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In order to meet rising demand and requests for opinion, guidanceand data on non-payment applications and services, we have just published our new report looking at the potential​ for NFC tags. New products from tag and inlay manufacturers, such as Avery Dennison, Identive Group and UPM Raflatac, are now enabling this market to flourish and ...

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Micromax Mobiles has launched its latest smartphone in India called the “Superfone”. As the name suggests, Micromax is trying to establish itself into a new orbit with its latest offering. Micromax A85 Superfone is powered with 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra2 processor and Android 2.2 OS, which can be upgraded to 2.3 ...

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Smart grid security technologies are growing. The technologies saw an estimated $590 million in spending in 2010; by 2016, that number is projected to surpass $2 billion. Smart grid security covers identity management and access controls, threat and theft defense, industrial control system security, smart grid cellular communications, security monitoring and management, physical safety and ...

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Libelium recently launched its vehicle traffic monitoring platform that enables system integrators to create a real-time system that monitors vehicular and pedestrian traffic in cities and buildings. This new system uses Bluetooth and ZigBee double radio features to link up vehicles and people by Bluetooth devices in a given street, footpath, or roadway. The sensor ...

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NFC technology is gaining momentum with new NFC applications being developed and demonstrated on a regular basis. Despite successful developments, NFC enablement remains limited. MNOs find themselves uncertain on what services to offer whilst trying to find that “killer app” rather than enabling NFC to see what applications and services prove market winners.

It is ...

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The much awaited Apple iPhone4S has finally arrived in India. Indian telecom operators Aircel and Bharti Airtel launched the iPhone 4S in India at midnight on Nov 24th 2011. Contrary to the phenomenon being observed in most of the countries, Apple is increasingly being criticized for the pricing of their iPhones in India ...

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The Energy@Home project has moved one step closer to being brought to market. According toa representativeof Telecom Italia, the platform is scheduled to undergo field testing in 100 homesover the coming months. The Italiantelecoms giant is working with two appliance manufacturers, Electrolux and Indesit Company, as well as Italy’s largest power company, Enel ...

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​Early this month, Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore has announced new guidelines for pay TV contracts. The guideline basically protects pay TV subscribers from being charged with excessive early termination fees.

The guidelines include:

1.​ Maximum length of pay TV contract is limited to two years

2. Early termination charges must be detailed ...

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A recent cybercrime report published by Norton for the 2011, brings some very disturbing figures about the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to light.

  • Two UAE residents are cybercrime victims every minute
  • 76% of UAE residents are victims of cybercrime
  • UAE residents spent on average 16 days trying to resolve cybercrime attacks
  • About $611.3 million ...

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Motorola's Xoom 2 is coming to the UK and Ireland first. Where does this media tablet fit in the increasingly crowded market?

In its most recent financial quarter, Motorola Mobility announced it had shipped only 100,000 additional Xoom media tablets. While widely viewed as selling poorly, this decrease in product volume could be ...

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