UK Mobile

Understanding the Yin and Yang of Our Technology-Driven Society

Hamid Habib | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hamid Habib

It's not inaccurate to say that while British consumers have fallen head-over-heels in love with technology, they also fear what it is doing to them... consumer technologies often create contrary forces between positive and negative; a sort of Yin-Yang in our relationship with them.

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

Over 3.2million UK SMEs Are Ignoring Mobile - And Will Lose Over £50bn in the Next 12 Months

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Daniele Pelleri

There are about 4.9 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK: a huge and lively ecosystem corresponding to 99.9 % of private sector busin...

The Odd Couple: Why Apps and the Mobile Web Will Have to Share a Flat for Some Time Yet

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

It's an argument that's seemingly as old the proverbial hills and with more bumps to boot. The apps versus mobile web debate scintillates some, leaves others indifferent and has the majority reaching for their nightcaps as they slowly drift into deep sleep.

World Cup Nations Could Pay a Penalty for Ignoring Mobile Tech

James Connelly | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

The most anticipated World Cup in memory is now well underway and it's perhaps the hardest finals to call in terms of predicting the winner. With as many as half of the 32 nations believing they have a genuine chance of glory, any opening to gain even a slight advantage is something to be explored...

Roaming Charges: The End Is Nigh

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

This April, MEP's passed legislation that will end roaming charges for using a mobile phone while abroad by December 2015. This means that the cost of making a call or downloading internet data in another EU country will be the same price as at home.

Africa's Technology Boom: Opportunity or Myth?

Furhaad Shah | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Furhaad Shah

Only a decade ago, to speak of Africa and technology would have seemed nonsensical. Today, it is part of a growing global conversation.

Out With Google Search and in With the App Stores

James Connelly | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Since the inception of consumer computers, the desktop has ruled the world and for more than 15 years one company has become synonymous with that world- Google. Let's face it, even if you know the specific URL of a site, pretty much every journey begins with Google.

Nine Trends in Mobile That You Should Know

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Statistically, people are crazy about fashion and shopping so it's naturally going to extend to their mobile interests. What are the key trends at the moment? I'm a data person and here is a combination of facts and figures and my thoughts on the future of mobile.

The App Tipping Point

JF Sullivan | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
JF Sullivan

Soon enough, clear front runners emerged from the noise. This is perhaps best illustrated by the popularity of WhatsApp, whose 450 million users recently convinced Facebook it was worth paying $19 billion to acquire. But what is it about these stand-outs that gave them lasting power? What is it about the apps that succeed? Is it pure luck or something more?

The Generation Divide: Where Do We Draw the Line in an Always-On World?

Louise Orpin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Regardless of age, this is about good old-fashioned manners and I can only hope that once away from the astonished fellow diners, Mum and Dad buried Daughter's phone in the snow or better still, threw it off the highest mountain!

Do You Think Before You Text?

Victoria Mapplebeck | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria  Mapplebeck

At 38, I was a freelance film director. After a short relationship ended, I found myself single, pregnant and broke. I decided to have the baby and raise him alone. Years after my son was born, scrolling though an old Nokia, I found that I had unwittingly archived a three-year dialogue of text messages between my son's father and I.

Can Digital Change Stop People Switching Energy Providers?

Peter Veash | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the more immediate threat of customer switching to grapple with, energy providers have a substantial job to do in thinking like a brand and helping customers live their lives more easily.

Five Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Ditching Your Landline

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

The invention of the telephone was a significant communications landmark and subsequent adoption was stellar. However, in more recent times, the traditional landline has taken a bit of a knock.

22-Year-Old CEO Of Kiip Proves You're Never To Young To Be An Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Brian Wong is making waves. Thanks to his mobile rewards company, Kiip, the 22-year-old he has already made a third consecutive appearance on Forbes 3...

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

The UK has the largest digital economy in the G20 and we need fresh ideas and innovation to stay ahead and support our economic recovery. However, ideas alone will not be enough to sustain this powerful competitive advantage.

Advertising Week 2014 Proves That the Future Is Optimistic

James Connelly | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

This year's Advertising Week Europe (AWE) was a real whirlwind. For four days the European ad industry hurried enthusiastically between conference rooms at the iconic BAFTA building to beat the queues and grab front row seats to watch the likes of Sir Martin Sorrell, Idris Elba and Pete Cashmore.

How Mobile Is Driving the Native Revolution

Piers North | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Piers North

Native advertising is one of the buzz words of the moment and it generally provokes one of two reactions. Either a sense of confusion, or the feeling that it's an over-hyped phrase which is just a new way of describing what we do already - creating advertising which is relevant to the editorial experience.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

Can I Go 50/50? Developing a Successful Mobile Strategy Doesn't Need to be Guesswork

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

Netbiscuits COO Daniel Weisbeck believes mobile marketers need some help understanding their customers. In this article, he explores some tangible ways for businesses to understand how customer behavior and preferences can be profiled to drive engagement and increased conversion.

Advertising Week Europe 2014: Mobile Set to Take Centre Stage

James Connelly | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

The lion's share of the £60bn the UK events industry contributes each year involves the business industry - I can well believe it, having been invited to more than ever before this year, and I'm the first to admit my diary is packed with other competing appointments.

Transforming Banking at Its Core to Embrace the Digital Opportunity

Tony Virdi | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

This personalised, mobile, social experience can only occur if the banking and financial services industry continues to transform its technology platforms and solutions, with the ultimate aim being channel integration and embracing the digital opportunity.

Connected Women

Serpil Timuray | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serpil Timuray

Right now, millions of women around the world cannot read. They are unable to read to their children, help them with their school work, read public transport information or understand the words written on a medicine bottle.

Where Do Tablets Belong? With Desktops or Smartphones?

Tej Rekhi | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

Whether or not advertisers perceive tablets as being more like smart phones or desk tops, they have unique technical capabilities that influence the digital strategies that are used for engaging consumers.