The rapid growth in the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend could be harnessed for Research & Development, suggests a new report from advisory business CEB.
It notes that 64% of employees already use their own technology devices for work purposes - but says ‘BYOD’ with tablets and smartphones is only the tip of the iceberg.
Podcast - 7th May 2014
We start this week's podcast with Tesco's plans for a Hudl-branded smartphone. Next comes some potentially good news about the 'patent wars' affecting the mobile industry - although there's certainly no sign of a ceasefire.
Later we discuss an announcement from Facebook about its mobile advertising scheme, an unfortunate mistake for O2's Travel service, a new 20 megapixel camera-phone and an automotive investment by Nokia.
BlackBerry says it expects to sell much of its Canadian property and land this month.
This follows an announcement in January when it revealed plans to sell the majority of its ‘real estate’ holdings in Canada.
Supermarket chain Tesco is planning to launch an own-brand smartphone by the end of this year.
The news was revealed by Tesco CEO Philip Clarke during an interview with the BBC’s Wake Up to Money radio programme.
Fresh from its recent Devices and Services deal with Microsoft, the newly slimmed-down Nokia has just announced a $100 million (£59 million) ‘Connected Car Fund’.
The fund will invest in promising automotive technology and localised services companies in collaboration with Nokia’s location-based HERE business.