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Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Uber is now even more on the back foot. The partnership between Waymo and Lyft puts Lyft streets ahead of Uber when it comes to developing autonomous cars but is likely to cost it heavily in the coinage of data. Uber has described autonomous autos as “existential” to its long-term future and in that regard this […]

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Emerging payments trend shows mobile P2P proliferating

Emerging payments trend shows mobile P2P proliferating

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report exploring emerging payments trends finds mobile person-to-person payment technologies proliferating rapidly, especially among millennials. The latest Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report into emerging payment trends has found that 36 percent of adults currently use mobile P2P payments, with millennials leading the pack at 62 […]

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The cost of payments in Canada and why cash is so expensive

The cost of payments in Canada and why cash is so expensive

Written by on May 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As I was in Canada, I thought I might mention that a detailed investigation into the cost of payments at POS just released by the Bank of Canada shows (absolutely as I would have predicted given the scale and dynamics of the Canadian market) that Debit cards are the least costly in terms of total […]

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Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the next five years? In this article we take an in-depth insight into what that means for legal advisors to those organisations. If you believe that your business will be unaffected, you are more than […]

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Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

After paying for India’s Jio, consumers expect a little more service. When a service is free, you can’t really complain. Or rather, when a service is free anything is better than nothing and users don’t feel a need to complain. But now with Jio requiring users to pay for data, and consequently calls, by asking […]

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We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

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

Trend Micro has discovered a new attack on internet-based IP cameras and recorders powered by a new Internet of Things (IOT) bot dubbed PERSIRAI. A new Persirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has targeted over 1,000 different models of vulnerable IP cameras and is using the hijacked devices to carry out DDoS attacks. Over 122,000 […]

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Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Twitter is in a better position. A poor set of maiden results highlights that Twitter is actually in a better position because although it is stuck in a niche, it remains unopposed in that niche. Management even had the temerity to laugh off the threat from its much larger and far more powerful rival, Facebook, […]

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Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

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

Denmark was once home to a number of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers. The GSM standard agreement was signed in Copenhagen on September 7, 1987. Some of the first GSM phones were developed in Denmark, and a cluster of leading mobile companies were based in Aalborg. After buying AP Radio from Philips, Nokia became one […]

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Cash is disappearing in Europe, one in five don’t carry it

Cash is disappearing in Europe, one in five don’t carry it

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

Well, this is interesting. On the very day of Consult Hyperion’s 20th (yes, 20th) annual Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum to discuss the future of secure electronic transactions and much besides what should fall through the internet tubes but the fifth annual “ING International Survey Mobile Banking 2017 – Cashless Society“, which surveyed nearly 15,000 people across […]

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Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

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

The time for Google to move is now. Amazon is far from standing still in its battle to win the smart home meaning that Google really needs to pull its finger out before it suffers a defeat not unlike that suffered by Betamax at the hands of VHS. Amazon is already miles ahead of Google when […]

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