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Complexity of landscape puzzles some retailers: eTail delegate

June 23, 2010

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PALM DESERT, CA – As the first ecommerce show of the year, eTail West was a harbinger of concerns and opportunities around mobile commerce. Retailers showed both in equal measure at this year’s packed event. In this Q&A, eTail West delegate and Siteminis chief operating officer Steve Timpson discusses the retailer reaction – about 1,100 […]

A Google Paid Content System For Publishers May Be Coming By Year-End

June 22, 2010

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Google, which had hinted for nearly a year now that it was working on building some sort of paid content system for publishers. Google is planning to launch a paid content system for publishers before the end of the year, reports, um, paidContent, citing a report in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. According to paidContent, […]

How Facebook Gets to 7 Billion

June 22, 2010

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by David Berkowitz “Ubiquity” was one word that struck me when David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect,” kept mentioning it at a Gotham Media Ventures breakfast panel last week. The other was “China.” Those were the answers. The questions, if you summon Johnny Carson’s Carnac, were, respectively, “What is Facebook’s goal?” and “What is […]

RIM revamps BlackBerry to make a run at Apple

June 22, 2010

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With Apple’s iPhone 4 on tap, Google’s Android multiplying like rabbits and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 gearing up for a last-ditch stab at mobile relevancy, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry is now the overlooked operating system. RIM has made few headlines since April, when it announced the long-awaited BlackBerry OS 6.0 update will finally launch sometime […]

Rumor Mill: More Samsung Galaxy S models on the way?

June 21, 2010

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In the wake of AT&T Mobility’s announcement that it will be launching the Samsung Captivate–its version of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S–speculation is mounting that additional versions of the high-end gadget are coming soon to other U.S. carriers. More and more models of the Galaxy S have begun filtering their way through the FCC’s approval […]

Easy to Deploy Platform Allows Companies to have Consistent Look and Functionality across Multiple Mobile Phone Browsers

June 21, 2010

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Companies looking to turn mobile phone “browsers” into buyers can now turn their mobile Websites into brand consistent, fully functional m-commerce destinations without losing control or profits to third parties — regardless of the type of cell phone or carrier their customers use. After more than three years of extensive research and development and testing […]

FCC plans to add additional spectrum for mobile broadband

June 21, 2010

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This is a good thing! The Federal Communications Commission Spectrum Task Force announced a plan to increase value, utilization and investment in mobile satellite service (MSS) bands with the goal of opening up more spectrum for mobile broadband. One of the FCC’s oldest and most important responsibilities is to develop wireless spectrum policies that stimulate […]