This week we bring you a couple of the stories which caught our attention, from the demise of the phone box down to sloths in a bucket. Read on for more….
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This week I decided to take a little stroll down memory lane with my all-time favourite fictional family – the Jetsons. Apart from wishing that I owned a space ship, this nostalgic moment got me thinking – how far away are we from living in a similar reality?
Now the MWC dust has settled – the sleep caught up on, coverage clipped and hangovers just painful memories – we started thinking why didn’t more people go to MWC? Why didn’t everyone go to MWC?
One of the biggest events of the year took place this week. The Oscars, you say? No, at this time of year the Tech Team is all about Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. The event drew to a close yesterday, so for this week’s TechMunch we have pulled together a quick round-up of some of the hot topics being talked about at the event. We’ll be discussing phablets (or tablones if you’d prefer), phone-cameras and smartphones in the developing world.
The much anticipated head-to-head debate between Dr Ben Goldacre and Stephen Whitehead took place at the Royal Institution, London, last night. Titled “Pharma is not getting its act together”, it sparked a lively discussion, with keypad voting gauging the audience’s immediate response. FH London blogged live from the event, providing a blow-by-blow account of proceedings. Click here to view our live blog transcript.
Tonight the Fleishman-Hillard team will be attending a debate no one in the healthcare industry can afford to miss!
This week I’ve been indulging in a little extra-curricular activity, helping out a local theatre group as it prepares for its latest production. With a love of the arts and a love of technology, naturally, it got me thinking about the ways in which the two are combining to create multi-sensory, interactive performances more and more.
A horse walks into a bar….why the long face, says the barman?
With the horsemeat scandal growing across Europe and regulators extending their testing of beef based products, is the food industry drinking in the last chance saloon? In this article, Liam McCloy, EMEA lead on Food, Beverage and Agriculture, looks at declining trust in the food industry and growing frustration from regulators and campaigning groups in its ability to govern its own affairs and operate responsibly.
Do you remember that advert by Barclays where people could ping money to their friends using their smartphones? That was on television around this time last year. So why is it, that in little over a year – we have not seen a recognisable increase in the amount of people making payments using their mobile phones?