17. October 2012 08:34
Device recycling programs seem to be on the rise so this week the team over at Bamboo Mobile (a division of Compass Intelligence) compared twenty trade in programs offered in the industry. Here we've provided an excerpt from the latest Bamboo blog:
These programs range from mobile phone carriers that offer bill credits to online vendors offering cash and PayPal credit to large retail providers that offer store gift cards. All of the programs we examined buy back old mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. A portion of these programs may also take back other electronics like iPods and digital c... [More]
7. August 2012 11:04
Earlier today, the latest in a never ending string of announcements in the connected vehicle/ M2M space hit the wires. Chrysler Group and Sprint announced their strategic wireless partnership just weeks after Verizon’s acquisition of Hughes Telematics, shocked the industry. What’s news here isn’t that Chrysler will have a connected Viper, or that light-duty truck owners also desire connectivity. The real news is who is powering it and how.
So software geeks, start thinking about the kind of apps and services you want in your car... [More]
26. July 2012 12:51
This morning, Google finally unveiled details of the network’s capabilities, products and pricing for Google Fiber, a new super high-speed fiber network only available in Kansas City. The company began by offering up some interesting info about speed and access and how, despite the fact that the internet began in the US, this country has fallen behind other countries in internet access speeds (see map below). Google also demo’d the new fiber network and talked about how the speeds of the new 1-gigabit network can improve and enable education, healthcare and athletics in the area.
16. July 2012 21:08
Last week, a few of us from Compass Intelligence (James Brehm, Dilip Sarangan, and I) went to Plano, TX to go tour both the AT&T Foundry and Alcatel-Lucent's Gravity Centre. We had varying levels of knowledge regarding the Foundry. I personally went to the grand opening back in early 2011, it was Dilip's first visit, and James had previously visited the Palo Alto Foundry.
THE AT&T FOUNDRY in a NUTSHELL
The AT&T Foundry is all about collaboration, innovation, and a place to kick start or accelerate new products, solutions, and applications….and at the Plano locati... [More]
2. July 2012 12:36
Whether the industry is ready for it or not, mobile applications are making its way into the Healthcare industry. Of course most of this is being lead by the patients themselves or doctors accessing medical information to support patient care, but there is little to no activity of mobile applications being used at the point of care. There is also a distinct difference to note. There are Health & Wellness applications, which are more for personal use to track your own personal health and there are Healthcare Applications, which are used by doctors, nurses, practitioners, a... [More]