Back in February France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom announced a general collaboration covering a range of areas, not least machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies. Now Nordic operator TeliaSonera has joined the party, bringing, in theory at least, enhanced M2M service to its customers in Scandinavia and the Baltics. (See TeliaSonera Crashes M2M Party, Euronews: Feb. 11 and FT, DT Team on Customer Benefit.)
U.K. incumbent BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) has launched a new authentication service aimed at online businesses. BT Managed Authentication supplements the customer’s traditional username and password with an extra one-time-only password, which is generated by a unique algorithm running on a device or piece of software issued to each individual customer, thereby helping prevent password theft. (See BT Offers Managed Authentication.)
Hollywood may be still producing its fair share of clunkers, but that hasn't stopped the number of movies being illegally downloaded in the U.K. from rising nearly 30 percent in five years, reports the BBC, citing research by Envisional.