written by john lewis

Mobile Category Archive

Red, no wait, black… OK, both!

Dominic Rushe at The Guardian quoting an unnamed Silicon Valley source:

Probably five people are going to be rich beyond belief, the rest are going to be rich and there’s an admin assistant who right now is picking out the colour of her Lamborghini.

A rather staggering deal by Facebook to purchase WhatsApp for USD$19 billion. I think they’ve earned that valuation, and have closed a deal at the right time. Facebook would have been feeling pressured in this space.

On a personal level, I love WhatsApp. It totally changed how often I keep in touch with my geographically dispersed family. More than email or social networks ever did. I’m a little nervous how this will play out. Hopefully Facebook subscribe to “if it ain’t broke…”

Posted in: Mobile, Technology

80 terabytes

TNW UK reports:

UK mobile operator Three helped its customers utilise more than 80 terabytes of mobile data on New Year’s Eve, recording a 600% increase on figures from the year before

The thing is, I’d love it if my own mobile data usage had increased 600% year on year. But no, I still have the same 1GB-sized quota that I had the year before…

Posted in: Mobile, UK