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The Venture Capital Paradox Explained: Interview With Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla

James Grundvig | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

Two Silicon Valley technology conferences in mid-September came up with opposing headlines, not unlike two colliding neutron stars. They are also contrarian coming from two elite members of the venture capital community.

NEW STUDY: Mobile Phones Put the 'Social' in Social Media

Susan Moeller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

More than any other platform, mobile phones have initiated a global youth digital culture, by making content and comment available all the time, wherever students are. The result is that students not only take in endless amounts of information, but personalize and reorganize it.

California Law Helps Pave the Way to a Bright Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As consumers increasingly show a preference for mobile voice and broadband services, American innovators -- many based in California -- are bringing an astounding array of new products and services to market that both anticipate and respond to evolving consumer demand.

Is the iPhone 5 'Smart' for Everyone?

Shivani Siroya | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Shivani Siroya

In the developing world, amongst those making less than $2 a day, mobile technology is also changing lives and interactions.

Upgrading Your Cell Phone Is a Lot Like a Kardashian Wedding

David Fagin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology
David Fagin

How they changed this feature and removed the standard push-button tone, is beyond me. Who the heck wants to hear a water droplet every time you push a button? It's a phone, for Christ's sake. Not a leaky faucet!

Mobile Phones and the Rise of the Microentrepreneurs

Alex Counts | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Alex Counts

A simple and widely available tool -- the mobile phone -- is creating substantial impact in the developing world, changing the lives of low-income individuals, especially in rural communities.

Samsung Triumphs Over Apple In Japan Patent Case

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics' mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent involved in syn...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Verizon-Cable Pact

Joel Kelsey | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

Congress and the FCC need to confront the looming monopoly environment most consumers now face for broadband service. If they don't reverse course and start dealing with the reality they've created, even the best conditions will be meaningless.

Want Mobile App Users? Social Sharing Is a Must

Jason Grill | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Jason Grill

How can a mobile app developer create engagement and gain exposure to be one of the coveted 37 downloads a user makes a year? The simple answer is social sharing.

Sony Xperia Go (Review)

Belinda Parmar | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

The Sony Xperia Go is that remarkable thing that you don't see too often these days: a phone which is trying to be a phone, rather than a phone which is trying to be a computer.

Staying Connected With an Empty Nest

Diane Smith | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Diane Smith

Whether it's by email, text, seeing each other via video chat or just hearing her voice in a call or voicemail -- my husband and I will happily take any or all of it. Because letting go is tough and, no matter what else we may do, being a parent really is the coolest job ever.

Watch for New Attacks Aimed at Mobile Devices

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The phone is moving in to replace the PC for the next generation. For many, a mobile device like a right hand, so it's essential to secure your device and the information it holds.

The Whiz Kid and the Pink Slip

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Plenty of 19-year-olds have gotten canned from their posts as fry chef or bus boy. Few at that age lose their full-time jobs at an Internet star and parlay it into launching their own company. Meet the rare exception: Brian Wong, co-founder and CEO of Kiip.

What Mobile Payments Can Learn From 'The Newsroom'

Alistair Goodman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Alistair Goodman

Over the past few months, a dizzying array of announcements about mobile wallets have been made leaving many industry insiders scratching their heads as to how, and more importantly when, the benefits will extend to the consumer.

Models for Scaling Social Enterprises

Thane Kreiner | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

There are relatively few examples of social enterprises that have scaled significantly or globally. Why? What factors influence whether social enterprises can scale, beyond the obvious need for financial capital?

Hel-lo? Woman Charged $31 Every 10 Minutes By Mobile Phone Company

Posted 08.10.2012 | Technology

Talk about a failure to communicate. When a British woman on vacation in South Wales bought a cheap mobile phone because her own cell couldn't pick...

Top Senior-Friendly Cell Phones

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While smartphones garner most of the attention in the mobile phone world today, there are still a number of companies that offer simplified phones specifically designed for seniors.

Mobile Marketing Magic: Making the Most of the Hot New Trend

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

Deciding to go mobile is, for many, no longer an option. With staggering numbers of people accessing content on their mobile phones, mobile is a must.

Cell Phone Etiquette -- How Bad Are Your Manners?

Julie Spira | Posted 09.12.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

Remember, your mobile phone isn't always an accessory and you shouldn't go into a panic attack if your battery dies. Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the U.S. or need a liver transplant, it can be good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.

10 Essential Apps For Summer Travel

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Make the most of the season with these apps designed to help you on summer vacations both abroad and at home.

Wireless Firms Flooded By Requests To Aid Surveillance

The New York Times | Posted 07.08.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — In the first public accounting of its kind, cellphone carriers reported that they responded to a startling 1.3 million demands for subs...

Why it Matters That 15 Women in Rural Bangladesh Have Pictures of Me in Their Phones

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Dr. Layla McCay

When I asked the women I met in rural Bangladesh how many owned phones, most did. But when I probed on what they used them for, the answer was calling and photos.

It's Not a Mobile Phone... So What Is It?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

What we call "mobile" is disruptive in ways we can't yet figure out. We call it "mobile" but we should call it "what's next."

Heads in the Cloud and Eyes to the Stars: Why Afghanistan's Answer to Post-Conflict Development Is Just a Ringtone Away

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

When I sat down to choose my new Internet provider in the U.S., I never imagined longing for Afghanistan. But after being forced to choose between the...

Any.DO, the Mobile To Do List That Broke All the Rules Then Went Viral

Hillel Fuld | Posted 08.07.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

If this app has taught us anything, it has taught us that despite all the buzz about viral marketing, user acquisition, and other "tricks" many developers play, users still care most about the product.