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The Internet of Things begins to find its feet

The concept of the smart home has been around for decades. Even before the digital age began, architects and appliance makers were promising lights that turned on automatically and kitchen appliances that, at the touch of a button, could disappear into wall panels when they weren’t needed. Each advance in technology, from computers to the… Read more

Francesco Radicati

Gaming and the search for new blue oceans: Nintendo says it can survive without releasing its games library on mobile devices

Most people are unlikely to think of Apple and Nintendo having a lot of similarities. One is a juggernaut in the smartphone and mobile device market, while the other is a videogame manufacturer that has found itself struggling to compete with more advanced, better funded rivals; revenues have declined to around ¥500 billion (US$4.9 billion)… Read more

Francesco Radicati

MWC: X marks the spot for Nokia

Mobile World Congress 2014 sees Nokia take a game-changing step into the affordable smartphones market with its X series of phones underpinned by the open-source Android operating system. Fitting neatly into the current space between its Asha range of feature phones and Windows Phone Lumia devices, Nokia’s X range will aim to squarely capture smartphone… Read more

David McQueen