With the introduction and rapid take up of technologies like social login, many companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become 'identity providers'. If you've ever signed up to a new website and chosen to log in using a social media account rather than input all of your personal details then you will appreciate the advantages of this.
Device Manufacturers have seen better days. Razor thin margins. Increased competition. Globalization. All of these forces have allied, making it harder to make a profit. But just when things were at their bleakest for device manufacturers, the dawning of the age of the "Internet of Things" - Internet-connected devices powered by software - promises to transform the industry.