Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




8275 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

#22399 27-May-2008 12:29
Send private message

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4560942a28.html

"Raumati entrepreneur, property investor and "wealth coach" Stu Dunn put the cat among the pigeons when he incorporated Virgin Mobile New Zealand, sparking rumours that Telecom and Vodafone might have a new competitor."

"Bill Osborne, chairman of would-be third mobile operator NZ Communications, says speculation that it might be partnering Virgin Mobile New Zealand is not true, and he does not know Mr Dunn."

A denial is as good as a nod??




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic
4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #133609 27-May-2008 17:16
Send private message

Any competition is good competition?

1786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #133610 27-May-2008 17:19
Send private message

doubt it though!

 
 
 
 


3523 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #133616 27-May-2008 18:05
Send private message

old3eyes: A denial is as good as a nod??

Why?

BDFL - Memuneh
65598 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

#133618 27-May-2008 18:06
Send private message

Yes, but the company was registered without knowledge of Virgin, and no partnership agreement is in place.

It sounds strange, really - not in the "they are coming" strange kind, but the "why would he do that?" strange way.




3523 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #133621 27-May-2008 18:14
Send private message

freitasm: It sounds strange, really - not in the "they are coming" strange kind, but the "why would he do that?" strange way.

He's quite possibly looking at the whole thing in an entrepreneurial way - ie hoping to make a bit of a profit by reselling the name back to Virgin...

BDFL - Memuneh
65598 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

1202 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #134067 29-May-2008 09:45
Send private message

This article is very lazy journalism. The story is pure speculation based on basically nothing. It is very clear from the article that Virgin is not involved with this at all, so to headline it "Is Virgin Mobile On The Way to NZ?" is nothing more than an attention getter for an otherwise pretty lame story.

 
 
 
 


15 posts

Geek

Trusted

  #134076 29-May-2008 10:29
Send private message

Lazy? Well, the reporter saw that Virgin Mobile NZ had been registered in NZ and I think pretty thoroughly checked it out, which required going back to Virgin in the UK. There was no speculation in the story, in fact I think it removed the need for it. The original headline in the DomPost was "Virgin on the improbable" which I preferred (I edit the section the story appeared in). The feedback is appreciated though. 

1202 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #134095 29-May-2008 11:02
Send private message

OK maybe lazy is not the right word. As you said, kudos to the reporter for checking it out thoroughly. The point I'm trying to make is that even though their fact checking totally quashed the idea that Virgin are anything to do with this, they still went with a very tabloidy headline and made a first paragraph so totally out there that they even had to end it with "well, maybe."

Well no -- it's not 'maybe' at all as the reporters own research found out - it's a more or less definite 'no'.

15 posts

Geek

Trusted

  #134098 29-May-2008 11:12
Send private message

Yes, OK fair point about the first sentence. I actually wrote that intro myself before the reporter got a definitive response from Virgin UK and I got tied up with other things and didn't amend it.

BDFL - Memuneh
65598 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

#134115 29-May-2008 11:43
Send private message

Three or so month ago someone in the #geekzone chat channel said that a friend went to a job interview with Virgin Mobile. After some talks we found out it wasn't really.

Perhaps the stories are related?




Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.