Eavesdropping is the New Normal

This week Samsung explained their privacy message regarding their smart TV in a much clearer tone: Samsung is not listening in on your private conversations when watching TV if the speech recognition option is not activated. This statement was absolutely necessary as media reported on Samsungs privacy policy phrase: “Please be aware that if your […] Read more »

For Social Media There Can Only Be One Business Model

The list of social media companies is becoming quite long. Remember MySpace, Flicker, Friendster or, for that matter, SecondLife, all way back in the 00’s? All of them have already been replaced by more contemporary and more exciting alternatives such as Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler and Pinterest. And all cater to yet another new […] Read more »

Mobile Everything But The ICT Sector

There has been a lot of talk about the secret of Silicon Valley’s success as the ICT powerhouse of innovation for the US and the world. Back in the days it was coined Silicon Valley because of the concentration of companies involved in the production of semi-conductors in the Santa Clara valley. Now it is […] Read more »

Personal Cloud: Is It Safe?

Are you a firm believer in the good government and its self acclaimed right to sift through your communication in order to protect you from terrorists whenever they see fit? Or do you think governments have nothing to do with your personal stuff and can only do so with a court order? It is a […] Read more »

How To Lead In The New Mobile Economy

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek was the keynote speaker at the Innovation Group’s Mobile Summit in Milan this week. His presentation focused on the mobile economy that has emerged as a key engine of economic transformation. The figure below provides a graphical representation of four major themes that were addressed. Mobile is a game changer for […] Read more »

The Unbundling Of Operator Multiplay

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek presented at the inaugural meeting of imellem this week, a new member-based networking platform for executives in the Dutch IT and Telecom sector. The presentation focused on the unique aspects of the Dutch telecoms market and the challenges that operators face to remain relevant in a rapidly changing regulatory, customer, and […] Read more »