Today, Thomson Reuters announced the acquisition of Apsmart, a London-based mobile design firm. I think this was a tremendous move on the part of the company for a number of reasons.
First, I think that this acquisition speaks to the reality of the world today. Very soon, there will be more mobile phones on the planet than people. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I am constantly connected through my mobile devices. So are you. That connection exists in both our personal lives as well as our professional lives; in fact, our late head of research and development at Thomson Reuters, Dr. Peter Jackson, framed our lives as a “work-life blur.” Mobile technology is at the heart of this. (more…)