UK Mobile

We Need to Think Small to Meet Insatiable Demand for Data

Duncan Higgins | Posted 15.04.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 28.03.2014 | 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 26.03.2014 | 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 19.03.2014 | 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 17.03.2014 | 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.

Mobile World Congress Is About Everything but the Phone

James Connelly | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Amongst the sleekest handsets and most technical toothbrush you've ever seen, there were also some real initiatives to put technology to good use at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona: increasing accessibility, aiding healthcare and supporting the developing world. As the conference hall doors close behind me for the final time, I begin to digest the impact of this year's theme - 'What's next'.

The iBeacon Opportunity - Are You Ready for Personalised In-store Mobile Messaging?

James Connelly | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Smartphones are taking over the world. There are now more iPhones sold than babies born every day*. This is a pretty staggering statistic. There are more than a billion smartphones used globally and age is no barrier -- teens, adults and seniors are all well represented among their users.

Mobile World Congress '14: The Tesla Revs Up and the Blackphone Beckons

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Given that this is the first MWC since the Snowden revelations, does it surprise you that security is a hot topic? Keep your eyes peeled for the release of Silent Circle's Blackphone - a device which captures this security consciousness perfectly.

More Than a Phone: Mobile Empowering Women

Kathy Calvin | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Calvin

We need to encourage more girls to enter the STEM education fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. If we give girls a STEM education today, they can become the mobile app creators and program developers that can change the world.

mPowering Frontline Health Workers?

Lesley-Anne Long | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lesley-Anne Long

Collaboration is and will continue to be vital to unlocking the health challenges facing our world today and technological innovation needs to serve frontline health workers, not the other way round. If we combine the capacity of mobile with deep understanding of the real needs of frontline health workers and the systems within which they work, a powerful force for change can be created.

The Payment Services of the Future

Peter Veash | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the emergence of nifty payment services following customers online and on their mobile, the retail bank of today must work harder to make its branches digital destinations that cater for a different type of consumer.

Why Your Toilet and Fridge Could Hold the Key to Your Health

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

The concept of mHealth is nothing new. Smartphones, apps and wearable devices are already successfully helping people to quit smoking, lose weight, manage their diabetes and track activity, such as running and walking.

It's Alive! Taming the Monster on the Journey to the Mobile Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

I get to talk to many companies around the world, from many different industries about how to build a compelling and manageable mobile website strategy. Many today still struggle to grasp the potential risks to their business that stem from getting the mobile web wrong.

iPhones Change the Business Landscape

Graham Welch | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Seven years ago last week Steve Jobs stood up at Macworld, San Francisco, and announced the first iPhone in San Francisco and in doing so launched a revolution that is still having a monumental impact on the business and social world today.

Some Scary Numbers...but Don't Have Nightmares!

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

315,000 new samples are analysed every day. Browser-based attacks nearly doubled to 1,700,870,654.Offline attacks (via USB flash-drive, for example) totalled 3 billion, from a total of 1.8 million malicious and potentially unwanted programs.

'Right to Self': Solving the Biggest Problem of the Internet

StJohn Deakins | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
StJohn Deakins

Were he alive today and busy defining matters of self, the philosopher Descartes might have rationally proposed: I'm digital; therefore I am. And who could argue with that?

What's Old Is Always New in Mobile Technology

Richard N C Jackson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Tech
Richard N C Jackson

There is an old saying that a good idea will always be a good idea. And the same is true about technology. Fads in technology tend to happen almost as quickly as when it comes to the fashion world.

WATCH: New Mobile Chip Is More Powerful Than A PS3

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new mobile chip unveiled at the CES 2014 tech show claims to be as powerful as a PS3. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 is capable of "PC-class" gaming, the co...

Mobile Media Showdown: Tablet Vs Smartphone

Trevor Healy | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Trevor Healy

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a part of our everyday life. More than half of Brits use a smartphone or tablet whilst watching TV, 81% of under 25s sleep with their phone next to them on the bed and a shocking 35% of tablet owners admit to using their device in the bathroom.

Financial Service Companies Drive Value With a Holistic View of the Customer

Tony Virdi | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

The global banking and financial services industry is facing unprecedented, historic challenges. With customer and regulatory demands soaring while revenues plateau, financial services enterprises (FSEs) cannot simply tinker with existing processes for incremental boosts in revenue or small cost reductions.

Mobile Advertising - Has Mobile Killed the Web Star?

Dominique Busso | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dominique Busso

In the same way that British new wave band, Buggles sang about video killing the radio star back in the late seventies, so mobile is now taking over from the Web. Today more and more people read the news on their smart devices using the mobile versions of publications.