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Taking the Mobile Path: The Key to Moving Small Business Forward

Teresa Zobrist | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Teresa Zobrist

The smartphone has become the center of our digital universe. It's how we engage with family and friends, the way we buy products and the way we stay informed, generating billions of transactions a day, millions of times a second. What has not been as apparent, however, is just how valuable all that data can be to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) grow their businesses and attract new customers.

Teaching the Connected Consumer in Higher Education

Lin Humphrey | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

As a Ph.D. student in marketing, I have been extremely fortunate that I teach and learn in a cutting-edge facility with forward-thinking administrators.

Why Is Mobile Document Management So Hard?

Chris O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Chris O'Connor

It sounds so simple: access documents from the cloud on your mobile device and be able to work with them similarly to how you would on a desktop. We believe this should be easy for all business people.

The 10 Dumbest Risks You Can Take With a Smartphone

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you think of your smartphone as just a phone, rather than a very powerful mini-computer that happens to make phone calls, you may be cruising for a world of pain.

EyeVerify's Vein Popping Password Technology: Interview With CEO Toby Rush

James Grundvig | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

If the eye is the window to the soul, then the human eyeball might be the gateway to the next generation of biometric password. Tony Rush of EyeVerify say In three years, "people will no longer need to enter passwords to use their smartphones."

Top Retail Buzzwords for 2013: Omnichannel, Personalization, Mobile

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A record 27,000 retailers and technology vendors converged in NYC this week for the National Retail Federation's Big Show. On the heels of a modest holiday retail season -- up only 3 percent year over year -- three keywords dominated.

Responsive vs. Adaptive Design: Which Is Best for Publishers?

Garrett Goodman | Posted 01.10.2013 | Media
Garrett Goodman

Although the differences between responsive and adaptive design are nuanced for the non-developer, the distinctions are increasingly important as publishers see more and more traffic come from mobile devices.

9 Ways Disconnecting Doesn't Make You Any Safer

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we begin 2013, it's worth remembering how much is beyond our control. The most fastidious, organized and self-protective among us are vulnerable every minute of every day.

Mobile and Social Technology: Emergence of a Shared Consumption Experience

Lin Humphrey | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lin Humphrey

While I applaud Amber Case's foundational work on human technology interaction, we must remember that this technology facilitates rich connections to a network we might not be able otherwise to maintain.

Slumber Party by Smartphone

Whitney Caudill | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

You are never too old for slumber parties or silliness, as long as you have a smartphone and an unlimited texting plan.

Mobile Services and E-Empowerment -- The Developing World Has the Advantage

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

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.

Angry Birds Invade Medical School

Catherine Lucey, MD | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Catherine Lucey, MD

Mobile technology is revolutionizing the way students learn. Medical schools are no exception: Old school methods are crashing into new school technologies and changing the way your future doctor is learns about the body, disease and treatment.

Why We Will All Be Shopping Mobile

Rob Feldmann | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Rob Feldmann

Despite the certainty of the success of m-commerce, there are still a handful of companies that have been slow to invest in the technology. Why is this when the evidence suggests that ignoring it could result in lost sales, and ultimately leave them 'left behind'?

The Demise of Cash

David Wolman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
David Wolman

Cash was one of history's greatest technologies. For millennia, cash turbo-boosted commerce and enabled trade between people and cultures across the globe. But in the 20th century, cash's relevance began to diminish.

Food Distribution in the Horn of Africa Goes High-tech

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

As NGOs shift our response from disaster to development -- teaching pastoralists who lost their herds to farm and other forms of livelihood diversification -- there are still many hungry people to feed.

How Technology Could Turn the Tides in the Election

Dr. Satwant Kaur | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology
Dr. Satwant Kaur

Regardless of what has happened so far, innovative use of emerging technologies still has the ability to turn the winds, even at such a late stage in the game.

Top 10 Apps For Social Good

Clara Tsao | Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact
Clara Tsao

More than 120 developers congregated at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon during the Social Good Summit in New York City last week. Along with a commu...

My Technology Is Smart, But Am I?

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

If using our brains in complicated ways, if memorization and challenging recall help to stave off Alzheimer's and the effects of Parkinson's, why are we allowing for these trade-for-brain technologies in every area of life?

Mobile Malware Fear Factor -- Is it Warranted?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Now that so many people are accessing their online accounts via mobile devices, a new debate is raging over the safety of mobile operating systems, including Apple's iOS, Research in Motion's Blackberry OS, and Google's Android.

Embracing the Medium: How Presidential Campaigns Use Technology

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 10.19.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

What surprised me is that the Romney team lags behind the Obama team in overall digital activity. I figured, given McCain's low online profile compared with Obama's in 2008, that Romney would have created a more visible and active presence.

Happy Birthday to the Global Mobile Revolution

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.01.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

This shift from a desktop or laptop being our main computer to a smartphone and tablet taking that role occurred in just three short years. What does all this really mean?

4 Ways Smartphones Will Replace Brick-and-Mortar Banks

Bethy Hardeman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Bethy Hardeman

New technology, along with America's growing acceptance of the digital wallet, means it won't be long before most of us are reaching for our cell phones to pay the cashier.

Mobile Marketing Magic: Making the Most of the Hot New Trend

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

Deciding to go mobile is, for many, no longer an option. With staggering numbers of people accessing content on their mobile phones, mobile is a must.

Can You Disconnect From the 'Matrix'?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Are you a master of technology in which you use it as a tool to enhance the quality of your life? Or are you addicted to your technology such that it actually hurts the quality of your life?

Mobile Competition Driving Economic Recovery

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Mobile innovation is helping power our nation's economic recovery. What drives this economic growth?