Archive for September, 2013

UK creating offensive cyber force capability

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 30, 2013

The UK is creating a new cyberforce unit which will have an offensive capability, the defence secretary has announced. The Ministry of Defence is recruiting hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces in the creation of the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit (JCRU). The new unit will also, if necessary, launch […]

Blackberry reports £603 million second quarter loss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 27, 2013

Blackberry has reported a second quarter net loss of £603 million following a slump in sales. The company warned investors last week that it would report a loss of up to a billion dollars, due to poor sales of its new smartphones. It also announced 4,500 job cuts in a bid to stem those losses. […]

New click and collect initiative between eBay and Argos announced

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new UK click and collect initiative has been launched which will mean that online shoppers will be able to order goods from eBay and pick them up from an Argos store. The “click-and-collect” scheme is being piloted by eBay in about 150 Argos shops- which is part of Home Retail Group. At least 50 […]

Blackberry sold for £2.93 billion to it’s largest shareholder

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 23, 2013

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be sold to a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for £2.93 billion.Blackberry said in statement that Fairfax, its largest shareholder with about 10% of the stock, had offered £6 a share in cash to buy the company. But Blackberry said it would continue to explore other […]

Microsoft upgrades Surface tablets after poor sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Microsoft is upgrading its range of Surface tablets following weak sales of the original models. The updates include faster processors and higher resolution screens and cameras. Both the ARM-based Windows RT version and Intel-powered Windows 8 edition are being upgraded. The firm previously posted a £560 million writedown after building more of the first-generation RT […]

APT Marketing to hire Senior PR Executive

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 9, 2013

APT Marketing & PR is a full service agency working locally, nationally and internationally. We are looking to expand our team in response to increasing demand and we are looking for the right candidate based on both experience and personality. As a senior account executive role the successful candidate will preferably have agency experience and […]

GCHQ and NSA spy on smartphones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 6, 2013

GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) is reported have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. German news weekly Der Spiegel says documents suggest the NSA and the British GCHQ made joint efforts to gather intelligence. Teams looked at each phone to crack its privacy codes, Der […]

How to use Twitter to complain

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A new way of complaining about bad service using Twitter has just been created. A disgruntled customer has found a new way to use social media to take on a big corporation. Fed up with the way British Airways was handling the issue of his father’s lost luggage, businessman Hasan Syed decided to complain about […]

Vodafone sells US mobile phone Verizon stake

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 2, 2013

Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to US telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate history.The £84 billion deal was announced by Vodafone after the close of trading on the London Stock Exchange. The company will return £54 billion to its shareholders, of which £22 billion will […]