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  • A new technological epoch is underway – the so-called Machine Age –reflecting advances in artificial intelligence, digitalisation and Big Data. Some commentators have claimed that this epoch is different from previous ones in that it will produce large-scale technological unemployment, while others argue the contrary. Only time will judge who is right on this crucial debate. But the Machine Age…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Sunday, 30 April 2017
  • Samsung has launched an early access program for Samsung Pay in Hong Kong, in collaboration with local banks.

    Customers with American Express, Citibank, Dah Sing Bank and Standard Chartered Bank cards are able to register to participate in the early access program.

    The service is expected to launch more widely in the second quarter, adding support for other card issuers…

    Telecom Asia News on Saturday, 29 April 2017
  • The install base of smartphones compatible with mobile payment platforms Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Android Pay is on track to reach 3.4 billion by the end of the year, IHS Markit has predicted.

    The company estimates that by the end of 2017, 11% of active smartphones worldwide will be ready for Apple Pay, 61% will be compatible with Android Pay and 3% with Samsung Pay – but this…

    Telecom Asia News on Saturday, 29 April 2017
  • MobAir is taking eMarketer’s prediction that total mobile ad spend in China will climb 58% in 2017 seriously.

    The mobile growth platform for brands, which counts AliExpress, Trivago, and Baidu as clients, is investing in Shanghai with a new office.

    The office will allow the startup to offer personalized services to local partners and broaden its footprint.

    Through…

    Telecom Asia News on Saturday, 29 April 2017
  • The benefits of VoIP access and SIP trunking services are prompting enterprise customers to transition to fully converged, IP-based networks, without having to overhaul existing IT networks, according to Frost & Sullivan.

    The research firm forecasts that market revenue will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% from 2015 to 2020, and a user base at a CAGR of 18.1…

    Telecom Asia News on Saturday, 29 April 2017