Recording icon Neil Young brought a powerful message to SXSW this week in Austin, Texas. The music legend says the time for change in music has come. And a change in technology will go a long way in assisting that effort.
Young is busy promoting the launch of PonoMusic, which is touted as a revolutionary movement initiated by Young “with a mission to restore the soul of music – bringing the highest-quality digital music to discerning, passionate consumers, who hunger to hear music the way its creators intended, with the emotion, detail, and power intact.”
To that end, Young is pushing a new product called PonoPlayer, which will directly challenge Apple’s industry-leading iPod.
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According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture, mobility is fueling the digital surge that continues to escalate as 2014 progresses.
To produce the report, Accenture surveyed some 1,500 C-level executives (from multiple nations) across ten industries, to explore how companies are applying digital technologies – especially mobility – to improve their organizations.
So what did the survey results show? Check out the condensed findings presented in the infographic below.
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As it turns out, there’s a good reason why Apple, eBay, Google, and others are all making definite moves on indoor location these days.
For starters, we’re looking at a $4 billion market (or more) by 2018.
The overall market of technology installations is forecast to break the 25,000 mark in 2014, while handsets capable of supporting indoor location will be in the hundreds of millions within two years. As a result, the major companies will start to make their moves.
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Location, Mobile Marketing, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology, Topics
Fresh off its full plate of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last month, Samsung continues to make post-MWC waves, this time with the company’s latest efforts in the realm of mobile security.
Samsung Electronics recently touted the launch of KNOX 2.0, the evolution of KNOX, the company’s end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide “advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.”
The new features, we’re told, better support IT departments looking for reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device strategies.
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The folks at Juniper Research shared with MMW a new report this week that values operator revenues generated from mobile roaming at nearly $90 billion by 2018.
That’s a considerable jump when compared to $57 billion this year.
If the envisioned numbers manifest, this will represent over 8% of the global operator billed revenues by 2018.
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At the heart of almost every alliance forged between industry giants is a grandiose objective or admirable mutual goal that, when attained, generally benefits the world at large.
Such may be the case once again this week as AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the “Internet of Things.”
“Smarter cities, cars, homes, machines and consumer devices will drive the growth of the Internet of Things along with the infrastructure that goes with them, unleashing a wave of new possibilities for data gathering, predictive analytics, and automation,” said Rick Qualman, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Telecom Industry, IBM. “The new collaboration with AT&T will offer insights from crowdsourcing, mobile applications, sensors and analytics on the cloud, enabling all organizations to better listen, respond and predict.”
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Virgin America airlines is in the process of launching a new social network exclusive to the airline that will make the friendly skies even friendlier.
The platform, we’re told, allows passengers to connect – mostly for professional benefits – on their flights.
They created the network through Here On Biz, a social proximity app (exclusive to iOS) that pairs LinkedIn with location data.
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