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If you take a look at the success of the Nintendo Wii, you'll see an innovative device with an incredibly compelling user interaction design (the Wiimote, nunchuck, steering wheels, fitness pads, etc). The device itself has what the industry might actually refer to as "last gen" hardware. The video card is weak relative to the PS3 and Xbox 360, it doesn't come with built-in LAN (though you can buy a LAN/USB adapter for it), it has less memory and less processor power than the PS3 and Xbox 360. Yet, despite these so-called deficiencies, everybody seems to love their Wii, and it's actually gaining a lot of momentum sales-wise while the others are slowing down. So, let's take a look at the iPhone as a comparison. It's an innovative new device that has some obvious deficiencies in terms of hardware - most notably in the lack of 3G/EVDO support. You can't tether with the ... (more)

MC Hammer and Cash4Gold Provide Emergency Aid Following Series of Devastating Natural Disasters

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- International hip-hop sensation and three-time Grammy Award-winner MC Hammer and leading mail-in gold buyer Cash4Gold have teamed up to assist hunger relief organization Feed The Children in the wake of recent devastating natural disasters in the Philippines, American Samoa and Indonesia, and the widespread flooding across Georgia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090727/LA52238LOGO-a) "I am asking my followers on Twitter to also follow my example and to do their part to help out those involved in these tragedies," said MC Hammer (http://twitter.com/MCHammer). "Thousands of people here at home and abroad are facing a very difficult time, which is why I'm urging everyone to support Feed The Children, a tremendous organization helping to get these victims back on their feet." MC Hammer has a long-standing relati... (more)

My Three iPhone Predictions For 2010

iPhone Summit at Cloud Expo Yeah, it's this time of the year. Again. Making predictions is so tempting... This year I'll cover just the iPhone. 1. Apple will let Flash Player on iPhone no later than October ’10. They don’t have a choice, if they want to stay competitive. Enough of a crippled Web browser already. 2. ActionScript won’t kill, but will seriously damage Objective-C as the language of choice for development of iPhone applications. The programs written in ActionScript will be a lot more entertaining and engaging than today's iPhone applications. 3. The next version of the Droid phone will be so cool, that I’ll switch from iPhone / AT&T to Droid/Verizon. Verizon’s phone service is clearly better. I just need a modern device. Lots of people in the USA will do the same. Should I put the money where my mouth is and purchase some VZ stocks? OK. Two more. Not exa... (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)

New “Elvis Mobile” iPhone and iPod Touch Application Now Available

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), along with RESOLUTE Games Corporation, announced today the release of “Elvis Mobile,” http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314908271&mt=8, a free iPhone application (app) available to iPhone or iPod Touch users via the iTunes App Store. Elvis Mobile puts Elvis at your fingertips with this easy-to-use and interactive application. Features of the new Elvis Mobile app allow fans to view newly released pictures and videos, listen to podcasts from Elvis Radio, provide Graceland Livecam access, and even report Elvis sightings around the world. Content on Elvis Mobile will be maintained by Elvis Presley Enterprises and updated daily. “Elvis always believed in embracing new technology and this new Elvis Mobile application is another unique way to continue Elvis’ legacy,” says Scott Williams, EPE Vice Presi... (more)

Rolex Pearlmaster, Rolex Masterpiece & Rolex Day Date II Watches Now Available at Melrose Diamonds

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/09/09 -- Rolex Pearlmaster, Rolex Masterpiece and Rolex Day Date II fine luxury watches are now available from Melrose Diamonds, USA's #1 Online Preowned Rolex Watch Retailer. Melrose Diamonds, the nation's leading online retailer for preownwed luxury watches, including Rolex Submariner and Rolex Daytona watches, today launched several new Rolex watch lines for sale including the highly sought-after 18K Gold, White Gold and Platinum Ladies Rolex Pearl Master, the Mens 18K Gold, White Gold and Platinum Rolex Masterpiece, as well as the new Rolex Day Date II President (Presidential). Melrose Diamonds now carries the Lady 18K White Gold Mother of Pearl Rolex Pearl master, the Ladies White Gold Pearlmaster with Roman Dial, the 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Rolex Pearlmaster with Champagne Diamond Dial and the 18K Mens & Ladies Yellow Gold Ro... (more)

AT&T FamilyMap App Launches on App Store

DALLAS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced the availability of the AT&T FamilyMap App on the App Store. The app provides families with a more seamless experience when locating and connecting with one another on the go using iPhone. The AT&T FamilyMap app brings a streamlined approach to helping families stay up to speed on each other's whereabouts by locating wireless devices within a shared family account. The app provides iPhone users with access to FamilyMap's popular features, which until now, were only accessible through a computer. For example: Interactive Map: View whereabouts within an interactive map, including surrounding landmarks such as schools and parks; and, toggle between satellite and interactive street maps.Personalize: Assign a name and photo to each device within an account, and label frequently visited locations such as ... (more)

iVdopia Launches Video Ads on Android

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- iVdopia (www.ivdopia.com), the advanced mobile advertising platform and network, today announced the release of its Android SDK, which enables developers using Google's Android platform to include the most innovative and comprehensive video advertising formats within their applications. Following its successful iPhone campaigns for the likes of Coke Zero, Warner Brothers and Miller Lite, iVdopia is now introducing social features, sponsorship and "instant-play" video to Android mobile ads. iVdopia is also inviting the open-Android community to propose and suggest their own creative video ad formats, for incorporation into the next release of the iVdopia platform. "iVdopia is the first company to bring Pre-App video advertising to Android applications, which gives advertisers a great way to connect with the growing Andr... (more)

WISekey, a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company, Launches WISeID: a Unique Process for Personal Data Protection

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, WISeKey, a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company, launched its WISeID Personal Data Protector, a unique application for the protection of personal data and personal identifiable information (PII). WISeID's main objective is to protect your PII, which can be used to identify, contact or locate a person, or even trace them. The personal data collected by WISeID always stays under the user's control on their mobile phone. The PII is never communicated to third parties and never leaves the user's control. ID theft is the fastest growing crime, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It occurs when intruders takes a piece of your personal data and use it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft. WISeID protects your information from falling int... (more)

Avaya Accelerates Mobile Collaboration for Enterprises With Avaya Flare(R) Communicator for Apple iPad* Tablets

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Avaya launches secure, next-generation mobile collaboration for consumer devices with Apple iPad application -- now available through Apple App Store Avaya Flare Communicator enables enterprise-class voice, instant messaging, presence with email integration over wi-fi and 3G networks Customers -- like Emory University -- adopting Avaya Flare Communicator as a cost-effective, easy-to-use means to support BYOD and enterprise consumerization strategies Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced the availability of Avaya Flare® Communicator for iPad tablets. Avaya Flare Communicator broadens the next-generation user experience of the Avaya Flare Experience currently delivered on the Avaya Desktop Video Device, to include the market-leading consumer tablet. Avay... (more)

Gorilla Logic Expands With Offices in New York and Bangalore, Opens New Headquarters in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorilla Logic, (www.gorillalogic.com), a leader in enterprise application development services and creators of open source test tools for mobile and web-based applications, today announced it has opened new offices in New York and Bangalore as well as moved its headquarters to downtown Boulder, Colo. The new offices will support the company's continued fast-paced growth and increasing demand for its enterprise software development and mobile application testing services. In 2011, increased demand for its services, along with the growing popularity of its FoneMonkey open source automated testing tools for iOS and Android applications, led to record year-to-year growth, with annual sales increasing by more than 70 percent. "With the escalating growth of mobile apps within the enterprise, companies are hungry for a fast,... (more)

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