The appointment of John Weir as the new head of Smart Mobile in Sierra Leone highlights the new competitive dynamics in the West African country and the shadow that has fallen over the expansion plans of Libya's telecom holding company, Lap Green Network.
It's an old story now, but still worth remembering: When the iPhone debuted way back in 2007, it wasn't much thought of as a device for business users. It had email, yes, but not many of the security features favored by IT departments--and besides, the BlackBerry dominated the business market anyway.
As long as everyone can agree on an operating system, Apple and Amazon are making it possible for families to share their apps and media across devices, making it just as easy to share a digital book as it is to share a physical one.
More stylish versions of Google Glass went on sale in the UK today as online fashion outlets Net a Porter and Mr Porter became the first third-party retailers to offer the augmented reality spectacles.
BitTorrent Inc. is expanding the trial of its server-less peer-to-peer messaging app Bleep to pretty much anyone who wants to try it. Bleep entered an open alpha period late Wednesday with apps for Android (Google Play), Windows, and Mac. BitTorrent says an iOS version is coming at a later date.
An electronic case-handling dashboard and a network of specialists will be created to help EU data protection authorities deal with complaints filed by people whose requests to delete search results based on a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling is denied.
Social media is as much an art form as it is an ongoing science experiment. Delivering the right message to the right audience at the right time is a key determining factor in the success of virtually every update, tweet or post.
Once mobile devices are connected to car infotainment systems and cars are connected to the Internet, vehicles will become a rich source of data for manufacturers, marketers, insurance providers and the government. Oh, and they'll be a lucrative target for hackers, too.