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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in May 2014
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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Surface Pro 3 Vs. World: Mobile Smackdown
Slideshows  |  5/30/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet has ambitions that cross product categories. How does it compare to top mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, and others?
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Apple WWDC 2014: 9 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  5/29/2014  | 
Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference promises to pack big software -- rather than hardware -- announcements. Think OS X, iOS 8, home automation, and more.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Apple Buys Beats For Brand Power
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Smartphoning While Walking: App Says Look Up!
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Softbank's new app, Stop Aruki Sumaho, urges pedestrians to avoid collisions and injuries.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
LG G3 Packs Big Screen, Kill Switch
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
LG's latest flagship smartphone boasts quad HD display and laser-aided camera.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Feature Phones Almost Extinct In US
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for seven of eight devices shipped in the US during the first quarter, with Apple and Samsung leading the way, research says.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
HP's $99 Android Tablet
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's Missing
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest tablet boasts some dramatic improvements, but the pricey device still lacks some key features.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
FCC Net Neutrality Flap: Fast Lanes Don't Scare Me
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
Only the status quo will keep the Internet 'open,' net neutrality advocates insist. But a refined approach may ignite more network investment.
Apple Settles With Motorola: Samsung Next?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Apple's move to end litigation suggests that the company may finally be ready to end its war against Android and go back to innovating.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014  | 
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
Microsoft Surface: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  5/17/2014  | 
Microsoft will release new Surface tablets on Tuesday. Here's how CEO Satya Nadella could cause a stir.
Phablet Sales Surge: What Will Apple Do?
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Apple may have the highest share of high-priced smartphones, but it has zero share of the exploding market for phablets.
Mobile's Next Step: Deep Linking Between Apps
Commentary  |  5/16/2014  | 
Today's smartphone and tablet apps don't link to one another. The app ecosystem is missing a fundamental component for businesses -- but that's about to change.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Xiaomi, Samsung Use Color To Fight iPad
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Xiaomi reveals Android-based iPad Mini clone, while Samsung preps colorful new tablets.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Isis Claims 20,000 New Wallets Per Day
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Mobile payments service Isis says it's rapidly adding users to its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Motorola Moto E: Feature Phone Killer
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Moto E undercuts the competition with respectable features and a rock-bottom price.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
LG Intros G Pad Tablets
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
LG fills out portfolio with 7-, 8-, and 10-inch tablets, offers sneak peek at upcoming Android-based G Watch.
Microsoft Surface: Why More Is More
Commentary  |  5/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may debut an expanded lineup of Surface tablets on May 20 -- including a bigger model. This could be just what Microsoft's tablets need to finally succeed.
Oracle Beats Google In Android Appeal
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Ruling affirms that Oracle's Java APIs qualify for copyright protection. Will Google have to pay $1 billion?
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