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You can lead advertisers to mobile, but you can’t make them spend, admits Google

April 17, 2014 | It's dominating the online advertising market, but Google's feeling the pain of the shift to the mobile first world with advertisers not yet ready to forsake the desktop. Read more [...]

Yahoo! turnaround turns positive, but Wall Street’s more into Chinese whispers

April 16, 2014 | Wall Street seemed keen on Yahoo!'s latest numbers, despite a 20% crash in profits. But are investors applauding Marissa Mayer's long term plans or eyeing up a big cash boost from a Chinese e-commerce IPO? Read more [...]

Mon Dieu! Les Français n’ont pas interdit email après 18 heures!

April 11, 2014 | | One Comment Écoutez et répétez! Delightful though the idea is, the French have not just banned work emails after 6pm despite the lurid headlines to that effect that spun around the world yesterday. Read more [...]

US fires warning shot over Europe’s plans for protectionist ‘Schengen cloud’

April 8, 2014 | The US government - via the auspices of the Office of the US Trade Representative - has fired a warning shot over the heads of the Eurocrats in Brussels who want to build a ‘European internet’, a taster of what could rapidly descend into an international trade war if not checked. Read more [...]

Viber migrates from MongoDB to Couchbase halves number of AWS servers

April 7, 2014 | The popular voice and messaging application needed a more scalable NoSQL solution to grow over the next few years Read more [...]

What does the apps-over-browser victory mean to the enterprise?

April 3, 2014 | Browsers lost - mobile apps won. But what does it mean to the enterprise? Read more [...]

Does Nadella’s iPad gambit make Office sweet in a cloud-first Microsoft?

March 28, 2014 | What’s the one of the first things that a new CEO needs to do to differentiate himself from his predecessor? Do something that said predecessor would never do perhaps. Such as running Office on a non-Windows device like the iPad. Read more [...]

TOMY: Crafting a mobile sales app for SAP that’s anything but a toy

March 24, 2014 | How the European operation of the world’s fourth largest toy company created a revenue-boosting mobile app for its field salesforce — for what others would regard as a project rounding error. Read more [...]

Identity vendors extend roles in mobile and cloud

March 21, 2014 | SailPoint and OneLogin sit at opposite extremes of the identity and access management spectrum. Their CEOs discuss mobile, cloud and Europe Read more [...]

Mobile acceleration speeds conversion rates for retailer MandM Direct

March 20, 2014 | At the online discount fashion retailer, a responsive redesign combined with a hefty dose of mobile acceleration technology has had a significant effect on mobile and tablet conversion rates, says IT director Graham Benson. Read more [...]

The multi-challenge journey to multi-channel retail

March 18, 2014 | Research suggests that 55% of  retailers investments have been driven by customers already expecting mature omni-channel capabilities and the need to play catch-up with their competitors. But how many of them can actually deliver? Read more [...]

BBC creating an app store for employees that links mobile to legacy

March 17, 2014 | The broadcaster's head of business systems delivery was speaking at an Ovum event in London last week Read more [...]

CeBIT 2014: the Anglo-German tech axis takes shape over 5G

March 10, 2014 | | One Comment “A few years ago, Skype was a typo, a tweet was something you heard from a bird and a cloud was something you saw in the sky.” The CeBIT trade show opens in Hannover with political tech jokes. Read more [...]

Shop Direct: 80 year old catalogue business goes digital

March 10, 2014 | The group's retail and strategy director explains how everything is now designed around the customer Read more [...]

The BBC scraps a TV channel for a digital-only future

March 6, 2014 | | 2 Comments BBC3 is to cease broadcasting as a conventional TV channel and shift to a digital delivery platform on the BBC's iPlayer service. Mobiles and tablets are taking over from TVs, but how are we going to pay for it? Read more [...]

“The cloud” is the place for the customer cyberspace

March 6, 2014 | | 2 Comments The economics of the first cloud era were so compelling that it was easy to celebrate the cost savings and call the job done. But the job has barely begun. Difficult as it may be, try to forget everything you’ve ever known about how data is stored and how application programs have been constructed and used. Read more [...]