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Spectrum: Fueling the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To keep mobile connectivity working for all of us, it's time to raise our voices and be clear to our nation's leaders: We need spectrum now.

Mark Blumenthal

Do CNN Polls Miss Young Adults? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fledgling advocacy organization attacked CNN pollsters in April, but the transgression they alleged did not pan out. Still, the detail...

First Free Text Donation Service Launched In UK

Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

The UK's struggling charity sector gets a fillip from the launch of the first system allowing the UK's 50 million mobile phone owners to give money to...

Don't Deny the Mobile Capacity Crunch

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The details of the spectrum debate at times can seem inscrutable and abstract to all but the most ardent of policy wonks. But the stakes for consumers and our economy couldn't be more plainly evident.

Game Mechanics, Badges and the Social Web: Where Are We Going?

Gowalla's Josh Williams | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Gowalla's Josh Williams

Is this newfound love for all things game-related really the future? The sentiment that games are -- or will be -- as important as our social connections over the next decade is laughable.

The Spectrum Shot Clock

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As Americans across the country turn to their mobile devices to track the final brackets of the NCAA college basketball tournament, technology policy circles are turning to a high-stakes game of their own.

Wireless Wonderland

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

I am truly amazed by the mobile technology that has been unveiled at this year's CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, Florida.

Best Buy's Smartphone Sales Offset Weak Demand For Televisions

Reuters | Dhanya Skariachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan NEW YORK - Best Buy Co Inc beat quarterly profit estimates as strength in its mobile business offset weak demand for telev...

Five Things Wrong with AT&T's Mega-Merger

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is yet another in the series of large telecom mergers that over time are slowly reassembling the Ma Bell monopoly of old.

AT&T Takes America Back to the Future

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's plan to take over T-Mobile foretells a dark scenario for the future of all communications -- a future that looks increasingly like a bygone era of monopoly control.

Fasten Your Seatbelts and Turn on Your Magazines

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to Innovations in Magazines 2011 World Report, Singapore Airlines converted three of its publications to digital in July 2010 when two Boeing 777-300ERs began offering the new version in non-paper form.

Learning From Japan's Disaster

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Belinsky

Citizens can build on that information to do everything possible to stop inevitable disasters from having such devastating effects on our communities.

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Is a Big Disappointment so Far

Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Frommer

RIM can either outshine Apple by making a better tablet there is, or they can hope to crack the enterprise market, becoming the equivalent of the ubiquitous Dell workstation PC. It seems they'll have a tough time achieving either goal.

Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Wireless Stories 2/20-2/25

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

This week, the Obama Administration released the first National Broadband Map which provides detailed information about how many Americans have high-speed Internet.

Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Articles in Mobile 2/14-2/18

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

To help you stay on top of the wireless evolution, Mobile Future highlights for you our top 10 must-read articles from this past week.

Education Apps Not Enough To Bridge The Digital Divide

Audrey Watters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Audrey Watters

Is the great promise of greater access to more knowledge and technology only coming to those who can afford smart-phones?

Wireless Advances Could Mean No More Cell Phone Towers

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — As cell phones have spread, so have large cell towers – those unsightly stalks of steel topped by transmitters and other electronics th...

Nokia, Microsoft Form Pact To Rival Apple, Google

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HELSINKI — Technology titans Nokia and Microsoft are combining forces to make smart phones that might challenge rivals like Apple and Google and...

9 Ways To Look Ridiculous While Using Your Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Our culture is becoming more and more centered around our mobile devices, and therefore there's no shortage of manufacturers trying to cash in on acce...

The Next Wave of Business Management

Paul J. D'Arcy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul J. D'Arcy

For companies that are knowledge leaders, the rise of mobile devices, new applications, social media and ubiquitous broadband are the foundation for the next wave of business management and employment change.

A Technology Pioneer's Top 10 of Davos

Carol Realini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carol Realini

I thought I would create my own list of "bests" for Davos. Not to contradict the top 25 award, but to see Davos through a different lens. So here is one Technology Pioneer's Top 10.

Davos Hot Topic -- Inclusive Growth Through Mobile Banking

Carol Realini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carol Realini

Today, there are more five billion mobile phones in the world, but only 1.6 billion bank accounts. This creates an unprecedented opportunity to use mobile access to bridge this gap.

Can You Name The World's Top 5 Phone Makers?

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its quarterly Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report, which listed statistics for quarterly and annua...

State of Our (Mobile) Union

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

When we envision winning the future, mobile broadband is leading the way. But these leading-edge technologies won't make their way to consumers without more wireless capacity.

'Mobile Wallet' Technology Turns Haitian Cell Phones Into Digital Bank Accounts

Linda Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Linda Mason

When I visited Haiti in November, I saw one of the most effective weapons in the fight against poverty, an intervention that may well be the key to Haiti's long-term recovery. It was a cell phone.