Software is eating the world – again.

Software is eating the world – again.

News from this year’s annual developer conferences, highlighted by Google I/O and Facebook’s F8, have created even more buzz than usual. These events are regularly replete with awe inspiring new products, killer apps, and innovative approaches, but this year feels different. It’s not just the conferences or the companies. It’s the scope and the scale of software powered products. Software appears to be eating the world…again.

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

When, two years ago, the European Commission announced its investigation on the Google practices in the mobile ecosystem, the authority prophesied that the Android’s owner was stifling innovation.
 
Since 2015, the reality is different. Innovation in the mobile sector is thriving, as proven by various studies: the Ericsson Mobility Report, from November 2016, recorded...

Mobile innovation is everywhere

Mobile innovation is everywhere

I recently had an opportunity to join thousands of developers at Facebook’s F8 Developer conference that featured a flurry of announcement ranging from a new Camera Effects Platform for bringing AR to your phone to a new social VR experience called Spaces. A revamp of Messenger doubles down on bots and extends the platform to make it far easier for businesses to interact with customers. And more amazing...

Over-The-Top Services – to be or not to be?

Over-The-Top Services – to be or not to be?

Over the top services (or OTTs) include all those apps that we love and use to communicate in new and exciting ways.  EU decision-makers have mixed feelings about them, however. While some want OTT to be regulated as telecoms services, others believe the disruption of traditional markets brings more choice for users, new business models for companies, and more competition to the market. Recently, expert research findings and a letter from 7 EU countries have called for less government intervention and more market-driven approach, promoting ambition as the prime driver of success.