In brief: Data figures lower for BlackBerry users
Technology: BLACKBERRY smartphones can be cheaper for businesses, a new survey has shown. A study by telecom consultants Efftel found that the iPhone and other smartphones used six times more data than a BlackBerry.
An analysis of 1,800 corporate users showed that, on average, BlackBerry users downloaded some 15mb of data a month, while iPhone and other smartphone users downloaded some 96mb. The average data "call" was 0.38mb for BlackBerry and 5.5mb for iPhone and others.
The difference was partly because the iPhone made it easier to use data 'apps' and other forms of data transfer, said Efftel.
PROPERTY COMPANY REVEALS €42M LOSS
A property company owned by developers Bernard McNamara, Jerry O'Reilly and David Courtney was sitting on losses of €42m at the end of May 2009, according to accounts just filed with the Companies Office. The company, Mazarone, had bank debts of €50m, believed to be owed to National Irish Bank, as well as almost €5m owed to the three owners, according to the accounts.
ENDEMOL IN TALKS TO RESTRUCTURE DEBT
The company behind TV's 'Big Brother' is to meet its lenders on Wednesday to discuss a €2.2bn debt restructuring, according to Reuters. Dutch TV production company Endemol, which produces television shows including 'Deal or No Deal', will update lenders on its performance and future strategy. The company is owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
REVENUE AT CORRIB OIL RISES TO €223.2M
GALWAY'S Corrib Oil saw revenues rise by 14pc to €223.2m last year, but pre-tax profits at the group remained flat as the company was unable to fully pass on rising oil prices. Group chief executive Eugene Dalton said the group's performance was "satisfactory when the difficult market conditions are taken into account". Mr Dalton said yesterday that his group expected to expand in Munster later this year with the creation of 50 jobs. He said profits remained flat to the end of December 2010, with pre-tax profits at €294,225 in 2009.