdated in the Internet era?

January 25, 2010

IMG01299-20100115-2004The debate over freedom of expression and the impact of social networking on democratic rights in the courts is in focus in Canada after a Facebook group became the centre of controversy when it may have violated a publication ban.

from Breakingviews:

Google cyber-complaint is tip of iceberg

January 14, 2010

cyran3Google’s cyber-complaint is the tip of an iceberg. Coordinated attacks on IT systems are common, yet companies and governments have kept largely silent. The growth of computer services that rely heavily on the Internet means the stakes are growing higher. That may explain why Google spoke up about recent attempts to steal its intellectual property -- and why the U.S. State Department has also taken China to task.

Are mobile networks at risk of a meltdown?

By Reuters Staff
January 8, 2010

social networking- Steve Nicholson, CEO at The Cloud. -

Five years ago the thought that we could be on the move accessing applications such as You Tube or Facebook, or watching TV or listening to music using our mobile phones was no more than a dream – today it’s a reality.

The end of .com, the beginning of .yourbrand

September 29, 2009

Joe White-Joe White is chief operating officer at Gandi, an Internet domain name registration firm. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Social media is real and here to stay

September 28, 2009

Nic Newman- Nic Newman is Controller Future Media and Technology in BBC Journalism, and former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. On September 30, he will speak on the Rise of Social Media and its Impact on Mainstream Media. The opinions expressed are his own. -