This week we introduced an innovative mobile solution that transforms the pitch book iteration process into a virtual reality for the deal making community. Thomson Reuters Pitchboard is designed to provide investment banking teams with the document management, revision and organization interface needed between the desktop and the iPad to help them increase efficiency whilst navigating the pitch book creative process.
Pitchboard enables the seamless delivery and return of pitch book edits between colleagues working on desktops in the office and iPad users reviewing and marking up documents whilst they are on the road. In addition, desktop users can add related content to the document for view on the iPad including news, research and company information to ensure that senior bankers are always prepared for meetings and calls. Pitchboard works seamlessly with Thomson ONE, and also complements Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics, a suite of presentation and analytical tools, built into Microsoft Office that was launched earlier this year for junior bankers.
I’ve been dedicated to the mobile space for 2 1/2 years now. In that time, the most common question I hear, by far, is: “what OS should we be building our app for?” Sadly, it’s the hardest question to answer! I’m not going to try and answer the question here – as it’s all but impossible on a generalized basis. However, hopefully I can give you a couple of data points and considerations to help you answer for your product yourself.
Before that, though, a quick shout out for the mobile web. There’s a reason we like it so much! You can, to a large extent, dodge the question of platform choice and you’re not subject to the vagaries of your OS/app store vendor.
Putting that aside, here are the main considerations: (more…)
Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their various mobile and tablet devices are categorized in three distinct groups: design, utility & trade dress. Today’s graphics provides some highlights for each of the three categories.
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 2 tablet in the US yesterday, in its latest attempt to wrestle market share from Apple. Today’s graphic compares the new tablet to its direct competitors from Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
What a difference a week makes. Like many of you, I watched the London 2012 Opening Games ceremony just over a week ago – interested, amused, perplexed at times, and always on the lookout for our colleagues that were a part of the event. I wasn’t sure just what to expect in London after coming off a very relaxing holiday and having to get straight back into the craziness that had been projected in the city. The way the newspapers had been going on, it seemed like Armageddon and the Millenium hype all over!
I was prepared for anything on arrival Tuesday into London – and what I found is what everyone else is finding as they spend more time in the City. London is working just fine. I had no wait at immigration. The train into the City, the taxis, and the Tube have all been working well. What’s more, I found myself completely wrapped into the spirit of the Olympics. I came without any tickets to events, and did manage to buy one for the beach volleyball on Friday night (a great party – and after spending almost 3 hours on the tickets website!) and watched the cycling portion of the women’s triathlon after completing my own morning run at Green Park. (more…)
At Thomson Reuters, we strive to help our customers improve their productivity and enable them to deliver better client service. Over the past several months, we have advanced this objective by introducing and updating numerous mobile products and apps so our clients can access their legal information and tools anytime, anywhere.
As legal professionals’ workflow becomes increasingly mobile, it is important that we are able to provide our customers with best-in-class platforms that enable seamless computing regardless of whether they are in their office or on a portable device. (more…)
We just launched the Reuters 2012 Olympics app – this has truly been a labor of love, collaboration, hard work, and fun. I remember when I first proposed this idea last fall to some of our colleagues in New York and London following a meeting I had taken with the CIO of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). I would really like to thank the London team for their “go-for-it” attitude.
Reuters has fewer rights it can exploit – specifically with regard to video content. We’ve had to be very clever to think about what we can show, how we can show it, and how we can think about using some interesting pieces of technology to give the app some unique capabilities. The app was built by our recently acquired Apsmart team, led by Rahul Powar. You’ll see some very cool features that they’ve included in this app including pinch and zoom infographics on certain pictures and sharing of images on AppleTV. We targeted only the iOS platforms out of the gate for one big reason: it enabled us to collaborate with Apple’s user interface evangelists and deepen the working relationship we have with them. Some great work was done by our preferred external design agency Great Fridays (who also did the UI work on Convene) in partnership with Marine Leroux and Daniel Lewington from our side. (more…)
Last week we launched the Reuters Olympics London 2012 mobile app. Now available in the iTunes store for the iPad and iPhone, the app will showcase Reuters award-winning photography from some of the world’s best photographers. It will include subtle editorial content, medal tables, event schedules and results beginning with the Olympics Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 27.
“I’m really excited about the opportunities this app presents for customers,” said Robert Schukai, global head of Mobile Technology. “Congratulations to all the partners who contributed to the development including the Global Mobile, Technology and Reuters Editorial and News teams.”
The Olympics app will feature:
A stunning, interactive Olympics experience with ability to select events and manage alerts according to your preferences
A constant stream of contextual info on events, venues and athletes at your fingertips leading up to and during the event
Ability to monitor events results with live data as they happen
View of top photos of the day
Unique, high-quality multimedia coverage of all the action, mix of high resolution imagery, articles and photographer blogs
Integration with social media such as the:
Facebook Open Graph that allowsintegration with Facebook timeline, news feed and ticker
Apple AirPlay™ that allows you to wirelessly stream the App to your HDTV via Apple TV
Condition One is aiming to change the way we watch videos by bringing immersive technology to the masses. Turn your iPad left or right, up or down and you get a complete 180-degree view of the video. The company’s CEO, Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis, started with the iPad because of its built-in gyroscope. But his long-term plans are much bigger.
Yesterday Google announced their new tablet, the Nexus 7. It will be sold for $199 starting in mid-July as Google tries to replicate its smartphone success to compete in the hotly contested market dominated by Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Apple’s iPad and more. Today’s graphic compares six of the most popular tablets on the market. Do you think Google will be able to make a dent in the tablet realm?