Nokia has just realised that Mobile Internet can be another industrial revolution.
NokiaCEO Stephen Elop has claimed that increased adoption of the mobile Internet in the developing world has the power to affect more people than the Industrial Revolution did in Europe during the 18th century.
Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Elop set out Nokia’s desire to get the next billion people to the Internet, and said the company is “proud of what we’re doing” in taking its smartphone innovations and incorporating them into cheaper products.
No doubt, it is a revolution! Will Google Glass kill the smartphone? Reinvent gaming? Steal the second screen from tablets? Alter the marketing and shopping landscape entirely?
Probably not completely, and not all at once (since the device won’t be commercially available until next year). But experts predict that the new product could be a game-changer along the lines of the iPhone—one that could send shockwaves across the entertainment, advertising, commerce, media and gaming worlds. Continue reading:
You would think that being a parent was a full-time occupation in itself with little time for leisurely pursuits. But this infographic today proves that theory wrong, for it seems that moms (or mums if you are British) are the true technology power users. More tech-savvy than non-moms, they are Facebooking, tweeting and pinning everywhere they go, but they are also using the Internet for mommy things like searching for recipes, discounts and family advice! So, you can have both your career and baby! Go succesfull moms!
College students today are more tech savvy than ever before. Just how important is technology to their academic lives?
More than 90% use email to communicate with professors and 73% say they cannot study without technology. Seven in 10 take notes on keyboards instead of paper, virtually all students who own an ereader read textbooks on it and most use digital tools when preparing a presentation.
All that tech has caused something of a dependency too — 38% of students can’t go more than 10 minutes without checking their smartphone or other device. All told, students spent $13 billion on electronics in 2009.
Community college students are less digitally connected than students at four-year schools, but more and more people are making the Internet their education gateway. Twelve million students take at least one class online today — in five years, that number is projected to exceed 22 million. By 2014, analysts say, more than 3.5 million students will take all of their classes online.