Two current certainties fight for our attention in technology headlines on a daily basis: data growth and data analysis. Humans, machines, and seemingly every other aspect of this world constantly create data that we can now capture (e.g. big data). However, without the ability to combine data sets, analyze its content, and construct meaningful conclusions; our ever-expanding ability to capture data is meaningless (e.g. data analysis). Now that we can collect data and analyze its meaning, an increased need to share data arises. Emergent One is working to provide a solution for companies that have data and no way to share it.
Telefonica, one of the largest telcos in Europe, announced Telenor (Norwegian-based carrier) as its first carrier partner for the BlueVia API platform. The first BlueVia API available to developers is billing services. In-app billing services remove the need for marketplaces like the Apple's app store or iTunes for mobile app purchases. Instead, consumers' purchases are added to their phone bills.