J. Angelo Racoma has written extensively about mobile, social media, enterprise apps and startups. Angelo develops business case studies for Microsoft enterprise platforms, and is also co-founder at WorkSmartr, a small outsourcing team that offers digital content and marketing services.
Google has been on a string of acquisitions, snapping up tech startups that have the potential to either gain traction or to contribute their intellectual property to the search giant’s own offerings. One of these tech startups is Jetpac, a platform that algorithmically scans Instagram photos to come up with city guides made up of photos from certain groups of people. For instance, you may get “10 Outdoor Activities in Hong Kong” or guides from groups like intellectuals, skateboarders or businesspeople.
The effectiveness of the algorithm in getting you photos from your desired group of people may be debatable, although as with many other acquired [...]
The smartphone market in India is becoming increasingly competitive, with major international brands and local ones alike vying for the interest among the populace, which is one of the bigger mobile device markets in the world. According to research by analysts at Mediacells, India is set to be the second largest smartphone market this year, overtaking the US, and just behind China. Meanwhile, Samsung already expects India to be the fifth largest mobile market in the world by 2020.
OnePlus caught the interest of mobile users with its hyped-up marketing for the OnePlus One, which is supposedly a flagship-killer, but without the flagship price. OnePlus launched to mixed [...]
Growing demand for mobile data connectivity has prompted device makers and networks to kick their speeds up a notch, especially with rich content like video conferencing and video streaming. However, even with increased bandwidth, there is still the problem of latency, which is mostly due to the lag in connectivity between the cell sites — radio towers that communicate with mobile devices — and the data centers that actually process and deliver the content.
In the UK, mobile carrier Vodafone is experimenting with hosting small data centers directly at the cell sites, in a project done in collaboration with the computer science department at the Imperial [...]