The 50th entry – a collated list …

It has been a while since I have started this blog. It has been enriching being more disciplined in creating original content (while curating some). Looking back over these 49 blog post entries, I thought it might be a good time to take a pause – and collate in the 50th entry some of the original content I created in the process. So here it follows … 1. Smart e-Governance – An entry strategy for Smart Cities 2. mPOS: Addressing new customer segments! A case of blue-ocean strategy! 3. Yahoo acquires Tumblr – a move towards competitive parity? 4. A case...

Smart e-Governance – An entry strategy for Smart Cities

There is a lot of discussion and hype around Smart Cities. Analysts use different criteria to define Smart Cities as an aggregation of different types of services. While the obvious Smart Players exist, several companies also aspire to grab a big chunk of this pie. With this mind, they are all busy charting out plans to be Smart City players – trying to tie together individual services & technologies under their umbrella and assessing what more can be done to close the gap. Typically ‘Smart’ Transportation vendors are looking to fill the gaps and hoping to be a dominant player....

PayPal Beacon … transforming mobile payments?

“PayPal has unveiled the launch of PayPal Beacon, a plug-in device for merchants that is set to enable consumers to make hands-free payments in a number of stores. PayPal Beacon is set to leverage Bluetooth Low Energy, a technology that enables connected devices to communicate with each other, while keeping the energy consumption at a low level. By using BLE, transactions can take place with no app being opened, without GPS being turned on and without a phone signal..” Click Here to read more…

Inmarsat and Stream partner to deliver M2M anywhere …

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has today announced the appointment of Stream Communications as an Inmarsat M2M Distribution Partner. The appointment of Stream, who are recognised for their technical strength in designing and developing end-to-end wireless connectivity for M2M devices within the mainstream M2M sector, reflects the growing convergence of satellite communications with existing GPRS, 3G and 4G technologies in connecting M2M applications worldwide. Click here to read more …