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School’s in Session for iPads in Minnesota

Schools in Session for iPads in Minnesota 300x191 Schools in Session for iPads in MinnesotaAccording to local media reports out of St. Paul, Minnesota, Apple’s iPad is at the core of the largest program of its kind for a state school system.

The St. Paul School District is prepared to equip tens of thousands of students with iPads, which are “provided by taxpayers of St. Paul for students of St. Paul public schools.”

“This will be a great year of exploration,” Superintendent Valeria Silva tells the Star Tribune.
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Verizon Subscribers Are About to Get a Jolt from VoLTE

Verizon Subscribers Are About to Get a Jolt from VoLTE 300x187 Verizon Subscribers Are About to Get a Jolt from VoLTEVerizon Wireless confirmed yesterday that HD Voice and Video Calling is just “weeks away” for the carrier’s 4G LTE network.

Soon, Verizon customers with mobile devices capable of these features will gain access to them.

Simply dubbed VoLTE (Voice Over LTE), this service in question allows for what the nation’s largest carrier calls “better quality, high definition sound” in voice calls when connected through the 4G LTE network.

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CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Into Law

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Into Law 300x206 CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Into LawOn Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires all smartphones sold in the state of California to feature a so-called “kill switch.”

The purpose of the technology is to give smartphone owners the ability to render their device unusable should it be lost or stolen, helping to prevent identity theft and financial fraud.

The enacted bill clearly defines what all smartphones must offer by July 1st, 2015:

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Mobile Marketing a Must, Not an Option Anymore

Mobile Marketing a Must Not an Option Anymore 300x199 Mobile Marketing a Must, Not an Option AnymoreAdvertising and marketing have to do one thing above all: stay up to speed with the changing times and react as quickly as possible.

According to Calvin Wolf, a digital journalist based in Midland, Texas, today that means adding mobile to the mix of a successful marketing plan.

“Over time, the rise of the Internet has competed with the viability of traditional advertising mediums like radio and television, with consumers spending more and more time online,” writes Wolf.

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Report: iPhone 6 Sales Can Withstand Supply Chain Shortages

Report iPhone 6 Sales Can Withstand Supply Chain Shortages 300x175 Report: iPhone 6 Sales Can Withstand Supply Chain ShortagesiPhone 6 sales may prove to be impervious to troubles from the supply chain and manufacturing channels.

On Monday, J.P. Morgan told investors that there will be “no impact” on iPhone 6 sales resulting from rumored component shortages.

According to J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall, if speculation surrounding iPhone 6 display shortages is legitimate, it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.
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The Envelope, Please: Mobile Marketing Finalists Revealed Ahead of MMA Global 2014 Smarties

The Envelope Please Mobile Marketing Finalists Revealed Ahead of MMA Global 2014 Smarties 300x276 The Envelope, Please: Mobile Marketing Finalists Revealed Ahead of MMA Global 2014 SmartiesAfter weeks of pre-screening by a judges panel of leading marketers and mobile experts, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released the names of the finalists for the 2014 Global Smarties Awards.

The names of all finalist nominees was shared with MMW late last week.

“I am honored to be leading the formidable group of brands and agencies through what I expect will be an animated day of debate and discussion as we dig deeper into each of the campaigns to determine the winners of the sought after Global Smarties,” said Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer of Razorfish. “Being at the center of discovering who is pushing the envelope and seeing great results with mobile marketing is what the Smarties awards are all about.”

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Not Good for Its Resume: LinkedIn Pays $6 Million in Back Wages, Damages

 Not Good for Its Resume: LinkedIn Pays $6 Million in Back Wages, DamagesThis isn’t going to look good on LinkedIn’s resume.

Professional Social Network LinkedIn Corp. has paid nearly $6 million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees. It settles a suit brought by the U.S. Labor Department, which said workers were not properly paid for overtime worked between February, 2012 and February, 2014.

According to the terms of the agreement, LinkedIn also agreed to instruct managers about overtime work policies and admonish them not to retaliate against employees who express concerns regarding workplace issues.

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