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Telco's introduce innovative services

It is home country of Spain, Telefonica has made a name for itself as a provider of digital home services and is now moving forward with improvements to its TV services in order to stay ahead of the game in an ever competitive digital era. It is considered by many to be a wise course […]

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal

By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among millions of people who have been tagged in Facebook photos at some point in the past decade, sometimes at the suggestion of an automated tagging feature powered by facial recognition technology. It was their Illinois addresses, though, that […]

Screen time usage – facts and stats

Unsurprisingly, we spend a considerable amount of time glaring at our phones for a whole myriad of reasons. Our phones are the essential tools in keeping us connected, informed and productive. But, have you ever wondered how much time you spend switching between communication tools on your device? Sometimes a stressful day can be made […]

Searching for answers - what does the future hold for SEO?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most rapidly evolving industries of our time. It constantly keeps us on our toes and I think that is part of its attraction. But, how will advancements in technology impact this volatile industry? Will artificial intelligence (AI) have a positive or negative effect on search? What will […]

Are telecom operators’ efforts to go green, realistic?

Sometimes, when operators boast their go green intentions, it can often leave industry watchers a little open mouthed. Perhaps there is something questionable about a multibillion-dollar company using huge amounts of resources and energy whilst getting excited about the no print policy in their headquarters. However, environmental efforts of operators are progressing and starting to […]

SVOD will continue to drive OTT media service revenue

The Over-the-Top (OTT) video market is expected to top over $200 billion (US) by 2024, according to a report form ABI research. 90% of that value will be fueled by subscription and advertising revenue according to a new report by the global tech market advisory firm. Fresh and innovative services such as Disney+ and Apple […]

Lightning Connection - Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

The European Parliament had a hearing which discussed a measure that would ensure smartphone manufacturers produced a common and standardized charger for all mobile devices that were sold in the European Union. This includes: Smartphones, tablets, eBooks and digital cameras. Three connectors are currently in common use: USB 2.0 Micro B (otherwise known as the […]

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time when it faces heated competition. Netflix had said […]

Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer Microsoft is pledging to become 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits. CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that the commitment will happen “not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain, too.” It’s a major step up from Microsoft’s previous […]