Mobile Operators and IoT: Why the Big Interest?

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Any way one looks at the matter, telecom service providers have to invent or create big new revenue sources to replace dwindling voice revenues that historically have driven revenue and profits. In 2001, about 65 percent of total consumer end user spending for all things...Learn More

Facebook Free Wi-Fi Offered to North Carolina Students

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Google isn’t the only Internet software giant to get involved in the hardware and networking side of things. Facebook today said it would partner with non-profit Internet service provider Pangaea to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to the homes of certain students in the Town of...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

Sprint Launches Private ‘Facebook Type’ Social Network

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CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE), June 23, 2014 – To help mobile users better organize, communicate and share information with those who matter most, Sprint (NYSE: S) is launching Sprint Framily Wall, a private and secure social media space for customers to connect. Sprint is the first...Learn More

Survey: Small Business Technology Adoption Doesn’t Match Perceived Value

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Small business technology adoption doesn’t match the value that businesses perceive from it, according to a new survey from Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) released coincidentally with National Small Business Week. A gap exists between those information and communications technologies (ICT) small businesses believe...Learn More

Report: Half of Second Screen Usage Relates to TV Viewing

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More Americans are using social media while watching television. According to a new study from the Council for Research Excellence (CRE), one of every six times viewers are watching TV they’re also using social media. Moreover, around half of social media activity while users are...Learn More

Pew: 42 Percent of Online Adults Now Use Multiple Social Networks

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Social networking has grown extraordinarily rapidly in the U.S., to the point where it’s now a mass market phenomenon. When it comes to social media, or networking platforms, online American adults are broadening their reach beyond Facebook and signing up for multiple platforms, according to...Learn More

Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal and Twitter Form Social TV Strategic Partnership

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October 9, 2013 — PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), NBCUniversal and Twitter today announced a strategic partnership to more directly connect the millions of Twitter users with television viewing.  In the first step of the partnership, Comcast engineers...Learn More

Nielsen Research Shows Causal Link Between TV Tweets and Ratings

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Becoming “fast friends,” TV and social media are changing the way Americans watch television. But does “Tweeting” with friends about TV shows or other such social media activity “drive consumers to tune-in to a program, or are viewers just chatting about shows they’re already watching?”...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Launches Social Media Tool

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NEW YORK-Oct 24, 2012–Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of an application to help users simplify their social lives. Social One is a one-stop destination that allows customers to easily access social media platforms and instant messaging services, directly from their desktop, using an...Learn More

Gartner: Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Key to Sweeping IT Industry Changes

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Global IT spending will grow a healthy 3.8% year-over-year (YoY) to more than $3.7 trillion in 2013 as the IT industry enters a period of accelerating change in which the cloud will play a key role, says Gartner. Gartner senior vice president and global head...Learn More