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24 . 4 . 2017

ANNUAL UPDATE MOBILE IS EATING THE WORLD - MILLIONS IN ENTERPRISES EXPECTED TO BUY GALAXY S8 - UK NHS RELAUNCHING HEALTH APP LIBRARY - FASHIONS NEXT REVOLUTION IS ALL ABOUT MACHINE LEARNING - ANDROID PAY IN BELGIUM - APPLE PAY IN BELGIUM - MOBILE MARKETING AND LOYALTY IN 2017


ANNUAL UPDATE MOBILE IS EATING THE WORLD

In the 9 years since the first iPhone launched, the mobile phone has gone from a nice-to-have communication and work tool to a must-have for everything from entertainment to shopping to games. Just take a look around your world and you'll see people looking down at their phones on the street or raising their phones to take a selfie. It's an industry that's evolved quickly, and Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans' job is to predict where it will go in the future.

In his annual update to his "Mobile is Eating the World" presentation, the mobile expert argues that we're going into a new "deployment phase." It's not a question of whether mobile will work, but what will be built off of it in the future - Source: UK Business Insider & Mobile is eating the world outlook 2017

 

'MILLIONS' IN ENTERPRISES EXPECTED TO BUY GALAXY S8

Samsung released its new flagship phone. Enterprise customers are expected to snap up the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that hit store shelves today, given the phones' strong focus on worker productivity as well as security. IDC analyst Bryan Bassett predicted that "millions" of enterprise customers will buy one of the devices, some of them partly out of the pent-up demand created when the enterprise-focused Note7 was recalled globally after some units overheated and caught fire. "Samsung won't have any trouble selling these devices and they will do well with both consumers and businesses," Bassett said in an interview. "Business users are very eager to get their hands on the S8, especially after the Note7 recalls. They will especially want this slick and gorgeous device." - Source: Computerworld

 

UK NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE RELAUNCHING HEALTH APP LIBRARY

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service announced this week the launch of both the NHS Digital Apps Library and a Mobile Health space for developers. The NHS was one of the early pioneers among healthcare providers in curation of health apps for patients. Their first Health Apps library, however, was plagued by issues around vetting processes and data security. This week, they announced the launch of the latest iteration of that work – the Digital Apps Library - Source: imedicalapps

 

FASHIONS NEXT REVOLUTION IS ALL ABOUT MACHINE LEARNING

Why machine learning and artificial intelligence are about to disrupt the fashion industry  Source: minutehack

 

ANDROID PAY IN BELGIUM

Early March Android Pay was launched in Belgium with support for Mastercard and Visa credit cards from BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello Bank! and Fintro. In the meanwhile, 4,000 of the 250,000 potential customers of BNP Paribas Fortis have registered. Source: AndroidWorldVTM & eWeek

 

APPLE PAY IN BELGIUM

After Apple Pay’s recent launch in Ireland, there is now evidence to suggest the service could launch in Belgium in May 2017 - Source: MacRumors & Apple

 

MOBILE MARKETING AND LOYALTY IN 2017

How will mobile marketing and Loyalty evolve in 2017? Here are top predictions: (1) Mobile will bring about real world interactions - (2) AR and VR set to dominate the next 20 years - (3) Mobile shopping just keeps growing - (4)Ease is the new loyalty - (5) Mobile video will dominate - (6) The growth of app messaging - (7) One single view  Source: Digital Doughnut - read the full article here