The Age of Movement, Touch and Sound

Text is essentially over and we’re moving into the era of movement, touch and sound, says Prof. Sandra Sieber. The importance of text will decline over the next five years as voice-recognition programs become more sophisticated and the technical obstacles to transmitting live video are overcome. Instead of writing we will talk and see. Meanwhile, with its technologies that eliminate the need for joysticks, the game industry has shown the possibilities of using physical movement.


News in the Palm of Your Hand

Rob Grimshaw, managing director of, believes that mobile devices are the future of newspapers and says the handset makers are the Financial Times’ partners in reaching readers. He adds that the HTML5 is the talk of the town and thinks it will open up the applications market and make it more diverse. He says […]


Across the Digital Divide

Much of the final day of the World Mobile Congress was spent talking about emerging markets, says Prof. Javier Zamora. We are on transition from connectivity to hyper-connectivity and we are not far off the figure 50 billion interconnected devices.


[VIDEO] The End of Open Internet?

The year 2011 will be remembered for the rise of mobile data, explains IESE Prof. Sandra Sieber in this interview, but at the moment there are many discussions about how the market will develop. Will the expansion of the “app economy” in a mobile environment threaten the open standards currently associated with the internet?