‘Downing Street orders ministers to curb Leveson inquiry comments’
Prime minister stops short of rebuke for Michael Gove’s claim of chilling effect on free speech.
‘What to expect from news:rewired – full stream ahead’
news:rewired is a one-day conference focusing on the latest developments in digital journalism. Throughout the day more than 30 speakers will share case studies and best practice. Buy tickets here.
‘Africa’s mobile-phone connector: using simple SMS to network a continent’
Gustav Praekelt believes SMS can change Africa. “Often, people try to build complicated solutions to big problems,” says the founder of the South Africa-based non-profit Praekelt Foundation. “We build simple solutions.” Praekelt’s company creates mobile platforms to deliver free messages that bring a social benefit.
‘PR people should ignore the blagger bloggers’
‘Working predominantly in the automotive industry, I see an incredible number of bloggers passionately writing about their love of cars on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I also see a significant number of individuals without any influence whatsoever doing their best to blag a free car for the weekend.’
’5 Reasons mobile is the future of sustainable development’
Social media and technology hold a unique position when it comes to shaping sustainable solutions for the future or our planet. At the core of many of these possibilities for change are mobile phones. There are now 6.2 billion mobile phone subscriptions held by 4.2 billion mobile subscribers around the world — and that number is only increasing. By 2017, Ericsson forecasts 9 billion mobile subscriptions.