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The mobile payments revolution

Mobile payment schemes are a hot topic at the moment, fuelled by revelations about Apple’s forthcoming  Pay service which is about to be rolled out in the U.S. this month. The concept is not new: the technologies and infrastructure that enable you to pay with your smartphone have been around for well over a decade. And in countries like Kenya, mobile money […]

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“Ok Glass: Take me to the Zoo”

Take a few moments and watch this implementation of Google Glass by the team at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Houston and Houston Zoo. This is probably the first time I’ve seen Google Glass being used in a manner outside the standard ultra-geek methodology. In fact this video is worth watching to demonstrate just how […]

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I bought a Samsung Chromebook on Wednesday night

I was walking down Chiswell Street in the Square Mile of London when I saw the Currys/PC World sign ahead. “Ooooh, a MacBook!” was the first thought that came into my mind. “Or, maybe not,” I corrected myself. The last MacBook Pro that I purchased was on behalf of a company I was consulting with […]

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Bizcrowd and Google are hosting a live hangout tomorrow!

Last month I became Head of Bizcrowd, the small/medium enterprise (“SME”) focused online community from NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland. There’s more detail on the post I wrote last month. If you’ve been thinking I’ve been rather light on posts here at Mobile Industry Review, you’d be right. I’ve had my hands full. Rather […]

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Is anyone else finding the current iPad a bit too big?

I think it’s the release of the Google Nexus 7 that really changed things for me. Playing around with that, I couldn’t help but recognise the difference in size and weight between the two devices. Obviously. There’s quite a gap. The new iPad is flipping annoying, actually. The more I think about it. Oh the […]

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“Nexus 7 tablet sales could reach 8 million units in 2012”

I’ve been hearing similar estimates from a few people in the industry regarding the Nexus 7 tablet. I wonder how it’s going to get on with competition from Apple… Now, new estimates from Tech-thoughts.net based on touch panel shipments suggest Google could sell as many as 8 million tablets by the end of the year, via […]

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Amazon: Google’s biggest problem? Quite possibly…

I clicked on this Business Insider post that contains some perspective on what’s keeping Google executives up at night. What Googlers worry about in private is a growing trend among consumers to skip Google altogether, and to just go ahead and search for the product they would like to buy on Amazon.com, or, on mobile […]

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