Ten years ago Apple introduced the concept of the smartphone: the iPhone. Steve Jobs said on January 9, 2007: “Apple is going to re-invent the phone.” Despite the negative views and comments made by some tech gurus, Jobs’ words were proven to be true. In this podcast, Prof. Josep Valor shares his view on how […]
PODCAST | Time Warner, AT&T Merger: Should We Be Worried?
When AT&T acquired Time Warner earlier this month, critics warned that the deal could end up costing customers dear. But is this the likely outcome? Josep Valor investigates.
Digitization of Retail Banking: the Coming Revolution
Retail banking is due for a disruptive revolution. Other industries, like music and entertainment, have evolved on the impulse of technology and the process of digitization. Commercial banks, however, are still enchained, held hostage, by the paper world: it is a business that handles information—therefore digitizable—yet remains held back by the analog era. This is […]
Apple Enters the Wearables Business
The reports that Apple is close to buying the headphone company Beats was received with widespread skepticism, says Prof. Josep Valor. It doesn’t seem to make sense from either a branding or a technological point of view. However, Apple has already shown an interest in headphones that measure physical activity and, as the wearable industry […]