FRESHNETWORKS | MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
[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.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
[Wireless] More Verticals More Active In Mobile Marketing; But Don’t Get Blinded By More Connected Devices
It’s conceivable that wireless products shown in Las Vegas that fail to get the attention of the press/blogosphere will matter to marketers down the road. poll of industry leaders by well-regarded wireless analyst Chetan Sharma brings us a mix of confirmations (of what we though we knew) and surprises (exposes us to topics that we didn’t figure). This week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was billed as an introduction of new products. But what’s really new? And — more importantly — what really matters? No one believed him. 2010 KPMG survey of U.S.
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.
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
IDACONCPTS | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
[Wireless] 5 Ways to Integrate Mobile Devices at Your Enterprise
This might be frustrating for those who want to use a faster Wi-Fi connection or tablet users with no mobile wireless card, but if you set it as policy you’re accommodating the need without compromising security at all. It doesn’t even have to be visible to the user – a proxy server behind the guest wireless router can scan all traffic and block suspicious activity. Smartphones and tablets are in the hands of more consumers every day. The days of leaving your work at home are long gone, but these devices bring home and work together like never before. Standardize.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
[Wireless] Why Mobile Marketers Must Include Boomers In The Mix
The first AARP app was available for Apple’s wireless devices (iPhone and iPad). Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The so-called technology divide is a myth, and so is the belief that, when it comes to mobile, we should baby the Boomers. I’ve written several times on this website and others about personal experiences that fly in the face of the idea that people over 40 are luddites , incapable and uninterested in using personal technology. My mother-in-law (definitely NOT a digital native) is a shining example. Full stop.
SPIN SUCKS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
[Wireless] Transmedia Storytelling for Content Creators
NBC Digital Entertainment released a series of online content in 2008, including more original web content, wireless iTV interactivity, graphic novels available for mobile viewing, and webisodes. Today’s guest post is written by Jason Konopinski. In its simplest form, transmedia is a storytelling technique that ties multiple platforms together to tell a common story. Participatory Entertainment and Media. Fans can engage in a selection of these story elements or follow all of them to fully immerse themselves in the world of the story based entirely on level of interest. Web 2.0.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
[Wireless] CTIA Highlights Mobile’s Role In Healthcare; Why Bandwidth Equals Well-Being
Always wary of those who hype the benefits of mobile, I was struck by the keynotes I heard at the CTIA Wireless Show and the assertions that mobile is dramatically improving healthcare and key to keeping the U.S. His comments are in line with the new realization that wireless is indeed a game-changer. “We’re extremely confident of where we’re at with our assets and what we can deliver to our customers, Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, said. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
[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)?
TRENDS SPOTTING | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
[Wireless] “Trends and Innovations in Mobile Accessories” Research Report
Charging: With phones following the consumer everywhere, we see a large variety of charging solutions: from simultaneous charging and battery boosts to wireless charging and alternative power sources, consumers can now make sure they will never be disconnected. 4. Major trends analyzed in this report: Consumer and design trends : Traditionalism, Hands free, Wearable devices, Storage, Soft and stiff materials, Fashion, Universal solutions, “On the go”, Wireless, multifunctional, daily tasks and activities monitoring, and more.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
[Wireless] What’s Your Mobile Marketing Strategy?
Before starting my own company in 2006, I worked for 16 years in the wireless industry for AT&T Wireless and Cingular, so I’ve watched mobile develop over the years with more than a casual passers-by interest. Amidst all the hype with social media, there’s a growing trend that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle: Mobile marketing. For many reasons, mobile marketing has been slow to grow in the United States. “Mobile marketing in the US has been hindered by relatively slow adoption compared to the rest of the world. Who uses digital coupons? Where Mobile is headed.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
[Wireless] Need Mobile Intel? Read The Third Screen
It serves as a solid primer, going into the history of wireless communications, and explaining why businesses have so little control over mobile stakeholders. From the perspective of an online marketer and a former wireless reporter, this book was impressive. Some books capture the spirit of a marketing zeitgeist just as it begins to happen in full force. Seth Godin ‘s Permission Marketing and Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff ‘s Groundswell were two such books. Basically, anytime a customer interacts with a business it is strictly on their terms.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
[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.
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
[Wireless] THE Future of Mobile; Authorities Weigh In On Mobile Megatrends
SOLUTIONS FOR A NEW AGE OF WIRELESS MOBILE BACKHAUL –BY MONICA PAOLINI. While reading the collections of mobile 2012 predictions is a great way to gain perspective, I miss deep analysis of these trends that allows us to plan and prepare for the developments likely to impact models and strategies far beyond 2012. Understanding this gap — and the need to collaborate with many mobile authorities , rather than leave such a work to a single writer — GigaOM PRO has published a new report that provides us a valuable roadmap to navigate mobile for the months (and years!) ahead. ” Why?
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. 1. Speed It Up . Build Trust .
LOUIS GRAY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
[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.
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?
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
[Wireless] Chetan Sharma Mobile Breakfast Series Comes To London Friday
Steve Elfman, President, Sprint, will provide an update on the state of the wireless industry. Stephen David , former CIO of Procter & Gamble, will talk about how wireless is going to disrupt retail. Following a chain of successful events in the U.S., the Mobile Breakfast Series touches down in London for the first time Friday (June 29). have transformed services – and the value chain that enables them. Opportunity or threat? By the way, I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Frank for MobileGroove that you can read and listen to here. LONDON: Speaker lineup.
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.
TREY PENNINGTON | SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
[Wireless] @thebrandbuilder's Tech Tip #349: Mash enough buttons
“All out included rushing to the store to buy a new router and wireless access point. Home About Book Trey to Speak Let’s Connect #smBBQ Subscribe trey pennington connections, content, conversations: commerce™ @thebrandbuilder’s Tech Tip #349: Mash enough buttons by trey on June 6, 2010 Sometimes we encounter challenges we just can’t do anything about. When that happens, it’s often humorous to take note of what we do. We’re “do-ing creatures, even in the face of obstacles better addressed by not-doing. It didn’t work. Main Street, Ste.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
[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.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Marketing 2012: Practical Predictions To Guide YOUR Planning
As more people begin to access the Web using a wireless device than they do using a PC, it will become crystal clear to brands, agencies and companies across the ecosystem that they can’t afford to treat their mobile strategy and presence as an afterthought. Some of the smartest minds in mobile marketing and advertising recently gave their 2012 predictions for mobile during a webinar conducted by Mobile Marketer and sponsored by Hipcricket. However, there was a lack of consensus when it came to answering THE big question: how will mobile play out in 2012?
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
[Wireless] Funneling The Web's Firehose of Data Through a Thin Pipe
This is because, as I mentioned at the end of last month , I am using the wireless hotspot often - at client sites, at cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and yes, in the last week, as the sole provider for Internet at our home. Tags: Wireless ATT android For the past several years, much like many of you, the fastest Internet speeds I have enjoyed have been at home. Very often, corporate networks, be they those at headquarters or client sites or shared networks at events and public settings, lag well behind my own home experience. Survival of the fittest. yesterday.
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. 1. Good luck Matt!
MOBILEGROOVE | MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
[Wireless] M-Pulse: GigaOm’s Kevin C. Tofel Talks Smartphones, Smart Homes & 2012 Mobile Predictions
Tofel, Mobile site editor at GigaOM.com, where he covers mobile technology and the global wireless industry. By way of background, Bluetooth is an open wireless technology that allows wireless communication over short distances. Will 2012 be the year we remotely connect to our smart homes using our smartphones? Can Intel crash the mobile party and make its mark with tablets that stand up to ARM-powered devices? Should we expect a shift in the operating system landscape in favor of Microsoft (with Symbian as a back-up plan)? Wearable computing. He lives it. is less clear.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING | SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
[Wireless] If Titanic Had Twitter
But just in terms of the advance of communication, the Marconi wireless that they had on board seems so primitive compared to what we have at our fingertips with smartphones every day now. Today marks 100 years since the R.M.S. Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, taking the lives of over 1,500 souls with her in those icy waters. And over the last year or so, the commercial side of the enterprise has been heating up at an amazing pace. Naturally, the 100th anniversary brings about its own special observance from longtime admirers as well as those who may have just discovered the story.
STAY N' ALIVE | TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
[Wireless] Mitnick's "Ghost in the Wires" Will Hack Your Mind With Real Life Adventures in Hacking
It was then, one of probably 3 Hams my age in the school nerdy enough to care about radio wavelengths, antennas, and electrical engineering, that I gained a fascination for communication. I was fascinated that I could wirelessly tell my mom where I was over patch radio. I was fascinated that I could access the internet over Packet radio even though my parents couldn't afford an internet connection. When I was just 16 years old I got my Ham Radio license. The world had little knowledge of the power I had at my hands in that little 2 meter radio. find it rare that I can't put a book down.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
[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 howtogomo.com 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.
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.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
[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
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
[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?
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
[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?
WEBBIQUITY SMM | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
[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.
KOKA SEXTON | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2007
[Wireless] Koka Sexton dot Com
Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Christmas loot Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house all the gadgets were blinking along with a new wireless mouse… I love all the new loot on Christmas. know it’s about the giving and I did my fair share of that too but I am allowed to be excited about the new toys I got also. It used to be the new firetruck or a video game but as I got older my tastes changed and the toys got more expensive. What was it? Second, the ONE is much thinner and less bulky than the TomTom GO. Leave a comment! receiver.
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?
IDACONCPTS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
[Wireless] Buy Now or Buy Later: the iPhone 6S vs. the 7
Wireless charging capabilities: After languishing at the back of the pack in terms of recharging, some are saying that the 7 will be the first iPhone to support wireless charging. Qualcomm’s recent announcement of having developed wireless charging technology that can work through metals (like the aluminum that comprises the iPhone’s frame) seem to support this belief. Even with the strong showing of competitors such as Samsung, LG, and HTC, Apple continues to be the trendiest toy on the smartphone block. The Tale of the Tape. inx4.7 in screen 3D Touch screen.
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.
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!
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.
MOBILEGROOVE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
[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
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
[Wireless] Life as a Walking Typo
My masters thesis on wireless Internet diffusion was published by the Strategis Group. Image by grafician. Yes, I know. There’s a typo. Almost everything I write has a typo. Before you rush to deliver an admonishment or advise about proofing more, the fine art of editing, blah, blah, blah, please wait. Believe it or not, I proof these posts, as many as five or six times before publishing. No matter how many times I proof an elusive typo seems to appear. Even the posts that seem OK always have a few sentences that could be tightened, more active, or simply rephrased. Baggage Alert.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
[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
CONVINCE & CONVERT | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
[Wireless] 4 SEO Tactics That Damage Your Brand’s Reputation
Recently, we worked with a company called Eyefi, which makes wireless SD cards, to help boost interest in its brand. Image via BigStockPhoto.com. From a marketing perspective, you’ve got to feel at least a little sorry for SeaWorld for the utter devastation of its sterling brand. For decades, its parks were a fun, wholesome place to take the kiddos. Then, the movie Blackfish ruined our collective joy from watching Shamu shows, and SeaWorld has been in PR damage control mode ever since. Managing corporate reputations is tricky in the modern era, as SeaWorld proves.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
[Wireless] London Olympic Games Crack Down Hard On Social Media
The major wireless carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Mobility and Verizon Wireless — all also offer ways to report the numbers on their Web sites and can block numbers. With billion-dollar and exclusive usage rights in place, the Olympic Games have always been about big money and feverishly policed by lawyers on behalf of brands, content owners and media giants. Yes, you read this right. The IOC has introduced The Olympic Athletes’ Hub , which it says will include the verified social media feeds of more than 1,000 current and former Olympians. Don’t bet on it.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
[Wireless] Has Yahoo Missed The Mobile Boat?
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. This week Yahoo’s board fired CEO Carol Bartz , news that rocked the industry and has some debating if the company’s inability to choose between being a media company or a technology provider is to blame. think we need to look elsewhere and ask: Would Yahoo’s shakeup at the top have happened if the company had been innovating in mobile instead of slipping further behind? We’ll likely never know the answer. News site mocoNews provides some worthwhile insights and analysis.
SOCIALNOMICS | MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
[Wireless] A Brand, Twitter and Jobs
There were individuals willing to help, share, learn, advise, teach, inform, and ultimately build relationships with. I’ve spent my adult life in the wireless technology business and have a passion for communication. Imagine the advantage we can have knowing how to use social media to communicate with peers, customers and employers around the globe, in real time, accessing a wealth of education and experience from the tips of our fingers on any wireless device in the world. have not only embraced social media but I’ve become evangelistic about it. How did I not see this one?
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? apple. brand. google.
JOSH S PETERS | THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
[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
HARP SOCIAL | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
[Wireless] Get Your Business Moving: 9 types of Mobile Marketing
Bluetooth Wireless Proximity Based Marketing : It works like local TV advertising on cable or network channels where a customer in a particular location will be served custom ads for that area. You will receive an ad or a message based on the location your wireless device is picking up. Your customers are not confined to their homes or offices. Why should your marketing be? It’s time to cut the cord and set your marketing-mix free to keep up with your active customers. And don’t think cell phones are the only mobile medium worth considering.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
[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.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY | TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
[Wireless] Cycles Of Social Transformation
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. All generated from conversations. Cycles of Transformation.
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.
PAUL GILLIN | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
[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. I 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.”
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. apogee.
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
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.
WWW.WEB-STRATEGIST.COM | SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011
[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. The compass idea illustrates this clearly. Wowza! Wowza!
JASON YORMARK | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
[Wireless] My Favorite Things 2015 Edition
UrbanEars Platten ADV Wireless Headphones – While I typically use my noise cancelling in ear Bose headphones for most of my headphone listening, I really wanted a wireless pair of on ear cans for more casual listening and workouts. Every year I like to write a blog post that recaps some of my favorite products or services I experienced that year. While I didn’t host a talk show announcing my favorite things and giving them away to a screaming out of control crowd, I am posting them here for you to get for yourselves. Feel free to scream if you’d still like.
IDACONCPTS | MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
[Wireless] 4 iPad Alternatives
The 3G wireless data performs well in speed tests. If you’re interested in exploring what the tablet hype is all about but do not want to lock yourself to Apple’s iTunes and App Store, there are many alternatives for you to consider. While Mac fans will be encouraging you not to consider any other tablet than the iPad, keep in mind that the iPad does not have a built-in HDMI port or a memory-card slot to add storage, and still has no Flash support. Also, take a look at these 3 Problems with Apple’s iPad. Here is a review of 4 tablet alternatives to the iPad. 1. pounds.
LOUIS GRAY | FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
[Wireless] Web Data Caps Not Prepared for Pervasive Connectedness
One has to wonder what could be made possible in the next five to 15 years going forward, with advancements in software codecs, fibre outlay and wireless standards. Comcast (Xfinity) made headlines yesterday with its discontinuation of a standard 250 gigabytes a month cap for its residential users, in favor of a new format , which starts at 300 gigabytes a month, with the option to buy more. The wonder is if the infrastructure can adapt to consumer needs, or if even more disruption is needed. Even my thermostat and my scale are connected to the web now. scratch that.
SIMON MAINWARING | MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
[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 @ Creators.com. 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). 2.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
[Wireless] Gin and Topics: The Universe Is Upside Down
It’s one step closer to not requiring us to pay for access to the web or allowing wireless companies to block certain content. I swear the universe is upside down this week. And, as I was telling Joey Strawn , that’s not a good thing! Never mind the completely psychotic week I’ve had, there have been some crazy happenings. First, major filings for bankruptcies – Borders , Giordano’s , and the restaurant that used to bear Walter Payton’s name. Then the Red Cross had a stray tweet (that was handled extraordinarily well). Seriously. Those are below. 5.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
[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.
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
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
[Wireless] What Marketers Can Learn From Facebook; Tough Choices About Apple
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Facebook aims to have 500 million mobile users worldwide, a figure it can only reach if it goes after all mobile subscribers — including feature-phone and smartphone owners. This week the company revealed its plans to launch a new mobile app to bring Facebook to the most popular and mainstream mobile phones around the world. According to Facebook, the app works on more than 2,500 devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and other manufacturers. Jobs has asked for privacy and he deserves it.
THE JORDAN RULES | MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
[Wireless] How The Automotive Industry Can Lead Digital Innovation
think there can be 4G syncing for the short-term, and think wireless networking will become available globally within 5 years. Ideal: Wireless Innovation. Solution: WIthout diving too deeply into the technology, I believe wireless networking technology can encompass the world. Did anyone else else grow-up on stories about the old automotive pioneers? Stories about how every innovation pushed the industry forward. I'm not sure what happened, but let me outline a 5 point plan to re-energize the automotive industry. 1. THE CAR API. TAP THE CROWD. BECOME MOTION FACILITATORS.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
[Wireless] 15 Top iPhone Apps for Work and Play
What this does is let you wirelessly transfer photos, which is great – no more cables or emailing photos! The other day, my brother sent me a message asking me what apps I was currently using on my iPhone. As I went down the list of my FUAs (Frequently Used Apps), I realized there are a lot that I simply assume everyone else is using… but maybe they’re not. So I put together a list of my 15 top iPhone apps for you, in case you have been evaluating your own use of apps. Some of these might be new to you, some not, but either way, I hope you find the list helpful. Skype.
SPIN SUCKS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
[Wireless] Creative Destruction and Overturning the Economy
They had solved a thorny problem we were still struggling with, namely reliable, cost-effective wireless communication in remote locations. Today’s guest post is written by Rusty Speidel. As you may recall, Gini Dietrich wrote a post earlier in the month about how we might pull ourselves out of the economic doldrums by taking a more courageous and open stance regarding competition. She was reacting to the typical practice of most businesses to protect and hide their capabilities from the world for fear of “being discovered” and undermined. Are you kidding?? Need money?
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
[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?
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010
[Wireless] IMPACT: Apple’s Gamble, Starbucks WiFi & Mobile Giving, Charity Trend
Of special interest is a repeatable program with great promise that involves the collection of unwanted wireless phones, batteries and accessories. Psychologist, TV star and author Dr. Phil McGraw has raised awareness of this cause, which provides refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service – to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies to counsel and assist victims of domestic violence. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association.
KYLE LACY | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
[Wireless] Tips for Using Social Media to Build Business
The Basics: Obviously, a clear wireless Internet connection is vital for keeping up with social media. These days, running a successful business means being creative and staying on top of current technology. Like it or not, a part of that technology involves the use of social media. Don’t believe me? Just consider for a second that business schools around the country have added classes that focus specifically on social media. Using sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin can be effective ways to advertise, communicate, and of course, network. Create a Facebook Page. social medi
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.
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.
KIKOLANI | SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
[Wireless] Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review & Chance to Win
And the latter two can be eliminated easily enough with a wireless keyboard and mouse set. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I chose products to review , and one of the main reasons I chose to review the ThinkCentre M90z is that I would be able to give one away to a lucky reader. I am excited to say that the time has come! Review of the Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z. First of all, let’s start with my own personal review of this computer. Design. The first thing I absolutely love about this machine is the design. Now I no longer have to be jealous of my husband and his iMac. Quirks.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
[Wireless] Mobile Takes Bigger Bite Of Marketing Pie; Mobile Commerce Moves To Cross-Media
As marketers, it’s tough to think wireless (not just mobile). As I point out in this column, it takes work and expertise to figure it out — but marketers that can see wireless in a broader context are making great strides. * * *. Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. The fit between mobile and retail is obvious. It is on the road to becoming mainstream – and yet the avalanche of shopping apps on the market is squarely aimed at smartphone owners. Macy’s doesn’t think so.
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. One could be Google Glass. Apple does too.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
[Wireless] Five Forms of Mobile Media
People view their mobile numbers as more private than email, but if you can garner permission, this can be a powerful contact method. 2) Native Mobile Web Use : Once the domain of such protocols as the Wireless Access Protocol, native web use is still the most dominant form of mobile Internet media. Image by Paul Swansen. Watching App Savvy Author (and personal friend) Ken Yarmosh speak, clarity in mobile communications becomes clear. He helps you see the primary communications forms on the medium clearly and concisely. Twenty years later the technology is still going strong.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
[Wireless] Ten “Boring” PR Skills You Need to Have
Learn how to maximize your productivity when you're not in the office. I'm not just talking about using technology like wireless cards, cell phones, and video conferencing. I'm talking about knowing how to manage your work so that you're able to take an early weekend because you know you've scheduled your conference calls for while you're on the road. I'm talking about using your time on the plane to write your blog posts or catch up on your RSS reader. They loved hearing about the work that we've done with Corona, Porsche , and Cedar Fair. Excited yet?
LOUIS GRAY | MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
[Wireless] Winning Unconventionally
Square unconventionally found a solution for a universal adapter for wireless payments by determining the one similarity between all smartphones was an audio port. No two fingerprints, people, or businesses are exactly alike. While learning from the experiences of others can be illuminating and inspiring, your own challenges are unique, and following a path previously trod may not deliver you the same outcome. Often, taking an unconventional approach can deliver results far beyond those anyone anticipated, and your differentiation can start to be part of your story.
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.
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.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
[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.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
[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%.
JASON YORMARK | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
[Wireless] 2015 Macbook Review
This is definitely a machine meant for wireless connectivity. If you’ve read my blog for any period of time, it’s no secret I’m a fan of Apple. Despite my love for the majority of their products, I’m not without an ability to point out when they fail (Apple Music…eck). But once again I’m blown away by the technical achievement of their latest offering, the new Macbook. For the past few years I’ve worked on a Macbook Pro, and loved every minute of it. find the whole argument tired and pointless. To each their own. Absolutely. What I Love. Check.
CREATIVE RAMBLINGS | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
[Wireless] YouTube expands its movie rental service to Canada
Related Posts:Free unlimited wireless Internet served to all McDonalds customers across CanadaNew online registry helps parents of missing children in CanadaG20 Young Entrepreneur. Canadian movie and YouTube lovers can now officially rejoice. A few days ago, the giant video-sharing service announced that over a 1,000 films from major Hollywood studios are now available for rent in Canada. News YouTube
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.
JEFF KORHAN | TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
[Wireless] It’s Only a Matter of Time
Do you remember your first “cordless telephone or wireless television remote control? Years ago we used to joke about not knowing how to program our VHS recorders. Eventually the pain of missing our favorite television programs forced us to learn. That piece of technology was for entertainment. Now technology has become essential to running a smart business. One of those technologies is web marketing, which includes social media and Internet marketing. Are you still resisting it? You can admit it. Relationship Selling. And it will do all of that 24/7. Not interested in Facebook?
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.
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.
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.
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.
MOBILEGROOVE | WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
[Wireless] Why Voice is THE Game-Changer
Everything looks so dated, so sixties: green alphanumeric terminals, no display windows, primitive graphics, no mouses, no portable tablets or wireless devices, no Web. Is voice the new battlefield as companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nuance) jockey for position to control the voice interface and our personal search and assistance experiences? Roberto Pieraccini , industry veteran and author of new book The Voice in the Machine, looks and the evolution of voice in computing and communications and maps out the future of mobile voice and beyond. Yes, 60 years. The mechanics of speech.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON | MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
[Wireless] Fixes for Three Lousy PR Pitches
This pitch features exaggerated facts, hyperbole and a wonderful amount of pomposity and clichéd buzz words: “As the leading provider of wireless widgets (which were awarded the greatest on earth by J.D. Image by Melvin Schlubman. We all know how bad the state of media/blogger relations is: Bad pitches abound! But there are some pitches that are worse than others, and as a blogger for the past six years, my in box has become littered with them. Here are three that all too common, and some suggestions to improve them another: 1) The XXX Blogger Already Wrote About It Pitch. DELETE!
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
[Wireless] T-Mobile Continues to Conquer
It is now known as America’s “Uncarrier”— a title that has disrupted the wireless communications industry with a bold statement and stance against competitors and most importantly, fits the needs of today’s mobile device consumers. mobile’s position of standing up for every US wireless consumer by calling out regular industry practices that are wrong and then providing the better alternative has made the brand reach complete success. The company began with 33 million customers in 2013 when it rebranded and today, has 55 million and counting. It also generated $7.8
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
[Wireless] Remembering Steve Jobs; Why Siri Won’t Provide Mobile Marketers All The Answers
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. Much like I remember where I was when I learned the tragic news that John Lennon had been shot (I was watching Monday Night Football and heard it from broadcaster Howard Cosell), I’ll now never forget where I was and what I was doing when I learned of Steve Jobs’ passing. It’s rather fitting that I was 36,000 feet in the air connected to an in-flight Wi-Fi system working on a MacBook Air at the time. And that brings me to another connection between Lennon and Jobs. Dare to dream.
MOBILEGROOVE | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Wireless] Delving Deeper Into Amazon’s Ad-Supported Kindle
Hipcricket also won consecutive annual pioneer awards from CTIA — The Wireless Association. We got an interesting read this week on Amazon’s Kindle ereader sales. This device is particularly significant to marketers since Amazon has brought to millions an ereader device bundled with “special offers and screensaver advertisements. As we can read in the Associated Press coverage of the 2Q2011 earnings, Amazon followed its usual tact and did not reveal the precise number of Kindles it sold in the quarter. The figures are vague –as we have come to expect from Amazon. Smart.
MOBILEGROOVE | TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
[Wireless] Deal Or No Deal; Survey Spells Out Secret To Boosting Mobile Response Rates
recent report from Wireless Intelligence reveals that ARPU across the 27 European Union countries has dropped by a staggering 20 percent over the last three years — and the decline continues. Faced with a dramatic and continuous double-digit decline in the ‘average revenue per user’ (ARPU) mobile operators have to learn how to sell more services to more customers better. But don’t think that broadcasting offers to an even broader subscriber base will do the trick. While prices for voice calls continue to fall, consumer demand for data usage—most notably video—is on the rise.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
[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.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
[Wireless] The Motorola XOOM: A Revolutionary Tool
XOOMing in. I was recently given the opportunity to use a Motorola XOOM for almost 3 months by my good friend Mark Farnen , whose client is Verizon Wireless (Verizon is the carrier providing 3G/4G service for the XOOM). Going into my trial, I wanted to see if I could effectively make a tablet like the XOOM my computer. quickly realized that wasn’t going to be the case, but that’s nothing against the XOOM. This is because the screen (which is HUGE, in the ballpark of 10.1″) ″) has a keyboard that is smaller than the standard size. But that’s OK. Absolutely.
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.