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.
On April 16, Sarah Kessler of Mashable.com reported on a new startup that is bringing the future -- targeted billboard advertising -- to present day.
As near field communication (NFC) technology makes its way to more and more smartphones, AT&T isn’t convinced the average consumer is quite ready to adopt the technology for making m-commerce payments. As a result, the company is launching an m-commerce app of its own, for consumers to use in the meantime.
MetroPCS Meets in the Big D - Central Texas MetroPCS Agents met recently in Dallas for a day of meetings and awards. As usual, iQmetrix was present to celebrate with our many MetroPCS customers and to also discuss the future with our partners and MetroPCS executives.
Apple and Intel have agreed to stop using conflict minerals in the manufacturing of their products, as part of a tech industry initiative to avoid possible controversy in light of federal regulators’ efforts to ensure ethical global manufacturing, reported Kat Asharya of Mobiledia.com (April 5).
IDC predicted last week (March 29) that the global smartphone market will grow by 49.2 percent in 2011, as more consumers and businesses turn in their feature phones for smartphones.
AT&T announced Sunday (March 20) that it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion, in a deal that would push AT&T past Verizon Wireless as the biggest U.S. carrier. The merger is expected to take up to a year to close.
On March 3, Gartner lowered its growth projection for worldwide shipments of PCs from 15.9 percent to 10.5 percent. A big reason for the reduction: “growing consumer enthusiasm for mobile-PC alternatives, such as the iPad and other media tablets,” said George Shiffler, Gartner’s research director, in a statement.
Verizon Tri-State Agent Meetings - Overcast skies and snow in New Jersey didn’t dampen the spirits of attendees to the Verizon Tri-State Agent meetings held recently at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
In September 2009, we reported on a Wharton study that identified brand experience and engagement as the strongest drivers of customer loyalty (see Buying Experience). Now, manifestations of this ideal buying experience – characterized by an exciting store design and user-friendly atmosphere – are taking shape, particularly through the use of technology.
At a London press conference (Feb. 11) and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week (Feb. 14), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced plans to work together to challenge Apple and Google for top spot in the red-hot global smartphone market.