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Google vs Amazon, VHS vs Betamax, this time the home’s the prize

Google vs Amazon, VHS vs Betamax, this time the home’s the prize

Written by on February 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

This could be a repeat of VHS vs. Betamax. Google is adding functionality to allow Google Assistant to compete more directly with Amazon’s Alexa, but what it really needs is to offer love and support to developers of smart home products. Google’s failure to do this was visible on every stand at CES where a smart […]

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However far away, AR & VR are surely here to stay

However far away, AR & VR are surely here to stay

Written by on February 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Some days you can’t help but love your job! In December 2016, my new company, along with IMDA, Favorite Medium, IoT Asia and Vertic, sponsored Pecha Kucha’s Rojak.Digital event at Singapore’s National Gallery. As part of the event, I participated in the world’s first combined augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) experience. Seeing first-hand how AR and […]

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T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

Written by on February 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

While T-Mobile and Jio operate in starkly different conditions, they are both driving their own brand of innovation. What’s great about T-Mobile and Jio is they tend to plan two steps ahead. Whether they think “outside the box” or they are just playing a different game, the results most often make an impact that competitors […]

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Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Facebook demonstrates just how serious it is about ‘video first’

Written by on February 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook is the company that never sleeps. OK so they were late on mobile, but let’s call that a lesson learned. They seem to have very clear strategies to win at just about every game they are prepared to play. The game plan for the Facebook future is clear: Continuous innovation and sustained domination. Facebook […]

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The Oslo Fintech Fest and why Norway is a role model for, well, everything

The Oslo Fintech Fest and why Norway is a role model for, well, everything

Written by on February 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Well, I’m just back from Oslo where it was a balmy -4 during the Oslo Fintech Fest. The nice people organising this little get-together of a almost a thousand close friends asked me along to give a short talk on the next ten years of Fintech and since some of Consult Hyperion’s favourite Nordic clients […]

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Australia is the current battleground between Apple Pay and the banks

Australia is the current battleground between Apple Pay and the banks

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Australian banking industry is in an increasingly bitter dispute. Things are starting to heat up down under in a fight over access to the iPhones NFC chip. This week Apple accused an Australian banking consortium of attempting to delay & block the expansion of Apple Pay into the country. In a statement received by […]

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Facebook failure to control hate speech highlights flaw in AI expertise

Facebook failure to control hate speech highlights flaw in AI expertise

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook and Alphabet are worlds apart when it comes to AI. While Google is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence forward, Facebook is making excuses for its inability to control hate speech highlighting once again who is the leader and who the laggard in the field of AI. Google has demonstrated a system that it has […]

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Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Cyber security compliance in the age of constant cyber threat

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Cyber security compliance and survival in 2017 While cyber security compliance does not translate to a risk free, air tight, ultra-secure environment, it is a starting point. In a CIO poll, conducted last year, of more than 1,100 security executives around the world, 91 percent of respondents consider their organization to be vulnerable to internal […]

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US considering new passporting system with UK banks – whatever that is

US considering new passporting system with UK banks – whatever that is

Written by on February 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The new administrations in the UK and USA are apparently planning to work together to create a new transatlantic America First / Buy British trade alliance. This will, it seems, include financial services. A deal to reduce barriers between American and British banks through a new “passporting” system was being considered by Mr Trump’s team […]

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10 ways to use zero rating to revolutionise your business model

10 ways to use zero rating to revolutionise your business model

Written by on February 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It’s fair to say that net neutrality in the US looks like it’s on the way out. Now the previously grey area of zero rating can take centre stage and service providers can use it in many ways to grow their businesses. The traditional telco service provider model of ‘here’s a bundle of here’s 10 GB […]

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