Cellular One Communities App Supports CMAS

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Local and hyper-local news and information services have been on the rise for some time thanks to GPS and increasingly granular location-based data. Looking to capitalize on the trend, MTPCS, which does business as Cellular One of Texas and Louisiana, on July 22 launched “Communities,”...Learn More

Millennials and BYOD: Study Finds 70% Use Unapproved Apps

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Dubbed “Digital Natives,” U.S. adults coming of age around the turn of century – aka Millennials – are driving fundamental change in information and communications technology (ICT) throughout organizations. Millennials, according to a new study from TrackVia, “have embraced the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Bring-Your-Own-Application (BYOA)...Learn More

CEA: Smartphone Shipments to Increase 8%; Revenues Up 7%

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Consumer electronics (CE) industry revenues will reach a record-high $211.3 billion this year, fueled “in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices,” according to the latest semi-annual installment of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015” report. “Industry revenue...Learn More

Columbia U Studies Mobile Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

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Though they appear on small screens, mobile display ads – banner ads that pop up in mobile Web browsers – “can have a big effect on consumers who are in the market for certain types of products,” according to researchers at the Columbia Business School....Learn More

Report: Sales by Smartphone Double at Mobile-Optimized Websites

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Smartphone shopping has surged over the past year, with retailers’ websites that have been optimized for mobile device access showing a 111.3 percent year-over-year increase in revenue from smartphone-generated visits, according to the latest monthly release of the Branding Brand Mobile Commerce Index. Surveying a...Learn More

ComScore: Apple, Google Maintain Smartphone Market Share

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Apple held on to its market leading place among the world’s smartphone manufacturers in May, capturing a 41.9 percent smartphone market share, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports.  Google Android maintained its leadership position among smartphone OSs with a 52.1 percent market share,...Learn More

MagicJackGO Integrates Landline, Mobile VoIP

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MagicJackGO, a new offering announced today from magicJack VocalTec, targets people who want to use the company’s “ultra low-cost” voice over Internet protocol service on both a landline and a mobile phone.  The offering builds on separate landline and mobile offerings from the company. “We...Learn More

IDG: Smartphone Video Viewership Rises 22% in Two Years

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Mobile devices and mobile broadband connections are driving a “dramatic increase” in online video viewing, as users worldwide increasingly use smartphones and tablets to watch online videos, read newspapers and otherwise consume content, according to IDG Global Solutions’ fifth annual, “Global Mobile Survey: The Mobile...Learn More

Nielsen: “Recently Telecast VOD” Users Have Strong Demographics

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Video-on-demand (VOD) “has come of age over the last two years,” according to Nielsen’s “Q1 2014 Cross-Platform Report,” spurred on in large part by the availability of online content and mobile device penetration. Americans watched more than five hours of traditional TV per day on...Learn More

Experian: Millennials’ Smartphone Usage is 40% of Total

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Millennials ages 18-34 “are the most digitally connected generation” to date, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. Smartphone penetration among adult U.S. Millennials has reached 77 percent, with the average Millennial spending a whopping 14.5 hours a week using their smartphone. Overall,...Learn More

ComScore: Mobile Share of Social Media Usage Rises to 70%

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Smartphones and tablets combined to account for 60 percent of the total time Americans spent using digital media in May, up from 50 percent a year ago, and one of several “huge milestones which underscored just how impressive the medium’s ascendance has been in the...Learn More

Verizon Launches Virtual Doctor Visit Offering

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NEW YORK – Verizon today (June 25) announced the immediate availability of Verizon Virtual Visits, which provides an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute  conditions, via video...Learn More