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Nurturing a digital generation

The digital skills agenda is in vogue and much is being done across the UK to encourage young people to realise their potential – something O2 has also built its heritage on. The arrival of computing on the curriculum in schools shows that the importance of digital skills is being recognised. But we’ve still got [...]

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Coding: The Conduit to Going Beyond the Idea

The world doesn’t simply need big ideas. The world needs great vision, powered by creators, engineers, entrepreneurs and change agents with the ability to execute and the ambition to prove its worth in society.  It’s about having the courage to be the first one, to lead others into unfamiliar territory, to transform unproven ideas into [...]

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How are we equipping a digital generation?

How are we equipping a digital generation?

Digital technology is shaping our world in ways previous generations would have found inconceivable. There’s barely a part of our day that hasn’t been affected or enhanced in some way: from swiping through the news over breakfast, to Snapchatting a friend from the pub after work. With our lives made easier by an increasing number [...]

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B20 Summit in Sydney this week!

B20 Summit in Sydney this week!

This year, Australia holds the G20 Presidency after Russia, who assumed last year´s G20 Presidency. Like in previous years, Australia has also established a B20, chaired by Richard Goyder AO, Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers. The B20 leads engagement with G20 governments on behalf of the international business community. As you all know, the [...]

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This summer protect your digital identity with Latch

This summer protect your digital identity with Latch

Movistar and Tuenti are implementing the Latch digital identities protection service against intruders. From now on, users will be able to take control when exposed to digital threats. When the alarm involving the Heartbleed global security loophole sounded back in April of this year, in our Public Policy blog, we had already highlighted some of [...]

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Join tomorrow the Online debate on technology organized by European Voice

Tomorrow the European Voice is organising an online debate on technology, asking:

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TOP 100 Educational Innovations

TOP 100 Educational Innovations

Last week, Fundación Telefónica organized an event to present a new Fundación Telefónica Challenge, a worldwide study searching for the best educational innovations to promote scientific and technological careers among young people in Spain. In the first part of the event, Pablo Gonzalo, Head of Fundación Telefónica Challenge, gave the audience a detailed view of [...]

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Cloud Post reports June

Digital Economy: June interesting reports

Here are some of our recommended readings based on the reports published in June, for those who wish to be updated on Digital Economy data & policies!

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European Commission gives green light for acquisition of E-Plus by Telefonica Deutschland

We are pleased to announce that Telefónica Deutschland has received the EU Commission’s conditional clearance to acquire the E-Plus Group from the Dutch telecommunication corporation KPN.

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A preliminary outlook on Italy’s EU Presidency major priorities for the telecom sector

A preliminary outlook on Italy’s EU Presidency major priorities for the telecom sector

Today Italy is taking over the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for its 12th time – between 1959 and today Italy has already held 11 presidencies. Here are the major priorities for the telecommunications sector.

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Wayra Selects Youngest Ever Entrepreneur

Through prgrammes targeted at creating thousands of startups and digital creations by 2015, Telefónica has been lowering barriers for entrepreurship and access to participate in the Digital Economy. One of these Telefónica programmes is Wayra, a startup incubator that aims to enhance innovation by detecting new talents in Latin America and Europe in the field [...]

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In the era of big data, informed consent is an illusion

In the era of big data, informed consent is an illusion

The amount of data generated and collected by the connected economy is staggering. According to one estimate, 90% of all data in the history of the world was generated in the last two years. The phenomenon of big data – where information comes from different sources ranging from connected devices to sensors and GPS – [...]

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Inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs: Think Big and Wayra sign new partnership with Founders 4 Schools

Inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs: Think Big and Wayra sign new partnership with Founders 4 Schools

Enterprise education has become a bit of a hot topic in recent weeks, with the PM’s enterprise advisor, Lord Young, calling for children as young as 5 to be engaged in enterprise activity as part of the school day. Lord Young’s report, Enterprise for All, outlines a number of recommendations to improve the enterprise education [...]

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