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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in June 2013
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CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013  | 
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
10 Great Gadgets From The Future
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Tweaks Android, iOS Apps
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google has updated a number of its mobile apps recently. We break down some of the biggest changes.
Britain Wants Courts Digitized By 2016
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Government commits £160 million to replacing paperwork bottlenecks in British courtrooms with Wi-Fi, screens and video.
Verizon Details 4G Network Plans
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
With its LTE 4G network offering almost complete coverage, Verizon looks to future technologies.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
Google Works On Android-Based Gaming Console
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google plans Android-based devices such as a gaming console, smartwatch and a revised Nexus Q.
BlackBerry Ships Just 2.7 Million BB10 Phones
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's quarterly results show that sales of the company's BB10 platform and new smartphones aren't as strong as hoped.
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
U.K. Startup Offers Neural Net-Based Fashion System
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Cortexica's Find Similar for Fashion analyzes images to help consumers find clothing and accessories with similar characteristics.
Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Latest version of Android OS rebuffs most malware, says study, but carriers continue to drag their feet on providing upgrades and patches.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Apple Dealt Setback In Samsung Lawsuit
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013  | 
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
iOS 7 Beta 2 Lands On iPad
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Apple has released a second beta version of iOS 7, making the OS available to the iPad and iPad Mini for the first time.
Vodafone Confirms Kabel Deutschland Acquisition
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Germany's largest cable operator will help Vodafone expand from its core cellphone business to establish a "quad-play" future.
Sony Enters Phablet Fray, Debuts New SmartWatch
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Sony jumped feet first into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. It also announced a second-generation SmartWatch.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
Samsung Offers New Android Tablets
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Samsung has 3 tablets on deck for the U.S. market, including models with 10.1-, 8-, and 7-inch screens.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
Samsung Unleashes New Mobile Devices: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/21/2013  | 
From a waterproof smartphone to a hybrid Windows/Android tablet, there's something for everyone in Samsung's new array of products. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come.
GE Expands Its Internet Of Things
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
General Electric adds a public cloud and new data management tools to make it easier for its customers to massage the massive amount of data generated by industrial sensors.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Samsung's Windows-Android Tablets Have Edge
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
New Samsung Ativ Q tablet's Android compatibility is an advantage compared to similar convertibles from the likes of Lenovo or Acer.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
Samsung's New Galaxy Smartphones, Unusual Tablets
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Samsung unveils hybrid tablet that runs Windows and Android apps and Galaxy smartphone that takes underwater pictures.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
Mobile Health Apps Neglect Poor Countries
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Apps that cover diseases found primarily in wealthy countries dominate online stores, while serious conditions that affect poor nations are largely ignored.
Android App Offers Caller ID, Call Blocking
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
PrivacyStar bills itself as first app with ability to block calls and texts, add Caller ID and report abusive callers directly to FTC.
Microsoft Doesn't Buy Nokia: Good News
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Acquisition talks between Microsoft and Nokia recently broke down with no plans to revive them. We should all breathe a sigh of relief.
Caregivers More Likely To Use Online Health Resources
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Pew Internet study finds more caregivers than non-caregivers use the Internet for health information, drug and provider ratings, and social support.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
'Cheap' iPhone Won't Be Cheap
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Don't expect the low-cost plastic iPhone to be "cheap," says Pegatron CEO. Instead it will be a mid-range device with a mid-range price tag.
Intel, AMD Debate Best Chip For Cloud
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
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