Category archives: People

Collaboration and the cloud will improve companies’ competitiveness

Business life in the city has developed around a strong service sector in a variety of enterprise segments. As the global market is reshaping the future of businesses in general, with advanced ecosystems and strong niche players, local city life will also change. So how does and will the cloud, collaboration and connectivity contribute toward creating competitive companies in cities?

Cities and cars – a love affair or a marriage gone bad?

When roaming the globe becomes as simple as being at home

Most cities are dependent on a healthy flow of tourists exploiting what the city has to offer. Increasingly, networked tourists expect the same connectivity and access to location-based apps that they have at home.

Location-based services enable new ways to meet in the city

Before mobile phones, we agreed with friends on a time and a place in advance to meet up. With feature phones, we agreed on a time frame and a neighborhood and fine-tuned our plans with text messages. But how are personal meetings in the city changing with location services and LTE capabilities in smartphones?

The philosophy of being connected

Access to information makes us independent but also brings us closer to the people and things we depend on to share their data so that we can complete our tasks. In a connected world, a new philosophy is spreading, and it is much larger than the technology itself.

App-centric cities require a new mindset

Providing good user experience is not a network issue alone, but will always involve a balancing act between networks, devices and apps.

A closer look at the ‘tablet generation’

Online video viewing has become a mainstream activity for consumers of all ages so shouldn’t cognitive psychology have a closer look at this new trend? Is this good or bad for society?

TV still bringing us together

Ericsson ConsumerLab just released its about how we’re watching TV. As we at Ericsson sat around the table thinking about which highlights to write about in the press release, several of us reacted to the news about pensioners increasing how much they’re watching streaming video.

More personal stories from the new media landscape

It’s time for the smartwatch

2013 is projected to be the year of the smartwatch. This is the biggest inflection point for the USD 60 billion watch industry since the launch of the Swatch in 1983. Virtually “all” CE companies have a smartwatch in the pipe. So how will smartwatches make life different in the Networked Society?