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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.

The Black Hole

Leena Khan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

We were 15 friends sitting inside under artificial lighting and our hands glued to our phones on a Friday, when the enticing warmth of the sun and delicate breeze was begging us to run around outside.

Zen and the Art of Mobile Photography

Grryo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

Written and photographed by Scott Woodward I believe that photography is the most accessible and democratic form of artistic expression. The ubi...

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

The Bible App Reveals Its Most Popular Verses Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

The Bible App has been downloaded more than 162 million times, according to the app's creator, YouVersion. And unlike the print version of the immense...