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Google and Samsung set to launch Nexus S phone

December 7, 2010

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Out of the box, Nexus S is unlocked, so it will work with any GSM carrier. Samsung and Google are set to launch the Nexus S. Pretty cool stuff. Check out the Nexus S website for all the details Availability After December 16, Nexus S will be sold unlocked and carrier-independent initially through Best Buy […]

Texting charity for the holidays- A Test of Bigger Gifts to Charity via Text Message

December 7, 2010

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Interesting article about text giving. Really, the answer is to put the donation pages out on the mobile web and text to link. This allows for both micro and macro giving as well as integration with social media strategies. (NYT) By STEPHANIE STROM Four nonprofit groups are trying to attract $25 gifts through text messages this holiday […]

Home Depot’s $64 Million Mobile Investment Rolls Out to 1,970 Stores

December 7, 2010

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By Adam Blair (RIS) In the largest mobile POS rollout in retailing, Home Depot has deployed 30,000 transactional/communication devices in 1,970 of its stores, providing associates with handheld technology that combines inventory management and analytics functions, a phone, a store walkie-talkie, and label printing with POS. The retailer expects labor savings to cover the First Phone […]

StatCounter- RIM Blackberry OS greater than Apple iOS in mobile web usage in the US

December 1, 2010

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Now this is an interesting release of mobile web usage information. Another example of no one being able to really predict the future of mobile form factors and consumer adoption rates. (Release) BlackBerry OS overtook Apple’s iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according to web […]

F.C.C. chairman to outline new broadband Internet framework.

December 1, 2010

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Another interesting update on the F.C.C. chairmans’s attempt to outline a framework for broadband Internet services that forbids blocking or slowing of lawful content. This framework will strike right at the heart of net neutrality, a hot topic recently and with strong positions on both sides of this issue. Whatever the outcomes to the December […]

Almost 1 Billion people worldwide have high speed mobile web access now and 200K text messages sent every second

December 1, 2010

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Great information from ITU (International Telecommunication Union) on the state of 3G, Mobile and internet usage in the world as of October 2010. Click here for the report. Here are just some of the highlights. The numbers are truly stagering. – By the end of 2010, there will be an estimated 5.3 billion mobile cellular […]