Posts from US

M2M recycling – less waste, more haste

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Posted on 27th Feb 2014 by in M2m

The Internet of Things is set to turn a host of ordinary objects into connected devices – including many everyday items like the recycling bin. M2M technology can be used to remotely monitor recycling containers to improve logistics. In essence, data sent from a trash can to a fleet of refuse collectors can indicate exactly […]

What’s up with Mark Zuckerberg? A man on a mission at MWC

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

He’s a man on a mission, and when the man who created Facebook talks about mobile phones, people listen. In his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona, he took some time to speak about WhatsApp, and its mission to connect one billion people across the globe. It’s no secret that Zuck’ has seen mobile as […]

If money is going to the cloud, and connectivity is everywhere, why do we need NFC? – Question from Tim Green, Mobile Money Revolution

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

Continuing our Mobile World Congress influencer Q&A series, Tim Green from Mobile Money Revolution has asked why we need NFC when our money is going to the cloud and connectivity is everywhere. He believes that we could use email or apps instead. Do we think some new form of OTA mobile payment is the future? […]

Mobile World Congress – starting earlier each year

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

Last year we noticed that Mobile World Congress announcements were being made before the official start of the conference. And it appears that it’s no different this year either. Let’s start with Facebook’s acquisition of popular mass messenger Whatsapp for $19bn. Despite all the hype around the price paid for the app, it’s notable that […]

Should your “friend” social login for your business? Visit us at RSA Conference to find out.

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Posted on 20th Feb 2014 by in Enterprise

Here’s a familiar scenario: I hear about a great website/service that interests me.  It’s free, but I have to create an account to use the service. I’m not sure I’m going to keep using the service, so I hesitate to set up an account. Then I notice that I can login using my LinkedIn profile, […]

Win a Wearable at Mobile World Congress

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Posted on 17th Feb 2014 by in M2m

It was all the rage at CES earlier this year, from connected cars to Google Glasses and Pebbles, wearable technology is taking the world by storm. Naturally, many are wondering how much of a focus it will be at next week’s Mobile World Congress where the titans and emerging start-ups of the mobile and telecoms […]

The rise of mobile banking

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Posted on 12th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

Mobile banking is now well on the way to becoming a regularly used and understood application around the world. And in spite of naysayers who defend traditional branches and talk down their decline at the hands of electronic banking channels, the demand for safe, secure and convenient mobile banking mixed with the capability of modern […]

The office of the past, present and future – Part IX – Blurring the boundaries

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Posted on 11th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As we leave 2013 behind us and firmly embrace 2014, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. How many of you have resolved to get fitter, go jogging or kick a ball about in the yard more frequently? How many of you have told yourselves you’ll learn […]

What does Microsoft’s new CEO mean for the IT industry?

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Posted on 5th Feb 2014 by in Enterprise

When Microsoft makes an appointment, people listen. For the past few months, rumors have circulated, swirling around, with different names on everyone’s lips. Will the new boss be Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally? Stephen Elop, perhaps? Well, Microsoft has put an end to the speculation and has appointed its new chief executive, marking one of the biggest […]

Facebook is 10 today – how much has changed since 2004?

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Posted on 4th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As Facebook turned ten years old today, it occurred to me that one out of every six people on the planet now has a Facebook profile. Facebook is now reported to have more than 1.2 billion users out of the world’s 7.2 billion people. This achievement is stunning, particularly when one considers that this ‘social […]