How mobile technology is removing barriers to travel

In July 1997, says Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2, I was a new analyst for the tech consulting firm Accenture. My boss’s client, China Telecom, had asked us to aid in a spin-out IPO of their mobile unit and so I was sent to Beijing to work on the project.

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Indentive prioritises consumer security for its state-of-the-art IoT platform

Irdeto is partnering with Indentive, a Swedish IoT technology provider, to secure its home IoT platform, Connective. Indentive will implement Irdeto Cloakware® Software Protection and Cloakware Secure Environment to ensure that security is built into the basis of the home network.

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IoT captures hearts and minds of retailers, says new report

Detego, a UK retail software vendor which has digitally connected nearly two billion items of clothing and footwear, has released a report detailing the most popular IoT strategies that retailers are adopting to more accurately monitor the movement of goods and better understand consumer behaviour.

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FIME claims a first as its lab & tool are qualified by GlobalPlatform for consumer eSIM

FIME is claiming to be the first to have both its test tool and laboratory qualified by GlobalPlatform in line with the GSMA’s latest consumer eUICC SGP.23 specifications and the SIMalliance Interoperable Profile.

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Security is the second biggest concern in IoT implementation – Here’s what you can do

If it wasn’t for security concerns, IoT would be a much bigger part of our lives and businesses. That’s the verdict of 26% of business executives in a survey, and it certainly seems on point as a fear for our privacy and security is the biggest concern holding IoT back, next only to cost.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will impact future vehicle purchase decision, says Strategy Analytics

Over the past few model years, smartphone mirroring features from Alphabet (Android Auto) and Apple (CarPlay) have become far more widespread across model lines. With this exposure has come a surge of consumer interest and concern over how well these features are being integrated with on-board systems.

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Huawei outlines the path to a 5G Era for Vietnam

At the 4G/5G International Conference 2018 in Hanoi, Huawei outlined the path to a 5G Era for Vietnam. Speaking at the conference on “Paving the Way for 5G in Vietnam”, Dr. Mohamed Madkour, vice president of Huawei Global Wireless Network Marketing, highlighted the value that 5G will bring to Vietnam

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Third party messaging apps offer more consistent, expressive & compelling experience than SMS, finds Strategy Analytics

Consumers are becoming less social in person by becoming more social ‘virtually’ through advanced messaging features. Achieved through pre-installed RCS platforms and self-installed third party messaging apps, these platforms are providing a more consistent, expressive and compelling messaging experience for the sender.

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Buoy Labs enters strategic relationship with Delta Faucet Company to elevate America’s smart home water experience

Buoy Labs, creators of the Buoy™ single-point, AI-powered smart home water management device, and Delta Faucet Company, the manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products, announced a strategic relationship to advance smart home innovation.

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Verizon launches new connected vehicle brand

The launch of Verizon Connect marks the completed integration of its existing connected vehicle division with two recently acquired fleet and mobile workforce management software companies under a single, combined brand. Verizon Connect is the culmination of more than $5 billion (€4.05 billion) in investments,

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Three wearables for your factory

According to Statista, there were 453 million connected wearable devices worldwide in 2018, a figure thatis predicted to increase to 593 million this year. While, unsurprisingly, the market is currently dominated by smart watches, you may be surprised at the benefits wearables 

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Campari America taps Thinfilm’s NFC mobile marketing solution to drive eCommerce

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a provider in NFC (near field communication) mobile marketing and smart packaging solutions, announced Campari America as a new customer. Campari America is using Thinfilm’s NFC mobile marketing solution to enable consumers to purchase

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Gemalto survey confirms that consumers lack confidence in IoT device security

Gemalto, a provider of digital security, has revealed that 90% of consumers lack confidence in the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This comes as more than two-thirds of consumers and almost 80% of organisations support governments getting involved in setting IoT security.

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Consumers say in-person service is essential to create the connected home

CSG International, has announced results of its market survey The Future of the Digital Experience: Connected Service Edition. Through an independent research firm, CSG polled 2,000 consumers across five countries to learn how consumers will prefer to connect home automation and other smart devices

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Automotive telematics systems revenues to reach $6.7 billion globally in 2023, nearly tripled from 2016, says IHS Markit

Global revenue from automotive telematics systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 17% to more than $6.7 billion by the end of 2023, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit.

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Will mobile devices replace computers?

For the first time in history, US consumers are using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, more than PC’s to access the internet. This is the main reason why more and more companies are creating apps and making their websites mobile-friendly to reach more consumers.

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