01/10/2005

cheap flights from UK to Europe and America | bmi

cheap flights from UK to Europe and America | bmi

My BMI Diamond card ran out recently, I was a silver cardholder and I was just under the points requirement (well a couple of flights). I had booked a business flight, which was delayed and travelled after the end of the points period.

However BMI retained my membership level and the points went on to this year's credit.

No fuss, no argument, very impressive.

When I used to use BA, I ended the year ONE flight short and they dropped my member level.

I'll be continuing to use BMI and StarAlliance, I generally cant fault them.

27/09/2005

THUS to buy Your Comms?

Another THUS potential acquisition? They are rumoured to have offered £150m for Your Comms and wont budge, while they actually want around £200m.

THUS will have to borrow the money to buy Your Comms (or extend their existing loans), they'll also needs funds to integrate and merge product lines etc.

Your Comms might bring some added value in billing platforms (consumer voice) etc.

26/09/2005

Digit Online news - O2 launches I-mode service in UK

Digit Online news - O2 launches I-mode service in UK

I-mode in UK at last. O2 will run an "enterainment" portal, but as i-mode uses a variant of HTML, content owners can easily customise their sites to make them i-mode compliant.

In Japan i-mode succeeded due to the ease of producing content, and the revenue share the operators offered (i.e. they took a small transaction charge rather than the European model which they either try and take the content outright or only pay a small proportion of revenue), which direction will O2 take?

If O2 get it right and content owners can easily charge for content and get paid a reasonable rate it just might succeed.

Digit Online news - Olympus adds 8mp E-system SLR

Digit Online news - Olympus adds 8mp E-system SLR

Olympus has launched an 8mp digital SLR with a full frame transfer CCD which is larger than most. It doesn't say whether it's 35mm film size or just larger than standard CCD's which are about equivalent to APS film size (therefore on most lenses suffering a 1.6x magnification).

The lens is vibrated 35,000 times per second which is done to reduce dust and image noise.

A new range of lenses acompanies the camera.