Google Currents, the online content app for Android and iOS devices that launched in the USA last December, has now been made available worldwide.
Nearly 400 ‘publisher’ editions and over 14,000 self-produced publications are now available on Currents.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation about the ‘Internet of Things’; a view of the future where phones, cars, household appliances and other products are wirelessly connected to the internet.
It’s asking for comments about balancing the potential benefits of connectivity with individuals’ privacy.
Wireless communications trade organisation CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that it’s been working with the US federal government, law enforcement agencies and a number of its members to help deter smartphone thefts and protect consumer data.
It’s introducing four voluntary industry commitments: implementing a database that’ll keep stolen phones offline, encouraging consumers to set up security on their new devices, informing users about ‘remote control’ security options and educating people about phone theft risks.
Sony Corporation says it’s going to transform its electronics business with a number of initiatives, including:
Strengthening the core businesses of Digital Imaging, Game and Mobile;
Turning the television business around;
Expanding business in emerging markets;
Creating new businesses and accelerating innovation; and
Realigning the business portfolio and optimising resources.