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M&M’s Blog goes behind the headlines to offer a running commentary on the business dynamics within the international media and marketing industry. The M&M editorial team joins forces with industry experts and local market heroes to balance a bird’s eye view of global trends with the importance of local insight.

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  • CES 2013: what’s big and what’s next?

    11 January 2013

    Samsung with its bendy screens, paper tablets, a Luminae glass keyboard, eight-core chips, 3D printers, 4K TVs and the YotaPhone (not a Star Wars pun but rather a smartphone that doubles as an e-reader when flipped over) – just a few of the latest technologies being unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place from January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

    Smart technology

    Gadgets and apps certainly took centre stage this year, with vendors from across the globe coming together in Vegas to showcase their latest offerings. With gadgets for the home, in the office, in the car ...

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    Posted by: Jenni Baker

    Tags: Tablet, Technology, exhibitions, TV

  • Microsoft smartphone? Watch this space...

    12 July 2012

    As if things weren’t hotting up enough between Microsoft and Apple – with Microsoft announcing the launch of the Surface tablet – now the company behind Bing, MSN and Windows has well and truly declared war and might just be planning to take on the mobile giant with its very own Microsoft-made smartphone.

    “We are trying to make it absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple,” Ballmer said during an interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “We are not. No space uncovered that is Apple’s.”

    In what Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer ...

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    Posted by: Jenni Baker

    Tags: Mobile, Tablet, Smartphone

  • Microsoft enters the tablet wars

    25 June 2012


    The tablet market is still wide open and Microsoft has had time to watch, learn and get its offering right. Last week’s launch of the new tablet devices, the Windows RT and the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, fits into its wider story about Windows 8, which centres on the company’s ‘screen agnostic’ commitment to offer a unified experience across phone, tablet and computer.

    The tablets use the same Metro user interface as the latest Windows phones, which lends itself really well to touch screen. It offers a great, living experience, delivered by the on-screen widgets and feels very ...

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    Posted by: Bloggers' Gallery

    Tags: Tablet