Microsoft previewed its Windows Phone 7 update, code-named "Mango," today and the company is calling it a more "people-centric approach" to its smartphone operating system.
Smart Wireless hosted its bi-annual Roadshow this week in Portland, Oregon and, of course, iQmetrix was there.
What do smartphones, holograms, fridges and origami have in common? All of these could someday factor into the future of smartphones.
Have you been cleaning up your inventory and disabled some products but are now are worried about updating your Carrier Price Sheet? No need to worry anymore!
It’s no secret: Social media is the most powerful new marketing tool of the last five (or even 10) years. Even just by looking at our past content since January, you’ll see that we’ve covered social smartphone shopping, social vending machines, social media and customer service, social Super Bowl ads, Groupon and more.
When I first joined iQmetrix, I used Minority Report as an example of the evolving space that our new XQ interactive retail product was targeting. Whenever we are talking about touchscreen interfaces and a futuristic user experience, the shared concept that comes to mind is this same 2002 movie, which was, at the time, Steven Spielberg’s image of the future. 10 years later, it turns out the The Minority Report team did an incredible job of projecting technology 10 years out.
The mobile app market is growing at a tremendous rate, with iSuppli recently forecasting (May 3) app stores will generate $3.8 billion in revenue in 2011 alone, and up to $8.3 billion in 2014.
Just when we thought Skype was on the verge of being bought out by Facebook and Google (see Reuters, last week), in comes today's biggest wireless headline: Microsoft is paying $8.56 billion to buy Skype, one of the world's most popular VoIP providers (it has 124 million active users worldwide).
Christopher Hall of Digital Signage Today reported (May 6) on a new type of mobile phone-charging kiosk that displays digital signage advertising in airports.
What's the difference between a TV commercial and an infomercial?
Print media's woes are now online ones. If the New York Times website, the most popular online newspaper site in the U.S. (with 30 million unique visitors per month), has to adapt its business model for online and mobile delivery, it tells you something about the state of print and online media in general.
Last summer, I discovered Foursquare and it seemed like everybody was talking about its enormous potential for connecting businesses and smartphone users, with check-ins being broadcast across users’ social networks.
A new Google study, conducted by Ipsos/OTX, has confirmed we are addicted to our smartphones and revealed how we use them to help make purchasing decisions, wrote John Paul Titlow of ReadWriteWeb.com (April 28).