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Mobile Digest: SXSW highlights innovation lull in mobile industry

adaptive, (Mar 21, 2016)

The music was great, the food was good, but South by Southwest showed the same lack of excitement in mobile innovation as Mobile World Congress did two weeks earlier. Andrew Tolve reports.

Mobile Platforms Aim to Create “Uber” Trucking Model

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

Susan Kuchinskas reports on the companies trying to muscle into the hauling business with mobile apps and integrated services.

Vue to a Thrill: Sony PlayStation Scores Streaming Deal with Disney and ESPN

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

There’s a new way to view the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports” as video gamers and real-life sports are coming together in a bigger way on a single platform.

NPR: Transforming into a Multi-modal Mobile Media Company

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

National Public Radio (NPR), the US public media network, produces and distributes news and cultural programming to hundreds of local radio station affiliates. Currently, most NPR programming is consumed by listeners in their cars while driving during morning or evening commutes.

Mobile Digest: Mobile World Congress highlights slowing innovation for mobile industry

adaptive, (Mar 7, 2016)

The mobile industry’s annual gathering in Barcelona revealed that many companies are iterating on each other’s ideas, while few blaze original paths forward. Andrew Tolve reports.

Educators Try New SMART Approach Using Mobile Devices

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

Mobile devices are revolutionizing banking, retail, entertainment, and navigation. And as Brendan McNally reports, these veritable digital appendages are also changing education.

We Are the Wearable World: Competition Connecting Solutions with Those in Need

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

Early adopters and enthusiasts declare wearables have changed their lives, but as Siegfried Mortkowitz reports, some people are trying to use wearable technology to literally change, or at least improve, the world.

Saving Acorns for Rainy Days

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

Consumer savings software maker Acorns has generated lots of buzz with its nascent app. Co-founder Jeffrey Cruttenden shared his thoughts with OMM’s Robert Gray on the confluence of form and function as the company works with a Nobel Laureate to encourage people to save a few coins, like so many acorns, for less bountiful times ahead.

Mobile Digest: Apple and FBI face off over the future of data privacy

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

The US government gives a major endorsement to self-driving cars, Super Bowl 50 goes mobile, as Apple and the FBI take their data privacy rift global. Andrew Tolve reports.

Super Bowl 50 Stadium App Offers Silicon Valley-style Fan Experience

adaptive, (Feb 8, 2016)

Startup VenueNext may hit paydirt and score new customers after its platform powered the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 Stadium App. There’s no bigger stage in North America, especially as the game was played in Silicon Valley at two-year-old Levi’s Stadium.

Rio Olympics Creating Campaign “Season” for Reaching Consumers

adaptive, (Feb 8, 2016)

Brazilian enterprises ranging from media outlets to sustainability efforts are customizing their mobile strategies for the Rio Summer Games as they look to capture a huge captive audience. Camila Fontana has the story from São Paulo.

The X Factor: Designing Lasting and Positive Experiences

adaptive, (Feb 8, 2016)

“Experience” has become a huge focus of tech and consumer companies and in turn, one of the biggest buzzwords of the past few years. Brian Solis, principal analyst with Altimeter Group, spent several years researching and gaining newfound appreciation of what makes a unique and successful experience.

Mobile Digest: With core focus on mobile, Yahoo! gives it one last go

adaptive, (Feb 8, 2016)

Details emerge of a secret Apple virtual reality team, as the Windows Phone dies a slow death and Yahoo! tries to revive itself (again). Andrew Tolve reports.

Rio Olympics Pose Bandwidth Challenge for Brazilian Carriers

adaptive, (Jan 25, 2016)

Mobile data traffic at the Rio Olympics is expected to be 50 percent greater than at the London 2012 games. Will Brazil’s wireless infrastructure be able to handle it? Camila Fontana reports from São Paulo…

Wearable World Champs in the NBA, Is Super Bowl Sunday Next?

adaptive, (Jan 25, 2016)

Wearables that track steps, jogging sessions and gym visits have changed the way health- and weight-conscious consumers go about their fitness routines. But as Siegfried Mortkowitz reports, a growing number of companies are using mobile technology to disrupt professional sports around the globe.

Whally: Deep Data Dives to Spear Serious Mobile Gamers

adaptive, (Jan 25, 2016)

There’s now a vast ocean of mobile gaming opportunities on various platforms and different payment models but the games trying to stay afloat increasingly need to identify and retain the whales, that is the serious players not only willing to pay to play, but willing to pay in size.

Mobile Digest: Google pays Apple billions for iPhone search supremacy

adaptive, (Jan 25, 2016)

Carmaker GM keeps the pedal down on the ridesharing front, as Exploding Kittens goes viral and court documents reveal that Google pays big bucks to Apple for iPhone default search settings. Andrew Tolve reports.

Omnichannel Shopping Boosts Holiday Sales

adaptive, (Jan 11, 2016)

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. Although 151 million consumers shopped in the Black Friday weekend, which was more than the National Retail Federation expected, overall sales were a little bit disappointing. But as Hans Klis reports, less foot traffic at the malls was offset by more online sales.

Second Wave of In-App Advertisers Seeks Customer Acquisition, Not ROI

adaptive, (Jan 11, 2016)

While mobile games and services providers have led the way in in-app advertising and are now focused on customer lifetime value, the next wave is still building. Susan Kuchinskas reports on the state of in-app ads.

Hoyos Labs: Authentication and Security without Passwords

adaptive, (Jan 11, 2016)

Identity theft and authentication are growing concerns for companies, especially with more employees working remotely or on mobile devices. Hector Hoyos, founder and CEO of Hoyos Labs, shares with Open Mobile’s Robert Gray how the company’s proprietary platform provides these services sans user names and passwords.