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Consumer buying decisions still based on price – Nokia

A racehorse and jockey in a horse race

Research from Nokia has highlighted consumer buying decisions for smartphones and post-paid contracts are still based on financial drivers as opposed to value add propositions

Microsoft opens up mixed reality platform to partners and competitors

Virtual Reality

Microsoft has announced it is opening up its Windows Holographic platform to partners, in an effort to drive forward its vision of mixed reality.

Apple to sell ‘personal cloud’ products instore from June

Apollo

Promise Technologies has announced Apple will exclusively sell its Apollo ‘personal cloud’ appliances instore from June 7.

Dropbox celebrates 500 million users

Dropbox 500 million

Just over nine years since the launch of its file hosting service Dropbox has announced it has reached the milestone of 500 million users.

Samsung and Oracle in mobile cloud development pact

mobile online dating

Samsung and Oracle are to combine their respective device and cloud expertise in a pact to jointly create tools, apps and enterprise systems for the mobile world.

Adobe moves to stop Creative Cloud from deleting user data

Adobe

Adobe Systems has been forced to take action after Creative Cloud graphics service started deleting delete important user data from its Mac users, for no apparent reason.

Salesforce to support Apple Watch, will other enterprise cloud vendors follow?

Salesforce is bringing its cloud service to the Apple Watch. With other enterprise cloud service vendors follow suit?

Salesforce was among a number of mostly consumer-focused application developers to announce it would support the recently introduced Apple Watch.

CES 2015: A whirlwind of IoT devices

CES 2015 has seen demonstrations of some new and interesting mobile-related tech

At CES 2015 there has been a small whirlwind of activity and announcements around mobile-powered technology. In the main, it’s been about wearables and the smart watch so far, but there’s also been some weird and wonderful conceptions giving us a glimpse of what might become reality in 2015.

Enterprise cloud storage struggling against consumer-focused offerings, Ovum claims

Enterprise-focused cloud storage and collaboration vendors are struggling to overtake consumer focused offerings in the enterprise

Although the number of enterprise-focused players entering the cloud storage marketing seems to be growing each month, recently published research suggests consumer offerings still account for the bulk of the solutions used in businesses today. Of employees using file sync and share tools at work, 89 per cent are using consumer products and just 9 per cent of those using these services claim to be satisfied with the commercial, enterprise-focused offerings given to them by their corporate IT department, according to Ovum.

Timex pivots into wearables with smartwatch

Timex's smartwatch is powered by the cloud

The wearable trend continues to pick up pace with watch maker Timex claiming to be the first “authentic watch brand” to enter what it has now dubbed, the smartwatch space. The Timex Ironman One GPS+ offers stand alone wireless connectivity without needing to connect to a phone and is pitched squarely at the sports enthusiast sector.

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