Description: Months ago when Blackberry postponed their new OS launch until the beginning of 2013, many critics saw this as the end of Blackberry because postponing the launch gave Blackberry no competition against the new Apple and Samsung launches. Now the company has the spotlight all to itself, and in the aftermath of iPhone5, the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: smartphone
Description: Project Noah wants to create a database of every living creature in the world with user generated content. This breakthrough smartphone application has already led to noteworthy discoveries in its fight against Nature Deficit Disorder. Source: Mashable.com Date: April 20 2012 Big Idea: Project Noah harnesses the power of mobile to let users contribute… Read more »
Description: Cell phone users risk slow service if they overuse their data plans. CNN’s Christine Romans reports. Source: cnn.com Date: Feb 14, 2012 Questions for discussion: Is this a fair policy that the data providers are implementing on big users of data? Why or Why not?
Description: Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, who made the BlackBerry a leading business tool but then presided over its precipitous decline, said they would step down on Monday as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of Research in Motion. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 22, 2012 Stiff competition from the Apple iPhone and phones using Google’s Android… Read more »
Description: In the past few years, companies have amassed trillions of digital bread crumbs: from credit card transactions, from people’s online wanderings on social media and search sites, from GPS devices embedded within smart phones. Source: theglobeandmail.com Date: Jan 6, 2012 The Christmas season may still be a recent memory, but many marketers are already… Read more »
Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: December 7, 2011 Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank… Read more »
Description: Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Late Saturday night, “ThomasMetz” posted to MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) about how he turned his wife’s iPhone into a… Read more »
Global glitch bruises RIM Description: A major technical glitch affected BlackBerry service across much of the globe Wednesday, delaying e-mails and messages for an estimated 30 to 40 million users – about half of RIM’s customer base of 70 million. Source: CNN.com & Globe and Mail.com Date: Oct 13, 2011 The problems, which began earlier… Read more »
Description: Groupon is fervently preparing for its most ambitious venture yet: the launch of a new mobile application that the company hopes will change when and how society chooses to eat, shop and play. Source: CNN.com Date: March 18, 2011 That’s the beauty of Groupon Now: local businesses have never really had a simple way to… Read more »
Description: New smartphone applications let almost anyone take payments electronically Source: Cnn.com Date: March 1, 2011 Questions for discussion: What are the implications for small business as a result of the increase of mobile payments? What industries and application can you predeict will beneifit from this technology?