Mobile Gaming: Playing Means Paying

July 9, 2012 5:57 pm0 comments
Mobile Gaming: Playing Means Paying

More and more Europeans turn to their mobile phone to play a game or, if their national laws allow them to, place a bet. Since last September, even guests of certain Nevada hotels can place bets on their mobile devices –which is surprising to say the least, as online gambling […]

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Interview – Sigrid Ligné, Secretary General of the EGBA.

July 7, 2012 1:20 pm0 comments
Interview – Sigrid Ligné, Secretary General of the EGBA.

The European gambling and gaming market are experiencing dynamic times. In many of the major markets, gambling and gaming laws have been or are being amended and a number of recent developments have taken place throughout Europe. Michiel Willems spoke to Sigrid Ligné, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association, […]

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If only privacy was not such an issue…

July 6, 2012 10:21 am0 comments
If only privacy was not such an issue…

The use of mobile applications has been on the rise ever since mobile apps became popular in 2008. The term ‘app’ was named ‘Word of the Year’ by the American Dialect Society in 2010 and at the end of 2011, more than half a million third-party apps were available globally. […]

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Predatory pricing

July 5, 2012 2:08 pm0 comments
Predatory pricing

The holiday review website Trip Advisor has joined a growing number of internet companies that are complaining to the European Commission about US web giant Google. Trip Advisor belongs now to a group of 12 companies – among them the popular travel firm Expedia – that accuse Google of abusing […]

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Changing the face of television

July 3, 2012 2:17 pm1 comment
Changing the face of television

A row has erupted in the United States over a set-top box that allows viewers to skip adverts in recorded television programs. America’s three largest broadcasters – Fox, NBC and CBS – have filed individual lawsuits against Dish Network, America’s second largest satellite broadcaster and the maker of the set-top […]

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New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

July 2, 2012 8:00 pm0 comments
New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

SHANGHAI – The complex legal framework that regulates e-commerce activities in China will not be updated “for another five years”, according to Lin Junqiang, Deputy Director of the Information Centre at the Industry and Commerce Ministry in Beijing, who spoke exclusively to Michiel Willems in Shanghai. Junqiang stressed new laws […]

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Words from the wise – Ralph Fiennes

May 30, 2012 6:50 pm1 comment
Words from the wise – Ralph Fiennes

What can I say about Ralph Fiennes that hasn’t already been said? Some time ago now, I guess it must have been mid November I found myself sitting more or less front row (alright it was front row) admiring a scruffily dressed and bearded Ralph Fiennes.  The occasion was one […]

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Jez Butterworth

May 18, 2012 2:07 pm2 comments
Jez Butterworth

What can be said of Jez Butterworth? I was fortunate enough to sit through an interview with him and I can tell you that he is a genuine, optimistic and easy-going writer. There is no drama to him as a person. If anything, he is inspiring.  For those of you […]

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