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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SWITZERLAND

WEF's 'Crowdsourcing' push to find ways to control internet

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled a project aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to control the internet.

29 Aug 2014

SWITZERLAND

UN says 2.7bn people will be online by year-end

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Around 2.7bn people - or 40% of the world's population - will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2013, the United Nations said on Monday (7 October).

8 Oct 2013

SWITZERLAND

Cyberwar "a reality that must be halted"

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The international community must wake up to the reality of cyberwar and strive to find ways to stem it, the head of the UN's telecommunications agency said Monday (15 July).

16 Jul 2013

SWITZERLAND

Manufacturing revolution with 3D printers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Three-dimensional printing could herald a new industrial revolution as potentially important as the invention of the steam engine or telegraph experts claim.

29 Apr 2013

SWITZERLAND

Climate change: major report leaked

GENEVA,SWITZERLAND: A major report on climate change being compiled by the United Nation's climate science panel was leaked online last week in what appeared to be an attempt by a climate sceptic to discredit the panel.

19 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

SWITZERLAND

WRC concludes with 'far-reaching' decisions for sector

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Radiocommunications Conference 2012 (WRC-12) has concluded with - in the words of one participant - "far-reaching" decisions for the entire telecom and broadcasting sector.

13 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

SWITZERLAND

Young Global Leaders use mobile telephony to tackle poverty

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: A group of Young Global Leaders will pilot a non-profit initiative this spring, which aims to give the 1 billion mobile phone users living in poverty access to educational phone apps.

1 Feb 2012

SWITZERLAND

Global radio experts float new mobile phone standard

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Global radio experts have approved radio standards that are to usher in a new mobile phone operating system to replace third generation or 3G technology, the International Telecommunication Union has announced.

31 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Internet usage in European markets

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

12 Dec 2011

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