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  • Feb 28, 2014
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FROM THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS: a mini-wrap up

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. / Founder and CEO, EAM Capital Partners 28 February 2014 – Superlatives soon get exhausted when describing this show’s growth in scope and scale over the years but, with an attendance that exceeded 85,000 … last year was 76,000 … it has long been an essential date in the mobile industry […]


  • Feb 28, 2014
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From the Mobile World Congress: the ultrasecure Blackphone launches

  28 February 2014 – With a heavy emphasis on encryption and strong controls over all data from your phone, the Blackphone launched amid very intense interest at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Their booth was perfectly positioned between Hall 3 and Hall 4, a corner spot, the first booth you would see going to the center food […]


  • Feb 27, 2014
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LIVE FROM THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS : “We will look back on this time and look at data as a natural resource that powered the 21st century” – Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM

  27 February 2014 – Last night at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty unveiled the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. IBM plans to bring the power of its Watson big-data engine and supercomputer to mobile devices. Rometty called on software developers to build mobile applications for consumers and businesses. “By […]


  • Feb 25, 2014
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Live from the Mobile World Congress: Mark Zuckerberg lays out his plans for world domination

      Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. on site at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona   25 February 2014 – It was worth the 45 minute queue. Mark Zuckerberg was the keynote speaker here last night and he laid out his plans to bring the internet — including Facebook by the way — to the […]


  • Feb 18, 2014
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In the run-up to the Mobile World Congress, thoughts on the “Internet of Everything”, and mobile ecosystems

▪ The Mobile World Congress: zounds, what an event! ▪ The “Internet of Humans” ▪ Mobile ecosystems ▪ Endnote: my thoughts on the privacy “thing”   ▪ Introduction My working year is bracketed by two events I attend : the Mobile World Congress in February and LeWeb in December. I spice up the year a bit with other events. Last […]


  • Feb 18, 2014
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Nick D’Aloisio is at it again, bless his heart, with another “buzz” company

  18 February 2014 – Last year, Nick D’Aloisio came to public attention when at the age of 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m (of which he is thought to have raked in more than a third). With backing from a glittering array of investors, including the Chinese billionaire […]


  • Feb 11, 2014
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DARPA seeks the “Holy Grail” of search engines

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 11 February 2014 – The scientists at DARPA … the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency … say the current methods of searching the Internet for all manner of information just won’t cut it in the future. Yesterday the agency announced a program that would aim to totally revamp Internet search and “revolutionize the discovery, […]


  • Feb 3, 2014
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Apple’s health-tracking device is coming: a patent filing points the way. And privacy issues abound. Your move, Google! [EXPANDED VERSION]

Upping the ante for privacy intrusion and discoverable information  By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.    3 February 2014 – As widely reported in the press, Apple is planning to make a push into health-tracking and medical devices. For example, see the TechCrunch piece which quotes several sources. And various Apple blogs have been reporting that Apple […]


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