Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
What's Your Big Data Worth?
Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books.
Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012
It's been another big year for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT. Apple moved boldly forward and yet lost a step in both market share and esteem. Microsoft staked a claim in the tablet and phone markets. Android came to dominate the smartphone market and make tablet inroads. 4G and the cloud have become more common and big companies stepped in to take control of mobile security.
Yerdle: Share Online Rather Than Shop
Startup Yerdle lets you trade stuff with Facebook friends. By extending the lives of things by giving them a place to be found on the Internet, Yerdle challenges the for-profit marketplace.
Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.
Subcontract Your Chores Using Your Smartphone
In the collaborative consumption culture, Exec and other services let you use your phone to outsource physical tasks. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson tested the service out while staying at the luxurious W Hotel. In a follow up interview, Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on Valley View to discuss the inspiration for building an executive concierge service and future direction of the company.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
US Twitter Users Not Vulnerable To SMS Spoof
A vulnerability in Twitter would allow spoofed posts to a user's account if the account were enabled for SMS updates. Twitter said Tuesday that users in the U.S. are not vulnerable and that users abroad who are should configure their accounts to require a PIN for SMS updates.