Committee Room number 10 in the House of Commons in London was the setting in the evening of July 7 for a vibrant debate on a big topic, formally titled "Wearable technology is an ethical nightmare for the communications, marketing and PR professions." Organized by The Debating Group and sponsored by the CIPR, the motion was proposed by Stephen Davies and seconded by me; and opposed by Stephen Waddington and seconded by Claire Walker. About 100 people formed the audience, many of whom … [Read more...] about The only way is ethics #PRethics
Amongst the buzz and hype surrounding Google Glass, health and fitness monitoring wristbands, smart watches, implantable devices, talking cars and the rest of the burgeoning field labelled 'wearable technology,' an important aspect is largely overlooked if not ignored. That aspect embraces multiple issues, from privacy of personal or confidential information to ethical behaviours we expect from companies and brands who may use wearable technology in their marketing, communication and other … [Read more...] about Is wearable technology an ethical nightmare for PR?
A quick search on Google for the term "wearable technology" will produce some 162,000 results, about what you might expect for two very broad key words on such a topic. The focus of course is very much a consumer one, where there is plenty to find about products like Google Glass, fitness bands, smartwatches, wearable cameras, healthcare devices… the range and scale of products is almost breath-taking. In the US, online retailer Amazon just launched the Wearable Technology Store, offering … [Read more...] about Putting wearable tech in the business context
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 significant metric EE quotes in its press release is this: EE predicts data usage will rise by 750% over next three years That means more content creation, … [Read more...] about For wearable technologies, bandwidth matters (and other things)
About 100 people gathered in Google's London campus last night to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about concepts, ideas, experiences, trends and realities surrounding some of the themes and topics in their new book, Age of Context, published in September. The widely-anticipated event was organized by the CIPR and sponsored by Precise. Age of Context is the embracing term to anchor five converging forces the two authors see as profoundly changing almost every aspect of work and life … [Read more...] about Scoble and Israel join up the dots #AoCUK #CIPR