Published on Friday, May 11, 2012

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Business travellers will be reaping the benefits after MEPs welcomed plans for a new deal to cut mobile phone data roaming charges in Europe during a debate in the European Parliament. The new rules will make calls and downloading data abroad cheaper, paying no more than 24 per minute per call

Don’t you hate it when you go into a coffee shop looking forward to sitting down with your favourite brew only to find every table occupied by a person typing furiously on a laptop? A recent report has revealed that an underlying tension is growing as a result with more customers being made to sling their hook by territorial hoarders using the space as a mini workstation. Best stick to take out from now on.

Forget calling a doctor now it looks like Twitter is saving lives these days. This week a suicidal man was saved by the social media giant after he posted a series of Tweets as he overdosed on drugs. Here comes Twitter to the rescue

As Pinterest makes its way up the ranks now its users are utilizing it to climb the career ladder too. Jeanne Hwang, a Harvard Business School graduate transformed her account into a CV, detailing everything from skills, experience and achievements and as a result landed a job offer

We all know how hard it is to quantify the impact of social media so the introduction of YouGov SoMa, the first social media audience measurement tool comes as a welcome relief. City AM recently put it to the test putting McDonalds under the microscope after a rumour spread that they would no longer be serving under 18s. Despite a growth in mentions on social media the fast food chain didn’t make much of an impact on reach, only translating to a 12% rise

55,000 Twitter users were the victims of the latest hacking scandal after usernames and passwords were copied into Pastebin. Celebrity accounts weren’t safeguarded either, with The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo getting caught up in the mayhem, unable to enforce his Hulk alter ego to stop the chaos
 



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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.

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