ST-Ericsson Break-Up Fallout

You can chalk this up on your “Dead or Alive” board: The ST-Ericsson joint venture is officially on the dead side. Chip company STMicroelectronics and telecommunications gear maker Ericsson laid their final cards on the table earlier this week, announcing plans to dissolve the unprofitable four-year-old Switzerland-based JV. The writing has been on the wall…

Connected People Meet the Connected Car

We're all walking around hyper-connected with all sorts of gizmos — namely, smartphones — with all sorts of bells, whistles, and life-tracking apps. Why shouldn't your car be part of that mobile-life experience? That's what carmakers and consortia, such as Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), are wondering, and what's making their collective presence more noteworthy these…

Making Cities Smarter

It makes sense that as our lives become hyper-connected, so will the cities we live in. If you believe the hype, mobile technology could well be the tool that facilitates many of the smart, urban connections aimed at improving general city services, transportation, energy use, environmental/green activities, and even something as simple as signage. There's…