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With Paper, Facebook Wants You to Forget Your Friends

Noah Mallin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Noah Mallin

The problem for Facebook is that consumers don't really see Facebook as a content hub, they see it as a place to connect with people they know. Those connections just happen to be more and more frequently through content.

May the Force Be With You: Converging Innovations Will Empower Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

What's happening in the bustling slums and remote villages of the developing world is this: a riveting convergence of microfinance, direct selling, mobile technology and social media that has the power to bring the work of local entrepreneurs to new heights.

T-Mobile Grows by Disrupting

Michael R. Levin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Phone Financing Programs Alter the Mobile Phone Marketplace Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released results of its research on mobile...

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Ladies, Help Your Guy Friends Out and Review Them On Lulu

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Last week, my good friend on the East Coast texted me after midnight in a tizzy about a new dating app called Lulu. I knew this was serious because I hadn't heard from Bob in almost a year, and he didn't sound drunk.

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.

Why Mobile Matters for Women Empowerment

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

The short translation is this: ensuring women have access to the web and its resources, not only empowers them but, ultimately, affects our society as a whole.

7 Reasons to Use Video in 2014

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Another option for brands not able to invest in the crème de la crème of video production and distribution is now upon us. Below are seven compelling reasons to kick-start your video marketing. Welcome to the new world. Fast forward to 2014.

The Great Divide: Five Industries Where Mobile Doesn't Meet Our Expectations

Puneet Mehta | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Puneet Mehta

While some industries have embraced mobile innovation, there is still a large gap between what we expect and what is available in many others.

Mobile eCommerce: Tips for Protecting Your Purchases and Sales

Joe Ross | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

2013 was the year mobile commerce made a statement. Case in point: Cyber Monday showed record-breaking numbers in mobile purchases.

Mobile Radio News in a Social Media World

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

All news radio has survived and prospered for decades in large media markets. In an age of mobile smart phones and social media, radio is again changi...

50 Stunning Mobile Facts And Statistics [Slide Deck]

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

50 Stunning Mobile Statistics from Vala Afshar and Ali Kafel In October I developed a presentation of 50 technology mega trends - mobile, social, c...

More Women Tech Entrepreneurs -- Hallelujah!

Diane Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Diane Smith

I've judged plenty of business plan competitions, but this one was special; over half the finalists were women entrepreneurs. Yes, women... technology... entrepreneurs.

Cell Phones And Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.

Hush: Why Cell Phones Won't Spoil the Friendly Skies

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Like virtually every other commentator I've read or person I've talked to, the thought of flying next to someone loudly conversing at length on their ...

The Growth of Mobile Search and Its Effect on Business | Posted 12.10.2013 | Technology

The mass popularity of smartphones is creating a boom in inbound phone calls, making it one of the most rewarding areas of the marketing pipeline. Whi...

What the Global South Can Teach the World about the Power of Mobile for Health

Patricia Mechael | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Patricia Mechael

Over the course of nearly two decades working in the field of global health, I've had the opportunity to travel to, live and work among remarkable people in some of the most remote communities in the world.

Would You Rather Have Your Car Stolen or Your Identity?

Russ Warner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Russ Warner

Smartphones are a great tool that simplify life, but taking a few precautions and securing the info you put on your phone may result in a more important contribution to keeping your life simple. Identity theft will likely cost you lots of time and lots of money.

Give Your Child More Screen-Time, Here's Why

Wandy Hoh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Wandy Hoh

These days, when you look at kids sitting on the subway or cross town bus, they're not hooked on crossword puzzles and word searches. They're heads down in their tablets, sometimes sharing with a sibling, other times playfully fighting over one.

The Complex and Nuanced Challenge of mHealth Privacy

Lisa Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa  Gallagher

Imagine empowering a person living with diabetes to track their blood-sugar levels throughout the day, report on how they feel at various points (e.g., after meals or exercise) and record how much insulin they took - all from a phone in the palm of their hand.

Denial is not a Mobile Security Strategy

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by J. Thomas Malatesta, COO Ziklag Systems Mobile device users and their organizations cannot continue to hide their naiveté under the g...

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-A: Um, Okay?

Omer Rosen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

So. I had decided to give up on cellphones. Okay. Right. exactly was I supposed to do again? I mean, what's the step-by-step here? Was this to be an immediate, bandaid-ripping-type thing or a gradual phaseout?

Smart Holiday Spending: Empowering Shopping Through Internet Research

Grace Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Grace Chan

Consumers who start shopping early may find some of the best deals this season. The consumers who are empowered the most through prior research and shopping trend information have a leg up on those simply "winging it."

mHealth: Technological Change at the Frontline of Healthcare

Kunal Patel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kunal Patel

When somebody says 'mHealth' or mobile health, there can be a tendency to think primarily of fitness wristbands and lifestyle apps to monitor weight, count calories or record the number of steps taken.

Why Do People (Still) Text And Drive?

Scott W. Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott W. Campbell

Despite laws, media campaigns and increased awareness, texting behind the wheel persists, raising the question of "Why?"