A question any startup founder should ask themselves at the earliest opportunity is whether their idea is defensible. Put simply, this means how protected is your business (or proposed business) from competition?
Like many millions around the world, I tuned in to the Apple event last night (okay, I was watching a quickly updating twitter feed) with excitement and anticipation. I’m not a big fan of Apple, and do not own any of their devices, but I have to admit that when they call a press conference, with the exception of the iPhone 5 that never was, they normally announce something that makes people sit up and say “Wow!”
It seems unlikely to think that some of the more popular mobile apps would be taking personal and private data from your mobile and storing it on their own servers for whatever purpose they deem appropriate, but it appears that this is exactly what has been happening without either your permission or your knowledge.
The technology that drives NFC has been around for a while now. You’ll have no doubt been into retail stores that have scanners on the door and all the merchandise has a little electronic device attached – that is essential NFC technology at work. So why is this important to you and what does it have to do with your mobile telephone?
As Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC announce quarterly profits to be down 25% on the same period last year, are they losing the mobile battle?
Any car is very capable of killing you, whether as a driver or as an innocent bystander, however with the advances in technology, car safety improves year upon year. I have to wonder though, had the car only just been invented, I do not believe any of us would ever be allowed to drive something quite so hazardous, dangerous and capable of reaping immense carnage.