Google is the elephant in the room when it comes to advertisement but it does have its competitors and when it comes to mobile things get tricky for Google. Adding RCS to Android devices can allow Google to offer a cross device and cross network rich messaging, voice and video chat, RCS type of service that will compete with WhatsApp of Facebook and allow Google to increase their position in mobile advertisement.
The idea behind patent registration is valid, allow inventors and companies to protect their investment in innovation and extract value from it. The competition between companies has led to endless lawsuits between giant companies yielding a zero value game. In today’s reality, engineers at large and even small companies are many times paralyzed
The financial sector is highly regulated and lucrative with high barrier to entry. aren’t they how we described the telcos 10 to 15 years ago? Technology and deregulation moved their cheese forcing them to actively look for revenue sources that are not under the streetlamp. The internet is best at cutting out the middleman, will this happen in the financial sector as well?
One symbolic change that happened on March 2015 is the replacement of AT&T by Apple in the DOW Jones Industrial Average leaving Verizon as the only operator represented in the Dow Jones index. This is a symbolic change that reflects the long-term change we see in communications. The shiny days of the operators are history. Even the stock market understands change has come.
Reading the announcement made me wonder, are they ignoring reality, dreaming or just stuck in the past? If this was 2005 we might have called it advanced but now in 2015 I find it hard to define the released features advanced. A more precise description would be – on the journey to in-par but not quite there. This comes following an earlier VoLTE release.
Unify announced the availability of APIs for their Circuit collaboration platform opening it for the general public of developers. This is not the first time we see closed WebRTC based collaboration platforms in the cloud open up for developers. What drives companies to make this kind of shift and does it pay off? UC vendors need to reinvent themselves, abandon the term UC