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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in February 2014
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Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Samsung's new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary -- not revolutionary.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
$25 Firefox OS Smartphones: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/22/2014  | 
MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Game-Changers
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Mobile World Congress: More Wearables On Deck
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
HTC, Samsung, Huawei announce new smartwatches, features in push for wearable device market share.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
Digital Business Strategy: 8 Gut-Check Questions
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
Artemis Networks Calls For Wireless Revolution
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Startup's "revolutionary" pCell wireless networking technology, which gives each device its own discrete bubble of wireless energy to boost speed, could change industry.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Samsung Galaxy S5, expected to debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, also boasts better display.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Android Smartwatches: Early Leaders
News  |  2/15/2014  | 
Smartwatches based on Google Android comprised 61% of devices in this up-and-coming category last year. Galaxy Gear deal begins this weekend.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Can Digital Business Make Tata A Software Company?
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
As IT outsourcer launches a new business unit focused on licensing software, it faces three key challenges.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
Nokia Launches Lumia Icon For Verizon
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless finally gets a high-end Windows Phone in the Lumia Icon from Nokia.
IT Is At The Center Of Your Business
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Think again if you think IT is just a commodity. Here's why.
Surveillance Protests Go Global
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Tech companies, advocacy groups, and Internet users rally to demand that governments limit online surveillance.
BYOD Is Like Botox
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Nothing is as powerful as a successful BYOD program, but that power becomes toxic when BYOD is treated as a cosmetic fix.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Takes Shape
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Details about upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 emerge, as Microsoft urges customers to dump Windows XP.
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