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Mobile technology will nurse the NHS back to health

Smartphone technology could help nurses spend more time with patients and improve the quality of healthcare on the NHS.


Via The Guardian

Fingerprint security loophole in Samsung Galaxy S5 could expose Paypal and other payment services

The fingerprint security feature of Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone has been cracked within days – potentially exposing not just data on the device, but other services tied to the smartphone’s fingerprint authentication.


Via Computing

Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that would finally allow them to consolidate and boost profitability.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has his Trustworthy Computing moment

In 2002, Microsoft chief Bill Gates sent out the Trustworthy Computing memo to staff. Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, had his Trustworthy Computing moment this week, with the company’s data strategy.

Twitter acquires social data provider Gnip

Twitter has bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, suggesting it plans to take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government.


Via ITPro

Pay-by-sleeve: Heritage Bank unveils contactless payments suit

Forget watches and glasses, Aussie bank Heritage thinks it has found the cutting edge of wearable tech – a suit that lets customers make contactless payments through the flick of a sleeve. 


Via Finextra


Not only has CCgroup’s strategy helped us develop our sales pipeline, it has helped build the value of Fundamo and attract the interest of international investors — Aletha Ling, COO, Fundamo

The results delivered by CCgroup have been impressive, not just in terms of the coverage generated, but more crucially, the clear sales leads that have resulted to date — Susan Brady, Director, Marketing and Communications, AIRCOM International

The CCgroup team has an exceptional depth and breadth of industry knowledge, helping position us effectively, ensuring our message is received and understood — Michelle Sklar, VP Industry Relations, Poynt

A single ‘peak’ during CCgroup’s 2011 global campaign generated 30 sales leads and directly impacted our bottom line. This is an outstanding achievement in B2B marketing — Sonny Waheed, Senior Manager, Communications, EMEA, Tellabs

CCgroup’s insight into existing industry issues and knowledge of the media agenda ensured we delivered the right story at the right time — Tim Deluca-Smith, VP Marketing, WDS