Tag archives: applications

Electric cars that can communicate intelligently – yes please!

In 2010, Sweden set itself a very ambitious goal: to become the first oil-free economy by 2020.
While Sweden is still far from achieving this goal, progress is being made. A great example of this is the innovative research project called ELVIIS. ELVIIS – or Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure – aims to use mobile connectivity [...]

Thinking Cities: ICT is changing the game

In the latest Networked Society film, I discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century city together with various leading city-thinkers. We also discuss how ICT is helping achieve sustainable solutions.

The apps that could save your life

Last year, there were floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and bushfires, and many people most probably found themselves in situations where they were lost, scared and ill informed. Imagine if they had had a rescue or emergency app that could have helped them in their time of need?

Smartphones: making the internet truly mobile

As 2011 drew to a close, Ericsson ConsumerLab identified the hottest consumer trends for 2012 and beyond. And, when asked what I expected the most important changes to be this year, it struck me that although everyone knows that smartphones are popular, very few seem to grasp the enormous implications these devices are having for [...]

How do you keep a fickle audience happy?

At this year’s CES it’s proving to be more about the intangible, such as applications and connectivity, than the tangible. In this video I talk about the importance of being able to access content from anywhere at any time and on any gadget.

Networked Society comes alive during the Volvo Ocean Race

During the last Volvo Ocean Race, I was lucky enough to travel the world while also leading the delivery of the race’s next generation of multimedia solutions. We made Facebook, Twitter and Google Earth part of the race experience for the first time, and also provided real-time access to video of the race via mobile [...]

Social life of the young – same needs, different tools

When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.

What was the best application of 2011?

What was the best application of 2011? It’s not an easy question. What makes something “best”? Does it have to change the world, or at least someone’s life? What if it just keeps a six-year-old entertained for 30 minutes?

Get connected this Christmas

The holiday season is upon us. Have you noticed any changes your behavior this year?

Towards a low-carbon economy: the transformative steps

COP 17 in Durban is now over, but the winners of the Transformative Step of the Day initiative made a lasting impression towards a low carbon economy. It’s been quite a journey – one I’d like to share with you today.