Our Phones, Our Computers, Ourselves: What Our Devices Know About Us

Posted Posted in Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

Consumers live multi-device lifestyles, and decide many times a day which device to use for specific digital tasks. Understanding this “allocation” of activities provides insights into consumers, and guides strategies for connecting with them more effectively. Obviously smartphones use has been growing for many years, but there is still more room for expansion.  Statcounter reports […]

From Facebook to Google to Microsoft, tech CEOs emphasize responsibility

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

A trending topic at the Facebook, Google and Microsoft developer conferences this month has been responsibility. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg barely had time to update his status after testifying on Capitol Hill about privacy and security on the social media site before the company’s conference May 1 and 2. Facebook has come under intense scrutiny […]

Verizon Drops Out Of Coalition Opposing California Privacy Proposal

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem

Verizon is following Facebook in dropping out of a coalition opposing a sweeping California ballot proposal aimed at enhancing privacy rights. “Verizon has decided not to continue with the coalition so that we can focus our efforts on creating a national framework for privacy and related issues — and not a state-by-state approach,” a spokesman says. Full article […]

‘Privacy is a human right’, says Microsoft boss in warning to tech giants

Posted Posted in Privacy

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella has issued a vocal defence of people’s privacy, a move that distances the company from the recent data scandals to hit other technology companies such as Facebook. “Privacy is a human right,” Mr Nadella told an audience at the company’s annual conference in Seattle. Full article published on The Telegraph and […]

Google CEO tells investors not to worry about GDPR

Posted Posted in Internet Economics

CEO Sundar Pichai tried to quell investor fears over how Google’s advertising business will be affected by Europe’s upcoming privacy legislation during the company’s Q1 earnings call. The gist of his comments: Google is hyper-prepared and it will have little effect on its cash-cow search advertising business. The General Data Protection Regulation, which is known […]