Mobile ‘won’ music. Only oldies use ‘hi-fis’ to listen to their favourites songs now. But mobile companies didn’t win. Tim Green ponders what happened to Sony Ericsson PlayNow and the rest…
Do you know when today’s music industry began? You might guess it was when the first sheet music was printed. Or the first 78 disc was pressed. Or when Jailhouse Rock came out.
The rather dry answer is 1710. That was when the Parliament of Great Britain passed The Statute of Anne, also known as the Copyright Act.
The Internet of Things (IoT) always provokes strong reactions, especially when the prickly issue of trust rears its head. During MEF’s recent Global Consumer Trust Summit, a panel of industry experts engaged in a lively debate around the importance – and challenge – in building trust around a world of connected devices. MEF CEO Rimma Perelmuter picks out some of the key themes…
The benefits of IoT are well documented. Rapid developments in machine learning mean we can discern patterns and behaviours from the exabytes of data gathered by connected devices in order to add value to a wide range of enterprises, infrastructure and consumers.
Today’s phones do everything: take pictures, give directions, play music. So why can’t they project movies? Seven years after writing about phone projectors, Tim Green is still waiting to own one…
Two years ago my family had a dream. We would build a cinema in our back garden.
OK, not a real cinema with seats and ushers and exorbitant popcorn. But somewhere we could sit on summer evenings and project movies in the muggy darkness.
Rethinking the way in which customer data gets managed is new a frontier for businesses immersed in the digital landscape. Notably, new regulations that affect any company who are holders of European customer data threaten non-compliant companies with fines up to 4% of global turnover. Here MEF CEO, Rimma Perelmuter reflects on the impact for the mobile industry.
As companies continue to collect more and more personal data from consumers and emerging technologies such as mobile health, financial services and IOT seek to access our most sensitive data, the potential risks in the form of cyber security breaches, mismanagement of data and changing attitudes of consumers cannot be underestimated.