1984, Steve Jobs, Apple Phone

Former Apple CEO John Sculley said that the late Steve Jobs was considering a Mac phone as early as 1984. That was the same year that Apple released its first Macintosh computer. Sculley left Apple in 1993 and now runs Sculley Brothers, a firm that invests in entrepreneurs. He was asked during a television interview whether the rumored low-cost Apple iPhone would “compromise” the vision that Jobs had for his iconic smartphone.

While Sculley answered that it would not be a compromise to broaden the product line, he also doesn’t see Apple offering a $100 phone. Instead, he envisions the company instead working to improve its top-shelf model. Comparing Apple to car maker BMW, Sculley says that Apple doesn’t go after low-price buyers. The former Pepsi executive says that Apple’s installed base would buy a higher-priced phone with a bigger screen.

While pointing out that he doesn’t have inside information, Apple’s former CEO said that with the smartphone industry maturing, we could see a wearable device from Apple.Image


Cyberspace insecurity

Diplo Learning Corner

Cyberspace is inherently insecure. Achieving acceptable information security requires building awareness of what it takes to achieve it, mitigating vulnerabilities in people, processes and technologies and constant adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

Ed Gelbstein’s ‘Information security for non-technical managers’, downloadable for free at Bookboon.com, provides a concise overview and some useful suggestions covering the information security “problem”.


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#BYND2015 – Inspiring young people to ensure a better future for everyone

The ITU Blog

Bynd2015BlogWe are living through one of the most exciting times in human history thanks to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Never before has any generation been so connected instantaneously.

Undeniably, technology and the internet have accomplished much more than anyone first imagined, but there is still so much we can achieve if we use ICTs for positive outcomes that everyone in society can benefit from.

As the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is committed to connecting the world through innovative technology solutions, it is using an online crowdsourcing platform developed by a start-up called  Crowdicity, the official crowdsourcing partners for BYND2015. 

The concept of online crowdsourcing allows for the creation of a platform that enables us to engage and interact with individuals from around the globe; a place where people can come together to discuss and share ideas. It is all inclusive and therefore allows for a more…

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