January 2015

28
Jan
2015

Hutchison Whampoa in talks to acquire O2 – Consolidation on the Horizon

POSTED BY Steffen Sorrell
News has emerged today that Hutchison Whampoa is in talks with Telefónica with regards to a potential acquisition of the latter’s subsidiary, UK operator O2. 
21
Jan
2015

Carriers Poised to Exit US NFC Space as Google Eyes Softcard

POSTED BY Windsor Holden
After a brief reincarnation as Softcard, it appears that the NFC provider Formerly Known As ISIS (FKAI) is on the point of being jettisoned by its carrier owners and sold to Google.
16
Jan
2015

Google to end sales of its Google Glass eyewear.

POSTED BY Nitin Bhas
Well, not entirely but just its current generation. Instead the company will focus on next-generation Glass, with a new team working on its development at Google, under current manager Ivy Ross. However, Google announced that it remained committed to launching the consumer version of Glass. 
12
Jan
2015

Wearables Polished and Primed at CES for a Connected Future

POSTED BY James Moar
The wearable device proliferation of 2014 continued apace at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, with several device manufacturers showcasing different aesthetics for their devices, and perhaps most tellingly saying ‘wait-and-see’ for releases at MWC (Mobile World Congress) and later this year.
11
Dec
2014

Google’s Vision Remains Rose-Tinted as Intel Pivots to Glass

POSTED BY James Moar
The news that Intel’s MICA smart band is based on ARM-like architecture from Infineon signals a shift in the chipmaker’s thinking on wearables, something that has only been further suggested by more recent reports that Intel’s processors will now live inside the next version of Google Glass.