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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in May 2013
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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Parents Press For Mobile Tech In Education
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
More than 50% of parents believe schools should make added use of mobile devices in education, new survey finds.
U.K. Fiber Failures Hinder Economic Growth
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
NASA Launches Second Robot Challenge
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Contestants to demonstrate robots that can collect geologic samples in bid for $1.5 prize money.
Giants, Red Sox, Celtics To Talk Customer Experience At E2
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT leaders from some of history's most successful sports franchises join the E2 keynote lineup to discuss how they're transforming fan experience through technology innovation.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dials Back Specs
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Billed as a smaller version of its powerful flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is nothing short of a land grab.
Motorola To Make Moto X Phone In Texas
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms it's preparing to storm the market with a new flagship phone in early fall.
Rackspace Meets VMware Halfway On Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Rackspace president Lew Moorman agrees on the power of hybrid cloud, but says rival VMware has the wrong notion of how it should work.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
Texting Tool Helps Kids Fight Bullying
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Confidential two-way texting service will be offered to all U.S. K-12 schools, will cost only the price of a phone line.
Savvis Expands Worldwide Data Center Footprint
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
CenturyLink unit adds space in 9 locations, plans to focus on recovery services.
VMware Partners Wrestle With Cloud Co-opetition
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
VMware's strengths include its partner ecosysytem. But those partners must stare down some risk as VMware itself ventures into hybrid cloud services.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
Server Sales Slump Continues, Gartner Says
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue declines 5% in the first quarter, with Oracle as loss leader and Dell bucking the trend.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
LG isn't building the Nexus 5, but wouldn't turn down the opportunity.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Sweeping changes are in store for Apple's smartphone operating system.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
Facebook Kills HTC 'First' European Debut
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Facebook asks European partners to stall planned launch of HTC First smartphone as it scurries to revamp Facebook Home.
Joyent Matches Amazon Cloud Infrastructure Prices
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Joyent expands instance types to match Amazon's in size and price, adds "reserved" instances to better compete.
Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
NASA Crowns Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Interplanetary weather app that integrates weather data from Mars and Earth is among the winners of the competition.
Microsoft To Windows 8 Haters: Try This Mouse
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
Apple Again Faces Mirror Worlds In Court
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Defunct software company expands patent infringement suit to include Best Buy, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
7 Slick Siri Alternative Apps
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Love it or hate it, Apple's Siri doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all of smart personal assistants. Check out these solid apps.
Soros Invests $75M In London Fiber-Optic Startup
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hyperoptic plans to implement "fiber-to-the-home" broadband technology in more than 500,000 British households within 5 years.
Windows Phone 8 'Gets' Business Needs
Commentary  |  5/23/2013  | 
For companies that provide smartphones to employees, Windows Phone 8 is worth a look. Here's why.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Mailbox For iPad Tames Gmail Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Popular email app Mailbox competes directly with Gmail's own Gmail app for iOS.
Samsung Touts Galaxy S 4's Quick Rise
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is its fastest-shipping smartphone, the company says. HTC's One also moving briskly.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
Apple Adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 To Lawsuit
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Apple files new complaints against Samsung alleging that the company's Galaxy S4 smartphones violates its Siri patents.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
Google Search Gets Smarter
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Update to Chrome for Android and desktop computers offers faster speed and better query understanding.
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
HTC Faces Internal Strife
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Troubled HTC hit with wave of staff departures, among other challenges.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
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