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It's Not a Technology Issue

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Eric Sheninger

The point here is that it is not a technology issue, but many people make it one. The behavior argument that many make is flawed. It is first and foremost a school culture issue, which falls on the shoulders of leaders. Schools and districts that have embraced technology through a shared vision and resulting plan focused on learning reinforce appropriate use.

When Mobile Tech Meets Live Events

Damian Bazadona | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Damian Bazadona

Imagine this scenario: you are sitting in the car on the way to a baseball game when, all of sudden, the sky opens up with sheets of torrential rain. Things look bleak, until you receive a mobile notification from the venue with an option to upgrade your seat to a covered area for a small fee.

You Hate Your Cell Phone

Max Cantor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Max Cantor

You hate the way it vibrates. It sits in your pocket, drumming up against you like a friend you don't know how to break up with. Bobbing up and down. An abscess. Churning against you. Everywhere you go.

The Mobility Game Changer

Diane Smith | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

This year's Mobileys finalists are wireless pacesetters who have submitted groundbreaking mobile apps, products and services developed to create lasting social benefit..

No Teacher in the Classroom: Mobile Education on Tap

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Cristina M. Regalado

Consider the hoops that a busy working adult has to jump through to get to a classroom to learn English as a second language or to improve their reading, math and communication skills. Work schedules don't usually fit nicely with classroom schedules. And what about childcare, meals to prepare, long wait lists in school or the long commute to get there?

The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Payam Zamani | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Watching the yearly statistics of social media is like watching these waves chaotically spread throughout the entire lake generating incredible change and dissipating just before they reach the edges.

To Phubb or Not to Phubb?

James A. Roberts | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

In the present case, phubbing is a splicing together of the words "phone" and "snubbing." To be phubbed is to be snubbed by someone using their cell phone while in your company.

Are the Emerging Markets Driving Innovation in Mobile Technology?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

Unlike their western counterparts, we have seen these developing countries - with their young, increasingly tech-savvy populations - moving straight to new technologies, including wireless, mobile and app usage.

Science vs. Snake Oil: 3 Steps to Choosing a Health App That Actually Works

Lantern | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

There seems to be a health app for everything. Sleep better, train for a marathon, stick to your medication schedule -- there's nothing you can't do when you've got a smartphone. But with more than 100,000 health and wellness apps available, the options can be paralyzing.

The Product Manager vs. Project Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It was a big day. I was presenting a new product idea to the executive team. After speaking with dozens of customers, the product team knew that we had touched a nerve. This idea would be an excellent way to increase our market share against our competition.

Why You Need To Go Offline For A Week

Richard Eaton | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Richard Eaton

I find that I'm much more relaxed, more in the moment (rather than being distracted by my phone), more creative with ideas, and get clarity on various things that have been buzzing around my head previously.

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

How We Connect: Mobile Is Shifting The Internet Dynamic

Kathy Brown | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.

Why Hasn't Mobile Moved Medicine Further Yet?

Prem N. Ramkumar | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Prem N. Ramkumar

The potential for mobile technology in medicine is great, but the current landscape is not yet set up to transform the health care industry. There exists no reliable winner in the marketplace because either our goals are misaligned or our focus has been misplaced.

Mobile in Mind: Thoughts on the Present and Future of Mobile Marketing

Steve Olenski | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Steve Olenski

From mobile advertising and mobile wallets to mobile sales mechanisms and reward-based mobile advertising, executives are realizing the current benefits and planning for the future opportunities mobile has in store.

Nonprofits Should Bake Mobile Thinking Into Technology Thinking

T.J. Cook | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Even if a nonprofit can start making modest improvements to a static site with an eye toward the larger requirements down the road, they can begin to move forward on making mobile happen.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Google Says Go Mobile or Go Home

Kelly Phillips | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Kelly Phillips

If your website doesn't pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, your chances of being seen by users of mobile devices is about to go down. Way down. And it could seriously cost you.

The Role of the Internet in Real Estate

Kian Moini | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Kian Moini

Having an online presence is now a must-have for real estate agents, developers and sellers, as the sector begins to acknowledge that the Internet is an integral part of the modern house-hunting process for emerging markets.

The Nerdiest Thing you Can Do With an iPhone

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Kevin Lankes

All over the Interwebs, consumers and tech gurus alike have published countless tips and tricks that help you optimize your iPhone use, but none of them so far have ascended to the level of nerdiness I'm about to bring to the table. Get ready.

5 Trends Defining Social Innovation in 2015

Pat Walsh | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Pat Walsh

We have experienced an incredible wave of social innovations that are changing the lives of millions of people around the world. In 2015, a number of converging trends will create an optimal environment for inspiring, launching and sustaining social innovations like never before.

San Francisco's Launch Fest Signals Enthusiasm for 2015's Tech Economy

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Whether it's weekend hacked innovation or unveiling funded, fully functioning products, San Francisco's technology arteries can be used to gauge our country's broader interest and investment in innovation. That's what San Francisco's Launch Festival does each year.

From Static to Mobilized

Jonathan Hall | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Just like electricity, mobile technology is a constant in people's lives, moving beyond first screen to omni-screen. It's something we just can't do without.

Technology for Development: Shifting the Status Quo in Africa

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

Access to mobile technology is transforming our ability to reach the poorest of the poor.