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Lastminute.com has signed a deal with Nortel Networks so it can get non-PC literate customers to use its services over the phone. The customer portal will use automated voice recognition, and the same database customers access when using the Internet.

Lastminute expects its business from mobiles, via voice recognition, to outstrip the sales it gets from customers using its WAP service.



French ISP Wanadoo has reported losses of E66.9 million (£40.2 million) for the first half of its financial year, on sales of E456.3 million. Active users reached 1.38 million in June and 1.5 million in September. These are the first figures Wanadoo has posted since spinning off from France telecom earlier this year.




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