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When will the set-top box be replaced by an app?

Total Telecom published an article recently that featured several commentators arguing that the set-top box (STB) is here to stay. It is argued that the operators can create much stickier customers if the customer is forced to use a piece … Continue reading

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Which car video service will win the battle for customers?

The surprising thing I find about cars in dealer showrooms is that they usually still have CD players as standard. It took a long time for the car manufacturers to move on from supplying tape cassette players, but even though … Continue reading

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When every gadget is online how will customer service change?

Have you read about the Internet of Things? Sometimes it is also called the Internet of Everything. It’s the theory that everything we know will soon be connected to the Internet. It’s not really so much of a theory these … Continue reading

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The mobile world is maturing fast

Smartphone sales are predicted to top the one billion mark this year – the phone has morphed from a device we use for making calls into a fully functioning computer in our pocket. And now that so many consumers are … Continue reading

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Are you ignoring your customers?

Which channel do you prefer to use when accessing a company customer service centre? Most of us are familiar with a call to the free phone number or an email address (as I mentioned in my last blog) like customerservice@bigfriendlycompany.com, but … Continue reading

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Customers really don’t want to be ignored

Which channel do you prefer to use when accessing a company customer service centre? Most of us are familiar with a call to the free phone number or an email address like customerservice@bigfriendlycompany.com, but a lot of our focus at … Continue reading

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Beliebers help the Red Cross during Sandy relief effort

In the midst of the Hurricane Sandy crisis, the New Jersey Governor tweeted Justin Bieber asking if he could help to pass on information about the relief work being undertaken by the Red Cross. Bieber retweeted the information from the … Continue reading

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What happens when customers are ahead of you?

One big problem for modern businesses is when customers understand the market better than they do, and set about changing the industry regardless of what the law allows. We have seen this a decade ago with the music industry. It … Continue reading

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#NBCFAIL shows how broadcast TV has changed forever

#NBCFAIL may not mean to you a lot if you are not a social media fan, but it has been the talk of the weekend. NBC is the American broadcaster with the rights to broadcast the London Olympic games. On … Continue reading

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Video is killing the radio star

Video is set to explode across the Internet – in more ways than one. And not just because video-blogging and citizen news is filling tool like YouTube with more content than ever – device convergence is changing how we use … Continue reading

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