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IBM PC I think my boredom with PCs is about to come to an end. I’ve been covering the PC industry since IBM introduced its first PC in 1981 and, for the most part, the news coming from PC makers has been pretty ho-hum. The original IBM PC was big news, as was introduction of the Apple Macintosh in 1984. Then came laptops that, over time, got smaller, cheaper and more powerful. The first tablet PCs from Microsoft were interesting but not very good. Then the iPad caused me to perk up for awhile, as did the many Android tablets that followed, but now even tablets are starting to feel like old news. Read the full story at Larry’s World. ... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 23, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Fifty-two percent of adult smartphone and tablet owners use their mobile health apps more now than they did when they first downloaded them, according to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Read Original Content EXUSMED™, a corporation offering affordable mobile health care solutions for both patients and providers, will launch a p... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Lingraphica Introduces the SmallTalk Mobile Accessory for Aphasia

Lingraphica, maker of the Lingraphica speech-generating device for aphasia, announces the release of the SmallTalk mobile accessory. Incredibly portable and light, it fits easily into a pocket or purse for communication and practice on the go. Users can take along a selection of phrases, icons, and videos to have with them at all times. Together, the Lingraphica speech-generating device and the SmallTalk provide a comprehensive system for aphasia communication and recovery. The SmallTalk is ideal for use in everyday situations such as restaurants, doctor’s appointments, phone conversations, or emergencies. Users can also cue themselves to speak by putting on earphones and playing phrases so that only they can hear them. The result of a yearlong intensive design project by Lingraphica’s developers and programmers, the SmallTalk fulfills the company’s goal to take t... (more)

Ajaxo Offers Web Service for Consumers to Shop Local and Save

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/22/09 -- Ajaxo, Inc. announces the availability of a "shop local and save" Web service that enables consumers to search for the best bargains on groceries and services in their community. The service is free and requires no sign-up. Ajaxo.com provides a free cloud service to merchants, allowing them to post their latest deals and offerings to their community. Merchants can expand their presence by adding premium content and increase visibility to neighboring locales on a subscription-fee basis. Currently available in Northern California, Ajaxo.com is recruiting independent operators from coast to coast to expand the service to cover all 50 states. The Ajaxo independent operator program is a perfect match for entrepreneurs who are seeking for business opportunity with plenty of rewards and no financial risk. "The Ajaxo.com Web servi... (more)

ion Extends Mobile Landing Page Platform

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ion interactive, the leading provider of landing page software, today announced the launch of iPhone-optimized quick-start landing experiences. Combining its existing state-of-the-art mobile framework into its LiveBall quick-start program allows ion's customers to launch high-performance iPhone-optimized landing pages and conversion paths in minutes -- without code or help from IT. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091111/FL09701) "We're excited to extend our quick-start program to include mobile devices. There are over 30 million iPhones and allowing marketers to extend their ads with optimized user experiences turns the iPhone into a sales and marketing machine," said ion's CEO and co-founder Justin Talerico. "And the iPhone is just the beginning. We're committed to develop device-optimized experiences for ... (more)

Rentabiliweb Acquires the Yves Rocher Group's News and Shopping Portal

BRUSSELS, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentabiliweb is announcing that it has acquired all of the editorial, brand and database content of "Clic Bien Etre", the Yves Rocher Group's health news and shopping portal. The portal's address is http://www.clicbienetre.com Founded in 2008 and seen by more than one million unique visitors a month since its very first year on line, Clic Bien Etre is a news and shopping site dedicated to women, specializing in high value-added content focusing on topics such as well-being, balance and health. "Clic Bien Etre" offers its members tips, news and health & beauty guides that can be downloaded free of charge, as well as tests conducted by experts and professionals on health and well-being issues. The site also seeks out and selects for its members "great shopping deals" on health and natural beauty products. Today, "Clic Bien Etre"... (more)

Gogo Partners With HotelTonight

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo, a leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer of wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today a partnership with HotelTonight to bring last minute hotel deals to passengers who connect with Gogo using their tablet or mobile device.  The service will be available to those passengers flying to more than 30 + destination cities in the U.S. served by HotelTonight.  A complete list of destination cities can be found here. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110715/CG34837LOGO) Access to HotelTonight will be available through tablets and mobile devices only and will be free.  To access HotelTonight while in flight, passengers simply need to open their Wi-Fi enabled tablet or smartphone, launch their browser and click on the HotelTonight promotion on the Home page.    "This unique mobile... (more)

Wrapps Geschenkservice über soziale Netzwerke kommt nach Frankreich

Wrapp, die erste Social-Gifting-App, mit der Sie Ihren Facebook-Freunden kostenlose Geschenkkarten für erstklassige landesweite und regionale Geschäfte überreichen können, kommt nach Frankreich. Mit Wrapp ist es ganz einfach und unterhaltsam, über mobile Geräte oder das Internet Geschenkgutscheine zu verschenken, entgegenzunehmen und einzulösen – und auch Facebook-Freunde können sich an den Geschenken beteiligen. Für Händler ist Wrapp eine bewährte, rabattfreie Plattform, mit der sie performancebasierte Kampagnen zur Kundengewinnung und -bindung durchführen können. Mit Wrapp können Einzelhändler das Freund-zu-Freund-Marketing für hochgradig zielgerichtete Verkäufe im Geschäft und auch online nutzen und haben Echtzeitzugang zu gesammelten Daten von Kampagnen und demografischen Angaben über Kunden. „Die besten Einzelhändler Frankreichs verstehen, dass nicht alle Soci... (more)

Over 80% of Top iOS Apps in Japan, Germany, and France Are in Local Languages, Says ABI Research

Locally-developed and well-translated content is the key to having mobile apps discovered by consumers. In Apple’s Japanese App Store, 87% of the ten highest-ranked apps in all 21 categories were available in Japanese, as of February. Germany (83%) and France (82%) were other markets where over four-fifths of the highest-ranking apps were available in the local languages. In China, Chinese-speaking apps accounted for 76% of the highest-ranked apps – with about half of them developed specifically for the local market. Senior analyst Aapo Markkanen comments, “Our findings confirm that apps that fit into the local culture, or at least speak the audience’s native language, see a measurable boost in their download rankings. This means two things. First, domestic developer communities will always have a certain edge in winning over the consumers’ hearts and minds. Second... (more)

Arthur D. Little und Exane BNP Paribas: Umsatz europäischer Telekommunikationsunternehmen sinkt bis 2015 um jährlich 1,8%

Die Telekombranche verändert sich zunehmend zu einer Welt, in der Dienstleistungen über IP abgewickelt werden und Nutzer permanent mit dem Internet verbunden sind. Für Telekomanbieter werden damit „Over the Top“- Sprach-, Messaging- und TV-Dienste zu einer Bedrohung. Es bestehen aber auch Chancen: So können in angrenzenden Märkten mit sogenannten „vertical Solutions“ nach ADL-Prognose 4-9% Umsatzwachstum bis 2015 erzielt werden. Telekomanbieter, die die Vorteile der Telekomleistungen mit denen angrenzender Branchen wie beispielsweise Automobiltechnik („Connected Car“), Energie („Smart Metering“) oder Finanzdienstleistungen („mPayment“) anbieten, können damit den Umsatzrückgang zumindest zum Teil kompensieren. Dies sind die zentralen Ergebnisse der 11. jährlichen Gemeinschaftsstudie „Telecom Operators: Let’s Face it“ von Arthur D. Little und Exane BNP Paribas1. We... (more)

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