Technology today and tomorrow according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Mobile World Congress

Eric Schmidt MWC 2012

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was a keynote speaker at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, and though he focused on the new mobile Chrome browser app, and Android, he also spoke of the state of technology in the world today, and where he believes it will be going in the near and more distant future. Schmidt began his presentation almost immediately with a demo of the newly released Google Chrome for Android, with the assistance of Hugo Barra from Android. Barra explained that the mobile browser was designed…

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IDC Report predicts spending on IT Cloud Services will hit $72.9 billion in four years

Cloud Computing augmented reality

The IT analytics firm, IDC, has announced its forecast that cloud computing will be changing the landscape of IT between now and 2015, and that by that time, at its current compound annual growth rate (CAGR), its spending will reach $72.9 billion. This CAGR of 27.6 percent is expected to achieve that total by the end of that year, which is tremendously greater than last year’s $21.5 billion. However, IDC has noted that while this growth is important, the impact of IT cloud services will reach far beyond mere spending.…

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Winq makes QR codes a part of the cloud

Winq Mobile App

As news of Apple’s iCloud platform spreads around the world, more developers are making applications that aim to synergize with the system. The iCloud will be an extensive cloud-computing network that will allow for iPhone, iPad and iTouch users to connect and share information wirelessly. A new mobile application for the iPhone seeks to leverage QR codes with the seamless connectivity of iCloud. Known as Winq, the application is the first program from developer iNdevour. Winq is essentially a QR code generator in the palm of your hand. Using the…

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Cloud based fraud detection flying high for mobile users safety

Cloud Based Fraud Company

An emerging provider of fraud prevention solutions in cloud based services did a joint study to see how customers felt about sharing their mobile location with a company. Over half of the consumers interviewed stated they were willing to share the information, if it meant being better protected from online fraud activities. The majority preferred sharing their info with banks, and reputable third party security monitors came in second. ThreatMetrix is a growing business that provides cloud based fraud prevention platforms to help online companies to verify new accounts, authorize…

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Businesses start to navigate the mobile commerce highways

Mobile Commerce

The word has finally sunk in with businesses, developers, marketers and consumers alike; mobile commerce is a big thing that is here to stay. The trends have been showing that mobile is where it’s at for some time now, and mobile commerce is going to continue to grow. For months now, marketers and tech geeks alike have been trying to spread the word about the direction that mobile commerce is taking. Most businesses that have been watching the industry know that mobile technology and popularity are exploding much faster than…

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Water cooler talk hovering around Apple’s World Developers Conference 2011

Apple World Wide Developers Conference 2011

  The World Wide Developers Conference is next month and all ready the assumptions are flying about what the Apple iOS 5 will have to offer. With so many improvements and additions over the last four years there isn’t much left to add. However, the speculation is that the iOS 5 will introduce file management systems. Revelation of the iCloud earlier this week hints that Apple may be looking at file management and sharing.  Many have been puzzled as to why there are no means to attach, edit or share…

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