More and more people around the world have smartphones and we are expanding the way we use them – from keeping track of our health to being on top of our social life, for shopping or watching Game of Thrones. We have all different preferences and it is becoming increasingly important to understand the factors that affect the overall smartphone experience.
Category archives: Society
Fear is an essential ingredient for change. As much as it can be a hurdle, the truth is, I think fear is a big motivator. Though it wasn’t articulated as a theme during the Economist’s Digital Horizons conference this morning, it certainly shone through every speech, panel, and question and answer period.
Having just ended my annual pilgrimage to Stockholm, I took the time to reflect and write this piece on my flight home. I must say I’m really excited to be home soon, where my poor dry skin and stomach look forward to the accustomed weather and food.
Stockholm is the land of the connected, where residents [...]
Today’s young children see their parents on their smartphone everywhere and wonder why they don’t have connectivity anywhere they want. An emerging trend is that the youngest members of the family are now in many cases the first to demand integrated 3G and 4G connectivity.
Dodi and I jotted down a stream-of-consciousness conversation during the final session of All Things D in California this week. Fasten your driverless-car seatbelt, put on your Google glasses, and here we go:
Ulrika Bergström 17:48
Dodi, you expected disruption at D11 in your pre-event blog: Did you find it? Personally, I conclude that ‘mobile’ is [...]
The first day at the D11 conference by AllThingsD outside Los Angles was very intense. The variety and quality in the speaker lineup is impressive. Here come a few snapshots from the event:
Morning kicked off with a session on market trends. Mobile first is coming cross as the most important priority for application developers. Able [...]
While applying Blue Ocean Strategy in the Networked Society, I have identified a surprising number of key common denominators between the two operators, despite their being based in different continents and having different markets.
A well-functioning infrastructure is crucial for making modern urban life possible and ICT is an important part of that infrastructure. ICT increases interaction between people, creates new business opportunities, stimulates business development and contributes to economic growth.
Is it relevant to consider what “things” will continue to exist or is it more interesting to ask why things exist in the first place? In the Networked Society, it is possible to distribute human invented concepts digitally, rather than physically. And once they are digital, they can be enhanced or completely re-invented.
For the ﬁrst time since the Industrial Revolution it is possible to distribute human invented concepts digitally, rather than physically. And once they are digital, they can be enhanced or completely re-invented.
In this column, Monika has written a few great blog posts on city development and challenges for cities as they grow rapidly, and one of my posts discussed city dwellers based on an Ericsson ConsumerLab study not too long ago. So I decided to give a snapshot of today’s city life from my point of [...]