Skype system fails for millions & The Apprentice hits new highs

‘Millions’ of Skype internet phone users cut off after technical glitch: Users of Skype have struggled to sign in to the system for the past two days The Daily Mail are reporting. The Internet phone service was today reported to be racing to fix a technical glitch that is thought to have left millions of users unable to log in.

Mobile broadband to go to super-fast speeds. BT set to trial 4G broadband in Cornwall BT Wholesale and Everything Everywhere are being reported by Internet World to be teaming up to trial a 4G broadband service in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay, Cornwall, starting in September. The service could offer mobile internet speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. However the Government isn’t auctioning the 4G licenses until 2014 so we have a little time to wait until we get superfast speeds.

The Apprentice hires 7.5m: The much commented upon BBC programme, fronted by Lord Sugar, The Apprentice posted its second biggest audience of the current series as the budding entrepreneurs were tasked with selling beauty products Broadcast magazine are claiming from seeing early ratings figures

Treasury fears tax red tape holds small businesses back: The Treasury has launched a review of how small businesses are handicapped by red tape in the tax system says The Daily Telegraph, by asking the Office of Tax Simplification to identify how bureaucracy in the tax system holds small businesses back. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said he wanted the OTS to identify ways to improve the way HMRC interacts with small businesses, including the processes involved in starting and growing new firms.