NextCity.org: “Smart City” Tech Should Tackle More Than Transit and Energy:
"Finally, for all intents and purposes, the smart city movement has been co-opted by the IBMs and Deloittes of the world who see it as an opportunity to rebrand their infrastructure software solutions and market them to cities”
"When you’re 22, 23, 24, there’s no such thing as failure"
"The iPhone is not only the best selling product of all time but it may be the most used. 60 trillion minutes a year"
"Forget 20+ Billion #IOT devices by 2020, imagine the Disruption from 1 billion drones by 2030 ! http://ab.co/2wnLXfi #drones @thomasfrey"
Survey of 2,700 British home buyers:
"An average purchaser would be willing to pay an additional £6,500 for a property if it meant they would be guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, although the survey fails to clarify what “excellent” actually means"
"I would like to think of ourselves not as a telephone company, definitely, not even as a communications company. We are evolving into a multimedia ICT [information and communications technology] services company, a digital company"
Zahid Ghadialy via 3g4g:
"The bottom line in all this is that the emphasis is now entirely on software. The physical boxes where these software services are instantiated could be in the cloud or on any targeted COTS hardware in the system. It is this intangibility of physicality that is behind the notion that the core network might disappear in 5G"
"For all of that investment, much of the AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, experimental stage. Few firms have deployed it at scale”
"15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet”
"There are two-and-a-half billion digital customers globally who are under 25 years of age”