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Think Snapchat’s Spectacles are weird? Then you’re old. And DON’T think Google Glass. It’s where mobile is going.

  Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer   26 September 2016 (Tel Aviv) – So what do you think about Snap’s first hardware product – their newly announced Spectacles? Maybe you’re thinking about Google Glass, the spectacularly failed hardware project that took the world by storm for not much more than a minute? Well, it’s […]


  • Jan 26, 2016
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Donald, listen: the iPhone will not be made in the U.S. Not ever.

“Is this not my best skeptical look?  I mean, I am the greatest at skepticism!!” By: Gregory P. Bufithis, CEO 26 January 2016 – That Donald Trump’s skill is leveraging fact-free rhetoric for political advantage is not news.  So much of the GOP-primary oxygen has been his demagoguery.Trump’s style degrades people and public discourse. His keen […]


  • Jan 14, 2016
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A New York bill would force decryption of smartphones “on demand”

  14 January 2014 – So now we have word that New York Assemblyman Matthew Titone has a bill that forbids the sale of smartphones that can’t be cracked by their manufacturers. On the Wire reports: “A bill that is making its way through the New York state assembly would require that smartphone manufacturers build mechanisms […]


  • Sep 7, 2015
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The real software revolution is not in your mobile device. It’s in the data center.

Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer      7 September 2015 – It’s an old story: very often the behind-the-scenes work is more important than the up-front stars. Just ask anyone who’s worked on a special-effects-laden movie or other video project. In the case of today’s tech industry the “stars” are mobile devices like smartphones and […]


  • Aug 20, 2015
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Amsterdam powers ahead with the first “crowd-sourced” Internet of Things network

      20 August 2014 – A new system that uses low-power, low-bandwidth LoWaWAN technology has covered Amsterdam with a wireless signal that allows objects throughout the city to become tools for developers. In what they’ve pronounced is a world first, the crowd-sourced Internet of Things Network can be used for a range of purposes. One […]


  • Aug 3, 2015
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The rise of Huawei: now the world’s third-largest phone manufacturer

  3 August 2015 – The latest global mobile sales figures from Strategy Analytics show Huawei gaining ground, with the Chinese vendor becoming the third largest manufacturer in the world. In Q2 2015, Huawei accounted for 7 percent of the mobile phone market share, with 30.6 million shipments. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung is still the number one manufacturer, with […]


  • May 21, 2015
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The American cable industry is about to get a taste of some progressive French business models. And that’s a good thing.

Patrick Drahi, the man with a plan   21 May 2015 – We are based in Paris so we take full advantage of France’s highly developed telecommunication system. France is served by an extensive system of automatic telephone exchanges connected by modern networks of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, and a domestic satellite system; […]


  • May 17, 2015
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European telecoms contemplate blocking mobile ads. What’s the potential effect on Google? And Verizon?

  18 May 2015 – An interesting story surfaced last week that may have a big impact on both advertisers and end-users who use their phones as portals to ad-supported websites. Several European telecom providers are apparently planning to use ad-blocking software at the data-center level, which would mean benefit for users (in the form of less […]


  • Nov 28, 2014
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Doubling the speed of cellphone data with a simple full duplex circuit: could supercharge wireless data transfer

  28 November 2014 – A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer. The circuit makes it possible for a radio to send and receive signals on the same channel simultaneously – something known as “full-duplex” communications. That should translate to a doubling of […]


  • Oct 4, 2014
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Samsung paid Microsoft $1 Billion last year for Android royalty … and such NASTY language!!

  4 October 2014 – In a glimpse of the financial stakes in the smartphone-patent wars, Microsoft said yesterday that Samsung Electronics paid the software giant more than $1 billion for an annual fee to use Microsoft technology in Samsung phones. Samsung sells smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software. But Microsoft has said some of its patents […]


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