On 12 February we celebrated the premiere of the first year of films from Collabor8te, the scheme I developed through Rankin Film Productions, which hunts out and develops some of the country's best new filmmakers.
One of the key points made by each of these emerging talents was the importance of getting out there and creating - just getting stuck in - and not just waiting for things to be handed to you on a plate, that's not how it happens in any industry, let alone the notorious world of film.
As we put an eventful 2012 behind us and head into 2013, it's time to gaze into our crystal ball and predict what we can expect to see in the fast-paced telecoms industry in the coming twelve months.
It isn't always necessary to air your legal laundry in public (especially if negotiating cross-licensing deals) and if Apple doesn't recognise the PR consequences of continuing to do so, it could start to affect the bottom line.
In the augmented reality world, annotation is everything. Looking at life through your smartphone could allow you to add a layer of information to your surroundings - information that would allow you to find directions, restaurant reviews, cinema listings or anything else that's of value to your everyday existence.
Samsung's Ativ Windows 8 range of devices announced on Wednesday in Berlin could really upset the Apple cart. Tech heads will be flocking to the Samsung stand at IFA this year with more interest than ever before - to see what the Korean giants are throwing back at Apple after their court battles.
How can you tell when a company has "arrived" in the world of consumer electronics? It's not just about getting great reviews in blogs and magazines - what arguably matters most is the respect and fear of your peers.
This week Wayne Rooney received a slap on the wrists from the Advertising Standards Authority for passing off a blatant advertisement for Nike as a personal tweet. It's the latest in a long line of examples of major companies getting it wrong - and getting caught out - when it comes to 'hidden' marketing on social networks.
Nokia's Windows phones have the DNA to produce a tempting tablet. The engineering geniuses at Nokia and Qualcomm and the coders at Microsoft have an ultra-lean approach to mobile which has already made the attractive and efficient Nokia Lumia smartphones relatively inexpensive to make, based on a very fast single-core chip.
Have you ever declined an invitation because your battery symbol has just gone from yellow to red? Do you obsessively check the little green gauge to ensure that you are not wasting excessive power? How about that snakes-nest of chargers you travel with, just in case? If you're anything like me then you're a constant prisoner to your phone's very limited power-supply.
Microsoft and Nokia have been kicking up a fuss about their latest Windows smart phone and after the Nicki Minaj concert in Times Square to celebrate the launch of the Lumia 900, I'm left wondering what the big deal is?
It's not just Apple iPhones that can have battery issues when they are first released! Do you have a Nokia Lumia 800 and are you affected by the bug? Let us know...
Neelie Kroes is a Vice President of the European Commission. She is responsible for the European Union's ambitious Digital Agenda. Robert Madelin is h...
In London today, a glimmer of silver appeared in the lining of the enormous raincloud that has sat above the Finnish firm's headquarters in Espoo. The first fruits of the Nokia/Microsoft partnership arrived in the form of the Lumia 800 and 710. And they're not bad.