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Mobile financial services looking good in Europe

Written by on October 5, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

A study into attitudes to mobile financial services suggests that Europeans could be a lucrative target market for telcos in the next 12 months. Research company Ovum studied 8,500 consumers in 17 countries across mature and emerging markets from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe. The study, on behalf of Amdocs, included an investigation of […]

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How my Apple Watch saved my life!

Written by on September 16, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

I strapped on my Apple Watch and unlocked the iPhone 6, filled the kettle and set it going. And then, for no particular reason, I felt for my pulse on my right wrist. The beat wasn’t right: two regular thumps and then three or four in rapid succession, almost a buzz instead of a beat. […]

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Legacy technology is a key inhibitor of digital transformation

Legacy technology is a key inhibitor of digital transformation

Written by on September 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

A survey of more than 100 operator respondents today reveals the extent to which the limitations of legacy technology are restricting the creation, targeting and distribution of revenue-generating digital services. The study, Openet, reveals that while operators want to target customers with personalised, relevant offers in real-time in order to drive upsell opportunities, they are let […]

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Optus partners with Airbnb for mutual benefit

Optus partners with Airbnb for mutual benefit

Written by on September 7, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Australian multiplay operator, Optus, has announced a partnership with worldwide accommodation leader Airbnb. This partnership will enable overseas travellers to stay connected no matter how far from home they roam. From the humble selfie to the routine check-in with the family, mobile connectivity enables overseas travellers to feel like a local from the moment they […]

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Remote communications breakthrough using shortwave radio

Written by on September 7, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Remote areas have traditionally been the domain of satellite communications, but now Finnish startup KNL Networks claims to have developed an alternative that is not only cheaper but offers reliable global coverage. KNL has been developing its Cognitive Networked HF (CNHF) radio system since 2011, when the company was spun-off from the University of Oulu’s […]

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New open standard for UHD video supported by big tech firms

New open standard for UHD video supported by big tech firms

Written by on September 3, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

A new open standard for Ultra High Definition video that will enable enhanced video playback is being established via an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest. The Alliance’s founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. The new Alliance is committing its collective […]

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Pay for video by the minute

Pay for video by the minute

Written by on August 26, 2015 in BillingViews, Snippets with 0 Comments

Vodacom South Africa announced a new way to watch video on mobile devices. Video Play is an app that uses spare network capacity to download and cache selected video content at a reduced cost. Users pre-select their content, which is then downloaded during low-demand periods (typically overnight). Rather than billing per unit of data, Video […]

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Apple finds barriers to live TV launch

Written by on August 14, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will delay its live TV service to at least next year, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans. The company had planned to introduce the service, which is delivered over the Internet, this year. Discussions with broadcasters such as CBS Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to license […]

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The era of mass marketing is over

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

The era of mass marketing is on its knees and could be dead and buried within a generation, according to Google and Facebook, who say the shift to the mobile web and micro-marketing will become the dominant form of advertising. Speaking at the annual Digital Marketing Forum presented by The Australian and Sensis in Sydney, Stephen Scheeler, […]

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WikiLeaks targets US-EU free trade agreement

WikiLeaks targets US-EU free trade agreement

Written by on August 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a €100,000 reward for Europe’s most wanted secret: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Starting pledges have already been made by a number of high profile activists and luminaries from Europe and the United States, including former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, esteemed UK fashion designer and environmental campaigner […]

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