Smartphone Key to Personalized Hilton Connected Room, Digital Keys Now Unlock Hotel Doors Every 1.5 Secs

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Hilton has launched what the hotelier says is the first-of-its-kind, high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalize and control every aspect of their stay from their mobile devices. Called Hilton Connected Room, the solution is currently in beta at one location and is to...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Button: Ring-Bell-for-Service Goes High Tech

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An AT&T LTE-M Button, announced today, uses sophisticated technology to make things simple. You could think of it a modern-day version of the “ring for service” bells that used to sit on store or dry cleaner counters– except that the entity responding to the alert...Learn More

Rural Youth Technology Survey: Technology Alone Will Not Prevent Rural Flight

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The vast majority (96%) of rural young people age 14 to 22 years old have cellphones, including 17% who get mobile service from a local provider and 75% who get service from a national carrier, according to a rural youth technology survey conducted by the...Learn More

EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

AT&T and TUMI Introduce Luggage Tracking Service

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AT&T and TUMI, a company aimed at making life easier for travelers, have announced a service that provides precise locations of luggage and travel bags. The key to the offering is the TUMI Global Locator. It is a small and light (4.33 inches x 2.55...Learn More

Motorola Offers Details on AT&T FirstNet Equipment

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Motorola Solutions will provide “best in class” mobile apps, sofware and services for the 4G LTE wireless/mobile broadband network AT&T is building for the federal government’s FirstNet network, the company said yesterday. Having come out on top of FirstNet’s RFP selection process, AT&T chose Motorola...Learn More

Business Use of Instant Messaging on the Rise, Email Still Primary Survey Finds

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Growing use of digital network communications in place of traditional phone and face-to-face interaction continues in the U.S. workplace. Email remains the centerpiece of office communications between co-workers, while use of other, more recently introduced forms of digital network communications, such as instant messaging applications,...Learn More

Video Sharing Survey: 40% of Broadband Households Use Sites Weekly

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Just shy of 4 in 10 U.S. broadband households (39%) visit a video sharing site, such as YouTube, at least once a week, according to a video sharing survey from Parks Associates. Furthermore, nearly 6 in 10 (59%) visit an online video site on a...Learn More

Report: Time Spent Using Mobile Hits 5 Hours Daily

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The time spent using mobile has hit 5 hours each day for the average U.S. consumer, according to the latest market data from Yahoo’s mobile analytics specialist company Flurry. That’s 20 percent higher than it was in 4Q 2015. In parallel with rising time spent...Learn More

Report: Time Spent on Mobile Devices Surpasses Five Hours Daily

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The average time spent on mobile devices in the U.S. has risen to 5 hours every day, up 20 percent from 4Q 2015, according to Flurry Analytics. How that time is divided up among various uses continues to shift, Flurry Analytics notes in a blog...Learn More

Report Sees Strong Interest in Smartphone Artificial Intelligence

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Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the mobile networking and device industry is on the rise. Growing use of smartphone artificial intelligence is driving improvements, which will add momentum to growth, according to a new IHS Markit white paper. Smartphones are providing the AI interface...Learn More

CSG: Millennial Mobile Attitudes Indicate Openness to AI, Personalization over Anonymity

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CSG Systems International aims to assess how Millennial mobile attitudes change as they age in a new market research report. Surveying nearly 1,000 young adult Millennials, CSG found they have some clearly defined priorities regarding mobile service in coming years. That includes increasing focus on...Learn More

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