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Can WiFi relieve the pressure on mobile networks? The data mountain
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Can WiFi relieve the pressure on mobile networks?

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says that “we create as much information every two days as we did from the dawn of civilisation up to 2003”. Schmidt also comments that the real issue contributing to the data mountain is the amount of user-generated content due to social media websites. Developing, sharing…

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Purple WiFi and Wavelink join forces to offer Social WiFi
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Purple WiFi and Wavelink join forces to offer Social WiFi

April 30, 2014 – Purple WiFi has signed a distribution agreement with enterprise mobility and UC Solutions distributor, Wavelink. The agreement will see the addition of Purple  WiFi’s cloud-based, Social WiFi solution, which includes presence analytics and location based services, to Wavelink’s portfolio of products. By entering into a distribution…

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

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Does social media improve society?
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Does social media actually improve society?

Today’s society faces many challenges: unemployment, crime, poverty, loneliness to name but a few. We’ve had a think about whether social media can be used to help eliminate some of the problems society faces and help to create happier, healthier lifestyles. 1. Can social media decrease loneliness? Loneliness motivates an…

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Purple WiFi to deliver WiFi offering for City of York as part of Pinacl Solutions partnership
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Purple WiFi to deliver WiFi offering for City of York as part of North partnership

April 23, 2014: Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company will be working with North, one of the UK’s leading Managed Services Providers, and Ruckus Wireless, the global WiFi technology pioneer, to deliver a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for City of York Council. The fully supported service…

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Risks of providing free customer WiFi in Australia

It’s a little known fact outside of the land down under that WiFi is an Australian invention. The Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) invented and patented wireless LAN technology in the 1990s. Today, WiFi is nearly ubiquitous in Australia as households and businesses use the technology…

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Can social media alter your mood?
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Can social media alter your mood?

Positivity breeds positivity Psychologists have long been aware that positivity breeds positivity in others. We also know that praise and reward has a greater impact on good behaviour than punishment has on stopping bad behaviour. It’s therefore no surprise that both of these psychological rules also apply in the online…

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WiFi captive portal
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Splash page and e-shots – new functionality explained

Purple WiFi is always innovating, changing and adapting to new technology. We’re keen to give our customers and resellers the tools they need to make the Purple WiFi product work for them. That’s why we’re introducing a brand new splash page and e-shots. Dom, our Training Manager, will be organising…

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Can stores compete with online shopping?
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Can stores really compete with online shopping?

Facts and figures Today’s newly released ONS (Office of National Statistics) retail figures show a clear upward trend in the retail market, with an increase of 3.7% compared to February 2013.  Increasingly customers are more confident in spending their money and inflation in stores is at an all time low.…

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Channel 4 News features Purple WiFi
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Channel 4 News features Purple WiFi

Our CEO, Gavin Wheeldon and I had a busy day out of the office last week filming with Channel 4 News.  Having read about what we do within the retail sector, one of the programme’s journalists wanted to come and see Purple WiFi in action, for himself.   So, we decided…

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Pitch @ Palace
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We present to The Duke of York

Purple WiFi has reached the final shortlist for Pitch @ Palace, an opportunity for innovative regional start-ups to showcase their talent. The event is backed by Prince Andrew, The Duke of York. Pitch @ Palace will be held at St. James’ Palace, London in early April. Shortlisted businesses (like us!)…

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Key US appointment marks expansion in Americas Purple WiFi
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Key US appointment marks expansion in Americas

19 March 2014 Purple WiFi rolls out global strategy with key US appointment Cloud-based social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi, is investing in its US expansion with the recruitment of Anne Lakstigala to the role of Vice President, Americas.  This strategic appointment enables Purple WiFi to fully implement its US sales plans,…

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Is Facebook in decline?
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Is Facebook really in decline?

Is Facebook in decline? We keep reading that  young people prefer Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter to Facebook these days. Apparently if you use Facebook you are ‘officially old and uncool’.  Or so a recent report  tells us.  This Global Social Media Impact study suggests that the reason for teenagers…

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Family friendly Canterbury Cathedral
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Family friendly Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral wanted to take action following recent reports that public WiFi is being used to access explicit content and that 58% of venues worldwide currently have no content filtering in place. They implemented the Purple WiFi platform in order to deliver a secure and legal Social WiFi solution and…

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

Global shipments of WiFi enabled devices hit 1.9 billion in 2013. That’s a 19% increase over the prior year and puts the total number of WiFi enabled devices up to 4 billion – and this is expected to rise 7 billion by 2017, according to research by Strategy Analytics. 59%…

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