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mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Says Nobody Should Have Been Caught Off Guard by Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Says Nobody Should Have Been Caught Off Guard by Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon'This week, Google struck fear in the hearts of marketers everywhere by updating its algorithm and elevating mobile-optimized sites while penalizing those that aren’t mobile-ready.

During the past month, as marketers braced for the looming changes, you could almost feel a sense of urgent panic in the air, as though Google’s latest update was legitimately catching many off guard.

Among those definitely not caught off guard was Jared Reitzin, CEO of mobileStorm. In a must-read post to his company’s Digital Marketing Blog this week, Reitzin takes off the gloves and doesn’t mince words with those cowering in fear of Google’s “Mobilegeddon.”
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Are Wearables Ready for The Workplace? New Study Says Yes

Are Wearables Ready for The Workplace New Study Says YesAccording to the findings of a new research report — “Putting Wearables to Work: Insights on Wearable Technology in Business” — wearables “are seen as a strategic platform for improving business performance and are an expanding area of investment.”

The study by Salesforce Research demonstrates “how adopters of wearables are planning to incorporate wearables into day-to-day business processes to improve productivity and connectivity among employees and customers alike.”

The study uncovers key insights from five areas surveyed: strategic significance, projected areas of growth, trends in devices, the impact of data insights, and the importance of an expanding app ecosystem.
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BlackBerry Boosting Mobile Content Security, Enterprise Collaboration

BlackBerry Boosting Mobile Content Security, Enterprise CollaborationOn Tuesday, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of WatchDox, a move designed to further enhance what BlackBerry calls its best-in-class mobile security and give enterprises unmatched control over their files even after data leaves the corporate network.

“WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that complements BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, and will be available with BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution,” BlackBerry explained in an announcement shared with MMW.

Financial terms have not be disclosed at the time of this writing.
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IDC: Global Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to Public or Private Cloud

IDC Global Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to Public or Private CloudAccording to a new report from IDC, the transition to “cloud also” or “cloud first” is “well under way for manufacturers around the globe.”

Based on IDC’s data, in the United States today, 41% of manufacturing respondents say they are now accessing IT resources via the public cloud.

This new IDC study, “Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry,” heralds that the advantages of cloud computing for manufacturers “are significant, as line of business leaders and their IT organizations increasingly rely on cloud to flexibly deliver IT resources at the cost and speed the business requires.”
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Smartphone Penetration Tops 75% in the United States

Smartphone Penetration Tops 75 Percent in the United StatescomScore is out with its latest report detailing the latest mobile tech and growth trends as of the close of February 2015.

According to the report in question, Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.7 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung took silver with 28.6 percent market share, followed by LG with 8.3 percent (up 0.7 percentage points from November), Motorola with 5.1 percent and HTC with 3.8 percent (up 0.1 percentage points).

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Apple Heads to the Zoo to Bulk Up iTunes Content

Apple Heads to the Zoo to Bulk Up iTunes ContentThis week, the team at ZOO said Apple is entrusting them with a major responsibility — to provide an easy route for content providers to get into iTunes.

Zoo, however, has been delivering content to iTunes on behalf of its global clients for many years.

To ensure compliant, high quality deliveries ZOO has developed its own technology to package content efficiently and reliably for digital delivery. Clients including major Hollywood studios and global broadcasters will now be able to benefit from a direct and efficient route to iTunes, making their content available for sale sooner in global territories.

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Say What? Hearsay Social Goes Mobile

Say What Hearsay Social Goes MobileHearsay Social — a provider of the Predictive Social Suite for financial advisors and insurance agents — is going mobile.

The company announced ahead of the weekend that they are launching new mobile applications for iOS and Android.

“Further enhancing Hearsay Social’s focus on social, web and mobile technology, these applications enable financial professionals to use the new Predictive Social Suite to compliantly engage with their clients and prospects via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Hearsay Sites anytime from anywhere with their mobile device,” the company said in a provided statement.

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