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Author: Dave Musgrove

Get to know Purple People - Jenny Wren, Operations Manager

1) What is your very first memory? Two of my first memories were to do with my grandad.  Us girls could get away with anything with him and I remember doing his hair for him using a corkscrew and a fork (as you do!) the other was washing his beer bottles – because he brewed…

Top 5 things you always wanted to know about self driving cars

I’m from the generation that grew up watching Knight Rider.  Every Saturday evening with a packet of Skips crisps.  My Gran thought David Hasselhoff was ‘dishy,’ but I watched it for the car, I wanted a KITT, a car that I could summon via my watch to rescue me when in grave peril. Thankfully, I…

Seven ways that mobiles have revolutionised events

It’s quite likely that you are one of the 91% of mobile users who keep their device within arm’s reach for 100% of the time.  So you will know how important mobile phones have become in nearly every aspect of life. Mobile for event planning is no different.  It is amazing how much easier event…

Purple WiFi appoints Roberto Aguirre as Service Provider Director, EMEA

July 6, 2015: Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company, today announced the appointment of Roberto Aguirre as Service Provider Director, EMEA, reporting to Eric Law, VP of Worldwide Sales. Working out of Madrid, Roberto will be responsible for positioning Purple WiFi in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will be working with…

Get to know Purple People - James Dale, Service Provider Manager

1) What is your very first memory? Pretending to drive my dad’s green Ford Cortina sat in the driver’s seat outside our house when I was about 4 years old! 2) What were you doing before you joined Purple WiFi? Account management, sales and events at a radio station… I also dressed up as Peppa…

Yippee I’m off on holiday for two weeks, my car is parked on the drive and I’ve just changed my money at my bank (the branch that’s two doors down from my house). My mother’s maiden name is Jones and my first pet was called Floppy! These are just some of the things that we…

With the July update of our portal coming up, we want to let you know about some of the great new features you can expect, and also give you the opportunity to sign up to one of our preview and training webinars. Below is an overview of some of the new features you can expect….

The value of a Facebook Like

Last year Purple WiFi posted a blog which discussed the value of a Facebook “Like”. The post was pretty popular so we thought we would revisit it and see what’s changed since. Is £114 really the average value of a Facebook Like? There’s been a lot of reference online to the 2013 annual report from…

7 ways technology has developed over the last 10 years

The world of technology has massively changed over the last decade. We take a look at just how far we’ve come, with our top seven technology advancements list. 1) Smartphones With our smart phones we can now do almost anything that we can do with our home laptop. A recent stat we read told us that…

Squire Patton Boggs

In a society with a high demand for digital connectivity “on the move”, there is an increasing demand for public WiFi services  to be made widely available. Businesses are understandably keen to meet that demand, however, there are a number of key areas of legal compliance which Wi-Fi providers should be aware of before offering…

Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Last month Gavin gave us an overview of the “Internet of Things” (also known as the “Internet of Everything”) and what it could mean for everyday life. But how far from the revolution are we? We spoke to some experts to find out. You’ve probably heard it being mentioned a few times – that soon everything…

7 Gadgets Tech Heads Need This Christmas

So 2013 is soon coming to an end. Whilst there’s been a great range of gadgets and gizmos released, it’s a simple, sad fact that you just can’t have all of them. Well, unless you are Bill Gates. Then you can have all the things. However, with the festive season rapidly approaching, it’s a good…

Social media usage around the world

I know what you’re thinking. Another social media blog post. Bear with me here. There’s a reason that they are so prolific in the blogosphere, and that’s because social media is one of the most vital aspects of mass communication today. It’s one of the most prolific and abundant means of getting across what we…

David Cameron

A recent research project by AdaptiveMobile, concluded that over one third of all the UK’s Cafes and restaurants had no content filtering in place, meaning that visitors logging on could easily use or stumble across adult content online. This is a particularly hot topic, and one that any business providing a WiFi hotspot should be…

WiFi usage increase

With mobile operators launching 4G, you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ve been carefully watching the effect of this on WiFi usage. The new capabilities of 4G have resulted in the launch of smartphones with larger screens, higher speed mobile broadband, richer applications and an improved user experience. As you might expect, this has…

European ski slopes to benefit from social wifi

Purple WiFi is expanding across Europe having won a contract to provide its social WiFi service to Crystal Ski Holidays, UK’s largest specialist holiday company, part of TUI Travel PLC. The deal, which will see the service being installed across all 78 chalets in ski resorts in France, Italy and Austria, ensures Crystal Ski can…

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