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How to become an IoT app developer

Why be an IoT app developer? IoT app developers will be in high demand if the estimates for the number of devices connected through the "internet of things" comes close to reality. Enterprises could see huge rewards from employing a developer with expertise in IoT,...

T-Mobile customer giveaway crashes app, irritates customers

'T-Mobile Tuesdays' app couldn't keep up with demand; CEO told customers, 'we're making good' At its "Un-carrier 11" marketing event Monday, T-Mobile US offered customers free weekly perks, and even a share of company stock among other benefits. But, heavy demand impacted the app's functionality...

Report: Apple developing app to help customers transition to Android

Apple is reportedly working on an application to make switching to Google's Android operating system easier for customers. According to a report from The Telegraph, the device maker agreed to create the app after facing pressure from European operators who say Apple puts up too...

FTC takes on health care app claims

Consumer protection body levies fines on apps designed to detect skin cancer and improve eyesight WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges with an app company, which claimed its product could improve users’ eyesight. Under the terms of the settlement, Ultimeyes will be...

LatAm: Oi improves analytics; Telefónica bets on apps

Customer relationship management is a key area for telecommunications companies, as it’s direct contact with the clients. To improve CRM, the Brazilian carrier Oi has gathered multiple databases into a single interface, allowing it to enter data faster and boost access to information and...

LatAm: The future of mobile apps

Latin America is decidedly mobile-first with people younger than 35 comprising 60% of all digital users in the region. This scenario holds significant promise for the future adoption of mobile apps. In a video interview with RCR Wireless News, Maren Lau, CMO of marketing and...

Coders: Episode 13 – Building Pheebo, an iOS video aggregation app

In this episode of Coders I dig into the tools and techniques used to bring video app Pheebo to life. Pheebo is a video aggregation app for iOS that provides a slick user interface to quickly find and watch video content across the disparate...

1 in 5 Android apps contains malware

Report from security firm tallies apps containing malware that steal data among other negatives U.S.-based Internet security firm Symantec released a report showing one in five apps for Google's Android operating system contain malware or "greyware." Symantec came to this conclusion after using Norton’s Mobile Insight...

Control social media history with new app

Former Bush aide derailed career with questionable tweets; creates app for that WASHINGTON – Ethan Czahor, a former aide for politician Jeb Bush, wants to make it easy for you to erase your more crass comments and embarrassing pics from social media. Czahor developed a new...

Nokia's Ojanpera splinters off to Vision+ development fund

Longtime Nokia Corp. (NOK) executive Tero Ojanpera is leaving the company after 21 years. He isn't completely cutting ties with the Finnish giant though.Ojanpera is taking on a new role as the head of an investment fund called Vision+. While the fund will remain...

RCR Wireless Innovation Awards set to be handed out Oct. 5

RCR Wireless News will be presenting its 2011 Innovation Awards at a reception in conjunction with the upcoming 2011 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas on Oct. 4. The deadline for nominee submissions is Sept. 3. The RCR Wireless Innovation Awards offer the opportunity to...

Reality Check: Apple’s next move

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.In less than 200 words, CEO Steve Jobs rocked the tech world with a sudden yet not...

Quixey secures $3.8M for functional search

Startup Quixey said it raised $3.8 million in Series A funding as it brings its search engine for applications to market. The funding, co-led by U.S. Venture Partners and WI Harper Group will enable to the company continue its work with partners and spur...

iPad shipments set to rise beyond previous growth expectations

Apple Inc. is expected to increase its iPad shipments at a rapid clip, according to IHS iSuppli. Tablet shipments are expected to rise to 60 million units worldwide in 2011, marking a 245.9% jump from 17.4 million in 2010, the firm calculated.At the time...

People working more, but happier about it, iPass survey finds

“The mobile workforce is now working 24x7,” according to a new report on enterprise mobility trends and mobile usage from iPass. While that initially may seem like a negative thing, iPass said its quarterly report is showing that people are working when and...

Partnerships: AT&T helps medical transport; Cable & Wireless partners for study; and more

ViaSat Inc. is supplying its Edge Access Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to Grupo TVSA of Argentina, enabling the CATV and broadband Internet provider to offer triple play services. ViaSat is also integrating a back office application for administration, provisioning, and billing from IPVision called...

Partnerships: AT&T helps medical transport; Cable & Wireless partners for study; and more

ViaSat Inc. is supplying its Edge Access Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to Grupo TVSA of Argentina, enabling the CATV and broadband Internet provider to offer triple play services. ViaSat is also integrating a back office application for administration, provisioning, and billing from IPVision called...

Breaking News: Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple

No matter how you slice it, today marks the end of an era for Apple Inc. Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO.Jobs isn't going anywhere immediately though. He's been elevated to chairman of the board so he's likely to remain very much involved with...

Analyst Angle: Get set for stronger OS oligopoly

With the recent HP shut-down of the WebOS and Palm divisions, it's becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the mobile device market, an OS needs to have significant device, developer, and customer traction. And without one, you can't get the other two. Consider...

United Airlines ditches paper for iPads in the cockpit

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) is ditching all that paper in the cockpit and replacing flight manuals and aeronautical navigational charts with electronic versions on Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPads. The airline has ordered 11,000 iPads that it plans to put in the hands of...

Mobile game revenues finally hit their stride

Revenue from mobile games in the United States will nearly double this year to $1.53 billion, according to a new report from SNL Kagan. U.S. mobile game publishers generated $792.7 million in 2010 and the current year marks the fastest annual growth rate since...

PacSun integrates iPad into retail strategy

U.S. retailer Pacific Sunwear (PacSun) is deploying Global Bay Mobile Technologies’ iPad retailing solution in 300 stores nationwide, with plans to add another 100 stores through the rest of the year. The retailer, which caters to the youth demographic, said the technology will help...

Reality Check: When time devours

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.“Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique...

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