Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and is “long-term.” The two firms […]

Deloitte predicts UK technology sector trends for 2018

Deloitte predicts UK technology sector trends for 2018

 The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has announced its predictions for the UK technology sector in 2018. The news comes following the launch of the seventeenth edition of TMT Predictions 2018. Machine Learning: Bargaining Chips A surge in deployment of FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and ASICs […]

Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

AR (augmented reality) technology company Blippar has teamed up with Unilever’s Magnum ice cream brand and Mindshare to launch its first Asia-Pacific campaign using its AR digital placement (ARDP) unit. The ‘Make My Magnum’ experience allows users to create their own personalised Magnums—by selecting from a list of 18 toppings—on their smartphones using Blippar’s ARDP. […]

How to combat Mobile Device Fraud: Is Blockchain the answer?

How to combat Mobile Device Fraud: Is Blockchain the answer?

Identifying mobile fraud in the mobile ecosystem can be a challenge for advertisers and Agencies alike. We are seeing increasingly more new fraud methods designed to exploit the system, such as Install Fraud and Click Fraud. DeviceID Reset Fraud has recently been launched by mobile attribution and marketing analytics platform AppsFlyer to give the advertiser […]

BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

As cars grow more connected and more dependent on software, cybersecurity is becoming a more important issue for automakers. The occasional public scares involving so-called “car hackings” are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this complex problem. Hoping to turn said problem into a new business opportunity, BlackBerry CEO John Chen […]

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Television viewers and spectators at Sunday’s grand finale at the Vodafone Premier Badminton League broke into impromptu smiles when they realized they had unexpected company. Lending an entirely unique experience to complement the nail biting match, were the adorable Vodafone Pugs in ‘augmented’ avatar. This is the first time that augmented reality has been seen […]

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas is where the globes Technology Brands for the past 51 years have converged to brag, showcasing what they are doing in advancing technology. This year an estimated 3,900 exhibitors from 150 different nations will have done so to over 180,000 forecasted visitors and a global media audience. […]

Google buys UK startup Redux, which turns screens into speakers

Google buys UK startup Redux, which turns screens into speakers

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly acquired a UK startup focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux developed technology that eliminates the need for small speakers in mobile phones, freeing up space for batteries or other components, the Cambridge, UK-based startup said on its now defunct website. It is unclear […]

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung is the latest company to team up with NextRadio to bring FM service to its new phones. The company will unlock FM chips in all its upcoming smartphones in the US and Canada. The bulk of smartphones around the world are manufactured with an FM chip, but hardware makers often do not unlock them. […]

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