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This week.. Blackberry sues Nokia over patents, downloads are ‘obsolete’, Facebook plans to bring the global community closer and much more.
As it says goodbye to the smartphone business, BlackBerry is pushing ahead with an attempt to wring some cash from its patents.
The world’s smartphone users don’t want bits and bytes, says Syntonic CEO Gary Greenbaum. They want music, video and games. He talked to MEF Minute about this changing consumer mindset and Syntonic’s sponsored content models.
We live in an era of exploding demand for streaming video, on-demand music and connected gaming on mobile. But one factor limits the potential of this content market: the cost of data. Consumers are either concerned at the cost or they don’t understand data at all. After all, how many megabytes are there in 10 minutes of YouTube?
Rob Pegorago, tech journalist and moderator from the recent MEF Data Privacy & Security Summit at CES shares 10 things you need to know about the personal data economy, following the discussions of the panel held on the topic at the same event – listen to that discussion in full below.
There’s a traditional way to deal with your privacy online: In return for a free service, we click an “I agree” button that lets companies collect more of our information than we might like, subject to poorly-documented terms that they’re free to change at will. In our more self-aware moments, we may resent that exchange.
Debate rages about the pros and cons of ad blocking. But it is certainly on the rise. According to a new report, 615 million devices now block ads – and more than half of them are mobile handsets. Here’s a re-cap of the arguments and the numbers…
Panel sessions at Mobile World Congress generally tend toward polite discussion of industry issues. But not all of them. One session in 2016 was so feisty it made headlines around the world.
The speakers represented Google, Nestlé, AOL and Yahoo, and the topic was ad-blockers. A fifth panellist, Roi Carthy, represented Shine, make of one of the world’s best known ad blocking platforms.