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In a Rare Moment, Consensus Reached in Net Neutrality Debate

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The FCC should at least get credit for the one thing they accomplished with today's Net Neutrality vote: they brought both sides of a critical issue t...

M-Commerce Has Arrived -- Which Retailers Will Win?

Imad Mouline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Imad Mouline

This holiday season, more than half of consumers say they will do some form of shopping on their smartphone or mobile device. M-commerce has officially arrived.

Tapping Consumer Minitrends: Predictions for 2011

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

A trend's growth factor depends, like all things do, on timing: Is the right technology in place in the right hands for a tech trend to take off? Or, if it's a new product or service, has it hit the price-point sweet spot in such a way as to get a handle with the right number of the right people?

An Unlikely Model for Turning Swords Into Plowshares

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

At first blush, net neutrality seems an unlikely contender as a model for consensus-building in our nation's capital, one that takes into account not just the views of politicians, but of all stakeholders.

Why the Personal Network?

Dave Morin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Morin

The personal network is for a trusted circle of close friends and family to share the most personal experiences and moments. The catalyst powering that network however, isn't the Internet itself, but the mobile Internet.

Burberry's Missed Business Opportunity

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren DeLisa

Those of us in the New York City vicinity know that the temperature has dropped significantly, finally catching up to the falling leaves and early tho...

Wireless Policy in a Bipartisan World

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

With the pundits dissecting the meaning of the mid-term elections and the implications of the D.C. power shift, the conventional wisdom appears to be ...

Facebook Upgrades Mobile With Single Sign-On, Local Deals

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sheila Shayon

Three key pieces in Facebook's mobile strategy were announced Thursday: Single Sign-On; Location APIs for check-in to Facebook Places from third-party apps; and Facebook Places check-ins are now enhanced with local deals.

The End of the Banking Era

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

Recently, Blockbuster Video declared bankruptcy. The news wasn't particularly surprising to anyone who had been following the market for video rental...

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Looks Simply Beautiful

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

T-Mobile announced the myTouch 4g will be available for purchase on November 3rd, 2010.  The price point will be $199.99. $199.99 (after a $50 mail-i...

150 Million Women to Wield Mobile Phones as Tools for Change

Witness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two weeks ago, I participated in a panel organized by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Office of Global Women's Issues called "Mobile Technologies as an Effective Tool for Women's Empowerment and Global Development."

The Idea For My Startup Came At A Music Festival

Amanda Peyton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amanda Peyton

The idea for MessageParty, like most startups, came from a combination of personal frustration and curiosity. I was at a large music festival and ...

Overcoming Barriers with Electronic Connectivity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Where we no longer must allocate the time and resources to go physically to all corners of the earth -- Facebook, Skype, our email takes us there.

Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the spring I travelled to Barcelona for the GSM Association's World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between mobile phone-related 1,300 ve...

Video: Daisy Says: Brands Need to Optimize Mobile Web Sites Fast

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daisy Whitney

Consumers are increasingly searching for brands and businesses using their mobile phones. Google has said about 20 percent of searches on

Google Outlines Mobile Trends at Advertising Week DC's ADWKDC

Eric Shutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eric Shutt

Location-based functionality like Google Maps combined with Google Ads offers mobile users the option to access offers quickly and easily.

Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world's lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres ...

Keep a Watchful Eye on Banks From Your Mobile Phone

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dennis Santiago

There is need for independent ways to find banks and -- more important -- ask consumer choice questions about how they rate compared to their neighbors. Now you can do it on a handheld.

T-Mobile Helps Families with "Kids Are Free" Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

As our families continue grow and the demand on our time increases exponentially -- staying in touch becomes more essential. Between baseball games, d...

Most Americans Sleep With (Or Near) Their Cell Phones

DailyFinance | DOUGLAS MCINTYRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Two-thirds of American adults have slept with their cell phones on or right next to their beds. The number rises to over 90% among people ages 18 to 2...

Let's Be Honest: Microsoft's Mobile Business Is a Fantasy

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Henry Blodget

Microsoft has a big problem in mobile, one that threatens to turn Windows Phone 7 into the mobile equivalent of the $2 billion-a-year cash incinerator known as Bing. Microsoft's mobile software business model is fatally flawed.

Nate C. Hindman

SCVNGR Wants To Build 'A Game Layer' On Top Of The World -- And Take On Foursquare | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

Here's a glimpse into the future: upon entering a store, a patron's phone prompts them to complete a challenge custom-designed by the store's owner, l...

The Shrinking Value of Bank Branches...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

I don't know about you, but my time is one of my most valuable assets these days. I work long hours, I travel a lot, when I'm home I am struggling to ...

Stalkers Exploiting Mobile Phones

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

In this amazing age of progressive technology the uses seem unlimited. The good guy often finds out what he can do to improve his life with technology and the bad guy uses it to ruin others.

Jobs for a "Two Billion Global Workforce"

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

What type of jobs would you assign if you could mobilize two billion people in major cities in 60 countries around the world?