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The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read the Mobile Solution Directory Here Greetings Newsletter Readers, It's me Kevin Benedict needing your feedback.  I have been sharing my research with you in these weekly newsletters for the past four years, and I need to know if you find them useful and of value.  Will you take a moment and send me feedback at [email protected]?  I don't want to ... (more)

Dane-Elec USA Announces the Must-Have Holiday Gift Available Only at Walmart: The Media Streamer

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Dane Elec USA, an established consumer electronics brand throughout the America's, announces the availability of the Media Streamer at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. The patented Media Streamer is the must-have mobile accessory for your smartphone or tablet, combining four solutions in one -- expanded storage, content sharing, mobile device charging and backup of contacts. Designed for use on the go, the Media Streamer is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighs less than .2 pounds. "The Media Streamer is compact, portable and solves the problems smartphone and tablet users typically encounter: not enough storage space, streaming data limits, short battery life and loss of contacts," said Sherry Chapman, senior director of marketing for Dane-Elec USA. "Perfect for families, teens, business travel... (more)

PBS KIDS Launches Revolutionary App for Parents: PBS KIDS Super Vision

PBS KIDS has launched a new, free app designed specifically for parents that will give them the “super power” to engage with their kids in the digital medium as never before: PBS KIDS Super Vision. The new app is a first-of-its-kind tool that parents can access conveniently from their mobile phones anytime, anywhere, to see what their kids are watching, playing and learning on pbskids.org, and help them make the most of their children’s PBS KIDS screen time. Now available on iPhone and iPod touch, PBS KIDS Super Vision offers a connected web experience that enables parents to see remotely what their kids are learning in PBS KIDS games and videos, help manage their kids’ time on pbskids.org and build on that learning away from the screen through real-time updates, educational tips and activity ideas that are related to their children’s interests. “PBS KIDS uses the ... (more)

@Legal Discovery Announces Significant Milestones on CasePoint Five Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- @Legal Discovery, LLC, a full service eDiscovery technology provider, announced that CasePoint, their unified eDiscovery platform, has achieved significant milestones in the five years of its existence. The company is celebrating the milestones during an upcoming event for clients. In five years, CasePoint has achieved: 30-fold growth in users 25-fold growth in the number of matters supported 100-fold growth in the amount of data hosted An increase in speed of 3.1 times for viewing documents An increase in speed of 2.4 times when moving from one document to the next The company reported that CasePoint supported hundreds of simultaneous users in its largest matter, and that the platform no longer requires any browser plugins, which saves users time and allows them to conduct document review on desktops, laptops, tablets ... (more)

Intellicheck Mobilisa Appoints William P. Georges and Jack A. Davis to Its Board of Directors

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (NYSE MKT:IDN), a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, has appointed William P. Georges and Jack A. Davis, Maj. Gen. USMC, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. This brings the total number of board members to seven. Mr. Georges is President and CEO of The Georges Group, LLC, a provider of strategic consulting services and project management in the areas of corporate operations/ relations to both public and private entities worldwide. Prior to forming the firm, he spent nine years as senior vice president of The Century Council, a developer of programs to fight alcohol misuse, drunk driving and underage drinking. He is a retired 25-year veteran of the Albany, NY Police Department where he ultimately achieved the rank of Assistant Chief/Chief of Patrol where he was responsible for all uniformed po... (more)

Sun CEO Reviews Company's Prospects for 2009-10

Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz has been reviewing Sun's three major strategic imperatives, and the company's progress going in to its next fiscal year. As industry blogs go, the three entries he's produced so far are miniature masterpieces. A fourth and last one is on its way. The first in the series, titled "Understanding Sun in Three Easy Steps," kicks off with the bright and breezy intro: "We're approaching the end of our fiscal year, and given all the swirl in the economy, I thought it worthwhile to restate where Sun's headed as a company, to let customers, partners, employees and investors see and understand where we're headed. Clarity's always useful, doubly so in times of uncertainty." But it isn't long before Schwartz shows us how he's earned his reputation as one of the industry's most insightful bloggers, with a natural ear for a ringing phrase: "I'm neither wo... (more)

Chrome Netbook OS; Tablet PCs; LBS; Open Source

2010 will undoubtedly be a year of technology innovation. In 2009, Twitter revolutionized the way we get news, it brought us closer to those who were a part of the news, almost making traditional media irrelevant. I don’t know who (or what) will be the Twitter of 2010, but below are a few predictions for the coming year. Google’s Chrome Netbook OS will be a hit. Their OS will mostly be dependent on a Google Account. A Google Account opens up their full Google Apps suite, which includes email, calendar, word processing, and MS Office like functions. Google’s renditions of their current OS have been well received by the “blogosphere” especially it’s ability to fit on a 1GB flash drive. An OS that small is perfect for Netbooks and tablet PCs. The smaller footprint also gives the user more capabilities. A key part of the Chrome OS will be the Chrome brower (my browser ... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

E-Commerce with Hybris

People are accustomed to buying goods online. If a company sells products to individuals, we call it B2C for Business To Consumers. If a business sells to other businesses – it’s B2B. Having an online store allows to sell around the clock regardless of the consumer’s location (at least within the country) as long as he or she is connected to the Internet. People spend some substantial time online and sellers are trying to reach their clients via all possible channels and devices being that a regular HTML Web page, a social network, a mobile application on any device with embedded browser. Still, some people aren’t Internet savvy and business will continue using more traditional channels like printed mail order catalogs. This is what the multi-channel marketing is about. Ideally, a business should be able to combine marketing the products with selling them right ther... (more)

IBC 2009 Exhibitor Profiles

IBC 2009 takes place Sept. 11 - 15, 2009 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. Business Wire is the official news wire for IBC 2009. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at Tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are IBC 2009 exhibitor profiles.   Company: A & C LTD Stand: 11:E10 Media Contact: Frank Fletcher Phone: 44 (0)20 8427 5168 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.powerpod.co.uk   A & C is an Academy Award Winning manufacturer of robotic camera systems for TV & Film. It has accumulated extensive experience in designing and manufacturing Remote Camera Systems over twenty five years.   Principle products are the POWER-POD, PEE-POD & TRACK-POD ranges.   Options include full memory playback with Touch Screen Control.     Company: ADI video technologies, ltd. Stand: Hall 5, stand... (more)

Why Global ICT Spending Will Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2013

Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of the current economic climate, business technology spending was slightly below expectations in the second half of 2012 and first quarter of 2013. IDC now projects worldwide IT spending growth of 4.9 percent this year in constant currency, down from the previous forecast of 5.5 percent growth -- and representing a slowdown from the 5.6 percent growth recorded in 2012. As a result, IT spending will reach $2.06 trillion in 2013. Including telecom services, ICT spending will increase by 4.5 percent to $3.7 trillion. So, what are the key trends that are shaping the updated global forecasts? Deter... (more)