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Results are in: Apple vs Australian banks – Apple wins

Results are in: Apple vs Australian banks – Apple wins

Written by on April 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A group of powerful Australian banks have lost their battle with Apple Pay after the country’s consumer commission denies their authorization to collectively bargain. A new ruling by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has denied a request by the Australian banks, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Adelaide and Bendigo Bank to bargain with […]

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Democratizing entrepreneurship: success in the digital age

Democratizing entrepreneurship: success in the digital age

Written by on April 5, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The dawn of the internet age has helped big-name companies emerge to become behemoths of industry, worth billions of dollars and employing thousands of people. Amazon is one example from the early 1990s that has grown beyond all recognition compared to its early days, but other smaller outfits such as Grubhub have also used the […]

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The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

Written by on April 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Android’s success shows up Google’s deficiencies. Android has surpassed Windows as the No.1 platform for accessing the Internet globally, highlighting just how bad Google is at monetising Android as it remains only a small percentage of total revenues. I think that this could be a growth opportunity if Google can fix the many problems that exist […]

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Is repealing the US privacy law as dramatic as we are lead to believe?

Is repealing the US privacy law as dramatic as we are lead to believe?

Written by on April 4, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There is much dithering over the move by the US Congress to scrap broadband privacy rules that would prevent ISPs from selling customer data without their permission. A lot of that dithering is politically motivated and misinformed, and really misses both the point of the repeal and the bigger picture in play here. For a start, […]

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The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

The state of healthcare cyber security will give you a heart attack

Written by on April 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

A recent Healthcare cyber security report from Evolve IP found that more than two-thirds of healthcare organizations have employees with compromised email credentials. Of these compromised accounts, 76 percent included actionable password information for sale on the dark web, the report found. And between about 55 percent and 80 percent of organizations had compromised email […]

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Throw away lines that change the way you see the future

Throw away lines that change the way you see the future

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

  Recently, in interviews, bars and conferences, people have dropped lines into the conversation that have – quite radically – changed the way I think about the future. The first was during an interview with Simon Montford, Edinburgh based entrepreneur and IoT enthusiast. We were talking about how the IoT will evolve and I was […]

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The world’s biggest banks are betting on chatbots for better service

The world’s biggest banks are betting on chatbots for better service

Written by on April 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The world’s biggest banks are using chatbots to automate operations and provide a better banking experience. As competition heats up and customer loyalty declines, the world’s biggest banks are using chatbots to create a more convenient and enjoyable online experience. Here’s how five global banking giants are utilizing chatbots. Santander UK Santander UK is a […]

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Will Bixby drive the Samsung Galaxy S8 to fame and fortune?

Will Bixby drive the Samsung Galaxy S8 to fame and fortune?

Written by on March 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bezels break the box but Bixby stays inside. While Samsung is bursting out of the box in pushing the limits of screen real estate, its voyage into the increasingly crucial user experience shows that it remains boxed in by smarter and better alternatives. Samsung finally launched the Samsung Galaxy s8 / s8+ whose main features include: […]

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What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

What about one privacy rule for the internet, everywhere?

Written by on March 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

President Trump is about to sign a law rolling back previous administration’s internet privacy rules. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we had a single global internet privacy law codifying how all participants should behave? It makes absolutely no sense to have a completely different set of regulations for the Google, Facebook or Netflix folks compared […]

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The EU wants police to be able to access encrypted messaging data

The EU wants police to be able to access encrypted messaging data

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Guest Blog, News with 0 Comments

The European Commission will propose new measures in June to make it easier for police to access data on internet messaging apps like WhatsApp, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said yesterday (28 March), heeding calls from national interior ministers. Jourová said she will announce “three or four options” including binding legislation and voluntary agreements with […]

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