Wireless Trends Posts

Andy Hunt: Getting Past Agile Advanced Beginner

I’ve had a lot of respect for Andy Hunt ever since reading his Pragmatic Thinking and Learning and later The Pragmatic Programmer. He is also one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto.

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Why Apple Store is Tops for Shopping Experience

Walk by any Apple store and you'll see right away that the company is doing something right. The places are always full of people, trying out new devices, buying the stuff they like and in many cases, just hanging out.

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Brief History of NFC

Today, I came upon an article by Richard Gaywood on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) that analyzes what the new Google Wallet concept could mean for iPhone users.

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Daily Dose of iQ: PayPal Sues over Google Wallet Secrets

It begins. As many expected, PayPal is suing Google on grounds that two of its former employees (now senior executives at Google) violated their contracts and stole confidential PayPal information to share with Google and other companies, reports Sam Gustin of Wired.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Wallet Mobile Payment

Google officially announced its NFC-based Google Wallet mobile payment service at an event in New York City today, giving substance to a story that has been building for months, and even years.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Mango WP7 Update

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.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5B

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).

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Google: 79% of Smartphone Owners Use Phone to Assist Shopping

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).

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Daily Dose of iQ: A Better Search Engine, for Consumers

On April 28, Nick Bilton of the New York Times blogged about what may be "the next era of consumer web search."

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Daily Dose of iQ: iPads, Tablets Push Shift from Paper to Digital Data

CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Consumers More Curious about Android than iPhone OS

Yesterday (April 26), Nielsen published a report about smartphone adoption, and the results confirm that Android has been gaining mind-share in recent months.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Looks to Monetize Mobile Search

Above photo: Scott Huffman, left, and Amit Singhal of Google. With voice search, Google learned it had trained people to use keywords. (Photo credit: Peter DaSilva for the New York Times)

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Indianapolis Welcomes Moorehead TCC Group

It could very well be the friendliest city in all of the USA, and it evident as Indianapolis hosted both the Women's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament as well as hundreds of Moorehead TCC employees and agents.

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