During this week's Consumer Electronics Show, the industry's focus will be on smartphones. Major manufacturers will roll out shiny new mobile phones, tablets and "phablets," which are large hybrid devices. But are smartphone users looking to buy the next "cool" gadget?
Mobile services such as sharing credits, providing cash, paying bills, and sharing health information from HIV/AIDS to prenatal care -- all have become the order of the day for many in the developing world.
An essential building block to economic growth lies in expanding broadband access to rural America. Instead of pushing each other over the self-made cliff, why not build a bridge across the digital divide?
In this age of anxiety, there seems to be, after all, a deep yearning for genuine human connection and real-life interaction devoid of electronic distraction. The question is, will future generations have the capacity to attain it and sustain it?
You're excited to get the hot new cell phone... but your phone is pretty much out of date before your contract is up! Getting an even newer I phone is out of the question and can cost you as much as $800! Did you know that you can get a newer cell phone for less?
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.
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.
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.
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!