Posted on 11 July 2011.
Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) announced a trio of new members to the company’s i.MX50 product family, placing a big bet on the thriving eReader device market while more powerful tablet computers threaten to unseat eReaders. The family of i.MX50 chips launched in 2010 with the i.MX508, a SoC, or system-on-chip design that combines [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in Components, Content & Apps, Devices, Mobile Content, Software
Posted on 08 July 2011.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) said the company is working to fix security flaws highlighted by the German Federal Office for Information Security (GFOIS) this week. The agency said “critical weaknesses” in Apple’s iOS allows software viruses to infiltrate the mobile operating system when users open PDF files via email and the security hole puts users at [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in App Corner, Devices, Finance, Mobile Content
Posted on 07 July 2011.
Austin is known as the home of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) festival, which has become one the premier tech culture events in the world. When you consider that two of the three named components of the festival are “Film” and “Interactive,” then you’d expect to see some pretty interesting things in the greater Austin region happening [...]
by Steve Guengerich, co-founder of Appconomy Posted in Enterprise, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing, Software, Startups
Posted on 06 July 2011.
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) wants to dominate the sports stadium and entertainment industry by catering to the end user and wants to make flawless reception and especially smartphone and tablet use a pleasant luxury at large venues. Cisco launched the company’s new product today, billed as “Connected Stadium,” that allows users the ability for more [...]
by Marc Speir
Posted in Components, Enterprise, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing, Networks
Posted on 30 June 2011.
Austin-based technology consultancy Catapult Systems announced a partnership with Seed Labs to create a new division known as Mobile Alchemy to focus exclusively on developing custom apps for mobile phones and tablet devices running on the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows operating systems. Mobile Alchemy will comprise of 16 employees and leverage Catapult’s nine years [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in App Corner, Enterprise, Finance, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing
Posted on 29 June 2011.
San Francisco-based Zynga Inc., which creates online games for mobile devices and sites such as Facebook, plans to file an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expected to be as early as today, reports CNBC. Some of Zynga’s most popular social gaming offerings include Farmville, Cityville, Frontierville, Mafia Wars, [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in App Corner, Enterprise, Finance, Lifestyle, Mobile Content
Posted on 28 June 2011.
I recently had a chance to attend the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), billed as the world’s largest hospitality technology conference, which recently concluded in Austin, Texas and ran June 20-23. As it turns out, the conference’s producer - the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association (HFTP) – is headquartered in Austin. Every [...]
by Steve Guengerich, co-founder of Appconomy Posted in App Corner, Carriers, Enterprise, Events, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Networks
Posted on 16 June 2011.
UndercoverTourist.com, an Austin-based provider of online discounts for travel to Orlando, Fla.-based destinations such as Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld, Richard Petty Driving Experience, and Medieval Times said that it has launched a new BlackBerry app. The rollout of the app, which is already on iOS and Android platforms, is free and allows users [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in App Corner, Devices, Lifestyle, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing
Posted on 16 June 2011.
Macheen Inc., an Austin-based mobile broadband service provider for retailers and device makers, announced that the company raised $10 million to put into product innovation, sales and marketing. Founded in 2009, Macheen has now raised a total $12.75 million to support expansion of the company’s office in Austin. Macheen also has an additional office in [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in Components, Devices, Enterprise, Finance, Mobile Content, Networks
Posted on 13 June 2011.
ComScore Inc. (SCOR), a company specializing in business analytics, released a study that claims that the number of mobile display advertisements have more than doubled in the past two years. The Reston, Va.-based research firm claims that mobile content and publishing accounted for half of all products advertised on mobile devices. “Although mobile advertising is [...]
by Marc Speir Posted in Devices, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing