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More mobile devices than people
Posted: 13 February 2013

Just how pervasive is mobile really? The facts and figures are here in this Cisco report, and some of the numbers are simply astonishing. For example, by year-end there will be more mobile devices than people on the planet. Read on for fascinating insights into the connectivity revolution that is sweeping our world.

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Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017  [Visual N
13 February 2013
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast is part of an initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking ...
MindBullet logo THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD - LONG LIVE THE SMARTPHONE
Mobile phones become the new portable computer
Dateline: 5 June 2011
Have you noticed how no-one buys a new laptop these days? Just like VCRs and PDAs, the laptop is so last century. Some say that the iPhone was the ...
New opportunities from the networked world
Posted: 1 February 2013

How's this for a fascinating example of the impact of our increasingly networked world? What else could we do by sharing data from our mobile phones? There are now more than 6-billion mobile subscriptions in a world of 7-billion people, according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Already mobile phone data is being collected to help health authorities identify and respond to ...

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PressureNet App Feeds Scientists Atmospheric Data from Thousands of Smartphones | MIT Technology Rev
1 February 2013
PressureNet shows the potential of distributed sensing with mobile devices.
MindBullet logo IT'S AN ONLINE WORLD AS 'PEOPLENET' TAKES OFF!
Human-to-human transmission wins the day for mobile broadband
Dateline: 14 September 2019
First we tied the world in a tangle of copper cables. Next came miles of fiber optics. And all the time, the ultimate communications conduit was right ...
China's leading edge
Posted: 29 January 2013

The perception of China is often still that its all about low-cost, low-end manufacturing, But, just like the rest of the world, China is changing fast, and is becoming the leader in a number of technologies. Read on.

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The State Grid Corporation of China Is Running a Smart-Grid Project Using Passive Optical Networking
29 January 2013
As well as making the grid more reliable and efficient, the technology could deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony.
Just how open are you?
Posted: 10 July 2012

Just how much information are we prepared to reveal about ourselves as the social networks evolve? How do you feel about this proposed idea from Facebook?

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Facebook Considers Mobile Ads That Know What You're Doing - Technology Review
10 July 2012
The social network needs to make mobile apps pay. Ads that use phone sensors to understand a person's surroundings could be the answer.
Big Mama is watching!
Posted: 25 May 2012

Now here's a new take on the privacy debate! How do you feel about this? Remember that video a few months ago on YouTube that caused a global stir, of a father pumping a bullet into his daughter's laptop after she disobeyed him? Should parents have the right to monitor their children's online behavior? What's happened to trust? It's a great debate, and proves the maxim that the future is ...

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A SIM Card for Domineering Parents - Technology Review
25 May 2012
Look out, kids. Big Mother is watching.
MindBullet logo NO PLACE TO HIDE IN THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD
Protest grows against ubiquitous recognition
Dateline: 26 January 2017
Somehow, it wasn't supposed to turn out like this. I mean, it's a long way from George Orwell's 1984, but even so, I can't escape the uncomfortable feeling ...
Apps and mobile will rule the day
Posted: 13 May 2012 1 Comment

The future of technology? Its apps and mobile, according to the gurus.

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Betting Everything on Mobile - Technology Review
13 May 2012
For some Silicon Valley investors, mobile computing is the only thing worth betting on.
MindBullet logo THE NOTEBOOK PC IS DEAD - LONG LIVE THE SMARTPHONE
Mobile phones become the new portable computer
Dateline: 5 June 2011
Have you noticed how no-one buys a new laptop these days? Just like VCRs and PDAs, the laptop is so last century. Some say that the iPhone was the ...
Mobile payments move to the fore
Posted: 13 May 2012

Who will win the war for payments? The Big Banks, hated by customers and regulators alike? Or new players in the market, rolling out new services that are aimed at customer efficiency and friendliness, instead of maximizing profits?

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Is it time your business mobilized around mobile payments? | SmartPlanet
13 May 2012
While a standards shakeout will come, retailers and merchants should follow mobile payment innovation closely throughout 2012.
MindBullet logo MASTERCARD AND VISA CHOPPED DOWN TO SIZE!
The credit card game is over - the mobile phone wins
Dateline: 3 August 2009
Some of the most powerful icons of 20th Century capitalism were finally shut down last night by a real 21st Century villain: the mobile phone. Over the ...
The Future of Money
Posted: 3 May 2012

This is a hot topic at the moment, with digital and mobile banking and payment systems clashing with traditional cash and transactions.

This article from Mashable provides a wealth of data in a fairly digestible format. ...

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The Future of Money and Mobile Commerce [INFOGRAPHIC]
3 May 2012
Mobile payments represent the new frontier in ecommerce technology. Find out how people and businesses are preparing for a new form of money.
Cellphones with X-Ray vision!
Posted: 19 April 2012

We all know the mobile devices are going to dominate our world in the future. But phones with X-ray vision??? Read on!

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Will future mobile devices see through walls?
19 April 2012
Spectrum research could allow phones to see through objects including walls, wood and plastic.
The future of the mobile carriers
Posted: 7 April 2012

As the entire world goes mobile, will the wireless carrier companies becomes the Masters of the Universe? Or are they missing the boat. Good insights.

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2020: The Rise or Demise of Wireless Carriers?
7 April 2012
If we fast forward just eight years to 2020, what role will wireless carriers fill?
A cellphone that can hammer nails...
Posted: 7 April 2012

We all know that it's mobile devices that are driving the connectivity revolution. But a cellphone that can hit tennis balls and hammer nails...????

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In Beijing, cellphones that hammer nails and hit tennis balls | SmartPlanet
7 April 2012
BEIJING — One Chinese firm has abandoned its foreign partners to make cellphones which double as videogame controllers and, erm, hammers.
Why won't Nokia switch Symbian off?
Posted: 21 March 2012

After years of investment, time and passion, it is now right to kill Symbian. WHat prevents Nokia from taking this step? Is it talented self belief, hubris, blinkered thinking or a dogged belief that the system will remain relevant in the changed world?

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Nokia Symbian sales plunge - Telegraph
21 March 2012
New data reveals that the iPhone’s market share is rising, and Windows Phone is now outselling Nokia’s Symbian operating system.
MindBullet logo MICROSOFT LOSES THE SMARTPHONE WAR
Symbian cleans up in the hottest tech space since the PC
Dateline: 15 March 2007
It's official. Research group Gartner has reversed its 2003 prediction that Microsoft would triumph in the battle for the Smartphone platform. In a rare ...
The rise and rise of mobile devices
Posted: 6 September 2011

All the hype over tablets and hybrid devices, and the latest smartphone wars, gives me cause to reflect on the progress and pace of personal computing technology, as we know it.

Nothing is new for very long, and some of us can recall our first IBM PC, which was a radical departure from the centralized mainframe systems in some unseen basement and the gigantic word processors that we relied on ...

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Spider Combines Laptop, Tablet, Phone, Handheld
6 September 2011
It's an Android-based smartphone with three additional peripherals that transforms it into a laptop, a tablet or a PSP-like gaming device.
Your wallet has just been Google-ised
Posted: 27 May 2011

There's not much I can say here other than - GroupOn, LivingSocial and Visa, I hope you have a plan. Google launches Google Wallet and Google Offers with support from Mastercard.

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Google Introduces Google Wallet, Works At Over 300,000 MasterCard PayPass Merchant Locations
27 May 2011
Image: GoogleGoogle just announced its mobile payments system Google Wallet, which will also be bundled with its Groupon-killer Google Offers.
FourSquare unlocks your city and your credit card
Posted: 9 March 2011

It finally happened - Foursquare has teamed up with American express. You can now link your credit card to your Foursquare account. They're starting really small - launching at the South by South West conference in Austin, Texas. Basically: American Express cardholders will be able to tie their cards into their Foursquare accounts beginning next week. This will allow Foursquare users to get ...

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Just In Time For SXSW, Foursquare Ups The Game And Adds Recommendations
9 March 2011
We’re now just days away from SXSW. And a service that launched there two years ago and made a name for itself last year, is aiming to make another splash this year: Foursquare.

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