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Archive for June, 2013

  • Jun 27, 2013
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Apple is REALLY trying to prevent your iPhone from being exploited to build up profiles for ad-targeting … but those damn apps just NEVER listen

  27 June 2013 – And tracking continues. In 2011, Apple advised that iPhone and iPad apps should stop logging the unique identifiers of users’ devices, a practice that can be exploited to build up profiles for ad-targeting purposes. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests that many apps […]


  • Jun 26, 2013
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Here’s how mobile has changed the way we live [INFOGRAPHIC]

  26 June 2013 – As I’m writing this, some 20% of U.S. smartphone users are “smartphonatics” who have changed the way they shop, bank, and pay for products and services. While there are some clear benefits to using a smartphone for many tasks, there are also down sides. For instance, 24% of smartphone users check […]


  • Jun 21, 2013
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As Mobile Asia Expo 2013 kicks off, a look back at the Mobile World Congress 2013

        21 June 2013 – Mobile Asia Expo 2013 kicks off next week in Shanghai (for details click here).  It is brought to you by the GSM Association, the same folks that brings us the Mother-of-All-Mobile-Conferences, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) every year in Barcelona. So to prepare we thought we’d reissue […]


  • Jun 21, 2013
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Mirada retrospectiva al Mobile World Congress 2013 ante el inicio de la Mobile Asia Expo 2013

    21 de junio de 2013. La Mobile Asia Expo 2013 dará comienzo la semana que viene en Shanghái (pulse aquí para obtener más información). El acontecimiento está promovido por la GSM Association, el mismo organismo responsable de la madre de todas las conferencias sobre comunicación móvil, el Mobile World Congress (MWC) que se […]


  • Jun 19, 2013
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Google tries to skirt the rules and avoid an antitrust investigation of the Waze acquisition

19 June 1023 – If you follow the comings and going in the smartphone market you know that Google recently announced that it had acquired  privately held online mapping firm Waze. Despite the fact that many casual tech users have never heard of Waze, the value of the deal was $1 billion. The company’s outsize valuation is […]


  • Jun 12, 2013
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Ernst & Young: in two years, digital products will account for 57% of media income

  Graph above:  Agility Index by M&E segments, enabling technology and digital leaders* 12 June 2013 – We hang out a lot with the Ernst & Young folks, on several levels, in several specialties. Their crew has a wide-range of competencies and we have worked with them on a number of strategic initiatives for several TMT […]


  • Jun 11, 2013
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Apple’s new iOS 7

  11 June 2013 – Apple shared details of the next version of its iOS mobile operating system (due out this Fall) during the opening keynote address at its annual developer conference Monday. Nick Bilton at The New York Times offers a detailed blow-by-blow account, and Tech Crunch has a good summary. Or for all the details and the explanation you […]


  • Jun 3, 2013
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Industrial Internet: Minds + Machines

  3 June 2013 – The Industrial Internet and machine-to-machine intelligence have been trending in the news and among thought leaders these past 2 months, both highlighting its potential to grow the global economy and improve our lives. We wrote an extensive piece while we were at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (click here). In […]


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