Phone company looks after their numbers
A new law in Sweden forces companies to share names and IP addresses of clients suspected of illegal file transfers. A debate has escalated as Sweden’s biggest telecom company, Telia Sonera, is refusing to share the details of one of its customers arguing that doing so would be a breach of confidentiality.
Why it matters
It is rare to see a large corporate organisation step up to defend and protect a single individual in this way. Could brand chivalry be the way for companies to bring back brand loyalty despite growing numbers of competitors?
Japanese company KDDi invented a new technology to keep track on their employees. Companies just need to fit their employees mobile phones with a special accelerometer that shows all the activities they performed in detail during a day.
Draftfcb Chicago has launched Heat Tracker, a new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to pinpoint “hot spots” based on gender. Powered by Foursquare, Heat Tracker uses check-in data to identify the number of males and females checked in at nearby locations all around the globe. Heat Tracker also syncs with various social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Yelp.