Feeds

O2 lurches into MySpace

So much for Vodafone's 'exclusive'

Remote control for virtualized desktops

O2 is offering customers access to their MySpace accounts, only eight months after Vodafone announced its exclusive with the Murdoch-owned portal.

O2 is suspending data charges for November and December, after which the mobile operator suggests you take advantage of its "unlimited" data tariffs.

Vodafone users have been able to access the mobile version of MySpace since March, and in the USA free access to MySpace Mobile (supported through advertising) was announced last month, though AT&T users still have the option of paying a couple of dollars a month to avoid that.

Using desktop-style MySpace pages pushes mobile browsing to its limits - navigating through graphic-laden trivia is hard enough on a desktop and few handheld devices can even attempt it - so MySpace Mobile offers a simpler interface.

Mobile access to social networking is being touted as the application that will drive mobile data usage to the levels needed to pay off those 3G licences, though with various third parties offering applications that interface with MySpace, while bypassing the advertising, popularity may not transfer into profitability. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?
Speedy network claims only apply to 10% of customers
Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up
Turning it off and on again fixes glitch 12 HOURS LATER
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
Ofcom tackles complaint over Premier League footie TV rights
Virgin Media: UK fans pay the most for the fewest matches
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.