80.8

The number of mobile cellular subscribers per 100 people in Africa

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Infographic: The growth of the IoT

IoT devices will overtake mobile phones as the most popular type of connected device by 2018

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The connected kitchen

How connected devices are set to transform the way we cook and eat

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Video: The connected devices of the future

Futurist Tom Cheesewright on the opportunities and threats technology will present in the next 10 years

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Infographic: Best and worst tech predictions

Predicting how technology will evolve is tricky. We look at some notable hits and misses

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The technology of the future – Bob Metcalfe

Internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe on the potential of disruptive tech in sectors such as healthcare and education

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The office of the future - James Richards

James Richards of Arup Digital on the innovations that are set to transform the office

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3 billion
Visa contactless payments were made in Europe in the past 12 months

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Video: How secure is the Internet of Things?

Dr Hamid Falaki of Digital Catapult on the challenges of securing the data generated by the IoT

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Contactless comes to Eurovision

The audience at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was equipped with contactless payment wristbands

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5 things you need to know about Li-Fi

Introducing an exciting technology that provides ultra-fast, secure data transmission

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The connected patient

Why advances in connected technology are good for our health

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5 million
electric cars could be on China’s roads by 2020

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Why invest in a tech start-up?

Sitar Teli of Connect Ventures on how they choose which tech start-ups to invest in

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A brief history of encryption

How encryption has evolved, from simple ciphers to the cloud

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A new kind of identity check

How digital identity verification can help foil ID theft

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How Chile became Latin America’s tech capital

Thanks to a government initiative, Chile is now a hub for innovative technology

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Infographic: Connected Living 2025

How will we be using mobile technology 10 years from now?

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6,000
tweets are posted on Twitter every second

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The connected airline

Increasing connectivity can make air travel more convenient and more secure

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10 tech predictions for 2016 and beyond

Gartner’s future-gazing highlights our changing relationships with the digital world

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A beginner’s guide to blockchain

Blockchain could be the big breakthrough technology of 2016. What is it, and how does it work?

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12.2b

The predicted volume of contactless payments in Europe in 2020

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5 new connected technologies for consumers

A snapshot of the innovations unveiled at CES 2016

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How the cloud can accelerate software vendors’ business

As cloud adoption increases, so do opportunities for software providers

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3 ways technology is aiding democracy in Africa

Technological innovation is helping to transform elections in African nations

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The connected garden

In the first in a new series, we explore how smart technology can help gardeners

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50%
of Comoros voters were registered for eVoting within    a year

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How to make contactless payments secure

Making contactless payments secure

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US$21b

The value of China’s public cloud services market by 2019

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7 ways mobile payment is making fast food even faster

Fast-food chains around the world are targeting tech-savvy customers

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Infographic: Mobile payments and security

Digital payments are going mobile – so how are providers keeping customers’ data safe?

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Why the digital gender gap exists, and why it matters

The digital gender gap affects women’s life chances offline too

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Infographic: M2M seaport solutions in action

How smart technology is helping improve port efficiency in Brazil

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75%

of cars will be internet-connected by 2020

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6 initiatives bringing the world's most remote islands online

New connections for citizens of island nations from Skye to Kiribati

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100%

Projected growth in NFC mobile wallets between 2014 and 2016

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Infographic: 7 ways farming is getting smart

How M2M is increasing knowledge and improving crop outcomes

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3 everyday inventions Einstein made possible

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his general theory of relativity

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“It’s time to create standards for web payments”

Our final interview extract: Jeff Jaffe on the intersection of web and mobile

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5 ways tech is taking on air pollution

How mobile and wearable technology is helping clean up our air

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How the sun is powering sub-Saharan Africa

A German company is bringing connectivity to remote African regions

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33%

of European workers would use wearables to increase productivity

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How will the Open Web Platform affect security?

The second part of our exclusive interview with Jeff Jaffe of W3C

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Is technology the answer to agricultural prosperity?

How smart, connected technology can boost yields and ease day-to-day tasks

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“We view ourselves as stewards of the web”

Part one of our exclusive interview with Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium

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Celebrating Grace Hopper

A pioneering computer scientist who has inspired generations of women in technology

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Why it’s all about cybersecurity this October

The US and EU are raising awareness of the importance of data security

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America’s EMV deadline is here

Fraud liability has now shifted – but why is embracing EMV such a positive step for the US?

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M2M: a seaport’s best friend

Smart sensors are boosting safety and efficiency off the coast of Rio

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Almost 250m data breaches in first half of 2015

Our infographic shows it's when, not if, your organization will be hit

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Future fashion: where tech and textiles collide

Watches not your thing? Try these haute couture wearables

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Samsung Pay set to change mobile payments

How will its European launch affect the payments ecosystem?

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6 super wearables for sports

Could wearables be the solution to sports’ safety problems – and boost performance too?

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8 ways to build an eGovernment system that works

eServices work best when citizens are engaged, informed and enthusiastic

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9 reasons we still love SMS

Use of the humble text message is still rising – here's why

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2020 vision: will these tech predictions come true?

Our cut-out-and-keep guide to a few choice forecasts about future tech

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The smart technology that’s saving our bees

The world’s bee population is under threat. Now M2M is helping

Connected tech to the rescue

Digital Sweden then and now: banking

Our fourth article on how Sweden's digital landscape has developed since 2010

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4 innovative ways to pay

Move over, cash: payment technology is getting creative

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4 reasons B2B should embrace mobile marketing

Everything's going mobile, marketing included...

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13 million

contactless cards in use in Wuhan, China

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Digital Sweden then and now: healthcare

How has eHealthcare in Sweden progressed in the past five years?

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Why Estonia’s eID was just the beginning

The beginnings of Estonia's transformation to a world leader in eGovernment

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Infographic: How much A2P is too much?

Companies must get the balance right when A2P messaging

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6 things you need to know about mBanking

Mobile banking is gaining in popularity among young people, but how can banks keep their loyalty?

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Digital Sweden then and now: eGovernment

Take a look at the progress of eGovernment in Sweden

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US$2.8t

The value of the mobile payment market by 2020

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Q&A: Li Ming of InHand Networks

The CEO of M2M provider InHand on the security challenges for the Internet of Things

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Special multimedia feature: eGov leader Estonia

An in-depth look at how Estonia built its digital infrastructure from scratch

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Infographic: SMS is alive and well

Is over-the-top messaging doing away with the humble SMS? Don't count it out just yet

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Video: The Tube's journey to contactless ticketing

It's the world's oldest metro system, but the London Underground's ticketing is on the cutting edge. Our animation traces its evolution

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eGov leader Uruguay embraces eID

No stranger to eGovernment, Latin America’s digital superstar will soon launch a national eID card

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50%
of transit and event tickets will be bought by mobile handset by 2019

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7 ways cities are getting smarter

Most of us will live in urban areas in 2050, so how are we using big data now to create the cities of tomorrow?

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Video: The past and future of the M2M industry

In our final video, analyst Robin Duke-Woolley looks at how far M2M has come and where it's likely to go next 

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Sneak peek: Why Estonians can't get enough of eGovernment

Get a glimpse of our brilliant multimedia feature on Estonia's innovative eGovernment offering

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Digital Sweden then and now: mobile payment

The first of our series on how Sweden’s digital landscape has changed

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Ari Assuied’s grand ambitions

Digital newsstand app LeKiosk's new mobile payment offering is another string to its bow

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Video: The importance of security for M2M

Watch our second exclusive video interview with M2M analyst Robin-Duke Woolley

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Infographic: M2M in Australia

Better technology, security and regulation will transform Australia's M2M market

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5%
of NFC phones will be used for contactless payments

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Why IBM is going back to basics in Kenya

IBM’s Innovation Center in Kenya is turning mobile app development on its head

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Bringing eID to Europe: laying the foundations

A single, secure digital identity for citizens is becoming a reality in Europe

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Bringing eID to Europe: a question of privacy

How will the European Union address the issues of privacy and data security?

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Infographic: BYOD around the world

We're glued to our mobile devices at home. Now they're coming with us to work, too

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Making the IoT user-friendly

As the Internet of Things grows, speedy and stable connectivity is crucial

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Video: The future of wearables 

Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research on keeping people at the heart of connected tech

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1 billion data breaches in 2014

Ever wondered why and where data breaches happen? Check out this infographic

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1.3 billion

smartphones were sold in 2014

What does it all mean?

Why Bill and Melinda Gates are right about mobile banking

They say it will improve the lives of millions. Here's what we think

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Digital lives: Mark Weiser

The Xerox PARC leader was a visionary who foresaw today’s Internet of Things

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Video: Meet Generation mBanking

Our mobile banking survey of young people – brought to life

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5 things we know about 5G

Such as: is it just like 4G, only faster? Short answer: no

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High fashion joins the tablet revolution

Victoria Beckham's London store is one of many to dump cash registers in favor of iPads

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Infographic: NFC takes off down under

Australia's second-largest supermarket introduced NFC payment in 2013. See what happened...

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Mobile payment: the view from Spain

Ignacio Bañón of Spanish bank BBVA gives us his payment predictions

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Video: Why Mobile ID is the future

Ditch your dozens of passwords for a simpler solution

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31%

The percentage of Estonians who eVoted in the 2014 elections

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