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    [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?
    [Wireless] Will a $30 Cellphone Plan Be My Salvation?
    Reviews indicate the phone’s CDMA technology will bounce off Verizon Wireless towers. While I have the choice of porting my existing Verizon Wireless number (which I’ve had for over a decade) to Straight Talk, I’m going to keep VZW alone for the time being and take a new number for this new phone. Will I cancel my Verizon Wireless contract (which is currently surviving as a month-to-month one) when I come back? Straight Talk is the company behind the phone plan, and it is bundling phones with its plans during Thanksgiving weekend. at AriWriter.
    [Wireless] CES: 2012 Banner Year For Mobile & Gadgets; Google Clamps Down
    In my view, technology won’t limit how we use, access and enjoy the world (digital and physical) on our wireless devices. Wireless grabbed many of the headlines, eclipsing what was presented as the latest and greatest televisions and audio products. This last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be remembered for innovation and limitation. The show — where approximately 3,100 companies took the wraps of more than 20,000 products — was big in more ways than one. haven’t met a person who covered the over 1.85 Innovation abounds. Google is also clamping down.
    [Wireless] Reports Reveal Hot Mobile Numbers; Facebook Phone Might Upset Mobile Marketing
    Some of the leading wireless analysts issued reports this week, covering everything from revenue projected from the combination of mobile, social and loca l, to the size of the app business in 2011 and beyond. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. First, a look at what Forrester thinks (views I was privileged to hear first-hand f rom mobile consumer expert Julie Ask during a private mobile marketing summit near San Francisco, where I also had the opportunity to present my views). It’s both. billion downloads in 2010.
    [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
    [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.
    [Wireless] Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
    59% of Americans connect to the Internet wirelessly (this includes laptops). For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Which social media platforms are most effective at influencing buyer behavior? And much more.
    [Wireless] How to Set Up iCloud for All Your Apple Devices
    It is basically a wireless storage device that can be done anywhere with a tap of a button. iCloud: The New Way of Storing. With Apple’s recent innovate creation, iCloud, users now have the ability to access their documents, photos and music anywhere. What iCloud can do is simply remarkable and can be described as the new wave of technology. . It stores information securely and effortlessly on your Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC and has the ability to connect up to 10 devices. How to Set Up iCloud. iPod touch 3rd and 4th generation. iPad or iPad 2. version.
    [Wireless] 6 iPhone Accessories for Almost-Professional Photos/Videos
    This is just a lovely little lavalier mic (not wireless), that you can use, with an adapter, to enhance your audio. I saw a post from Chris Brogan a while back, talking about how  it’s ok to not be an expert and, in fact, we shouldn’t wait until we’re experts at something to do it. Sounds about right to me. After all, I never trained in public relations (fuhgeddabout social media), and my background is in Economics (probably why I like numbers so much) and drama, but I think I’m doing ok. And I did this on less than $200 (excluding taxes and shipping). Not good.
    [Wireless] Mobile Marketers Should Sync More Offers With Our Transit Routine
    Like the true road warriors we are, we take our wireless gear with us wherever we go — and our use of them is unprecedented. According to new data from Boingo Wireless, a leading provider of software and services worldwide, smartphones and tablets passed laptops as the most widely carried Wi-Fi device in airports, reaching 58.9 Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Mobile devices have become nearly as commonplace as toothpaste for travelers in North America and Europe. percent of all devices in June.
    [Wireless] Five predictions for 2012 Mobile devices: Next year promises to be even more exciting
    The wireless communication standard for mobile phones is the latest upgrade in GSM/UMTS carriers. The year 2011 witnessed a chaotic war in the mobile-device industry. Where the dominance of Android devices has been wounded by Apple’s lawsuits, tablets and 4G devices are the next big investments. The progressing year is geared-up with some kick-ass innovations for the mainstream mobile technology. Tablets have become the new age devices, and the race of dominance is on. Smart phones have entered the contest of the “Cheap and Best”. LTE towards a new global standard. RIM is out.
    [Wireless] Boomers Feel Increasingly Comfortable Online: Research Indications
    Moreover, Among adults 50-65: 56% have home broadband connection, 46% have accessed the internet wirelessly, and 9% are already using Twitter or another status update system. AARP has published its recent survey on Boomers (conducted by GFK). According to this survey only 40% of adults age 50 and over consider themselves extremely (17%) or very (23%) comfortable using the Internet. That implies that about 60% of them feel uncomfortable for some degree and that they are still trying to figure out the web. Is that really so? The drop in internet use is found for the 65+ group (38%).
    [Wireless] Unboxing the The Toshiba Thrive with Android. Lots of Pictures and Excellent Customer Service
    On my desk, in the dock, while I use this lovely little wireless keyboard to conduct this post on it. All of your wireless controls and major settings are available by touching the lower right corner and can even set it to airplane mode from there. Behold, the Toshiba Thrive powered by Android. No longer will I be Tweeting from bed using a silly phone, no sir (or mam) I have upgraded to a Tablet. The most advanced and awesome android tablet on the market right now. The Thrive comes with an SD card slot, Mini USB, USB 2.0, HDMI out, great speakers, and dual cams. The Thrive is 10.1
    [Wireless] Age of the Tablet Has Begun
    However, external wireless keyboards and voice recognition will quickly resolve tablets’ shortcomings in these areas. I tend to be a skeptic about new technology, probably a consequence of 25 years of seeing cool demos of products that never worked very well in real life. tend to be a late adopter, too. only got on the smart phone bandwagon a year ago after Apple had already shipped 100 million of them. was also blasé about the iPad when it was announced in January. In my only tweet on the subject, I called it a “big iPhone.”. Now we know better. By “tablet,” I don’t mean “iPad.”
  • ARI HERZOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Wireless] How Dogs Use Social Media
    Mattel toy that attaches to the dog’s collar, is wirelessly connected to a computer’s USB port, and synchronizes canine movements to your dog’s Twitter account. I was initially going to write about dog weddings, the subject of nearly 60,000 Google results and 215 matches on YouTube , such as last week’s nuptials of schiperkes Cricket and Black Magic and a complementary blog post of the honeymoon at a Salem hotel 20 miles away. was going to include educational links on hosting dog weddings and tips on including your best friend in your own wedding. They do.
    [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%
    [Wireless] “American Idol” Lets Fans Vote Through Facebook
    In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines, as well as unlimited text-message votes for AT&T wireless customers during the voting window. Tweet “American Idol”, which is one of the most popular television shows in the US, has made it possible for fans to vote for the best performers through Facebook. This happened for the first time ever yesterday, March 1 2011, after the first performance show. However, Facebook has now made it possible for them to launch this initiative. Greater involvement from fans. Puerto Rico and the U.S.
    [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.
    [Wireless] The death of corporate websites: Top 10 ways they will change
    Steve Rubel tweeted this weekend that his big takeaway from CES was that “wireless and social are getting embedded into every device&#. Cartoon Credit: Dave Coverly @ In the not too distant future static corporate websites will be replaced by their social equivalents. This will happen because more and more consumers are engaged in daily conversations, often involving brands, across multiple applications, platforms and networks, wholly independent of these sites. Corporate sites will change in many ways: 1. It’s just like that and isn’t going to change).
    [Wireless] Death Knell for Text Messaging? Think Again
    As I (and Peggy) have pointed out many times on MobileGroove, mobility is about wireless devices and what we can do with them. New York is the setting for two major conferences sure to produce interesting debate and continue the discussion about the real nature of wireless. If you asked me to describe the current state of text messaging in two words, I would say it’s ubiquitous and much maligned. Scheduled to debut this fall, iMessage (available in iOS 5) brings the functionality of iPhone messaging to all iOS devices?iPhone, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That’s a lot.
    [Wireless] New Devices & Content Formats; What Should Mobile Marketers Do About The Daily?
    HOW I SEE IT: Increased data use on wireless devices has a myriad of implications (good and not so great) for marketers. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The Daily launched in the U.S. this week, complete with the hype we’ve come to expect from Rupert Murdoch’s endeavors and the reach of content and personalities from within the News Corporation empire. With typical bravado and fanfare, The Daily has burst onto the scene with a mission to provide the best news experience possible. After that, The Daily costs $0.99 a year.
    [Wireless] The Future of Local Storage Is Practically None At All
    With the recently announced FitBit One series promising wireless syncing to iOS or Android, I'm just one device away from being done. So You Don't Have Pervasive High Speed Wireless? Stand Back or Your Hard Drive Is Going to Get It First they came for our floppy drives. Then, they came for our CDs and our DVD drives. It won't be too long until the concept of a hard drive, or any local storage, beyond that needed for temporary offline use, is itself antiquated. If it can't be reached via web browser, it's probably not worth having. Goodbye Desktop Applications. It's Great.
    [Wireless] RFID & Mobile Retail: Moving From Efficiency To Engagement
    Yes, it is about the efficiencies that RFID and other wireless, smart technology bring to retail overall. Other industry sectors — including the public sector — are moving ahead on approaches that reinforce the growing importance of RFID in all things wireless. National Retail Federation Show, New York City: This week the old Javits Center in the New York hosted retail folk from across the U.S. and shed some light on a technology play that may define a new industry I call Retail 2.0. And, since it is about the shopper experience, it’s clear that winning Retail 2.0 Retail 2.0
    [Wireless] The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
    Splitting time between Ottawa, Canada and Naples, Florida, Lisa is owner of Parlez Wireless as well as a sought-after social media strategist and speaker. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. Stacey Acevero.
    [Wireless] IMPACT: Dell, Text Growth & Apple’s iAd Network
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Today we kick off an edgy and informed look at the week in mobile marketing & advertising from Jeff Hasen , mobile authority and brand architect. Dell said that it will release a “whole slew” of devices – including 3, 4, 7, and 10 inchers. Just how will a consumer know which model is best? As a colleague said to me: how about we ask them to buy the whole set? For marketers, life just became way more complicated. HOW I SEE IT: Sex(y) marketing sells. And that will benefit no one. * * *.
    [Wireless] Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics
    After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. We know that measurement is the the top goal inside of companies , and while I’ve published this data before, it’s important to recast it to show the important of measurement in an emerging technology set. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. Read Susan’s post announcing this report. Wowza!
    [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?
    [Wireless] Social Media Transformation Cycles
    examine Google, IBM, Microsoft, Wireless, Internet, Broadcasting etc etc.). My brain isn’t always the sharpest and it takes time for me to grasp information and its relative meaning.  Words carry lots of meaning and unless we really “ read and listen to comprehend &# we can miss the true value of someone’s work. If you’ve ever listen to or read something from someone smarter than you then you know what I mean. Three years ago I read Doc Searls work and in particular The Cluetrain Manifesto.  Recently I read The Cluetrain Manifesto yet again for the fourth time. 
    [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.
    [Wireless] Google & Twitter Talk Mobile Advertising @MWC; Why Their Schemes May Backfire
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. In the same “well duh&# category as the sun will rise in the east and set in the west, we know that more advertising is coming to mobile devices. The topic was heavily discussed this week in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) with debate around consumer behavior and interests. So where does Google stand? The company staunchly believes that more creativity and higher production values are needed to advance mobile advertising. Will people buy into Twitter’s approach?
    [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
    [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.
    [Wireless] Marketing Data Security: Accessing Corporate Resources From Offsite Securely
    If you have wireless in your house, secure it with WPA security and hide the wireless identifier. Most newer wireless hubs support this capability. If you are using public wireless (such as in a hotel or coffee shop), anything you do might be watched by others. And make sure the wireless network is really owned by the business and isn’t owned by another patron with a wireless network device pretending to be the public network. Kevin Gilbert. It is paramount that this information remain secured from tampering and theft. Probably not. Be careful.
    [Wireless] Kindle’s Advance Into Ad-Funded Devices; Professional Programs For App Developers
    Will wireless subscribers accept advertising in exchange for price breaks on hardware and services? One of my “go-to&# points in mobile presentations is the fact that a wireless hardware manufacturer (Nokia) is the biggest seller of cameras in the world. The question looms like the next iPhone rumor. This week, Amazon moved to at least partially get an answer, introducing the Kindle coupled with Special Offers for US$114. That’s a savings of US$25. What’s the difference? But this is not without some level of consumer buy-in. It appears that brands like this approach.
    [Wireless] 9 Ways To Elevate Your Speaking To Black Belt Level
    Whether it's a hard-line connection or wireless connection, going live to an Internet connection is a bad move. Let's say you know the standard speaking tips, tricks and fare. You're good. you can get by. How do you elevate things to the next level? Over the past few years, I've spoken at a lot of events. Beyond just speaking (and getting better at it by practicing), I am sharing the stage with many different types of speakers and speaking styles. It's in the nuances that you learn how the masters do it. Limit the technology. Kill it. You don't need it. Kill the Internet. Don't do it.
    [Wireless] What Separates Effective Mobile Marketing From Noise; Why Mobile Is The First Screen
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The best insights I’ve seen or heard about consumer behavior on tablets were shared during a seminar in New York conducted by the Direct Marketing Association in collaboration with the online news destination Mobile Marketer. The messenger was Craig Etheridge, vice president of mobile advertising sales for USA Today at Gannett Digital. What is Etheridge seeing? Mobile users average six-minute session times, but they return often. How does this compare to other channels? His mobile marketing do’s?
    [Wireless] Being Lightweight: Tools We Use | Common Craft - Explanations In Plain English
    Home Network - We have all our computers, printers and music system hooked together wirelessly. The Common Craft Store. Our Client Productions. The Common Craft Show. our work. about us. contact. Home » Blog. Search Common Craft: Being Lightweight: Tools We Use. By leelefever on June 10, 2008 - 9:20am. Categories: beingsmall. business. cooltools. lesson. lightweight. ourwork. Comments: 17. This is the second in a series of posts about being lightweight. Our first was focused on working with clients and this installment is all about tools we use. If so, we look for alternatives. peace.
    [Wireless] Learning From Leading Marketers & Markets To Map Mobile Strategy
    As a rule, Gauthey spends three or four hours per trip observing everyday wireless users. Mobile is global. Everywhere on the planet companies and merchants are using mobile in new ways to market and drive results. Innovation and inspiration can be found at the fringe, and across the four corners of the globe. Keeping an open and curious mind is essential. Best practices, key learnings, and real-life experiences are all around us. The hard part is identifying what we can (and should) apply as we seek to supercharge our own mobile marketing strategies. What flies and why (and where)?
    [Wireless] Mobile Search App Goby Finds Fun Stuff Nearby; Acquired By TeleNav
    The concept certainly sold TeleNav, a leading provider of location-based services (LBS) to consumers, enterprise, wireless service providers and automotive companies with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. Today we kick off a new series of mobile search app reviews and road tests with Goby, a mobile search app that helps people find fun things to do nearby. While Google may have sewn up the market when it comes to general or horizontal Internet search, the race to dominate the mobile and alternative search space is far from run. Goby: At-a-glance.
    [Wireless] Apple's War On Android Escalates, But No Total War Yet
    There are books on free Android apps and wireless apps, reference apps and geeky guides. Apple's lock on the iTunes application store is legendary. In contrast to more "open" marketplaces that don't rely on centralized editorial control, iTunes applications are hand-reviewed by Apple employees, and the company controls what gets in and what gets out, what applications are featured, and can take weeks or even months to give your application the thumbs up. As of now, the ruling looks overreaching - and to be honest, it's also wildly inconsistent with existing content already available.
    [Wireless] B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement
    Home » B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement B2B Marketers Have Little Social Media Engagement Almost 60% of B2B marketers have little or no engagement in social media, according to a recent study by digital marketing firm White Horse. B2B Marketers Less Engaged than B2C The results of “B2B Marketing Goes Social&# indicate that while some B2B marketers’ social media engagement statistics are similar to those of B2C marketers, overall B2B marketers are less engaged in social media than their B2C counterparts. All rights reserved.
    [Wireless] Why 2 Days Later is 2 Days Late
    Tweeting back and forth with a Verizon Wireless customer support representative last night, I learned data-only monthly plans for the Blackberry are only eligible for hearing-impaired customers. Granted, I knew Verizon Wireless tweeted as @VZWsupport and Greg knew about @JetBlue, but I’m willing to bet if we didn’t know the companies were on Twitter and tweeted a question with the company name, someone would have seen it and replied. could have googled the information or called the company’s hotline but I turned to Twitter and received an answer quickly.
    [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.
    [Wireless] Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web – I don’t care how you get here, but get here if you can!
    Downloaded apps are also self-contained, meaning that unless the app depends on remote data to function, it can operate without the presence of a wireless network. The mobile web is blowing up. If you’re alive and breathing air you know this – you see it all around you. We use our smart phones and devices constantly. Now for more than just games and personal productivity, more than 50% [1] of us are using our smart phones to make our lives easier by connecting to the web in real time. We look up store locations and compare prices at the point of purchase. We Google. We Skype.
    [Wireless] Social media and a story bring hope for victims of domestic violence
    As soon as they heard what we were up to, the said, “That’s exactly what Verizon Wireless is doing with their Hopeline Program.&#. to both Verizon Wireless and The Warehouse Theatre for sponsoring and making Social Story Conference possible.]. You’ve already heard about how wonderful social media is for connecting old friends, promoting events, and maybe even heard about its power in the political arena. Another area where social media can be powerful is helping neighbors who are in need. Verizon is telling their neighbors’ stories. Thank you!
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Wireless] Pictures, Or It Didn't Happen on Mobile
    Google+'s Mobile App Delivers Full Bleed Photos and Full Color The move toward photo-centric experiences in social mobile apps is one that reflects a few things - that smartphones are increasingly capable of taking high quality images, but also having improved displays to bring pictures to life, that wireless download speeds can handle the increased demands of a photo-centric experience, unlike the days of WAP and text-only mobile sites, and that users love it when updates from friends come to life. Images from my Path and those from a friend.
  • LOUIS GRAY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Wireless] Fifteen Signs You're a Fitbit Fanatic
    even picked up a Fitbit Aria scale to wirelessly track my daily weigh-ins and see if that number is trending the wrong way. Two years ago ( to the day, surprisingly ), I highlighted four squared (16) ways to tell if you've become a Foursquare addict. In the ensuing two years, I've continued to enjoy my regular checkins from place to place, but I've got another obsession that also tracks my comings and goings - not in where I go, but what I do, with the Fitbit. With that in mind, I thought it was time to trot out fifteen ways you can check if you're a Fitbit fanatic. You walk, of course.
  • 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.
    [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.
    [Wireless] IMPACT: Mobile Marketing Absent From U.S. Elections; Will We Appreciate Advertising On Twitter?
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The U.S. midterm elections” were held this week. Did mobile really make a difference in any race? The prediction that the Democrats were going to lose seats in the Senate and House of Representatives came true. But, judging from the absence of mobile in campaign efforts (at least in my home state of Washington), political parties and interest groups lost much more: the opportunity to reach us on our mobile phones. Fast forward to 2010 and mobile is the missed opportunity. Way too many.
    [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.
    [Wireless] Hoping We Act More Cellularly Responsible
    It was manufactured by Nokia, powered by Verizon Wireless, and, in 2000, was my new best friend. The April 26, 2004 issue of New York magazine contains an article about our emotional attachment to mobile devices. Reading it, I chuckled and wondered why we haven’t changed our behaviors. It’s pathetic that I use my cellphone to call business partners, dates, and other people for the specific reason that I am either running late or having trouble finding a parking space. What was ten years ago a novelty item has now become an essential object. How dare we. We should know better.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Wireless] 5 Ways To Stay Productive Amidst Social Media Buzz
    Here I would literally pull the plug to my wireless router so there was absolutely no way I could get internet access. This is a guest post by Leo Widrich. At the moment that I am writing this post the App I am working on is featured simultaneously on Social Media Examiner, ProBlogger and LaughingSquid, three massive Social Media sites that made the buzz go crazy. It is fantastic. Yet, as you are growing as a blogger, startup or other form of business I learnt that it is key for many reasons not to get carried away by these temporary viral successes. Now don’t get me wrong. Tools.
    [Wireless] IMPACT: Windows Phone 7, Disney Strategy & Mobile Marketing For Dummies
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. A week after Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin said that mobile doesn’t need another operating system , Microsoft responded with what analysts believe can be a long-term game-changer. The Windows Phone 7 launch in New York shocked many in two ways. First, those who had not seen a demo marveled at the social networking innovations – for instance, through the contact list, users can reach friends and others on Facebook, post quickly on YouTube and Twitter, and more. percent, according to Gartner.
    [Wireless] New Survey Shows that Mobile is Important to Professional Tradesmen
    small companies place importance on wireless communications and smartphones for their businesses. It should come as no surprise to anyone that smartphones and tablets are changing the way we all communicate and do business. This couldn’t be more true, especially for small businesses like contractors. These guys are “time starved” and are not sitting behind a computer all day. They are out taking care of business. recent survey by Cargo and Inc. Magazine in showed the vast majority (915) of U.S. Tablets were not far behind at (64%). You
    [Wireless] Submit Your App; Last Call For Mobile Premier Awards 2011!
    AppCircus@Texas Wireless Summit – Famigo Games. Developers: You have one more day to submit your best mobile app and qualify for the Mobile Premier Awards (February 14, Barcelona). The MPA is not only the largest open and global cross-platform app competition in the mobile industry; it’s THE place to network, do deals and connect with professionals and practitioners from around the world. Last year saw 600+ developers submitted their apps, earning the MPA a reputation as a “the point of reference for the startup and developer community.&#. Hillel Fuld – Tech blogger.
    [Wireless] Combine storytelling and social media to create powerful, helpful marketing communication
    Verizon Wireless. This Friday an amazing group of people will gather at The Warehouse Theatre in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The audience participants will come from healthcare, lawncare, accounting, engineering, small business, big business, non-for-profit agencies, and agencies struggling to make a profit. The speakers are just as varied: an executive from the world’s largest PR firm, two blue-haired, young artists, two social marketing guys, and a veteran traditional storyteller. Story and storytelling are immensely vital to business success. Russell Tripp, LLC. GSATC.
    [Wireless] Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution
    The Siteminis platform offers customers who wish to purchase merchandise, tickets or make reservations a convenient shopping experience, allowing them functionality not previously available to them before and the ability to view a consistent mobile Website regardless of their wireless phone carrier or type of web enabled or smart phone operating system. – Working across all wireless carriers. – Allowing the same consistent design and brand to be viewed regardless of phone or wireless carrier. Have you been looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers?
    [Wireless] IMPACT: Your Essential Mobile Read for 2011; Why Next Year Will Rock Mobile Marketing
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. These days everyone claims to be an expert. This week LinkedIn, the destination for business networking, reported that “extensive experience&# is the number one overused buzzword on its site. Other terms that made the top 10 include: “innovative,&# “motivated,&# “results-oriented,&# “dynamic,&# “proven track record,&# “team player,&# “fast-paced,&# “problem solver&# and “entrepreneurial.&#. More importantly, he shares his knowledge.
    [Wireless] IMPACT: Permission-Based Mobile Marketing Prompts Consumer Participation & Brand Interaction
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. As children, we learn the concept of permission. We know to ask (and say “please&# even), and we understand that others should treat us the same way. So, why is it some marketers don’t follow these rules when they engage with consumers? This week U.S. regulators floated a Do Not Track proposal for Web users aimed at enabling them to stop advertisers from tracking them online. Predictably, the program has some powerful forces fighting it. As USA Today observes: there is a catch.
    [Wireless] The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)
    Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 4 days ago « Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Fast forward a few years, this space has grown tremendously with an influx of new types of software vendors as well as specialization from a growing market. Social Media Management Systems.
    [Wireless] The ChromeOS CR-48 Experience: Fast, Promising, Early
    Included with the CR-48 notebook is embedded 3G wireless from Verizon, which makes the device very appealing for mobile computing. While the tech elite gained notifications early in the month that their Google ChromeOS-powered CR-48 notebooks were on their way, and thousands of others flocked to submit their names to become one of the lucky chosen 60,000 few to get access to what could be the first version of the next big operating system, my e-mail box remained empty. The major hypothesis of the ChromeOS plan is that the future is the Web. Web sites, Web services and Web applications.
    [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!
    [Wireless] The Social Impact of Social Networks; SMS Best Practices List
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The Pew Internet Project is consistently a source of valuable data and this week the organization has again produced fascinating research into how technology is changing our lives. The wide-ranging report, which details people’s use of and behavior on social network sites (SNS), is full of insights and analysis explaining how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement. age 18 and older. million in cash and common stock.
    [Wireless] Innovate or Stagnate: Nokia’s Mistakes Provide Lessons For Mobile Marketers
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Whether you are a marketer or a handset manufacturer, you either innovate or fail. Nokia has learned the hard way. In an eye-opening leaked memo from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop , the company acknowledged its missteps while calling for a reinvention. “While competitors poured flames on our market share, what happened at Nokia?” Elop answered this question with an explanation that openly admits what we have suspected all along: Nokia lost the plot. Unbelievable.&#. We had a series of misses.
    [Wireless] Microsoft Windows 8 Turns Apple Devotees Into Advocates
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. For years, tech influencers and bloggers have been accused of being blindly in love with Apple. There is even a name these devotees: fanboys. These men and women live to gush about Apple products and bash Microsoft and others in the process. So it was remarkable to observe the tech influencers this week in their near unanimous approval of Microsoft’s new operating system. This headline on stopped me cold: Windows 8 Does What Apple Doesn’t. Talk about an about-face. by Frost and Sullivan.
    [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.
    [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.
    [Wireless] ForumOxford Tomorrow(!); Showcases Mobile Thought Leadership, Apps & Action
    From Tomi (who chairs the event), to Chetan Sharma (best known for wireless data and research that consistently sets the bar), to Ajit Jaokar , long-time author and advisor to the mobile industry, the event brings together professionals and practitioners sincerely interested in asking questions and identifying the trends. Tomi Ahonen, my friend and esteemed colleague, calls ForumOxford THE thought leadership event of the year. And if you check out the stellar line-up of mobile thinkers and doers (after the jump), you will have to agree. No sales pitches here. Register here. I did.)
    [Wireless] Mobile Meets Multimedia: Mobile Giving Foundation Expects Increase In Donations & Engagement
    The organization — headquartered in Bellevue, Washington — was founded by veterans of the wireless industry who wanted to harness the immense power of wireless communications to empower non-profit organizations. A year ago this month the world witnessed a massive earthquake shook Haiti, and the citizens of the world, to their core. The extent of the damage following the disaster on January 12, 2010, quickly reached cataclysmic proportions. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. It is about empowerment. Jim Manis, The Mobile Giving Foundation.
    [Wireless] The Social Cost of Unpaid Tweetup Teams
    Words, deeds, and intentions travel quickly on the coconut wireless as well as on social media. As the founder of the Social Media Club Hawaii chapter and a very active social media consultant here in Hawaii, I am often invited to attend events and receive services for free in exchange for social media buzz – aka tweeting, facebooking, photographing, and videoing about my experiences. Though I thoroughly enjoy myself when I am on site and do pour myself into the activities at hand, I have this persistent nag of discomfort. Have you experienced this? would like to hear about it.)
    [Wireless] Gadgets Go Sleeker, Smarter and Snazzier
    Seduced by visions of sleek, chrome Nokia wireless phones and fruit-flavored Apple iMacs, today’s technophiles demand their gadgets to deliver high-end performance in a shipshape package their peers will envy. There was a time when it was enough to buy a gadget because it worked well, but things have changed today. Now people also pay attention to the way a gadget looks. Today, everyone wants his/her tech toys to be sleek and chic as well as functional. For instance, Power Mac G4 Cube startles everyone in an effective way; in fact, it’s even better than the iMac.
    [Wireless] Mobile Will Restore Brevity to Media
    As 4G enters the marketplace, lightening fast wireless broadband will become an empowering technology. Consider that wireless empowered smartphones and tablets will continue to drive down the digital divide. If social media endangered the 30 second spot , then mobile media will restore brevity to content creation. Smaller screens, less convenient input methods for text, the ability to create user generated visual media on the fly, and an evolving series of socially empowered mobile media will challenge content creators to serve a new reader. What does brief content look like?
    [Wireless] Interview with Andrew Jenkins, founder and CEO of Volterra Consulting – part 1
    Toronto-based Volterra Consulting is a management consultancy specializing in Emerging Technologies in the Internet, Wireless and Social Media sectors. Cendrine Marrouat: Hello Andrew, thank you for answering my questions. As a starter, tell us a little bit about you. Andrew Jenkins: I am someone who has taken the path less travelled. completed a degree. interview Andrew Jenkins social media Vancouver Volterra Consulting
    [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.
    [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
    [Wireless] Driving In Style With Common Sense & Process Excellence
    You access any rented Zipcar through a card with a wireless chip in it. The car records hours of usage and mileage–uploaded to a central computer via a wireless data link). After living in New York City for five years I found myself in San Francisco missing something. The first week I moved to San Francisco a cab driver said to me, “Mayor Gavin Newsom really screwed people in San Francisco who don’t have a car.&# A few months later I found out for myself, so I became a member of car sharing company Zipcar. Wheels When You Want Them. What does that mean?
    [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?
    [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?
    [Wireless] Google Aids Businesses With GoMo Initiative; What’s The Trade-Off?
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Google’s well-publicized philosophy includes the promise to “Do No Evil”. With that in mind, is the company out to do good or make money with the launch of GoMo, an initiative positioned as a driver to better mobile web sites produced for brands? In practice, businesses can go to Google’s GoMo website at to access a so-called GoMoMeter. And, if you need more support, you can find what you need on Google’s blog. believe it’s both. Apps by the numbers. Looking at all U.S.
    [Wireless] VIP Discount For Mobile Future Forward Summit
    Janet Schijns , VP – Business Solutions Group, Verizon Wireless. Where can you get the inside track on the developments that will transform the next five years in mobile, while connecting with the executives that are leading change? Spend one day ( September 12 ) at Mobile Future Forward in Seattle. MobileGroove VIP offer. Mobile Future Forward brings together world-class speakers from across the value chain for a powerful cross-industry networking event. Attendee Profile: Speakers: C-Level – 59%, VP/SVP – 41%. Audience: C-Level – 30%, VP/SVP – 32%.
    [Wireless] Techlearning > > 21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared? > October 15, 2003
    Mobile & Wireless. SchoolCIO | K-12 Blueprint | 21st Century Connections | Model Intelligent Classroom | Digital Learning Environments. Search TechLearning with. Databases -->. Articles. Grants. Reviews. Web Picks. Requires Flash Player 9 Version Test Download Flash. Technology & Learning. Educators eZine. Digital Media in the Classroom. School CIO. Subscribe. Latest eBook. More eBooks. 1 Computing Guidebook. Digital Media in the Classroom. Useful Tools. Weekly News. Daily Tips. Contests. Copyright Guide. Grants Database. Funding Tips. Free Newsletter. RSS Feed. T&L Events.
    [Wireless] How to Get an Influencer's Attention
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > How to Get an Influencer’s Attention How to Get an Influencer’s Attention by Tamar Weinberg on March 24, 2010 Share Influence is everywhere, but it’s up to you to spot it. As information flow is infinite, many find that it is of utmost importance to capture the attention of the select few who serve as influencers — these are the people who can actually stop their followers in their tracks to help spread your message. No hype.
    [Wireless] The 10 Key Mobile Trends for 2011
    Juniper Research has released its top ten wireless predictions for 2011, let’s step through and take a look at where they think mobile is going in the coming year. Tweet Written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced content, conversion and social media consultant. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum. You can connect with him on Twitter @Conversionation. Mobile marketing is becoming increasingly important. And, according to the TNS Digital Life report, mobile users spend 3.1 hours/week on social networks and 2.2 hours on email. Mobile is part of the mix!
  • JOSH S PETERS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Wireless] My first week at The Search Agency pt 5
    Hopping from one wireless hub to the next  and fueled by good coffee, great music, and relaxing in the “small town&# environments of this area of CA. The title is a bit of  a misnomer in this case because I’m not actually at the The Search Agency today. It’s Friday and that means I’m hoboworking in the Monrovia / Arcadia / Sierra Madre area. have to say, this definitely helps with the adjustment from being on my own to in an office. Or I can put on  a movie I’ve seen a million times and write strategy documentation from my couch. Employee Benefits.
  • ARI HERZOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Wireless] T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession
    didn’t stay with Verizon Wireless, my cellular provider for over a decade, either. At the Wireless Advocates kiosk at a local Costco warehouse store, I asked my remaining questions and bought it with a 2-year contract for the reasonable rate of $139.99 (over $100 cheaper than on T-Mobile’s website). stuck with Verizon Wireless since 1999 when I bought my first cellphone with them. It’s funny what 12 months does to a person. Nearly one year ago, I mused about replacing my BlackBerry Curve 8330 with a simpler phone with basic functionality. So far so good.
    [Wireless] Global Mobile Commerce: Removing Payment Friction & Boosting Customer Engagement
    Before joining Sybase, Diarmuid was a Product Manager at Logica’s Wireless Networks division. Buying, paying, transacting, banking — these are all part of what we have come to call mobile commerce. With such a broad definition and so many scenarios it’s little wonder that mobile commerce now tops the list of mobile-megatrends. Interestingly, what people want (and the impact on financial institutions, mobile operators and companies across the emerging ecosystem) differs depending on the region where you operate and the opportunities you pursue. What is mobile commerce?
    [Wireless] Digital Mind State CEO Mike Johns: App Developers Must Capitalize, Digitize, Monetize
    Before he started Digital Mind State (whose clients include Flowd , the music lover’s social network) Mike was the driving force behind the brand UrbanWorld Wireless, where he was responsible for planning, business developing, marketing and brokering profitable business relationships with some of the biggest company names in the mobile industry including T-Mobile, Zed, Jamba, Fox Mobile, NBC, Fun Mobility, Nokia, and Microsoft. Mobile apps isn’t the only game in town. ” Look for the youth-focused channel to hit AT&T U-verse, Apple TV and Yahoo Connect TV. 18:05].
    [Wireless] Revitalizing Brand Appeal & Value With Mobile
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. This week’s Mobile Insider Summit at Lake Tahoe has given me new insights and loads of material for my blog posts and columns. real highlight was the opportunity to hear how mobile is revolutionizing real estate. It was just a few years ago that the best way to find a new home was also the hardest. You had to drive up and down streets, look for ‘for sale’ signs, write down phone numbers and call later from a landline. Clearly, because there is this new home buyer.”. No argument here.
    [Wireless] Government Use of Social Media - "In Addition to," Not "In Lieu of.
    35% of of Americans say they prefer using the telephone in these circumstances, a figure that is relatively unchanged from the 38% who said so in 2003.&# [page 20] And, “The telephone remains relatively popular even among the technologically proficient, as 1/3 of home broadband (32%) and wireless Internet users (32%) say that the telephone is their favorite means of contact when they need to get in touch with government.&# [page 20] Surprising?  Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0 Government 2.0 Miscellaneous Personal Prof. It shouldn’t be.  community? 
    [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.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Wireless] 10 SEO & Design Mistakes That Could Get You in Trouble
    Online communication went from wired to wireless internet access in the proverbial blink of an eye, and SEO tactics change just as swiftly to keep up with the search engine algorithms. This is a guest post by David Murton , a professional writer and blogger. There are way too many SEO tactics to cover in a single article. Instead, we’ll focus on aspects of search engine optimization that could be devastating to your blog’s search ranking. This article will explain how to correct these problems, avoiding undue headache. Blank Title Tags. Flash-Based Site. Dynamic URLs.
  • 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.
    [Wireless] Top 100 Most Innovative and Influential People in the Web 2.0 World
    Wireless & Gadgets. 5) Wireless & Gadgets. Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook , beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo! were named, but surprisingly Jason Calacanis of Mahalo was named, as well. Enterprise & Cloud Computing. News/Media. Greentech. Commerce. Search. Security. Digital Entertainment. Most Over-Rated. NYSE: VZ).
    [Wireless] #MWC: Can Facebook & Twitter Crack The Code On Relevant Mobile Marketing?
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Facebook and Twitter advanced their mobile strategies this week, each with an emphasis on providing brands a means to reach and engage with people who use the social networks to connect and communicate. Twitter’s “news’” comes nearly two years after the company introduced the concept of Promoted Tweets. The approach effectively introduces advertising into tweet feeds, an experience that we mostly know from online. But that IF is what will decide it this all fails or flies. We’ll see.
    [Wireless] Steve Jobs Steps Down At Apple; What’s Next For Mobile Marketers?
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Change is the universal constant. Some of it gradual and some of it dramatic. Mobile falls into the latter category, with deep and gripping disruption leaving its mark on the mobile industry rocked by surprise announcements on an almost daily basis. Last week Google snapped up Motorola, and this week we learn that Steve Jobs –the King of Disruption — has resigned. There hasn’t been a bigger or better disrupter in this century than the now former Apple CEO. iPhone. Game-changers.
    [Wireless] Mobile Marketers: Focus On Small Tribes For Big Results
    Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He is arguably the most influential marketer in the world and the most vocal when it comes to the need for permission-based marketing. At a terrific three-hour workshop I attended recently, I asked Godin for his views on how mobile has changed – and will continue to change – marketing. “But it’s really about what I [as an individual] want. We’re not there yet.&#.
    [Wireless] Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012
    There were four tracks to this conference: Cloud Services, Mobile Wireless, New Opportunities, and Business Development. Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses ). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar’s Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends. Sessions. Expo Floor. Maybe.
    [Wireless] Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn. Images are becoming more important in social media
    It has been facilitated by the rise of mobile devices with cameras (to take the images) and mobile and wireless data connections (to allow us to share them online). Tweet Like by matt_london. Facebook has reportedly acquired Instagram for $1 billion in a mix of cash and shares. The photo-sharing service was launched in October 2010 and recently launched its Android app having been exclusively on iPhone before that. That Facebook has made this acquisition will not come as too much of a surprise to many. There is, of course, nothing new about us sharing messages through images. Win-win.
    [Wireless] Mobile Security: What’s REALLY At Stake For Mobile Operators
    After achieving another honours degree in Computer Science, he held positions with Caudwell Group, Anam Mobile and Sentry Wireless – before being acquired by AdaptiveMobile in 2011.  As mobile takes a center role in our lives —becoming the device we reach for to access information, conduct transactions and manage our homes, cars and daily routine — an increasing number of serious security concerns move to the forefront. Ciaran Bradley examines this evolution and the impact on key members of the ecosystem, particularly mobile operators. alone now own a smartphone. How can that be?
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