Mobile

Apple #3 in smartglasses with no product

Despite having no product in market, Apple ranked 3rd most important smartglasses platform after Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap in a Q2 2019 survey of AR/VR industry insiders by Digi-Capital and AWE. This highlights Apple’s natural advantages and industry support, but how does a company which ...

Sierra Wireless is a risky stock right now, this portfolio manager says

With its connected tech helping usher in the Internet of Things, chip maker Sierra Wireless (Sierra Wireless Stock Quote, Chart TSX:SW) is in the right place at the right time, says money manager Bruce Murray, but whether or not the company can deliver in the fast-evolving sector is still up for gr ...

Telus’s future looks bright, Teal Linde says

Slowing wireless growth has some investors worried about Telus (Telus Stock Quote, Chart TSX:T) but there’s a good chance the stock will track higher, says fund manager Teal Linde, who argues that the market has a penchant for companies with healthy free cash flow like Telus. Telus shareholders s ...

Huawei security and privacy chief calls for government collaboration

Amid the ongoing controversies about his employer, Huawei’s global cyber security and privacy officer (GSPO) John Suffolk is frequently in the hot seat. He oversees 170 countries where Huawei equipment is deployed by 1,700 customers; Huawei says that one-third of the world’s mobile traffic passe ...

Acquisition readies Telus for 5G

The company recently paid $931 million for new 600 MHz radio frequencies. The purchase is key to the launch of its ultrafast 5G wireless Internet service. In the meantime, the stock yields a high 4.6% yield and the company has raised its dividend an average 8.6% annually over the past 5 years. TELU ...

5G security as a form of corporate nationalism

Last Wednesday, President Trump declared a National Emergency and issued an Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain. Although not mentioned by name, those of us who have been following the industry clearly understood that Huawei was the pr ...

Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint starts to become reality

In an alley behind the Hong Kong Productivity Council building in Kowloon, a dolly-driving worker tows a large four-wheeled machine that has two long articulated arms that gracefully put lights on top of pylons and then place the pylons on the road. It’s a hypnotizing display that goes on for a f ...

Low prices, at a high cost

As regular followers know, I travel to Israel a couple times a year. My daughter has a mobile plan that has ridiculously low prices for a huge data bucket and calling to 56 countries; I have a couple add-on SIM cards that cost an additional $10 per month for me to use or share with friends and fami ...

Hashtag Trending – OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2; Amazon’s packing robots; How to disable Amber Alerts

Independent smartphone maker OnePlus announced a new handset, but people are more excited about the new headphones. Amazon is ready to replace some workers with new automated packing robots. And people are reacting negatively to Amber Alerts on wireless devices in Toronto. Trending on Google, the On ...

ServiceNow conference highlights its platform play

LAS VEGAS — Anyone who still believes that ServiceNow is merely a service desk company would have had that notion dispelled with a vengeance at the company’s annual conference, Knowledge, here last week. The more than 20,000 attendees saw everything from mobile HR apps to accounting products as ...