Thirty-five percent of Android and iPhone users in the US use apps such as Facebook on their smartphones before even getting out of bed, shows new research from Ericsson ConsumerLab. This is yet another sign that the app culture is growing in importance and turning into a new way of living.
More than 80 journalists from thirty countries visited Ericsson’s third annual Business Innovation Forum, held May 10-11 in Silicon Valley, California. Ten speakers with diverse backgrounds – ranging from a firefighter to a venture capitalist – joined Ericsson executives and specialists for an agenda that touched on all aspects of the Networked Society and its potential to improve the lives of people, business, and society.
Ericsson is the founding partner in "A Day in the World" photography project, which aims to document moments from all parts of the world by professional and amateur photographers alike. The photographs will be collected online and later saved in the national archives of participating countries.
If feedback from the streets of China is anything to go by then we are still in the early stages of the uptake of mobile applications. But this could be about to change – fast.
Wide-spread provisioning of TV services has strongly shaped the cultural development since the last century; terrestrial radio broadcast transmission has been the original form of TV distribution. Although the majority of TV reception is today based on alternative distribution means, like cable or satellite, TV broadcast enjoys still a significant amount of allocated terrestrial spectrum (~300 MHz).