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Day of the Tablets: Apple, Nokia, Microsoft Go Head-to-Head

In a rare alignment of technology and marketing muscle, there will be a major face-off in the tablet world tomorrow.  Nokia will unveil the first Windows Phone phablet while Apple unveils the next generation iPads in a quest to maintain its dominance.

But Microsoft has the most to lose as it tries to boost interest in the Windows RT operating system with the arrival of Surface 2 devices on the shelves. 

 

How to Use TCPA Regulations to Your Mobile Marketing Advantage

Customer Experience,How to Use TCPA Regulations to Your Mobile Marketing AdvantageAs you may or may not know, back in 2012, the Federal Communications Commission revised its guidelines under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to adopt additional protections for mobile wireless consumers. As of October 16th, these regulations are now in effect.

These changes present a challenge and an opportunity for mobile marketers.

Windows 8.1 RT Upgrade Pulled as Microsoft Addresses a 'Situation'

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Microsoft pulled a version of its Windows 8.1 update from the Microsoft Store over the weekend following complaints "from a limited number of users."

Some people who installed the Windows RT operating system (OS) update on their tablet computers experienced boot configuration data errors, which resulted in that infamous Blue Screen of Death.

Microsoft, which described the situation as "temporary,"  issued a Surface RT recovery image today to address some of the Windows RT 8.1 update issues.

Google Sells More Ads Quicker in Q3

If Google has been struggling to find a solution to falling mobile advertising prices, it appears to have found a solution this quarter: sell more ads and sell them quicker. It may seem simple, but it has taken Google a while to come up with it. The result is a spectacular 12 percent rise in revenues to $14.9 billion year-over-year, with profits close to $3 billion -- and a promise of more to come in future quarters.

Google Blows Nexus 5 Reveal with Own Site Listing

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While Apple gets the foreign factories to do most of its leaking, Google is happy to do the work itself, with a brief appearance on the Google Play store of a Nexus 5 offering.

The page has vanished now, but with a starting price of $349 -- if the price holds for the official release -- puts top-notch smartphones within easy reach, without the need for a long-term contract with a mobile network provider.

The phone will also be the first device to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, making it a must-have for those who crave the latest in operating systems and chocolate-covered biscuits. 

What History Can Teach the Tech Industry About Public Backlash

Information Management, What the Tech Industry can Learn from History about Public BacklashFrequent the mainstream media and you may have noticed occasional snippets about our growing fascination with mobile computing, digital cultures and social media.

Ad Network Airpush Buys Hubbl, Promises 1st Native Ad Platform

Native ads are one of the hot new forms for the old persuasive mode of advertising. This week, mobile ad platform Airpush announced it has bought Hubbl, a mobile ad discovery and personalization provider, and predicted they will jointly create the world’s first comprehensive native ad platform for mobile devices. The acquisition price was reportedly US$ 15 million.

Apple Confirms iPad Unveiling Event for Next Week

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Apple has confirmed that it will host an event next week where we will likely see the new iPad models unveiled alongside new Mac models with OS X Mavericks. With the tag line, "We still have a lot to cover" does Apple have more than just hardware updates to show, or is something more interesting afoot?

AvePoint Release Enables Remote SharePoint Access, BYOD Strategies

If one of the biggest obstacles to the development of bring your own device (BYOD) strategies is information security, then AvePoint’s Perimeter release today should go a long way to reassuring SharePoint-centric enterprises that BYOD is a safe bet.

Android TV to Replace Google TV in Battle For the Smart Set

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While smartphones and tablets have exploded, the smart TV concept has struggled. Sure, people are buying sets, but those extra features and apps have been overlooked thanks to niche stores, complex menus and other customer experience issues. With an upcoming war against Apple and Microsoft, Google is changing its own game. 

Loni Kao Stark on Digital Marketing's Balancing Act

digital marketing, content marketing, mobile, loni kao stark Are you a marketer learning to juggle the many balls that comprise a digital marketing strategy? Adobe's Loni Kao Stark has a few tips you should consider.

Is Your Mobile Site More Responsive than the Fortune 100?

Struggling to keep up with the changing mobile landscape? Do you feel like if you just had the resources of say, a Fortune 100 company, you'd be more equipped to optimize your website for a mobile audience? Perhaps you should reconsider. A new report shows that despite the sizable budgets and big brand names of these companies, very few have aligned their mobile websites alongside mobile marketing best practices. 

Kofax TotalAgility v7.0: Managing Business Interactions With Agile, Mobile, Smart Processes

Kofax has finally unveiled TotalAgility 7.0, a unified platform for the development and deployment of smart process applications. The platform is the culmination of four years’ work, US$ 125 million in investment, and a rethink of how we manage agile, dynamic and mobile business in the face of changing enterprise work cultures.

Gartner's Technology Vision for 2014: Social, Mobile, Cloud, Information Convergence

information management, Gartner's Technology Vision for 2014: Social, Mobile, Cloud, Information ConvergenceWhile Hurricane Karen along the East Coast of the US may have weakened, some powerful technology forces won't let up heading into 2014.

Social. Mobile. Cloud. Information.

And they're all converging, according to Gartner.

Smartphones Grow Curves With the Galaxy Round

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 In vendors' increasingly desperate attempts to differentiate smartphones, we've seen them get larger, smaller, thinner and now curvier, thanks to Samsung's efforts with flexible displays. But what are the advantages of a curved-screen in a smartphone. Korea finds out tomorrow, the rest of the world will have to wait a while. 

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