The Comunicano Communique for Friday December 18th 2015
The Comunicano Communique
I love Friday News...It's always so much more "feature" and "trend" than the Monday and Tuesday news that's always hard news, good news. So today you'll see a series of stories about the changes coming in a few sectors and gain insight into how quietly disruptive technology really is.
Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson
Jeff Sutton led the corporate IT team at Box for four years, as the online file-sharing company grew from 50 employees to more than 1,000. He joined Box from IBM, making about $95,000 a year-forgoing the higher salary somebody with his decade of experience in systems administration could have made so he could collect stock options, roughly 21,000 in all.
MasterCard and Visa Are Hoping to Attract Millennials Paying with plastic is so last season. In recent months, credit card companies such as MasterCard and Visa have introduced alternative methods of paying for goods and services -- an innovative technology trend that is only expected to intensify in 2016.
It's becoming increasingly evident that payments, commerce, tech and mobile are colliding at the intersection of innovation, but how those industries will evolve has yet to be seen. But today's innovations are paving the way for what's to come in 2016.
A number of new tech innovations are helping first responders save lives more quickly during emergencies. The Bounce Imaging Explorer is a sphere with cameras and sensors, which allows first responders to survey the scene in hard-to-access scenarios such as oxygen-deprived spaces, hostage situations, collapsed or burned buildings.
Ephemeral systems regulate sensitive information and reinforce privacy The Future of Digital Safety & Security: A Consumer Guide is a 10-week series from and MasterCard exploring the key trends that are defining the future of digital safety & security. You can read and share the full report on our Slideshare page.
I'd like you to make a mental shift today, one that has proven to make already successful new business people stars within their respective agencies. For many in the role of business development, one of the most challenging aspects is that of proactive prospecting.
GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, announced today that 150 mobile operators in 87 countries have launched HD voice service enabled by W-AMR technology, including 40 VoLTE deployments. Of this, 128 deployments are on 3G/HSPA networks, 17 deployments are on 2G/GSM networks and 40 deployments are on LTE networks (VoLTE).
The TV-app arms race is showing no signs of slowing down as a slew of new apps land on Amazon's Fire TV streamers. The latest additions include NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra, Watch Food Network, Watch HGTV, Watch Travel Channel, and Fox Now.
Federal regulators have asked AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile to meet with them to discuss a growing and controversial business tactic: Offering Americans access to certain online services, such as Netflix or Spotify, without those services eating away at their monthly data caps.
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