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Data jam threat to UK mobile networks

Steps need to be taken now to head off a looming “capacity crunch” on the UK’s mobile networks, says regulator Ofcom. As more people use broadband-connected smartphones and tablets, the amount of data Britons consume on the move each month has hit 20…

Mobile is second tech priority for CIOs according to Gartner.

Orlando, Fla.–Mobile technology was identified as the number two tech priority for chief information officers, ahead of cloud computing, according to a survey of 2,336 CIOs conducted by Gartner. The number one priority was analytics and business intelligence, followed by mobile technology, cloud…

The BlackBerry as Black Sheep

By NICOLE PERLROTH Rachel Crosby speaks about her BlackBerry phone the way someone might speak of an embarrassing relative. “I’m ashamed of it,” said Ms. Crosby, a Los Angeles sales representative who said she had stopped pulling out her BlackBerry at cocktail parties and…

Bank of America tests QR code mobile-payment service

  The latest company to get into the mobile-payment market, the bank is using QR codes that let customers use a smartphone to scan pictures and make their payments.   Bank of America is testing a new mobile-payment service that lets customers use…

QR Haters… See Passbook App in IOS 6

I’m cautiously optimistic about Apple’s Passbook mobile wallet application. Though it currently lacks features and sufficient support from participating businesses, enterprises may want to start thinking about developing apps. Passbook has a lot of promise for companies in a number of industry sectors. Although…

ATT, Verizon roll as iPhone sales sink

LAS VEGAS (CNNMoney) — A curious trend has developed in recent quarters: When iPhone sales fall, business improves for AT&T and Verizon. The second quarter was no exception, as AT&T’s (T, Fortune 500) and Verizon’s (VZ, Fortune 500) combined iPhone sales fell 15% from the…

Enterprises Get Serious About Mobile App Testing

With mobility now a necessity, the software testing space is now making accommodations to ensure enterprises can extend their applications to run on devices, according to an analyst report being released on Tuesday. The Enterprise App Store: 10 Must-Have Features Voke’s Market Mover…

Mobile Phone Shoppers Show Growing Preference for Text Marketing

One in five respondents has made an online purchase on a mobile phone The maturation of the mobile phone market has put a powerful shopping tool in the hands of an ever-growing number of consumers. And recent research shows that they are taking…

Yamaha Sees Huge Growth in Traffic to Mobile Sites

By Chantal Tode May 10, 2012 The Yamaha mobile site Yamaha saw its mobile traffic jump 300 percent in a year after launching two HTML5-based mobile sites for its watercraft vehicles. The recreational vehicle manufacturer wanted to create a unique mobile experience that would…

The 12 Best Free Mobile Apps for Commuters, 2012 Edition

Many of us spend hours getting from one place to another every day. Your smartphone can help you cut down on your travel time, or at least make the most of it. For example, Waze is a popular tool that aims to help you spend…

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