Your Smartphone is Your Hotel Key

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Description: The future of the hospitality industry is here, and it’s main focus will be on personalizing the guest experience. Source: CNN Money Date: November 5, 2014     Now you can skip the front desk and go straight to your hotel room with a virtual key. Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen tells Christine Romans why this new… Read more »

Android Stays ‘unbeatable’ in Smartphone Market — For Now

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Description: Google’s mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs. Source: CNET Date: October 31, 2014   Android continued to dominate the smartphone market last quarter, far outpacing Apple’s iOS, according to research released Friday by Strategy Analytics. For the… Read more »

The Typical Tinder User Spends 77 Minutes Tinding Every Day

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Description: Tinder users are more active than ever, hoping to meet that special someone who is only 23 meters away. Source: Huffington Post Date: October 31, 2014 You know what they say: Daters are gonna date. Especially on Tinder. The average Tinder user spends an astonishing 77 minutes a day on the app, a spokesperson for the company… Read more »

Is 2014 the Year We Hit the Technology Tipping Point?

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Description: The stats are in and showing that e-commerce is moving towards smartphone and tablet users. Source: Work Date: March 10, 2014   Earlier this year, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer said more users would access its content on mobile devices and tablets than on personal computers. That’s the type of trigger that has her and many pundits… Read more »

Why You Might Want to Put Your Smartphone Down While Watching TV

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  Description: Studies show using multiple tech devices at one time may be associated with cognitive and emotional control. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 30, 2014   Like to live tweet your favourite TV show? Like to watch your Facebook feed on one screen, while working on another? Here’s the bad news: A new study… Read more »

Telus Withdraws CWTA to Put ‘Customers First’

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Description: As one of the “Big Three” ditches the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Telus claims they are attempting to put the customer first. Source: TechVibes Date: February 28, 2014 Telus has withdrawn from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. The Vancouver-based telecommunication company’s decision to pull out from the industry’s main lobby group is a surprise move; all of Canada’s… Read more »

Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network

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Description: As Facebook acquires Whatsapp, it’s a clear sign that mobile messaging apps are the real form of communication between friends who regularly chat, and that’s where the money is…for now. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21, 2014  Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones…. Read more »

Are Mobile Apps Now a Requirement for Businesses?

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Description: Mobile Apps are they way of the future for almost all businesses. They encourage impulse purchases and without one, your business may be losing out on  potential sales. Source: Techvibes Date: February 6, 2014   How’s your business’s mobile app doing? Don’t have one? Turns out you could be leaving significant money on the table. Customers now… Read more »

CrunchWeek: Instagram Debuts Messaging, Twitter’s Blocking Debacle, Snapchat Banks $50M

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Description: Three Tech Crunch Writers get together and discuss the week’s hot tech topics including stories on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Source: Tech Crunch Date: December , 2013 The launch of Instagram’s first ever messaging feature called Instagram Direct and the impressive new usage figures announced by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Twitter changing how its… Read more »