On a digital roll at the FT

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If you want evidence that digital and print publications can live together very nicely in the midst of continuing change and declines in circulations and advertising revenues for printed newspapers, look no further than the Financial Times. In July 2012, the paper reported that, for the first time, digital subscriptions had surpassed print subscriptions. And […]

For wearable technologies, bandwidth matters (and other things)

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Today, UK mobile operator EE is launching what it describes as “the world’s fastest 4G network” in part of London. The company says that the network – running LTE Advanced technology, capable of reaching 300Mbps speeds – will initially cover London’s Tech City, with companies in the area being selected to access it first. One […]

The changes that did for BlackBerry

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Summarizing the tale of the rise and fall of mobile device and services maker BlackBerry as “changing too little and changing far too late” is probably as good as any way of succinctly capturing the sense of the huge fall from grace of Canada’s biggest technology company, originally known as Research in Motion or RIM. […]

How ‘social TV’ enables immersive involvement in live events

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Audience participation with live TV events via social channels like Twitter is becoming increasingly common and a big part of audience expectations. I’m thinking of campaign-type events, not spontaneous or serendipitous actions by individual tweeters, Facebookers or Google+ers with their communities. This is about orchestrated activities: programme-makers and the television broadcasters creating a broader platform […]

Google Quickoffice just upset the Microsoft Office mobile cart

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The news from Google that they have released Quickoffice, their Microsoft Office competitor, for free immediately gave me my headline for this post. […] With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft® Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they’re using. Quickoffice also integrates seamlessly […]

Disney brings the second-screen experience to the movies

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The advent of mobile devices – especially tablets – has changed people’s behaviours in how we access, consume and share information across multiple devices, and where we do it, as surveys constantly show us. One place you don’t see that happening, though, is in the cinema. Using a smartphone, tablet, etc, in a darkened theatre […]

The state of the social web according to GlobalWebIndex

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Some interesting metrics form part of a global study into social media usage and trends published last week by GlobalWebIndex, the London-based market research firm. Stream Social: Q2 2013 examines usage worldwide of the top five social platforms – Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest – during the second quarter of this year. The report […]

Innovative co-branding (and risk-taking) with Android KitKat

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There’s a lot going on in the mobile devices market these days. News about new iPhones from Apple. Much talk about Microsoft buying Nokia’s phone business and speculation about the impact on the smartphone market. The forthcoming release of a new version of Android, the mobile operating system from Google. These are usually topics of […]

Differentiators in the battle for the 4G customer

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Mobile operator EE has enjoyed a near year-long monopoly with its 4G cellular service in the UK, launched in October 2012. That dominant market position comes to an end this week as rival mobile operators Vodafone and O2 begin to roll out their own 4G services from today, starting in London. Or does it? The […]