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Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million

Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million

22 Feb 2017 comment

Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s Internet properties at a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company, according to Bloomberg. The acquisition, now valued at $4.48 billion in cash, is expected to close in the second quarter, the companies said in a statement.

Imagimob Launches Real Time AI System at MWC

Imagimob Launches Real Time AI System at MWC

22 Feb 2017 comment

Swedish company Imagimob will launch SensorBeat Edge at MWC in Barcelona. It is a real time AI system for proffesional users. In manufacturing operations the system can use multiple data sources to more efficiently predict downtime. In healthcare both motion and biometric sensors can be analysed simultaneously.

VPAs and Messaging Platforms Keep Attracting Users

VPAs and Messaging Platforms Keep Attracting Users

22 Feb 2017 comment

A new Gartner mobile apps survey showed that the number of consumers using messaging apps and personal assistant apps is continuing to grow. The survey showed that 35 percent of respondents said they used virtual personal assistants (VPAs) in 2016, up 4 percentage points from 2015.

Telesoftas Is Harnessing VR to Empower Public Health

Telesoftas Is Harnessing VR to Empower Public Health

22 Feb 2017 comment

TeleSoftas has just received EU funding to research and develop virtual reality applications which empower patients to overcome their life-limiting phobias. The solution will help treat mental health issues, including phobias, by exposing the patient to the particular anxiety in a safe virtual environment.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

22 Feb 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016, according to new IDC study, Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money

22 Feb 2017 comment

International money transfer service TransferWise has announced an integration with Facebook’s Messenger that will let people set up foreign exchange transactions over the chat service, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung's Reputation Tanks Among Americans

Samsung's Reputation Tanks Among Americans

21 Feb 2017 comment

Samsung’s reputation among U.S. consumers crumbled after the Galaxy Note 7’s recall and eventual abolition unearthed flaws in the Korean company’s product safeguards, according to Bloomberg.

Slow Adoption of Technology Change Could Threaten Growth

Slow Adoption of Technology Change Could Threaten Growth

21 Feb 2017 comment

Confidence in the 12 month and three year outlook for revenue growth in asset and wealth management has grown again, with almost two thirds (64%) of the industry planning recruitment. In PwC’s annual survey of the sector’s CEO’s views on the outlook for the industry, 92% are confident or very confident about the growth outlook over the next 12 months.

U.K. Startups Eye Move to the Continent

U.K. Startups Eye Move to the Continent

20 Feb 2017 comment

British technology startups are beginning to stress out over Brexit, according to Bloomberg. Initially confident their industry wouldn’t be harmed by Britain’s break from the European Union, U.K. tech entrepreneurs are now girding for a bevy of challenges.

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

Apple Hires Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business

12 Feb 2017 comment

Apple has hired Timothy Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals, according to Bloomberg. The move suggests a renewed focus on the Apple TV and on providing more content for the device, an effort that has been stalled in the past by failed negotiations.

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

U.K. Companies Lack Board-Level Digital Defenses

8 Feb 2017 comment

Only 5 percent of large U.K. companies say their boards include directors with expertise in information technology or cyber security, even though the vast majority identify hacking and other digital threats as serious risks, a report showed.

Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million

Verizon, Yahoo Cut Merger Price by $350 Million

22 Feb 2017 comment

Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s Internet properties at a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company, according to Bloomberg. The acquisition, now valued at $4.48 billion in cash, is expected to close in the second quarter, the companies said in a statement.

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money

22 Feb 2017 comment

International money transfer service TransferWise has announced an integration with Facebook’s Messenger that will let people set up foreign exchange transactions over the chat service, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung's Reputation Tanks Among Americans

Samsung's Reputation Tanks Among Americans

21 Feb 2017 comment

Samsung’s reputation among U.S. consumers crumbled after the Galaxy Note 7’s recall and eventual abolition unearthed flaws in the Korean company’s product safeguards, according to Bloomberg.

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory

20 Feb 2017 comment

GSMA announced the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’ that will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, enabling them to create innovative new IoT services.

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

15 Feb 2017 comment

Nokia has completed the first 5G connection in Oulu, Finland, using a data center based on Intel architecture and the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the end-user device.

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

8 Feb 2017 comment

High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier, according to data released by the OECD.

Imagimob Launches Real Time AI System at MWC

Imagimob Launches Real Time AI System at MWC

22 Feb 2017 comment

Swedish company Imagimob will launch SensorBeat Edge at MWC in Barcelona. It is a real time AI system for proffesional users. In manufacturing operations the system can use multiple data sources to more efficiently predict downtime. In healthcare both motion and biometric sensors can be analysed simultaneously.

Telesoftas Is Harnessing VR to Empower Public Health

Telesoftas Is Harnessing VR to Empower Public Health

22 Feb 2017 comment

TeleSoftas has just received EU funding to research and develop virtual reality applications which empower patients to overcome their life-limiting phobias. The solution will help treat mental health issues, including phobias, by exposing the patient to the particular anxiety in a safe virtual environment.

Aricent and Rohde&Schwarz Unveil Bandwidth Control Solution at MWC

Aricent and Rohde&Schwarz Unveil Bandwidth Control Solution at MWC

21 Feb 2017 comment

The companies Aricent and Rohde&Schwarz Cybersecurity have announced a technology solution to further enhance quality of service, traffic optimization and service charging. Their new product will be presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

22 Feb 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016, according to new IDC study, Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.

Starhome Mach & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

Starhome Mach & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

21 Feb 2017 comment

Starhome Mach and Stream Technologies are assisting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with the launch and acceleration of their IoT services. Their new solution provides MNOs with complete visibility and control of all IoT device connections, strengthening their competitive advantages.

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

20 Feb 2017 comment

A U.K. company Edesix, specialised in the provision of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BWC manufacturer will showcase the latest in wearable video security, designed to facilitate training, safety and security for the mobile workforce.