critisism

Whatsapp doesn’t want to lock users out

After WhatsApp changed its data privacy rules there was a lot of critisism the way Facebook tried to push users to accept them. Those who do not agree to the new terms and conditions would experience a gradually limited service. After a pushback, Facebook changed its approach again. Users who do not agree to the […]

MIT

Partnership with MIT Group

Amman, Leobendorf, 18.5.2021. We are happy to announce the partnership with MIT Group in Software and Business Development covering the MENA region and the Sub-Sahara. MIT Group is a leading expert in the field of mobile technology and provides a wide range of mobile services and solutions. Their experience includes, but not limited to, providing […]

ecommerce

Ecommerce grows 32% in Q4 2020 in the U.S.

In 2020, ecommerce accounted for 75% of the gains in total retail sales in the U.S. This is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated shifts in consumer shopping behavior. Merchants experienced tremendous growth rates in online commerce. For many merchants, the holiday season is where the make most of their money. During the […]

Talking

I know who you are talking to

If you’re a WhatsApp user – like 2 billion others on the planet – your online status can be queried by third parties. This happens without you noticing anything. All that it takes is your phone number. Your online status is a source of information An investigation by Traced shows how online tools can be […]

Android

Android on iOS

Samsung has published a new website called “iTest“. This webpage is aimed at iPhone users to give them a taste of Android. As an iPhone user, you’ll be asked to add the page to your home screen. This installs a Progressive Web App (PWA) that simulates an Android GUI and provides some demos of existing […]

Voice

Use Your Voice

Voice interfaces have been around for quite some time now. It started in the early 1950s with “Audrey” that could recognize numbers. Over the years, systems became more and more powerful, and in 2011 Apple brought Siri to the mobile phone mass market. A short and incomplete history In the history of voice interfaces, there […]

Insights

Insights from the 2021 State of Consumer Behavior Report

Our partner Snabble is always looking for new approaches to optimize their Scan & Go platform. This is being done with two essential stakeholders in mind. First, the self-checkout experience should provide real value to our users. This includes, for example, saving time by avoiding the checkout line, a resulting relaxed shopping experience, and a […]

Infrastructure

App as a Infrastructure

The Clubhouse hype has an interesting side effect: there are third parties popping up and offer services on top of the app. This trend has been observed by Dani Grant and Nick Grossman at Union Square Ventures several years ago. Their hypothesis in a nutshell: apps are there first and then comes the infrastructure. This […]