As 4G is just about to become widely available it might be a bit early to look ahead to the impact 5G might have in the next decade. Techradar tries in “5 things you should know about 5G“, but the summary is brief: It is going to be faster, bigger, better, oh, and the internet of things, of course. Read more
…in German: “Moderne Regulierung schaffen, Medienzukunft gestalten”. Hosted by Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier, Chairman of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten); keynotes by Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, and Prof. Monika Grütters MdB, Federal Minister of State for Culture and the Media. Yet not really anything new beyond the ongoing discussions on cross-platform regulation and modernized copyright. For details and documentation see the symposium’s website.
Around 95 % of French internet users have already shopped at an online marketplace, according to a study conducted by market research institute Sorgem Metrics for a software company. Six out of ten consumers have changed their purchasing behavior because of this form of retail being available, and revenues from internet marketplaces have increased in 2014 by 53% compared to the previous year. More details on the website of Germany Trade and Invest (in German).
“The Digitorial: The Multimedia Preparation Course For The Monet Exhibition” promises the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, setting an example on how old masters can embrace current technology. Experience the show beforehand or use it to check back ex post. Although a fan of coffee table book-type catalogues, I highly appreciate playing with this digital version. See for yourself here.
According to the Pew Research Center, Americans increasingly view the internet and cellphones as essential. Read their synopsis here.
On Google maps, the Frankfurt University Campus Westend’s squares and streets seem to be officially renamed. Entries such as “Avenue to overpriced cafeteria” or “Road to the highway occupation” indicate students chose guerrilla communication to protest against the official new name scheme to be in effect soon. – Found on Frankfurter Rundschau
Full report by Accenture can be downloaded here: “From productivity to outcomes. Using the Internet of Things to drive future business strategies“
According to venture capitalist Fred Wilson on BusinessInsider, messaging apps have largely replaced social media apps, and enterprises are now encompassing messaging and mobile in a big way.
The Economist summarizes: Hyperconnectivity is a term that describes a defining feature of contemporary society. Thanks to the Internet, mobile technology and soon the Internet of things, people, places, organisations and objects are linked together like never before. Read more
Dagmar S. Saschek
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