There was a time when Europe was leading world markets as a source of innovators, patents, and product development; progress and growth forged the common market, the foundation of the EU.
The importance of mobile networks has grown phenomenally this millennium. They have been the telecom growth vehicle worldwide as fixed broadband services have essentially grown just as fast as legacy voice and data service revenues have declined. This mobile growth has been driven by three great network leaps, and this post reflects about how the third is different from the two previous ones.
Implantable NFC chips have been on sale in US and European markets for four or five years, but we don’t have cyborgs walking the streets of our cities. Why not?
When we talk about the Networked Society we normally talk about the outputs – the benefits that flow from disrupting and transforming established business, economic, and social models. And when we speak of the inputs – the preconditions for disruption and transformation – we often concentrate on the technological factors, such as connectivity, data, energy efficiency, and more. But what about the ideas? Continue reading
The role of classic cameras has been taken over by smartphones. This means that the camera category getting most of the attention is action cameras. For the younger generation, this is nothing new – they are onboard. But are you ready to embrace a creative journey with multiple action cameras, new mounting options and cloud-based editing tools, using the technology your kids already master?
My name is Stanislav, and I’m a connected man. I’ve been living with an NFC chip in my body for a few weeks already: a small (2×12 mm) capsule made of glass and implanted into my left hand between the thumb and the forefinger.
The first drone summer is here, with drones taking to the air in large volumes. With this development we will see a number of new phenomena – a kind of digital transformation of previously analog problems. And much of this transition will involve moving drones on and off the roof.
Editor’s note: Today we are featuring an excerpt from a post on the future of money from Ericsson’s Call to Change blog. It was written by Lisa Elénius Taylor, Marketing Manager for M-commerce:
Things have changed a lot in the past twenty years when it comes to money. In 1995, credit cards and checks were the norm, along with good old cash, of course. Discussions in the financial press looked to the future of money as being predominantly digital, which it is today: “Digital money is the ultimate–and inevitable–medium of exchange for an increasingly wired world,” wrote Kelley Holland and Amy Cortese in Business Week that year. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a guest post from Pelayo Omotoso, Head of Practice, Core & Cloud, for Ericsson Region Sub-Saharan Africa:
The fourth season of Game of Thrones, the popular HBO TV series adapted from the fantasy novels of George R. R. Martin, is the most watched HBO TV series of all time with a record 18.6 million gross viewers. While often discussed for its stunning and often shocking visuals, I have always been drawn to the strong character narratives that have sustained Martin’s readership through five novels since 1996, with the promise of two more in the works. Continue reading