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News: Brands & Retailers to Use Beacons to Push 1.6bn Coupons to Consumers by 2020

A recent study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers via beacon technology by 2020, up from just 11 million this year, as retailers seek to develop proximity marketing campaigns in and around their stores. The new research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Redemption, Loyalty & Consumer Engagement […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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News: Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to stop snoopers and Smart Unlock

Mobile security has never been more important. Every week there seem to be new reports of vulnerabilities in our smartphone operating systems, and the issues of privacy and online security are a hot topic at the moment. So what can you do to stay safe on your mobile device? Aside from obvious things such as avoiding questionable websites, and ensuring that […]

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News: Nexmo agreement with SAP extends social chat capabilities to SAP Cloud for Customer platform

A few weeks ago, Nexmo announced a collaboration with SAP to connect their Cloud for Customer (C4C) service platform to the global chat apps via the Nexmo Chat App API. With the C4C integration, SAP customers can now service customers on popular chat apps including WeChat from within the C4C solution. SAP is one of the […]

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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed in December

It feels like December has flown by, and as usual there hasn’t been a dull moment in the mobile industry as 2015 reaches its inevitable conclusion. This year, as ever, smartphones became more powerful, network speeds increased, traditional television viewing slid into decline, and the industry sped forward like Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon making a hyperspace jump. The shoehorned Star Wars reference out of […]

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Beat the journey to work this Christmas with the CommuteLondon app

Many of our readers who travel into London frequently will be all-too familiar with the challenges of getting into the city during the morning rush (or any time of day, for that matter). And especially if you’re a regular train traveller or commuter, you’re no doubt hoping for a smooth and uneventful journey each day in the run-up to the holidays. As someone who used to travel into London almost […]

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Get ready for LiFi

We recently published an article about 5 things you might have missed last month, in which one of the items we covered was the recent demonstration of a working LiFi system. Several people have since expressed an interest in finding out more about the new networking technology – so what exactly is it? In the next few years […]

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Roundup of the month – 5 things you might have missed

“In the world of mobile, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. Judging by my obvious fondness for the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the paraphrased quote seems appropriate for today’s mobile and tech industries. There’s rarely a day when a new mobile device or technological advancement doesn’t make the […]

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Samsung Tizen Z3 proves surprisingly popular

As you are probably aware, Samsung has been slowly improving its home-grown Tizen operating system over the past year or two, releasing a couple of affordable smartphones targeted at emerging markets like India and Bangladesh. The company’s latest device, the Z3, recently made it into GSMArena’s Top 10 Trending Phones of Week 46 rankings at number four, […]

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