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EU blesses zero rating for energy but opposes it for internet

EU blesses zero rating for energy but opposes it for internet

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Addressing climate change through diversification in energy sources is an EU priority. The strategy supports diversification in energy sources away from incumbent providers of oil, gas, and coal to alternatives such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels etc. This strategy has also included massive subsidies to alternative fuel development. On top of that, price discrimination […]

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When social media meets the IoT (great things can happen)

When social media meets the IoT (great things can happen)

Written by on June 1, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

“CIoT (Consumer Internet of Things), IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), GIoT (Government Internet of Things)? If we have all of the technologies, what is really keeping IoT from taking off, right now, globally?” I was asked this question recently over lunch by a smart engineer friend with a love for Thai food who works in […]

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Ad blocking, invalid traffic, viewability impacting ad delivery

Ad blocking, invalid traffic, viewability impacting ad delivery

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Digital advertising has experienced strong growth with no signs of slowing down, but in order to continue its global boom the industry needs to ensure clean ad delivery – meaning ads are viewable to the consumer and free from fraud – a $7 billion problem. After all, an ad that isn’t seen can’t have an […]

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Consumer Readable Security Labels for IoT devices

Consumer Readable Security Labels for IoT devices

Written by on May 24, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The roll out of Health Internet of Things (IoT) is being inhibited by our current inability to communicate the relative security around these IoT systems and devices. Such specific communication of relative security will have to be targeted at the broadest citizenship, and needs to empower individuals to make informed choices about the technologies that […]

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Anatomy of a cyber heist and whether SWIFT makes us lazy

Anatomy of a cyber heist and whether SWIFT makes us lazy

Written by on May 20, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Wells Fargo complied. Over 10 days, Wells approved a total of at least 12 transfers of […]

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Briefing: how bank payments work in the eurozone

Briefing: how bank payments work in the eurozone

Written by on May 20, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Cyber attacks on banks in Bangladesh and Vietnam are raising questions about the security of the global payment system and one of its key components, the SWIFT messaging network. Following is a basic explanation of how bank payments work in the euro zone: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I MAKE A PAYMENT VIA A […]

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Interview with Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google for Work

Interview with Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google for Work

Written by on May 20, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

This is the third year that Yuval Dvir has attended the TM Forum event in Nice. It is not a Google thing, but more a ‘Dvir’ thing. Previously he attended while working at Skype, but this year he spoke about IT transformation from a Google perspective. When everything is connected as we move towards the […]

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Netcracker, Telefonica – addressing a digital identity crisis

Netcracker, Telefonica – addressing a digital identity crisis

Written by on May 18, 2016 in Features with 1 Comment

In a briefing on the discussion at one of the keynote sessions at the recent TMF Live event in Nice, Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Netcracker and Phil Jordan, CIO of Telefonica explain the industry’s dilemma. In short, operators, indeed, the ecosystem, is suffering from a digital identity crisis. If you say ‘digital’ to one service […]

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O2 plus 3 does not equal competition, says Vestager. Wrong!

O2 plus 3 does not equal competition, says Vestager. Wrong!

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Telecom investors have focused their attention on the decision on the proposed merger of Hutchison 3G UK and Telefonica UK (O2). EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced —via Twitter—that she would block the deal. This is bad news for the European telecom industry and the larger goals of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market. However […]

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Delivering the complete digital ecosystem – a whole new experience

Delivering the complete digital ecosystem – a whole new experience

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Catalysts with 0 Comments

Communications service providers are already participating in digital ecosystems but they are finding some aspects of it rather challenging. In order to enable and integrate new digital services to enhance their offerings they need to adopt new business models that are both relevant and personalized for their customers. By doing this they aim to improve […]

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