“On Tuesday, a company called Unacast that collects and analyzes phone GPS location data launched a “Social Distancing Scoreboard” that grades, county by county, which residents are changing behavior at the urging of health officials. It uses the reduction in the total distance we travel as a rough index for whether we’re staying put at home.”
Source : These maps use phone data to track social distancing – The Washington Post
« On peut chérir le souvenir de ses premiers émois sans nécessairement rêver de les revivre ».
Source : Pourquoi je n’achèterai pas un Nokia 3310
Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition chief, said the European commission had taken the preliminary view that Google had abused its dominant position, following an initial one-year investigation. “What we found is that Google pursues an overall strategy on mobile devices to protect and expand its dominant position in internet search,” Vestager said.
Source : EU accuses Google of using Android to skew market against rivals | Technology | The Guardian
Hackers can read text messages, listen to phone calls and track mobile phone users’ locations with just the knowledge of their phone number using a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile phone network infrastructure.
Source : SS7 hack explained: what can you do about it? | Technology | The Guardian
ARM ecosystem director Nizar Romdan explained that the chips that his company creates with partners like Nvidia, Samsung, and Texas Instruments will generate visuals on par with and then surpass what you get from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by the end of 2017.
Source : Mobile devices will be more powerful than PlayStation 4, Xbox One in 2017, ARM forecasts (update) | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb
With 17.2% of the smartphone market in 2015, Apple captured 91% of the profit. Samsung, with 23.9% of the market, took 14% of the profit.
Source : Apple Sucks the Profit Out of Mobile – Fortune
Officials were able to retrospectively locate park-goers for 12 months using anonymised mobile phone data provided by the network operator EE via a third party.Aggregated age and gender data was also made available during the initiative. If a zone of the park contained more than 50 people at once, it was possible to “drill down” to the aggregated demographic data of visitors to that area too, creating a detailed picture of how different people used the park in previous months .
Source : Hyde Park visitors covertly tracked via mobile phone data | World news | The Guardian
Google’s search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers.
Source : Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time | TechCrunch
While smartphones play a crucial role in the refugees’ journey, they are also prone to breakage, theft, and battery loss. What struck Donohoe most while he was at Lesbos, was that “everybody, in addition to sorting out their shelter, food, water is trying to get electricity for their phones.”
Source : The most crucial item that migrants and refugees carry is a smartphone – Quartz