Author: Paolo Pescatore

My 3D Roland Garros Experience

I woke up on Monday morning excited at the prospect of going to the Roland Garros tennis tournament in Paris. As well as going to the event for the first…

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Dutch and German Spectrum Auctions Point to Windfalls in Europe

What with that volcano and the upcoming election, the spectrum auctions in Germany and the Netherlands have gone largely unreported in the UK. In Germany, total bids for available spectrum…

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Let’s Give Mobile TV a Sporting Chance

Travelling in the US recently, I had the opportunity to play around with a FLO portable TV device. The HTC-manufactured PTV 350 (shown below) works with Qualcomm’s FLO TV service….

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Making Mobile Music More Social

Vodafone’s signed a distribution deal with Warner Music, making it one of the first mobile operators to offer DRM-free music from all the major record labels. The operator’s already signed…

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The Importance of Being Mobile

Earlier this month I attended IBC2009 in Amsterdam to give a presentation on how media companies are embracing the mobile industry. The session I participated in, “Mobile media: Managing and…

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Orange Gets a Social Life

Looking through the news today, I saw that Orange in the UK has announced a new service called Social Life. This will be a site on the operator’s Orange World…

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Facing the Music in Italy

Last week I spent a few days in Italy catching up with friends and visiting relatives. As you’d expect, I ate and drank well. When I wasn’t at the dinner…

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Mobile Advertising: Off Like a Rocket or Just a Damp Squib?

Some market-watchers are predicting mobile advertising is the next Big Thing and they’ve issued wildly exaggerated figures to back their claims. In our latest Hotline, Don’t Believe the Hype about…

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Another Week, Another Music Deal: Best Buy Snaps Up Napster

I was on holiday in Italy last week, trying out the sat nav on my mobile phone (and avoiding a €140 bill to rent a navigation device from the car…

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Nokia Challenges Operators with Prepaid Deal for Comes With Music

On 2 September Nokia announced it will launch its first Comes With Music phone in the UK. Carphone Warehouse has secured an exclusive deal to offer the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic…

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