• FRESHNETWORKS   |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Wireless] Five brands collaborating with startups to foster innovation
    But John Lewis will reap the rewards too, having invested in products to meet customer needs (contender Musaic supplies a wireless sound system for the modern home) as well as technology to improve the customer experience (another finalist, Tap2Connect , harnesses iBeacons and NFC tags to help brands engage with their customers). 'Every week, we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – ideas to help you make the most of digital technologies and understand how they are helping brands to grow and innovate. Last John Lewis. Tesco. Barclays. Barclays is getting in on the act too. Unilever.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Wireless] How Social Media Advanced the Mobile-Gaming Industry
    Then came the introduction of the World Wide Web to your phone operated by the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol). 'Back in the day if you were bored, you’d whip open that Nokia flip phone (the one with an actual physical keypad) to play a classic game of “Snake.” Using the numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8, sharp, right-angled turns would be taken to avoid bumping into your own pixelated wormy body moving around the one-inch screen. Oh, how the times of mobile gaming have changed …. Nowadays, you open up Facebook on your iPhone to find random invitations to play Candy Crush. Blurred Lines.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Wireless] The End Of The Dial Tone
    According to the Chicago Tribune article , "In the Midwest, the number of wireless-only homes increased more than 4 percentage points to 43.7 'Things change quicker than most of us realize. If you speak to marketers about how they are doing in relation to consumers and their mobile usage, it will be a disappointing conversation. If you speak to consumers about how brands are doing in terms of truly connecting with them at the mobile level, it will be a disappointing conversation as well. It''s a long, hard slog for most brands. The true omnichannel. They are already omnichannel.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Wireless] Verizon Connects ESSENCE To the World with Lance Gross and Regina Hall – #VZWEssenceFest
    'During ESSENCE Festival, I had a chance to meet various Verizon Wireless PR and HR executives such as Alan Gardner, Kim Collins and Krista Bourne. Verizon Wireless is a sponsor of ESSENCE Festival and held a “Packer’s Power Players” Panel with Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, Will Packer and Lance Gross. had a great time talking with and meeting actress Regina Hall , actor Lance Gross and Verizon Wireless executive Krista Bourne during the ?#?VZWESSENCEFEST? VZWEssenceFest pic.twitter.com/skuXTlqAEl. — Cameka Crawford (@VZWcameka) July 5, 2014. dinner.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [Wireless] 4 Key Logistics for Small Business Success
    Using such solutions effectively requires a reliable wireless carrier like one of the Big Four companies. 'Guest Post from SocialMonsters. In preparation for its initial public offering, Asian eCommerce giant Alibaba invested $249 million in logistics, expanding its capability to make 24-hour deliveries throughout Asia. This move borrows from the playbook of Alibaba’s American counterparts Amazon and eBay, which thrive on their ability to provide quick, reliable order fulfillment. Match Logistics Supply to Mobile Demand. Automation Is Essential. Count the Costs. Small Business
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Wireless] Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign
    And to comply with the wireless carriers, you need to include: STOP and HELP, instructions Frequency Terms and Conditions Business entity Disclosure of additional carrier charges Here’s what that might look like, all together: Greg’s Mobile VIP: 6 msgs/month. 'Image via BigStockPhoto.com If you haven’t started looking for ways to add SMS text message marketing to your marketing mix, now is the time. Yes, I know apps are the craze these days but we’re still at about 65% smartphone penetration in the United States. Yes, that immediate. That’s typically the worst direction to take.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Wireless] Getting Social in Making the Right Nanny Call
    Many families choose to use a nanny cam, like the Atlas ATL2jNAN1CM Wireless Nanny Cam , for reassurance when the nanny and kids are at home. 'Finding a nanny for your precious children can be a tough task. Where do you look, how deep do you delve and how much do you trust once you find the right one? How much of a part should social media play in the search and even in the day to day goings-on of childcare? Here are a few tips in searching out the perfect nanny and what to do once you find her…. Finding the right nanny. You can find references and other reassuring information.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Wireless] Smartphones Controlling the Home: The Future of our (Smart) Homes.
    However, the success of smartphones and advancements in wireless technologies has opened multitudes of doors that can be integrated into the home to create a ‘smart home’.  It is already possible to use a smartphone or computer to turn on your homes heating using Nest, a wireless thermostat. 'Our homes are one of the places where we spend most of our lives. When not at work, we sleep in them, eat in them and spend our leisure time there. Interestingly, while modern lifestyles have moulded themselves around technology, the home itself has not changed a great deal.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Wireless] Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires Pryte, Instagram 6.0, Vine Comes To Xbox One
    Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte – Facebook’s newest acquisition plans involve Pryte, a Finnish company that makes it easier for mobile phone users without wireless data plans to use wireless internet apps; Facebook is acquiring Pryte’s team, while the actual service hadn’t even publicly launched yet (re/code). 'Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Vine: Facebook launches expanded video ad capabilities for brands. Facebook.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Wireless] CTRL ALT Delete - Weekly Technology And Digital Media Review - CHOM FM #31
    Will we see the day: wireless charging. wireless charging. 'Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It''s not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you''re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. the end of wires. The evidence is not conclusive.
  • BRASS TACK THINKING  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Wireless] 5 Lessons From a Successful Influencer Marketing Program
    But I’ve ordered a nifty wireless charging pad for the phone, and I don’t know a phone on the market that doesn’t suffer on the battery front in the hands of a power user. 'A few weeks ago, I got a tweet out of the blue. It was an online friend, Jason Harris , I’d known through a few other people. He works with Nokia in the US. His tweet was short and to the point. Did I want to come hang out in Boston with him and a few other folks to have a few experiences, take some pictures with a Nokia Lumia phone, and give them some input? What the heck, right? Oh, the humanity!!) Great timing.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Wireless] Four Reasons Instagram Is The Wall Street Of Social Media
    But with a hashtag and wireless, Instagram allows all businesses global success. 'Instagram has taken the world by storm, changing from the selfie platform to a storytelling platform practically overnight. Like most social media sites, it began free in hopes a larger company would acquisition it (cue Facebook) and expand it into something almost untouchable. Instagram is a success story that offers other business ventures, from app programmers to photographers to food stylists, the chance to market their own company and become a success story as well. Social Is Visual. Personal Touch.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Wireless] Some of The Coolest Technology in Cars
    All you have to do is download the Entune mobile app to your phone and using your phones data plan, Bluetooth and wireless technology, Entune connects you to a variety of in-car applications, whether this may be searching the web with voice recognition, listening to internet radio, making restaurant reservations or checking the traffic and weather as you drive. 'As technology develops some of the most advanced technology is being implemented into car models.…. Car that changes colour with mood. Always find it difficult to select an exterior car colour when choosing your next car?
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Wireless] Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction
    Wireless Telephone Service 77. 'Out of websites in 33 industries, social media sites provide the least satisfying experience,  according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) first-ever website benchmark. Released today, the study found that average website satisfaction is 78.2 out of 100; social media websites rank at the bottom of the barrel with an average of 68. Credit unions earned the top score for website customer satisfaction with a score of 86, followed closely by consumer shipping and banks at 85. However, there are plenty of exceptions. Consumer Shipping 85.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Wireless] Are You Textually Active?
    'Infographic by Scratch Wireless. Portfolio
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Wireless] Are you textually active?
    Infographic by Scratch Wireless 'Much can be lost in translation when your primary means of communication is text messages. This handy infographic helps you discern what that text message is really saying.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Wireless] 6 Tips for Reducing Business Expenses
    Embrace technology and wireless sharing in order to eliminate your need for printers, papers, files, binders, ink cartridges, et cetera. 'If your business is being crushed under the weight of your own expenses, it’s time to make a change. Here are six ways you can lower your monthly bills and stop cringing every time you receive a bank statement. 1: Go Paperless. Paper isn’t a huge drain on your budget, but the little expenses can really add up into an unpleasant whole. 2: Outsource. Send the entire problem over to graphic designers and programmers. 3: Reduce Your APR.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Wireless] How My Master’s Degree Prepared Me
    In fact, my masters thesis focused on global wireless Internet adoption. 'When people ask me if they should consider a post-graduate degree, I almost always say yes. In many ways, my career success can be directly attributed to my masters degree from Georgetown’s Communications, Culture and Technology (CCT) program. It’s no coincidence that this February 28th’s xPotomac will be hosted at Georgetown University’s Copley Formal Lounge. Even though I graduated in 2000 , CCT taught me several core skillsets that I use today at work. Geoff Livingston on Google+.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Wireless] Some Cheez-its, A Mountain Dew, A Snickers Bar. And A Kindle
    At the SC Business Fair 2014, which took place last month in Japan, Toshiba previewed a digital signage system called, Smartphone-linked Signage , that uses Bluetooth low energy wireless technology to link digital signs with smartphones. 'It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke, but this is no laughing matter. As Amazon continues to grow, expand and diversify itself as one of the largest retailers and technology service providers in the world, attention is always paid when the virtual store does something physical. It''s not what you think. There could be something more going on here.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
    [Wireless] 3 Ways Apple’s Free Configurator App is Silently Changing the Business Landscape
    But IT administrators can now clamp down on approved printers and Apple TVs, making it safe for companies to use wireless protocols like AirPrint and AirPlay. Third-party MDM solutions take the spotlight in BYOD environments, since you can administer profiles and deploy content wirelessly. 'When iOS 7 was released near the end of 2013, the media was been abuzz with updates on the new business features, including per app VPN, expanded Mobile Device Management (MDM) potential and third-party app security. What’s New with Configurator? Practical Business Usage.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Wireless] MLK Day 2014: State of the Divide
    Or is this just BS now that broadband wireless is becoming widely adapted? Reality African American black broadband digital divide mlk net neutrality pew race smartphone wireless 'Given that today is MLK Day, given his dream of equality , it seems fitting see examine how the digital divide persists in the United States. Pew released a study two weeks ago examining African American use of technology that showed progress. Though a seven percent lag exists between white and black use of the Internet, the gap depends on platform and age group. Moving Forward. Tinu Abayomi-Paul, @tinu.
  • ENGAGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Wireless] Show Your Local Bookstore Some Love
    'Do you know about the wireless gift that can transport you to another time and place, yet never needs to be charged? You know: It’s called a book. That always crosses my mind when walking into a bookstore—something I’m trying to do more often. It’s an easy goal in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a small, yet vibrant city north of Albany with three bookstores: one chain, one used and one new popular shop in the center of downtown.  . With the death of the Borders chain, some local shops are taking advantage— appealing to people’s sense of nostalgia and wonder surrounding the printed word.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Wireless] Bitcoin Use-cases: Turning Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and the Blockchain into a Fully Functional Peer-to-Peer Internet
    There are already many plans in foreign countries for "mesh" wireless networks. What if we took a concept like this, allowing anyone who wanted internet access to set up a wireless receiver of some sort, and that receiver would "pay" into the network to get access using Bitcoin or similar. These payments (this would be the equivalent of "mining" in current Bitcoin) would then go to those willing to provide longer distance wireless access using things like Ham Radio towers and the like to provide access over this entirely wireless, peer-to-peer internet.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Wireless] Apple Debuts iBeacon Location Technology in U.S. Stores
    Transmission through Bluetooth wireless technology gives your phone precise information about where you are in the store, while GPS transmitters don’t work well indoors and don’t distinguish well between locations only a few feet apart. 'How can a retailer effectively reach consumers in-store and educate them about deals that might be of particular interest? Last Friday, the technology debuted in 254 Apple stores in the U.S. Using iBeacon, the mobile app delivers personal information to users based on their current location in-store. And what about privacy?
  • BILL HARTZER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Wireless] Why Your Business Needs an SMS Strategy
    The market has clear potential and with the popularity of wireless networking driving sales, the only way is up. 'With the power of mobile marketing set to reach a peak over 2014, there has never been a better time to get your business a piece of the SMS action. It’s one of the most cost effective ways of communicating with millions of mobile users throughout the UK, getting your message across and engaging with each potential customer on a personal level. However, as well as the obvious efficiencies involved, there are a number of other clear benefits of opting for SMS marketing.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Wireless] Benefits of the New Mobile Enterprise
    Making that commitment to one phone service, instead of several wireless subscriptions, cuts on the mounting costs of operation. 'The new mobile enterprise seeks to solve many problems. As the young lady in the popular AT&T commercial tries so hard to explain, less is more when it comes to mobile technology. The new mobile enterprise is a way to bring a higher end of mobile devices to the workforce in order to give more applications, and communication and collaboration services. Mobilization: People, Applications, and Things. Big Jump in Speed. The Next Generation Recruiting Tool.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Wireless] NEW: Mobile App Loyalty & CRM Report
    Featured Mobile Apps Mobile Enterprise app store BT Financial Group Business FunMobility GigaOM Research Mobile Computing Twilio Wireless Data 'Just in time for the holidays: a summary of my new Gigaom Research report, Managing The Complete Customer Experience: Encouraging Engagement With Mobile And Apps, and a special offer to collaborate with Gigaom Research, which I am extending to the MobileGroove community in Europe. Over half (57 percent) of CIOs say that mobile devices and apps are either a high priority or essential to their strategic agenda. Mobile apps engage customers.
  • ENGAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Wireless] My Mobile Epiphany
    The next thing I knew, I had bought a couple of compact discs and a book wirelessly for the very first time. Though mobile devices are far more sophisticated and integrated today—not to mention wireless networks—my experience in Borders that day all those years ago foretold the mobile revolution that would take place over the next several years. 'This is the first article in an occasional series on this blog by McMURRY/TMG Content Editor James Alan Miller? that that will explore the evolution of mobile technology and its influence on business and content marketing. in hand.  .
  • THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Wireless] Solve The Problem From The Outside
    Part of our success in building Zipcar came no doubt from the fact that the founding team was comprised entirely of outsiders to the car rental and wireless technology industries. 'How often have you seen organizations recruiting new people with the skills and knowledge from within the same industry, the same field of practice etc.? All the time. It is as if organization’s think hiring people who can keep thinking and doing what they’ve always done will create something other than what they’ve always got. Go figure. It begins with the framing of a job description.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Wireless] 5 (+1!) Tools to Get Better at Printing
    It is a wireless connection program that lets you print out web pages, emails, documents and photos. 'Printing…even with tablets and smartphones and the ability to access data everywhere, we still do it. But that can be bothersome, between how much paper and ink it takes, and the cost of those items as we move into a move digital world. Since we can’t just give it up altogether (not yet, anyway), it is a good idea to become more efficient at what you do print. There are tools for that, which is fortunate. Print What You Like. Print Edit. Firefox user? PrintingTools. Bonus!
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Wireless] What Keeps The Chief Marketing Officer Awake At Night? - Part 3
    Yes, we have ten billion-plus wireless connected devices today, but it''s looking like that number will triple by 2020 to over thirty billion devices (more on that here: 10BN+ Wirelessly Connected Devices Today, 30BN+ In 2020?s 'Is Gartner right about Chief Marketing Officers spending more on IT than the Chief Information Officer in the coming years? " Still, it is hard to argue that every business is now a digital business. Part 2 ), we''re talking about the actual infrastructure of the marketing department and what keeps it humming along. The humanization of technology.
  • T2 SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Wireless] Social Care Case Study with Phone Carriers
    Verizon Wireless USA (@VerizonWireless) October 24, 2013. 'Social Care is all about engaging with your audience when they are talking to or  about you. Last week, a friend of mine decided it was time to open the bidding for cell phone carriers to pitch him on why he should switch to their service. Naturally, he thought that the best way to get the opinions of his peers was to tweet to the world: Ready to sign a contract for a US Cell phone. Who’s going to win my business? VerizonWireless @TMobile @ATT @sprint. Lorne Segall (@lornesegall) October 24, 2013. link]. lornesegall. could.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Wireless] Sponsored Post – Think Like an Enterprise
    When I was working for a wireless telecom company back in the day, one of my projects was disaster recovery compliance. 'The following is a post sponsored by Cloud Powered Work. What that means is that they paid me to talk about something they want me to talk about. What that doesn’t mean is that they influence my words AT ALL. These are my thoughts on something I think is useful to you. In a very short amount of time, I learned a lot about what we would never ever think about: what happens when something breaks. It got really interesting really quickly. Happened twice.) Promotio
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Wireless] The Marketing Of Things
    The Internet is being dumped into everything and anything that can be plugged in (or wirelessly enabled). 'We put brands on everything. Think about it this way: we put brands on everything and we''re putting the Internet into everything. It''s true. Brands will put their name on baseball stadiums, water bottles, the bottom of that plastic bin that we put our shoes into at airport security, and they''re even putting them in public toilet bowls. Anything to get attention. Computers were just the beginning. Marketers haven''t been negligent in this regard. Google''s brand looks whimsical.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Wireless] Hacking Skype For Better Audio
    This means no wireless networks and no wi-fi. wireless network. 'I use Skype to record most of my audio podcasts. This may not be a big deal to you, but most people who have any passion for audio and recording are gasping in disgust at this admission. For over 375 episodes (since 2006), I have relied mostly on Skype to record these weekly conversations with leading business thinkers. Personally, I''m just not that interested in the production side of things and prefer to have something simple and portable. That''s it. Bonus tip: turn off the wi-fi to be sure. Kill the tabs. audio.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Wireless] How to Use Social Media with Webinars to Boost Sales
    Today’s talk radio hosts continue to thrive by using the same combination of wireless broadcasting and listener engagement. 'Legendary New York disc jockey Barry Gray of WMCA revolutionized radio in 1945 when he held his telephone up to the microphone to broadcast a live call from big band celebrity Woody Herman. But businesses are only beginning to realize how the integration of webinars with social media offers the same potential for engaging audiences. Why Webinars? Webinars make sense for businesses because they’re popular and cost-effective. Add this to the 1.15
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Wireless] Why Context Marketing Should Already Be Happening
    In other words, understand your customer and you have the context to be successful – something that’s perfectly highlighted by Sam Fiorella on the Sensei Marketing blog, and the example of an exit interview that showed why a wireless provider lost Sam’s business. 'So, the latest buzzword in the online space is “context marketing”, or the ability to look into the context of what your customers want and deliver on that need. Context in Marketing is Nothing New. Probably the best example of context marketing is an email drip campaign. If bounced, clean list.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [Wireless] Sponsored Post – There Are No Cubicles
    used to work for a wireless telecom company. '“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” ” – William Gibson. The following is a sponsored post for Cloud Powered Work. All the ideas are mine. They just want you to think about this space a little bit. Are you? just finished up a Skype call with someone for his book project. Before that, I had a quick call on my cell phone while running an errand. I’m writing this post on my nifty Dell XPS10, and will upload it to the web by tethering to my iPhone. I’m working. tweetable ).
  • SOSHABLE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Wireless] Five Tools No Business Can Go Without
    wireless headset will enable you to move around the office, examine computer screens, check files, and perform other tasks without being tethered to the phone system. 'Starting your own business takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Whether you are a sole proprietor, part of a small startup team, or branching out with a larger corporation, a few basic necessities will ensure the success of your business. These items will be integral to your workflow in the office and while you’re on the go. Take a look at these five must-haves for every business, large or small. Data backups.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Wireless] Eurapp Project: Sizing And Stimulating Europe’s App Economy
    'The explosion of mobile devices, the advance of increasingly improving wireless networks, and the adoption of cloud technologies by enterprises and developer companies alike, have moved the mobile app market into a boom phase. In the U.S. the Application Developers Alliance reports the App Economy is a significant driver, creating 519,000 jobs nationwide. Disclosure: I am also a GigaOM mobile analyst and involved with the Eurapp project, which will carry out interviews and surveys with various stakeholders in the App Economy to determine its key characteristics.). Workshop takeaways.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Wireless] Eurapp Project: Sizing And Stimulating Europe’s App Economy
    'The explosion of mobile devices, the advance of increasingly improving wireless networks, and the adoption of cloud technologies by enterprises and developer companies alike, have moved the mobile app market into a boom phase. In the U.S. the Application Developers Alliance reports the App Economy is a significant driver, creating 519,000 jobs nationwide. Disclosure: I am also a GigaOM mobile analyst and involved with the Eurapp project, which will carry out interviews and surveys with various stakeholders in the App Economy to determine its key characteristics.). Workshop takeaways.
  • CHRIS BROGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Wireless] Sponsored Post – Excuse Free Beach Days
    Back when I worked in a wireless telecom, near the end of my career, it was absolutely not important for me to be at the office in person except we had two major problems: our security was really tight so I couldn’t really connect into any systems remotely, and we didn’t have the cloud back then, so if I was working on a document, I was working on a dead version that only I had access to at any given time. Wireless. This is all me. The Beach Versus a Cubicle. I’m a writer and educator and so cubicles aren’t especially required. You know all this. Not a lot.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Wireless] Best Android Phones for 2013 [Infographic]
    Jelly Bean will make sharing, researching, and viewing easier with the new features, such as Beam, Daydream, Wireless Display, and more. 'The new Android phones of 2013 are more efficient than ever. The phones have new sensory upgrades, touchless features, and octo-core processors. The upgraded operating system, the Android 4.2 The phones differ by features, which enables a buyer to pick the phone that’s just right for them. courtesy of StartApp. Infographics android jelly bean phone
  • THE BLAKERY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Wireless] I’m Joining Intel
    Over the last three years at my consulting company Artemis I’ve worked with companies such as Verizon Wireless, Newmark Knight Frank Retail and more. 'Those of you who know me from Customer Management IQ  or from my  writing  and  speaking  know I’m very passionate about social customer support. have continued to learn with like-minded individuals serving on board of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP). really love this industry and the people in it. That being said, I’m excited to announce the next chapter of my career. Why Intel? What Will I Be Doing?
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Wireless] iPhone Software Update Activates Wireless Emergency Presidential Alerts
    'A new Apple iPhone update will activate wireless emergency alerts (WEA) and presidential updates by default on your iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Wireless Emergency Alerts. Note that users cannot turn off Presidential emergency updates, but can disable other Wireless emergency alerts at Settings >Notifications>Turn On/Off. Original article: iPhone Software Update Activates Wireless Emergency Presidential Alerts ©2013 QuickOnlineTips (QOT). AT&T announced that all their customers will receive the update and it will be turned on by default. Apple Gadgets
  • SOSHABLE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Wireless] #SocialMedia: Can We Cleanse Our #MediaDiet?
    One response perfectly summed up the irony of social media: “I have legs, which I now believe are underestimated as a social tool , as they allowed me to go and see people and communicate with them wirelessly.”. 'I just couldn’t do it. couldn’t tear myself away from what seems like my only portal to the outside world. Who would ever think of leaving the one place where all your interests and relationships are at your fingertips? was going through social media withdrawal. couldn’t complete the ‘media fast’ I set out to tackle a few days prior. consume too much media for my own good.
  • STAY N' ALIVE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Wireless] In the Internet of Things, the Server in Your Pocket Fills the Room
    check the battery on my phone and my Glass, make sure I have a backup battery, and then I turn on the Wireless Hotspot on my Samsung Galaxy S3 because it doesn''t support Bluetooth tethering. 'I''m going to go on record - the name "server" is going extinct. From servers that filled up entire rooms and buildings to just add simple numbers, we have evolved into a world where I can store a server in the closet of my office to do things like stream TV to the Xboxes in each room of my house. And with the Cloud, I don''t even have to do that. can really see where Google is going with this.
  • SOCIAL WAYNE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
    [Wireless] Report: Google to Fund, Develop Wireless Networks in Africa
    'In an article from the Wall Street Journal it reports that Google is planning to fund,and develop wireless networks in emerging markets such as Africa. GOOG -1.07% is deep into a multipronged effort to build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a plan to connect a billion or more new people to the Internet. These wireless networks would serve areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to dwellers outside of major cities where wired Internet connections aren’t available, said people familiar with the strategy. Google Inc.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Wireless] Free 1TB Online HD Photo Storage to All Flickr Users
    Buy Picasa Storage, Get Free Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Card! 'Flickr got a big upgrade and gifted everyone a 1TB free HD photo storage space online so that you can upload all your photos, as much as you want. What was important is that Flickr also allowed unlimited high resolution photo uploads, and removed all the strange limits –  which was not possible earlier. The New Flickr. Well how big is a terabyte of photos? Mostly you might never run out of space. Terabyte will let you upload 350,000 10 megapixel photos! All Rights Reserved. Have You Seen the 4 Billionth Photo on Flickr?
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Wireless] NEW App Guide Brings Together Experts To Help You Make, Market & Monetize Mobile Apps
    'With mobile app downloads pegged to reach a whopping 81 billion by end-2013 according to eMarketer, the pressure is on companies to tackle the business and technology challenges of making and marketing a winning app. To help organizations and developers succeed in this new App Economy I have joined with Jennifer Shambroom, top-producing marketing executive, to produce The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business (F+W Media Inc.). The popular 285-page guide, is NOW available as an ebook through the Amazon online book stores.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Wireless] First-Ever Guide Brings Together Experts On How To Make, Market & Monetize Mobile Apps
    'With mobile app downloads pegged to reach a whopping 81 billion by end-2013 according to eMarketer, the pressure is on companies to tackle the business and technology challenges of making and marketing a winning app. To help organizations and developers succeed in this new App Economy I have joined with Jennifer Shambroom, top-producing marketing executive, to produce The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business (F+W Media Inc.). The popular 285-page guide, is NOW available as an ebook through the Amazon online book stores.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Wireless] First-Ever Guide Brings Together Experts On How To Make, Market & Monetize Mobile Apps
    'With mobile app downloads pegged to reach a whopping 81 billion by end-2013 according to eMarketer, the pressure is on companies to tackle the business and technology challenges of making and marketing a winning app. To help organizations and developers succeed in this new App Economy I have joined with Jennifer Shambroom, top-producing marketing executive, to produce The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A practical guide to affordable mobile app development for your business (F+W Media Inc.). The popular 285-page guide, is NOW available as an ebook through the Amazon online book stores.
  • SIMON MAINWARING  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Wireless] SuperBrands and the Unreasonable Screen: How to lead in mobile
    It is the same recent history of Apple disinter-mediating the wireless carriers with an “internet device” and then turning around and using the same iPhone to shut down the Mobile Web with a closed App Store. 'Guest post from  Gary Schwartz. was speaking with David Epstein, the founder of The Unreasonable Institute, the brainchild of Unreasonable at Sea , the Google sponsored innovation ship that is presently sailing from port to port globally. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”. He now has these same folk on a ship sailing the world with that disruptive mandate.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Wireless] 4 Great Gadgets for Ocean Sports
    It is GPS-enabled, water-resistant to 164 feet, and sends data wirelessly to your computer. 'Since 2007 I have called Honolulu, Hawaii my home. After traveling around the world for many years, from Ecuador to the United States to Canada to Germany to Italy to Mexico and then back to the United States, I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Living in the island of Oahu , I am surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and I love it. With my wife we love to practice many ocean sports , particularly surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and spearfishing. Underwater Camera. Underwater Audio.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Wireless] Get Off the Grid
    Fortunately for me, Argentine wireless networks didn’t like the great outdoors. Perhaps soon even the most sparse areas will have wireless access, either wifi or cellular. 'Patagonia winds whisper to me like it was yesterday. How I crave to be in the mountains walking up and down rugged landscapes, hoping to see yet another breathtaking view, some aspect of the world I never expected, and breathe in the clean cool air. Ah, heaven. This was freedom, the ultimate escape from reality. That’s the port where ships leave for Antarctica, the southern most city on the globe.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Wireless] 20 Exclusive Copywriting Tips Even Gurus Will Be Surprised to Know
    Working without a wireless connection isn’t for every writer, but some notable authors you’ve almost certainly heard of – namely Neil Gaiman and Zadie Smith – swear by the Freedom app. 'Quality content is more than king, it’s the modern equivalent of a life boat. Today’s consumer is savvier and more connected than ever. Writing web copy that truly stands out from the pack can differentiate your brand online, allowing you to retain an edge in an era of fierce competition. If you’ve mastered the basics of writing well for readers online , you’re in for a treat. Be Honest.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Wireless] Experiencing Electronic #Natitude
    In-stadium wireless access needs significant improvement. And while ordering food wirelessly seems like a great idea, you have to wonder if the order will go through. Daddy Blogs Social Media Sports #natitude At Bat experience integration MLB mobile Nationals stadium wireless 'Opening Day last week was my Dad’s first day of retirement, so we went to the park with a couple of friends to celebrate. It was one of the best days of my life, a day I’ll cherish and take with me to the grave. Season tickets are no longer printed. The experience suffers in one area.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Wireless] A 15-Step Guide to Creating Viral-Ready Branded Content
    Before the internet made everyone with a wireless connection a publisher, marketers could afford to move slowly, and analyze consumer insights before making brand decisions. Content marketing is hot. As consumers increasingly use major search engines to discover brands, companies who provide high-quality information are able to capture interest, and business. 33% of the average B2B marketing budget is currently allocated towards custom content creation. If you haven’t designed a content strategy, it’s high time to get started. Step #2: Carefully Source Brand Voices. Step #3: Be Original.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
    [Wireless] 5 Mobility App Adoption Ideas – If you build it, will they come?
    For bandwidth-intense processes, you might have all the response/feedback occur entirely within the app, and then cache the data to process in the background later, when the user accesses a wireless network. The onset of mobility and BYOD in the enterprise has created an enormous opportunity for large-scale companies to take advantage of their employees’ eagerness to use their own technology in the doing of their jobs. In earlier blogs I’ve discussed some ways to identify the best opportunities for companies to increase profits with mobile apps.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Wireless] 15 New Reasons to Buy Samsung Galaxy S4
    Group Play – Easily connect multiple S4 wirelessly to share music, act as speakers to amplify the sound, and play games together to enhance the fun. Wireless Charging – Get a wireless charging pad, and never need a wire again to charge your phone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone is released and has some amazing new features which makes you want to just buy it now. Samsung Galaxy S4. Here are some of the cool features we loved -. Air View lets you enlarge photos or speed dial without touching the screen! Look back at the screen and the video will restart.
  • SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Wireless] Offline Retail Analytics Via Smartphone
    Here’s how it works, in a nutshell: Euclid installs sensors in retailers’ locations that can measure how many people walked by a store, how many walked in and for how long they stayed based on when their smartphones emit a kind of radar searching for wireless Internet signals. There’s a company in Palo Alto, California that is calling itself “ Google Analytics for the real world.” ” The company’s name is Euclid. think this is a sublime idea. Euclid collects data for retail businesses using smartphone technology to track consumer movement.
  • COLLECTIVE THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Wireless] Why American Internet is lagging
    Infographics broadband internet web wifi wirelessIn America, not everyone has access to Internet because of lack of availability or lack of money. The same cannot necessarily be said of the rest of the world. Places like Singapore, Andorra, London and Seoul have been outfitted with higher download speeds than those found in the U.S. at a fraction of the cost. lack in competition in America has fostered a disadvantage for Internet users across the country.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Wireless] Dell XPS 18: Giant Windows 8 Tablet
    Powered by the fluid touch interface of Windows 8, the powerful new tablet boasts of twice the screen size of the Apple iPad and can be easily linked to a wireless keyboard and mouse for a complete desktop computer experience. Dell has launched XPS 18 , a full HD 18.4 inches Windows 8 tablet, which is also an all-in-one computer which will be for sale in US markets soon. If you thought the Apple iPad was a smaller size, this large Dell tablet promises to give you a huge entertaining and browsing experience. Dell XPS 18. Simply use the flip out feet, and the tablet gets a stand to use. A
  • NOWSOURCING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Wireless] Why to Reconsider SXSW: A Smarter Guide
    This year, we’re putting the cradlepoint router to the test, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. You’ve heard the complaints. They aren’t going to SXSW anymore. The event has become too big, too loud, and too corporate. And the lines? Forget about it. As I write this on the airplane ride down to my 4th tour of SXSW duty, I’m thinking hard about why I’m going in the first place. Is it worth being away from my wife and children? What about the disruptive business week that’s unavoidable? That said, I move forward into the night. It’s too crowded.”
  • NOWSOURCING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Wireless] Verizon Test Drivers Insure Call Quality
    As one of our nations’ top networks, Verizon wireless takes a lot of pride in their network testing team. Can you hear me now? We should all give thanks to the network testers at Verizon that go the extra mile (literally) to make sure that every call meets your expectations, and that every spoken word comes through crystal clear. They recruit talented men and women to navigate nearly 1 million miles of the most frequently traveled roadways of America. These employees aren’t just on a leisurely road trip though. Over 3.5
  • MR. RYAN CONNORS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
    [Wireless] Why Your Website Doesn’t Convert Traffic to Leads (And How You Can Fix It)
    While the days of dial-up Internet are mostly behind us, sluggish cell and wireless connections mean that not everyone has blazing-fast speeds. Having your own website is crucial to your Internet marketing and branding strategy, even if you don’t sell anything directly on your website. However, a poor website is almost as bad as having none at all if it causes frustration or prevents consumers from doing what they want to do, which is learn more about your company. Guest post by Aubrey Phelpsis. Here are a few common mistakes and how you can fix them. Speed It Up . Build Trust .
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Wireless] Want a More Productive Week? Clean Your Darn Desk!
    USB thumb storage sticks, backup drives, wireless mice and keyboards and anything else not physically attached to your computer goes into this box. Has anyone seen that phone number for my interview? know I printed out a good-looking blog layout but I can’t seem to find it. know I have that blog idea somewhere in this mess; was it written on a napkin? It’s referenced in a newspaper clipping, but which one? Where’s the thumbdrive I just had? If you have had any of these thoughts, I’ll bet you have a desk or work area that might need a little bit of improvement. Preparation. Start fresh.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Wireless] Tracking, Personalization And Screams Of Privacy
    According to the Business Insider article: "Nomi's team gives retailers a snippet of code that lets wireless routers listen for nearby smart phone signals. The wireless routers can detect unique Media Access Control (MAC) codes from smart phones and then collect non-invasive data about customers in real-time. Any tracking of information of consumers without the consent of your consumer is a breach of privacy, right? Some privacy advocates might argue that this is a matter of simple semantics. What's your Amazon experience like? What does the company do? on the weekends, 12.4%
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY STRATEGIST  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Wireless] Poor social media practices and your bottom line [STUDY]
    Other industries performing well are wireless in social servicing interactions and utility in social marketing interactions.  .  . Social media has been a critical component of how brands are perceived for quite a while now and many brands know this. Just think about the last social media crisis you read about and the subsequent fallout. But there are still too many businesses and brands in denial. Well, the cost of denial is just too steep in 2013. If you don’t believe me, or others who preach this from the mountaintops, perhaps J.D. Power and Associates can convince you.
  • SOCIALNOMICS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Wireless] Top Ten Implications of Google’s Broadband Plans for Competition and Regulation
    Some examples of its own include Google Fiber to be provided in Kansas City and Google Mesh-Wireless. From From the cheapest to the fastest, there are a number of options available for wireless internet, and all can be compared on this Broadband Expert page. According to her, from the cheapest to the fastest, there are a number of options available for wireless internet, and all can be compared on this  Broadband Expert page. Her Her readers can get relevant information about different options of wireless internet by reading her blogs. Google's Broadband Plans.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Wireless] Vine Reflects Bandwidth and Quality Limits
    Load time is critical for a long stream of videos, especially given it’s mostly viewed on devices leveraging wireless carrier networks. Can you name this song…? v/bJjdTLBnwx1. — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 29, 2013. There’s much ado about Vine these days. In addition to the usual porn issues, most of the controversy surrounds the video network’s six second format. Like it or not, the six second format is ideal for bandwidth constrained 4G powered devices. Marketers are already experimenting with the weeks old social network bolt-on.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Wireless] Strategies for a Successful Paid Search Campaign
    Targeting keywords such as “wireless all in one laser printer for mac” will likely be less expensive, less competitive, and have a higher conversion rate. Originally posted here on USSCOSpeaks.com First off, let’s take a step back and understand people’s behavior online. Every minute there are 70 new website domains registered on the World Wide Web, adding to the millions of websites that already exist. This rate of websites being created makes it impossible for anyone to keep up with all of the information available. This advertising is known as Paid Search.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Wireless] How Will Project Glass Impact Marketers?
    This glass monocle features a wirelessly connected computer built into it. I will be speaking at xPotomac this February 25. Co-organizer Patrick Ashmalla and I are presenting together on Google Project Glass and augmented reality. Here’s a sneak preview of our session. Google Project Glass promises to take ubiquitous mobile Internet access and layer unprecedented information into our day-to-day existence. While Google doesn’t like the term augmented reality, wearable computing could move this concept from a geeky work in progress to a breakthrough Internet application.
  • BLUE FOCUS MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Wireless] Lessons for Small Business From the Top Marketing Professors
    This community list was created by Kent Huffman ( @KentHuffman ), CMO at BearCom Wireless, and founder and Co-Publisher of @SMMmagazine , which produces several Top Twitter lists, including the Top CMOs on Twitter , and Top Marketing Book Authors on Twitter. One of the best things about being involved in online communities is the ability to reach out and ask for input, suggestions or ideas—and in the process applying crowdsourcing strategies to a talented group of eager respondents. Kent is also the author of 8 Mandates for Social Media Marketing Success. Although new tools (e.g.,
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Wireless] How Behavior Will Shape Media
    Similarly, most people are not willing to give mobile numbers to many applications or brands for texting purposes (In my case, TripIt and Verizon Wireless are the exceptions). Image by Desert_photographer. If social brought conversations to the last media revolution, then integrating social data into digital media will bring behavior targeting to the next one. As big data gets more intelligent and we surrender privacy to our digital devices, brands will leverage our individual buying behavior. I’ve begun playing with the Passport feature on the new version of iOS. Behavioral Media.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Wireless] Enterprises Need Mobile Apps Too; Tapping The Next BIG Market
    Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership @wipjam. 'While the excitement may be about apps aimed at consumers the real opportunity may be in developing specialized apps designed meet the specific needs of large and small enterprises seeking to support their workforce with apps that boost productivity and drive positive business results. It’s a fledgling market poised for explosive growth, and a mobile app mega-trend  highlighted in my new book The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A Practical Guide To Affordable Mobile App Development For Your Business (F+W Media Inc.), Made to order.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Wireless] Enterprises Need Mobile Apps Too; Tapping The Next BIG Market
    Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership @wipjam. While the excitement may be about apps aimed at consumers the real opportunity may be in developing specialized apps designed meet the specific needs of large and small enterprises seeking to support their workforce with apps that boost productivity and drive positive business results. It’s a fledgling market poised for explosive growth, and a mobile app mega-trend  highlighted in my new book The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps: A Practical Guide To Affordable Mobile App Development For Your Business (F+W Media Inc.), Made to order.
  • THE BLAKERY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Wireless] Verizon Wireless Does Social Customer Care With Style
    Two years ago I worked with Verizon Wireless to help the customer strategy team deliver premium service to all of its social customers. Verizon Wireless has consistently received J.D. Recently the Verizon Wireless team decided to create a short video about their social customer service team and I was asked to appear in the video. social business social CRM social media consumer behavior customer service service social crm social customer Verizon WirelessThere is nothing more emotional than your phone. It serves as your lifeline to the world. It was a lot of fun.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Wireless] What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation
    With the evolution and creation of more input devices and additional wireless access becoming available, I only see more media choices occurring, not less. I like If This Then That or IFTTT. The site resolves a growing need to simplify online life. As you may already know, IFTTT’s basic algorithmic building blocks allow people to build an easier online life. IFTTT accomplishes this through automation in the form of “recipes” IFTTT wasn’t really needed ten years ago. Today, there are too many social network and tool options to be present everywhere. My point?
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [Wireless] The One Screen World - Take Two
    Imagine when these screens are networked and wirelessly enabled. How many screen are there? You've heard of the three screens? The four screens? The companion screen? The three screens are: television, computer and mobile. The fourth screen became the tablet (it's debatable). The companion screen is whatever other screen is with you while your attention is occupied by another screen (think about watching TV while looking at Facebook on your iPhone ). world where the only screen that matters is the screen that is in front me. There are screens everywhere. It is a reality. Watch this.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [Wireless] What IFTTT Teaches Us About Automation
    With the evolution and creation of more input devices and additional wireless access becoming available, I only see more media choices occurring, not less. I like IFTTT ; the lesson (and value) clearly offered by the site is the need to simplify our online lives. As you may already know, IFTTT’s basic algorithmic building blocks allows people to build an easier social network life through automation in the form of “recipes” There are too many social network and tool options to be present everywhere. But sooner or later the peanut butter won’t spread any further.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Wireless] What is Better than 1080p HD? 4K Ultra HD
    Airtel Launches 4G LTE Ultra High Speed Wireless Broadband in India. If you thought that buying  a 1080p HD TV was enough, 4K Ultra HD is fast becoming popular among gadget lovers who want to visualize the next level of entertainment. 4K signifies 4000 pixels (and varies from  3840×2160 to 4096×3072 in different devices) which is called ultra HD, and this resolution is nearly 4 times higher than the 1080 pixels HD (high definition) which most HDTVs and HD recording cameras, camcorders and mobiles aim for right now. 4K Ultra HD Resolution. It will also upscale HD movies to 4K. Gadgets
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Wireless] 2013: Clicks and Mortar
    That includes making inventories available on the web , providing great wireless access in venue, offering connected flat screens that amplify what customers are saying about the experience, and of course, the increasingly popular mobile deals that have become prevalent on networks like Foursquare and to some extent Facebook. Image by CRUSTINA! The big digital media shift in 2013 has little to do with new mobile applications or social networks. Some folks dub this trend Clicks and Mortar , the integration of online into our everyday physical whereabouts.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Wireless] Mobile: More Than Roll Of Dice For Caesars Las Vegas
    On wireless adoption: There is still a huge ramp in “normal communities” for wireless adoption versus super-connected places like California. Mobile Marketing Caesars Entertainment iPhone Mobile Marketing Association SMS WhatsApp Wireless Data 'Caesars guests roll the dice all the time and leave a lot to fair Lady Fortune. But the casino’s admirable approach to mobile marketing leaves little to chance. Eric Petersen, director of new media, Caesars Entertainment, sees “four components” to mobile. But there is a bar to reach. Unsexy, yes.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Wireless] Mobile: More Than Roll Of Dice For Caesars Las Vegas
    On wireless adoption: There is still a huge ramp in “normal communities” for wireless adoption versus super-connected places like California. Featured Mobile Advertising & Marketing Caesars Entertainment iPhone Mobile Marketing Association SMS WhatsApp Wireless DataCaesars guests roll the dice all the time and leave a lot to fair Lady Fortune. But the casino’s admirable approach to mobile marketing leaves little to chance. Eric Petersen, director of new media, Caesars Entertainment, sees “four components” to mobile. Unsexy, yes.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Wireless] How Much Mileage is REALLY Left In SMS?
    As new mobile apps arrive, sending message wirelessly rather over phone networks will expand. 'What would the world be like without texting? We send about 20 billion texts a day and rely on these little messages to share, learn, amuse, vote and respond. 20 years ago, Neil Papworth an engineer with the Sema Group sent the first text to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. After an estimated 40 trillion texts later, a world without texting would be less fun. After rapid growth, SMS is slowing down in some places. Read more about the birth and growth of SMS texting on the Optism blog. About Lisa.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Wireless] How Much Mileage is REALLY Left In SMS?
    As new mobile apps arrive, sending message wirelessly rather over phone networks will expand. What would the world be like without texting? We send about 20 billion texts a day and rely on these little messages to share, learn, amuse, vote and respond. 20 years ago, Neil Papworth an engineer with the Sema Group sent the first text to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. After an estimated 40 trillion texts later, a world without texting would be less fun. After rapid growth, SMS is slowing down in some places. Read more about the birth and growth of SMS texting on the Optism blog. About Lisa.
  • GEOFF LIVINGSTON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Wireless] My Retirement Jobs
    After a short stint as a journalist covering wireless telecom, I went to the dark side. I dream of retirement, a time when financial earning seems less necessary and the vain pursuits of glory have passed. There’s a long way to go still, but those greener pastures sit in my mind. will always work when that time comes. In fact, I know what those three retirement jobs are already… Usher at My Local Baseball Stadium. One of my dreams is to usher at my local baseball stadium. love the diamond, have a partial Nationals season ticket package, and go to 10-15 games a year. So what?
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Wireless] The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter
    Up until the Pebble, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date was the  Hidden Radio , an intuitive speaker that wirelessly connects with tablets and phones and pumps out up to 80 decibels of sound, all in the size of a can of soda. Guest post by Christopher Wallace. Let’s go back in time five years to 2007. You’ve got a great idea to build a watch with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to control and access your phone or tablet from your wrist. Unfortunately, you’re a relatively broke hobby designer working a 9 to 5 IT job. How do you proceed? Be simple.
  • THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Wireless] The Risk Of Big Data Is A Big Deal
    Fewer than 29% of small business owners have actually installed anti-virus software on smartphones– even as 65% expressed concerns over information and data threats on wireless devices. The collection, analysis   and use of   consumer data is and will continue to both be valuable for suppliers and risky for consumers. Data is exploding faster than most imagine and with explosive growth organizations, people and machines are learning more about human behavior and people’s intentions faster than ever before. The data they seek is mostly about their customers, you and me.
  • NOWSOURCING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Wireless] Cradlepoint Router: The Clutch Hitter of Office Broadband
    Speed – Using Verizon Wireless 4th generation data network is 10x faster than earlier 3rd generation network & lower latency. Earlier this year, we were in a bit of a predicament: we had one broadband provider that wasn’t giving us the bandwidth we needed as a heavy design oriented company (pushing art files up and down the line is a huge Internet hog), so we looked at T1 alternatives. While a T1 might be great for office users that do light Internet tasks and you feel good about the dedicated connection, it wasn’t working for us from a bandwidth perspective. link].
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Wireless] How to Publish Your Blog on Amazon Kindle
    Its working is similar to RSS: your updates are auto-delivered wirelessly to the Kindle and updated throughout the day. This guest post is by Ali Abbas of thenextgenwriter.com. Have you published your blog on Kindle? If not, you should do it, pronto! It’s easy, it’s productive and it’s free. We’re not talking about publishing ebooks or PDFs, but your dynamic and regularly updated blog. On a positive note, that means less competition for you. Is it really worth the effort? Amazingly, all you need to do is invest just five minutes of your precious time. It does not. Added income.
  • IDACONCPTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Wireless] 4 Best Apps for Printing from iPhone
    If you have an AirPrint enabled printer and the printer is connected to the computer through what is known as Bluetooth, the technology that allows for wireless connection of many different types of devices, your request won’t print. You’ll be all starry-eyed as well when you experience the ease of printing wirelessly from your iPhone. Print n Share will print to ALL printers, including Apple AirPrint; wirelessly via Bluetooth or a WiFi connection, to a Mac or even to a PC. That’s because your iPhone does not enjoy native Bluetooth support for printing. Windows? stars.
  • SOSHABLE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Wireless] Will Social Media change the way retiring abroad works?
    However, though it is increasing, in many countries high-speed wireless Internet is extremely expensive to have in a home, or simply does not exist. As the cost of healthcare skyrockets, and fewer people are able to stow away nest eggs after home values and businesses were decimated by recession and a stock market crash, retirees have been leaving the US in droves in search of a lower cost of living, more temperate climate, and a little adventure after a long career. Although data is self reported, so there may be quite a few Americans living abroad who are not accepting Social Security.
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Wireless] The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps For Developers, Businesses & Brands
    Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership @wipjam. 'Months of research, hard work and teamwork enter a new stage today as I deliver the final manuscript to the team at Adams Media for a new kind of app book ebook that equips developers, small businesses and brands with the business basics they need to produce and market mobile apps. If you want to create an winning app you must have a broad base of knowledge that allows you to indentify your target audience and delight them again and again. Mobile App Economy is booming. Connect the dots, and the App Economy has officially arrived!
  • MOBILEGROOVE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Wireless] The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps For Developers, Businesses & Brands
    Sam Chan, Wireless Industry Partnership. Months of research, hard work and teamwork enter a new stage today as I deliver the final manuscript to the team at Adams Media for a new kind of app book ebook that equips developers, small businesses and brands with the business basics they need to produce and market mobile apps. If you want to create an winning app you must have a broad base of knowledge that allows you to indentify your target audience and delight them again and again. Mobile App Economy is booming. Connect the dots, and the App Economy has officially arrived!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Wireless] Ten “Boring” PR Skills You Need to Have
    I'm not just talking about using technology like wireless cards, cell phones, and video conferencing. A few weeks ago, I was talking to some college students about PR, advertising, living in Chicago, and the work I'm doing at C-K. They loved hearing about the work that we've done with Corona, Porsche , and Cedar Fair. We talked about branding, TV commercials, media tours, and social media. By the end of our conversation, they were all telling me that I had their dream job and were asking me if we had any openings. You want to get really excited about PR? Excited yet? In line?
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Wireless] Get 100Mbps Broadband Internet on Airtel India for Rs 5300 Only!
    Airtel Launches 4G LTE Ultra High Speed Wireless Broadband in India. Home > India Did you know Airtel India recently launched upto 100Mbps Broadband internet plans in Delhi starting at Rs 5300! Airtel recently upgraded speeds of all broadband plans and now you can get almost double the internet speed for a much lesser broadband bill. 100Mbps Broadband Internet. See the fastest broadband internet plans on Airtel for Delhi right now. What are the charges and data limits? The fastest speed is 100Mbps for Rs 5299 with a 175 GB data transfer included. Can everyone get 100Mbps now? India
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Wireless] AT&T Loses Case; News Release Held Under Paid Advertising Laws
    That’s what AT&T (then doing business as Cingular Wireless) did when they issued a news release about their MACH 1 and MACH 2 command centers that allow them to quickly respond to natural disasters so their customers aren’t without service for very long. Communication Media Relations AT&T chuck yeager cingular wireless mach 1 media relations news release paid advertising laws publicity laws written consentHow many of you have ever referred to something historical in a news release? know we have. And the General sued them over the use of his name. Wrong.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Wireless] Find—and Use—Your Blogging Freedom
    Many businesses now offer free wireless internet. This guest post is by Jon Rhodes of Affiliate Marketing Tips. Isn’t the idea of being a full-time blogger great?! You control your own time, and answer to nobody. You don’t have to ask someone for permission if you want to take some time off, or go and pursue a new idea you’ve had. There are many perks to being a full-time blogger. However you must make sure that you are actually enjoying these perks. The problems. Otherwise, what’s the point? The solutions. It’s good for you and your blog. Take a break.
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