Category Archives: Commentary

Large scale trials versus pilots – What is the difference?

The notion of trial as is commonly used to describe activities in the ICT discipline seems not to differ sufficiently from experimentation as this is used in various documents related to research and innovation. In the same context also testing … Continue reading

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Microsoft and Nokia – the cards have been reshuffled

On Tuesday, 3 September, Microsoft announced that it will buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euro. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014. There is no big … Continue reading

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Firefox OS – a new era of the mobile Web

Firefox OS, or “Boot to Gecko”, is Mozilla’s open source mobile operating system (OS), based on Linux and Mozilla’s Gecko technology. Providing application developers a platform based on HTML 5 and other open web technologies, like JavaScript and CSS, makes … Continue reading

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Tale from the Medieval times of telecommunications

Once upon a time there was an endeavour that some uniquely skilled citizens from the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia set out to undertake with some uniquely skilled citizens of a country across the Mediterranean Sea and far south the Dark … Continue reading

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