When done right, mobile technology truly transforms lives, particularly those of women... women's economic empowerment is so much more than just increased incomes. It's more meals being cooked, healthcare being paid for, pensions saved and children being sent to school.
Analysts forecast that spending on wearable technology will hit $19 billion by 2018; but for wearable device spend to come close to that figure, app developers will need to be encouraged to create with the same vigour and ingenuity we saw at the beginning of the smartphone revolution.
Apadmi's genius; creating intuitive, seamless apps that effortlessly become the center of users' mobile experience... The future looks incredibly bright for us here at Apadmi.
Google Glass is an incredible product, it's proof that we have now reached the required level of technological skill to produce a truly wearable smart device. It's powerful, light, easy to use and features some great technological innovations including a bone-conducting microphone/headphone. It's also £1,000. Lets just take a moment to think that through.
The smartphone revolution is complete, but - as ever in human history - there are new horizons to explore. Glass is one of those boundaries. VR is another. Electric vehicles are another. Isn't that, surely, something to celebrate? Let's embrace them, criticise them, refine them. But let's not dismiss them. Let's instead take Google's advice, and try it - and see.
I catch up with managing director Simon Wharton not long after news of PushON's collaboration with the powerful Apadmi hit the newswire and start by asking about the exciting new working partnership
Technological innovation has been fused with sports both on and off the field for quite some time now. Professional venues are riddled with video equipment to make sure viewers at home and officials on the sidelines have every possible angle of every play throughout the game.
Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.
'Look Up' presents nothing particularly novel in its message, yet it has inevitably captured the zeitgeist of the modern age: a precarious blend of excitement and dread has consumed - and will continue to consume- a species that shares an increasingly close relationship with the technology we have created.
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.
In light of the escalating convergence between TV and digital advertising, audience verification has become a key performance metric, along with viewability. As the de-facto standard bearer for TV measurement for decades, Nielsen is poised to again remain on top for 2014, thanks to something it hopes will become the industry standard - OCR.
In the U.S. this year, wearable technology products such as fitness bands, smart watches and Google Glass are expected to generate around $3 billion, according to Deloitte. In the U.K., consumers are catching up fast on this global desire for smarter, small screen technology.
There are similarities between Glass and Bluetooth handsfree devices. Both sit on the ear and occupy headspace. Glass takes voice commands while the handsfree headset's sole use comes via vocal conversation. Both require the certain awkwardness of talking to an absent being.
The Premier League, like many sporting events, is followed avidly by fans. Many times have we heard our friends shouting at the television over the referee's decision to give the opponent a free kick. Now we can channel our passion for sport, beyond just watching it on TV.
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'.
Access to a mobile device can be life-changing, particularly for women. The Cherie Blair Foundation's research with the GSMA revealed that 9 out of 10 women in developing markets feel safer because of their mobile phones; 8 out of 10 feel more independent with access to mobile technology and more than half have used a mobile phone to earn additional income.