Monthly Archives: January 2014

Google’s Android empire is unraveling

By Nancy Gohring. This has been a telling week for Google and its dominant Android platform. Google may have won a couple of battles this week, like unloading Motorola’s handset business and signing a patent deal with Samsung, but it also became clear that Google’s … Continue reading

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Enterprise Mobility: Devices, Security, Design, And Distribution

By Semil Shah. Every Sunday for this column, I write on something related to mobile. To date, it’s mostly been about consumer-facing apps,device sensors, user interfaces, tactics like push notifications, and a range of other topics. However, I have yet to dig into mobile for … Continue reading

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Smartphones to Open Doors at Some Hotels

By Craig Karmin. Guests arriving at the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan or one in Silicon Valley will soon be able to do something hotels have dreamed about offering for years: walk past the check-in desk and enter their rooms by … Continue reading

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Apple is taking steps toward playing a bigger role in the fast-growing business of mobile payments

By Douglas MacMillan. Chief Executive Tim Cook, when asked about mobile payments by an analyst on a conference call Monday, talked up the company’s potential for doing more in this area. Though he was scant on specifics, Cook suggested Apple could enable more … Continue reading

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6 ways to bring mobile apps into the enterprise fold

By Joe McKendrick. A couple of years ago, mobile apps meant weather look-ups and Angry Birds. Now, apps are becoming an essential client interface to the enterprise. That means recognizing that app development requires the same skills and deliberation as designing … Continue reading

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The secret behind mobile apps that ‘magically’ sell themselves

By Prerna Gupta. But the truth is that many of the best products are created by marketing geniuses. Because to make a product sell itself, you have to build marketing into the product. Here are some lessons I learned from those experiences on … Continue reading

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Samsung KNOX: A slow rollout, but far from dead

By Ryan Faas. It’s been nearly a year since Samsung announced its KNOX mobile security platform. Once expected to be one of 2013’s biggest enterprise mobility stories, news of KNOX seemed to disappear under a pile of other mobility launches including Apple’s … Continue reading

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