Karel Vandenbroucke holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences (2013, Ghent University) and is currently working as a researcher at the research group for Media and ICT (MICT), Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University,...
Matthew Chapman and Alex Brownsell: Davos: Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer says Internet of Things will create 'tipping point'
Source: „Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer believes the Internet of Things and mobile will create a "tipping point" for businesses in 2014 that will change everyone's lives "like never before". Speaking at a panel discussion hosted by Forrester at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Mayer also cited how "sharing economy" apps are revolutionising the world. She said: "150,000 people let strangers stay at their home last year through Airbnb; 1.5 million people assigned tasks to strangers through TaskRabbit; 56 percent would consider renting out their cars to strangers.
"The Internet of Things makes connecting and trusting people easier. Part of this is the sharing economy, but through Internet of Things and mobile we can inspire and entertain people like never before."