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Bye, bye BlackBerry: U.S. Senate no longer purchasing trusted device, opening door for iPhones and Samsungs

On this Independence Day, the U.S. Senate is getting a little smartphone independence. U.S. Senators and staff were informed  in a memo last week that production of BlackBerry 10 devices has been discontinued, opening the door for the Senate to move on from the long-trusted devices. But a later statement from BlackBerry indicated that it is…

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Dropbox adds ‘plus button’ to iOS app with document scanning, Microsoft Office capabilities

A new “plus” button will allow Dropbox iOS app users to quickly create Microsoft Office files in real time, making it easier for multiple people to collaborate on the same file. The feature is included in a new update to the Dropbox app for iOS, announced by the cloud storage company today . “The new plus button in…

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Can New Mobile Service Providers Save Us From Complexity? Tello Goes For It

The battle for our mobile attention has put convenience and user experience on a pedestal and, as a result, a ton friction has been removed from our day-to-day activities: shopping, ordering food, banking, traveling… But it often seems that, to gain access to these conveniences, we have no choice but to wade through complex waters,…

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Mobile Strategy and ROI Calculation

When it comes to developing a successful mobile strategy, and building a long-lasting relationship with customers, a CMO is often faced with difficult considerations around the best way to measure success. The process of creating an app and investing significant amounts of money acquiring users is no longer enough to remain on the ‘first screen’…

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Insights from VR World Congress: prioritise storytelling over individual skills

As I left the aspirationally named VR World Congress in Bristol, England (We just thought, “Let’s go crazy,” event founder Ben Trewhella  told me of the 750-delegate event that started as a meetup), I found myself puzzling over a number of questions. Whether VR is going to explode as a technology platform, extending way beyond its…

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Why adopt a mobile-first development strategy?

“We think mobile first,” stated Macy’s chief financial officer Karen Hoguet, in a recent earnings call with financial analysts. A quick glance at the US department store chain’s 2015 financial results explains why mobile technologies might be occupying minds and getting top priority there. Sales made by shoppers over mobile devices were a definite bright…

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Hey Microsoft, what about Windows Phone? Build attendees dissect tech giant’s mobile strategy

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices and Windows 10 Mobile operating system got barely a mention today at the Build developer conference here , highlighting the company’s struggle to compete against Apple, Google, Samsung and others in smartphones and mobile operating systems. After backing away from a plan to make Android apps work on Windows devices, Microsoft has…

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Work Management in Theory: Context

This is an excerpt of the upcoming report, Work Management Narrative, in which I will be reviewing around a dozen products, including Asana, Azendoo, Basecamp, Clarizen, Fleep, Flow, Liquid Planner, Mavenlink, Smartsheet, Trello, Work Front, Wrike, Zoho Projects and others. Work Management in Theory: Context Work management is a term that has emerged in recent years as task…