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Officials Make Big Agreement On Cellphone Security

Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the wireless industry joined District of Columbia officials, New York City Poli...

Carriers Join Forces To Fight Cellphone Theft

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Cellphone companies and the government are trying to make it as difficult to use a stolen cellphone as it is to sell a stolen car. ...

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Hosting Startup Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

When Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan's Flatiron District re-opened in January, there were a slew of stars and celebrities there to celebrate, includ...

Please Have a Seat, Your Smartphone Will Be Right With You

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Doctors are nowhere close to being wiped out of hospitals by their robotic counterparts, but they could certainly use help in some areas, and swarms of little bots are more than eager to do their bidding.

Smartphones About To Surpass Dumbphones

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology

As of February 2012, nearly half (or about 49.7 percent) of U.S. mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, according to a new Nielsen report. That'...

Why One State's Elderly Could Lose Their Phone Service

Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Some elderly Ohio residents may lose their only access to phone service if a bill pending in the state's legislature passes. The bill would allow ...

Study: We Literally Can't Live Without Our Phones

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 03.23.2012 | Small Business

Nomophobia is on the rise. In a recent study by SecurEnvoy, 67 percent of respondents are afraid of losing or being without their mobile phones, up fr...

mHealth: My Father's First Cellphone and the Evolution of Risk

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Layla McCay

Cellphones are being used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, from prenatal to the last years of life, right across the spectrum of care. In health and development, "mHealth" (short for "mobile health") is the new black.

Watching Wireless Grow Up (and Up and Up)

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Today, policymakers have an opportunity to transform challenges into opportunities by adopting policy prescriptions that make more spectrum available for mobile and enable robust wireless investment and innovation.

Playing Catchup: Are We Even Really Ready for the Current Mobile Tech?

John Bergquist | Posted 04.28.2012 | Technology
John Bergquist

Remember the first time you tried to use the automatic check out aisle? The poor employee standing there was almost as busy as a regular cashier, helping people when the system failed or the customer did something wrong.

Why I Don't Travel With A Cell Phone

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

I'm taking this time to speak publicly about an item of maddening frustration every world traveler suffers with, but is powerless to solve or to combat: your cell phone!

Fourth and Long on DC Spectrum Impasse

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The next wave of U.S. mobile innovation now waits on Washington. Mobile entrepreneurs and consumers have thrown a perfect spiral down the field. In the now infamous words of Gisele Bundchen, someone's got to catch it.

Using Mobile Technology to Take Nonprofits on the Road

Dylan Kendall | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

In 2012, I propose nonprofits look at the way they've traditionally approached fundraising and programming goals and turn them upside down.

Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communicati...

The Phone's Fickle Power -- in Text and Image

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It turns out people are more honest when selling something if they do it in person. Disturbingly, they are most likely to be deceitful when conducting a transaction by texting.

Kevin Spacey Scolds Audience As Richard III

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Kevin Spacey is receiving critical acclaim for more than just his scripted performance in the Sam Mendes production of Shakespeare's Richard III. The ...

Technology Got Rid of Boredom, But It's Killing Our Creativity

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Creativity doesn't happen during sessions of "Angry Birds." Creativity happens during the down times when your mind wanders and makes connections you wouldn't normally consider.

Sam Stein

Candidates Seek Gold Mine In Mobile Donations | Sam Stein | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thirst for money is an endemic feature of modern presidential campaigns, and one that is only worsening. In 1988, those who ran for ...

No Plastic Needed: Consumers and the Future of Mobile Payments

Justine Rivero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Justine Rivero

More than half of citizens of the developing world are cell phone subscribers, reports the U.N. These are people who could have access to financial services for the first time thanks to mobile payments.

Nokia Announces 'Painful, But Necessary' Job Cuts

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

HELSINKI — Nokia Corp. on Thursday announced a further 3,500 job cuts by 2012 as it strives to save costs and restructure while its global marke...

Connecting America's Jobs Plan to the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

It's critical that leaders on both sides of the partisan divide recognize that U.S. mobile policy is a poster-child for just the sort of forward momentum the President and leaders in Congress are seeking to gather to get the nation back on a healthy and sustainable job growth track.

What An Indonesian Start-Up Can Teach Brands

Nathan Eagle | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Nathan Eagle

While there are well under a billion PCs in use in emerging markets today, there are 3.8 billion mobile phones. There is a huge opportunity to use the mobile channel to connect emerging consumers to the brands so eager to know them.

In AT&T/T-Mobile Debate, How Is DOJ Ignoring the New Competition for Wireless Services?

Nathan Newman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

The Department of Justice calling Verizon and Sprint and T-Mobile the main competitors to AT&T -- and worrying about a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile -- completely misses what's happening in the wireless telecom industry.

Mobile Devices Are Creating Meeting Madness At Small Businesses

Karen Leland | Posted 11.01.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Small businesses suffer just as much as major corporations from their constant checking of cell phones in important meetings and even one-on-one conversations. And while big businesses have more staff to cushion the impact, small businesses are by nature tight on resources and need to get the most productivity out of the people they do have.

iPhone vs. Android Users: The Differences Revealed

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology

Hunch, a personal recommendation service, has surveyed 15,818 of its users to determine the average demographic, personality, and lifestyle of iPhone ...