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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 a...

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.

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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?

Politics, Social Media, Beer and Guns

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

New technologies are expanding the universe of those interested in getting engaged with the political system. This is great news for us, the people.

Downward Mobility: Tech Toys and Society

Douglas Forbes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas Forbes

Despite the immediate satisfaction afforded by our zesty, lusty high-tech trysts, we must not forget that every affair has its consequences.

Twenty Years Later: Mobile Ability for Americans with Disabilities

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

One bright spot where new tools are being developed to help increase opportunity and independence for those with disabilities is in wireless.

Exclusive Video: BlackBerry Funds Viewdle -- Visual Recognition for Video to Launch Soon on Mobile

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Viewdle, the visual recognition software company with origins in the Soviet military, has received a venture round from the RIM's BlackBerry Fund, say...

Mobile Coupons Are Failing to Catch On: Why?

Chris Brassington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Brassington

In Japan and Korea, mobile coupons are already integrated into their shopping culture. However in the UK, Europe and America, mobile couponing has yet to take off.

What Google's Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software Can Do To Teach Inner City Youth About Software Development

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Google's Do-It Yourself app creation software allows more people without the technical chops to build an app to get their ideas off the ground and provides a great training-ground to show youth the power of technology creation.