Monthly Archives: May 2014

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?

By Dion Hinchcliffe The data is familiar to anyone tracking the story: By 2020, IoT will be a $8.9 trillion market in 2020, with over 212 billion connected things. To put that in perspective, that’s about half the size of the entire U.S. … Continue reading

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The Hottest Trend in Mobile: Going Offline!

By Mike Elgan The consumer electronics industry has spent the past 20 years making everything connect wirelessly to the Internet — from PCs to TVs, cameras and speakers. So why is there now a big trend in the industry to make apps … Continue reading

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McDonald’s adds value to mobile payments with ordering, offers

By Chantal Tode McDonald’s has been aggressively experimenting with a variety of mobile payments strategies in different markets around the world as it looks to unlock the magic formula for delivering the kind of consumer value that will drive adoption. The … Continue reading

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Google acquires Divide to help companies manage Android devices

Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done. Continue Reading

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Travel, hospitality brands hop on board with Google Glass

By Lauren Johnson OpenTable, TripIt and foursquare have all rolled out efforts for Google Glass, highlighting the role that utility plays for marketers developing wearable initiatives. All three companies have been added to MyGlass, which is a portal that houses all … Continue reading

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Mobile app developers take note – federal COPPA crackdown coming

By Fred Donovan Mobile app developers will feel the heat from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) crackdown on children’s data collection that violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), according to Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the privacy think tank … Continue reading

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MBaaS helps developers grapple with the complexity of mobile app development

By Fred Donovan A few years ago, a number of startups saw the need to provide a cloud-based middleware platform, known as mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS), to help app developers handle the proliferation of mobile apps, which can strain service performance, storage … Continue reading

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