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Mobile healthcare and mobile technologies will be widely accepted and used in healthcare by 2015

September 28, 2010

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The economy may be stubbornly sluggish, but those who work in mobile and wireless healthcare are bullish about the industry. According to an informal survey by UK-based event planner Informa Telecoms & Media, with the help of Ireland’s 3G Doctor, 75 percent of the more than 1,800 respondents say mobile technologies would be widely accepted […]

Google fires software engineer following a breach of its customers’ private information.

September 28, 2010

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(WSJ) Google Inc., which has been battling government regulators over its collection of personal data, said it fired a software engineer following a breach of its customers’ private information. Bill Coughran, Google’s senior vice president of engineering, said in a blog post Tuesday that engineer David Barksdale was “dismissed” for “breaking Google’s strict internal privacy […]

Google gobbles up social scheduling startup Plannr

September 28, 2010

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(Fierce Mobile) Google continues its furious acquisition pace, this time scooping up Plannr, a Seattle-based startup touting social scheduling solutions for platforms including Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The Plannr mobile application enables consumers to orchestrate social activities via SMS or push notifications mailed to a group of address […]

RIM fires at Apple today by the unveiling of its new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS

September 28, 2010

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Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM – News)(TSX:RIM – News) today redefined the possibilities for mobile computing with the unveiling of its new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS. Perfect for either large organizations or an “army of one”, the BlackBerry PlayBook is designed to give users what they want, including uncompromised web browsing, […]

Facebook and Twitter create brand engagement- What is your integration strategy?

September 27, 2010

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Facebook has 500 million users and growing (at a rate of about 100 million new users every 6 months or so). Why then are so few companies putting in the resources to engage with their customers through Facebook (or Twitter, for that matter)? Brands live for customer engagement and Social media is the fastest growing […]

Apple’s iAd and Google’s AdMob battle it out for mobile marketing ad spend supremacy

September 27, 2010

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Interesting news as Apple’s iAd network equals Google’s AdMob results at 21% of the mobile ad market. Microsoft dropped a third to 7%. The key though, is how big the mobile ad market currently stands. Although growth is spectacular, real dollars are still low. That means that this will be a wild west show for […]

30 percent of mobile customers shown to be new purchasing segment, according to report.

September 24, 2010

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Although this isn’t news to some of us, the August Millennial Media SMART report does put some additional research behind the growth of a new market segment emerging in the mobile space. A group that heretofore has not been reached via traditional online and in-store  experiences, almost 30% of the total pie. Thats a big number […]

T-Mobile goes to federal court to claim the right to block SMS content

September 24, 2010

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T-Mobile USA is petitioning a federal court to reject a lawsuit brought by mobile marketing firm EZ Texting, which claims the operator began blocking its short code services over EZ Texting’s partnership with WeedMaps.com, a web resource providing information on the location of legal medicinal marijuana dispensaries. T-Mobile USA alleges it dropped EZ Texting because […]

New rules of the airwaves- ‘White Space’ usage will not require FCC licensing

September 23, 2010

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Federal regulators cleared the way for technology companies to use vacant television channels for wireless data and Internet services that may be worth more than $4 billion a year. These spaces between TV channels are called ‘white spaces’. The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 today to adopt rules for using the airwaves, known as white […]

Net Neutrality- the next big reform?

September 23, 2010

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Net Neutrality, the next big war for land acquisition or rather redistribution. Well, not land, but bandwidth and speed anyway. But it is kind of like land reform, check out this definition of land reform and substitute the words Internet traffic for the word land. Kind of works doesn’t it? - Land reform is an […]

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