DisruptiveViews

By Tony Poulos | Keeping a close eye on disruption in the digital and telecommunications markets.

Telecom operators at MWC - do you have the DNA to change?

People walk past the main entrance of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea<p>FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – …

Is the fear of hackers worse than the threat?

Written by Alex Leslie on February 24, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments<p>ra2studio / Shutterstock.com<p>‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’. So said …

Anti-globalization policies meet the unstoppable rise of AI and disruptive tech

tolotola / Shutterstock.com<p>Key Western markets are adopting protectionist trade policies, but the rise of Asia, automation, digital technologies and …

Economics

News highlights for 24 February

Written by News Center on February 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo<p><b>Chinese regulator ponders short cut for IPO …

Banking

Zenimax trying to stop Oculus using its code

Written by Reuters on February 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo<p>(Reuters) – Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which …

Virtual Reality

Alphabet, Jigsaw launch new tech to identify online abuse

Written by Reuters on February 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary …

Google

Niall Norton, fact, fiction, MWC - and strangers dancing in the dark

Catching up with Openet CEO, Niall Norton (NN) is always a thought provoking half hour, but it turned out we were six months late for this particular …

Automation

Medical identity theft is dangerous and on the increase

One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey …

Identity Theft

News highlights for 23 February

Written by News Center on February 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo<p><b>Brits arrest suspect in Deutsche Telekom 2016</b> …

Cyber-attacks

San Diego to be covered in sensors - smart city, or Big Brother?

REUTERS/Stephane Mahe<p>SEATTLE (Reuters) – General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, …

San Diego

Will iPhone number 10 just be a case of tech catch up, no innovation?

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will …

The way to make stories and experiences interactive is to think paper

As we try and make devices and experiences more and more interactive, richer and instant, we should probably understand that we have failed, before …

Social Media

How wireless has become the modern infrastructure - Infographic

Wireless tech is an idea that started out on the drawing board and went to become one of the largest carriers of digital data in the world today. …

Innovation

Facebook, TV wars and talks to stream one MLB game a week

Written by Reuters on February 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is in talks with …

UPS tests drones to offset pressure on margins and future price hikes

REUTERS/Scott Audette<p>(Reuters) – Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it will consider raising prices across the board …

Drones

Verizon and Yahoo agree new, lower price for deal

Written by Reuters on February 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo<p>(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it …

Yahoo

Will the Internet of Things become a practical commerce platform?

It is inevitable, ahead of MWC, that there is a flurry of announcements and activity. From 5G to payments, from AR to security, the place is awash. …

Internet of Things

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

<b>This could be a repeat of VHS vs. Betamax.</b> Google is adding functionality to allow Google Assistant to compete more directly with Amazon’s Alexa, but …

Three Group selects MATRIXX for digital transformation across Europe

MATRIXX Software today announced that Three Group, the telecommunications arm of CK Hutchison Holdings, a multinational conglomerate, has selected …

Mobile World Congress

News highlights for 20 February

Written by News Center on February 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo<p><b>Telefonica sells masts to KKR, cuts debt pile</b><p>MADRID …

U.S. Attorney General

Will Jio top 100 million customers?

Written by Reuters on February 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Clara Ferreira Marques/File Photo<p>MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s richest man Mukesh …

Markets

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

Written by Guest Writer on February 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments<p>Some days you can’t help but love your job! In December 2016, my new …

Virtual Reality

PayPal is established but still making waves in the world of payments

The world of digital – particularly mobile – payments is fast-moving and complex. And unlikely to get simpler any time soon. The question for players …

Paypal

News highlights for 19 February

Written by News Center on February 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Stringer<p><b>Alibaba forms strategic partnership with bricks and mortar …

Kim Dotcom

FBI pursuing three separate probes in election hacking scandal

REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes …

Cybercrime

Softbank might give up control of Sprint to allow US wireless merger

REUTERS/Mike Blake /File Photo<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is prepared to give up control of Sprint Corp to Deutsche Telekom AG’s …

Net Neutrality

Europe's data privacy watchdogs seek assurances from US

Written by Reuters on February 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union data privacy watchdogs …

Sovereignty

What do Her Majesty the Queen and hoovers have in common?

Technical Director Dr Ian Levy shows Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip a robot vacuum cleaner which could be vulnerable to cyber attack, at the …

Cybersecurity

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be global social infrastructure

Written by Reuters on February 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments<p>REUTERS/Mariana Bazo<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark …

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