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Google and Facebook face off in India and the stakes are high

Google and Facebook face off in India and the stakes are high

Written by on August 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In India, Google and Facebook’s rivalry is clear. India is one of the last remaining Internet wildernesses and in this market, Google is comfortably ahead of its arch rival, Facebook. India has 1.3bn people where only 35% of the population (462m) have access to the Internet. It is further complicated by being a huge country with 22 official […]

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Apple needs its ‘next big thing’ to stop revenue drop

Apple needs its ‘next big thing’ to stop revenue drop

Written by on August 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Apple’s earnings are down according to the latest quarterly report. And iPhone sales are down. There are also rumors that Apple will need to postpone its car launch till 2021. After very long growth and huge iPhone success, Apple is now in a situation where it must really find new growth areas. The Apple Pay […]

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Could new bill push telecoms manufacturers out of EU?

Could new bill push telecoms manufacturers out of EU?

Written by on August 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Technology industry groups are rushing to lobby the European Commission to change a draft bill, before it’s proposed in September, that would require export controls on surveillance products. Companies are anxious that new, tougher export rules for a range of items, including biometrics and location tracking software, will clamp down on Europe’s technology industry and even […]

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The rise and rise of in-app banking

The rise and rise of in-app banking

Written by on August 4, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I very rarely use Internet banking these days and it seems I’m not alone. Almost every interaction with my bank takes place through one of my mobile banking applications: my Barclays banking application, my Barclays PingIt application (which I assume will soon disappear inside WhatsApp and Waitrose and Hailo and so on), my Simple application, […]

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Pokemon GO – a gold mine for some, a minefield for others

Pokemon GO – a gold mine for some, a minefield for others

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It’s no secret that most of what you do on the internet is already being tracked by your search engine, your apps, your devices, your car and even security agencies if you come up on their radar for any reason. All that data is processed and either used or sold to third parties that want […]

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The race to build the digital ecosystem, you can’t afford to fail

The race to build the digital ecosystem, you can’t afford to fail

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook and Twitter are going in opposite directions. Facebook and Twitter report very different results, highlighting the gulf between the haves and the have-nots in the digital ecosystem. Facebook Q2 16A Facebook reported very strong results as it continued to improve the degree to which it is able to monetise its users on mobile devices. Q2 […]

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Companies still struggling with security of data in the cloud

Companies still struggling with security of data in the cloud

Written by on August 1, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new study finds that although cloud-based resources are becoming more important to companies, they are still struggling with cloud security. Despite the continued importance of cloud computing resources to organizations, companies are not adopting appropriate governance and cloud security measures to protect sensitive data in the cloud. These are just a few findings of a […]

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Here is why Verizon wanted to buy Yahoo so badly

Here is why Verizon wanted to buy Yahoo so badly

Written by on July 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Verizon to buy Yahoo in a move that will put them a distant 3rd after Google and Facebook in the $187 BN market of digital advertising. Verizon to buy Yahoo core assets for a bit more than $4.8 billion. The deal includes Yahoo real estate assets, while some intellectual property is to be sold separately. Yahoo […]

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Protecting revenue – and reputation – from telecoms fraud

Protecting revenue – and reputation – from telecoms fraud

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Telecoms fraud is still the bane of the industry and is showing no signs of slowing down. Costing the industry billions of euros each year worldwide, roaming fraud has joined the list of the latest targets for criminals. The prevention of fraud has become one of the biggest challenges facing wireless operators of all sizes. Opportunistic […]

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Is the market for wearables wearing thin?

Is the market for wearables wearing thin?

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The precipitous decline underscores the problem. It looks like demand for smartwatches has precipitously declined in Q2 16A, taking the overall outlook for wearables with it. To me this is just another signal that the market is not ready for wearables mostly because no one has really figured out what to do with them. Data from IDC […]

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