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Are Smartphones the Solution to Urban Loneliness?

Are Smartphones the Solution to Urban Loneliness? | Mobile World | Scoop.it
Reuters “My great project is to make technology more human.” This declaration, made by serial entrepreneur and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake at a CityLab panel discussion on Monday, hints at a big concern for a lot of people: Is Facebook making...

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The future of the Mobile Wallet is not in payments, but in organizing it - by VentureBeat

The future of the Mobile Wallet is not in payments, but in organizing it - by VentureBeat | Mobile World | Scoop.it
The future of the Mobile Wallet is not in payments, but in organizing it
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This is a guest post by Jack Philbin, co-founder and CEO of marketing company, Vibes.
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NFC has lost the chance to be the m-payments standard - Rethink Wireless

NFC has lost the chance to be the m-payments standard - Rethink Wireless | Mobile World | Scoop.it
The uptake of smart phones over recent years has enabled mobile users to have instant connection with their friends via social media applications – whether to ‘poke’ people, tell them the fancy places that they just visited, or to share the fact...

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Besides NFC last chance, a clear overview and short analysis of m-payment ecosystem players' positions.

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Why Your Email Marketing Campaign Should Focus On Mobile First - Forbes

Why Your Email Marketing Campaign Should Focus On Mobile First - Forbes | Mobile World | Scoop.it
Why Your Email Marketing Campaign Should Focus On Mobile First Forbes Cracking the 50% marker is an important milestone because too many e-mail marketing campaigns focus on how the e-mail will be seen first on a desktop computer before considering...
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Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset | Mobile World | Scoop.it
Google has released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology.
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Fairphone, the world's first 'ethical smartphone', launches in London - The Independent

Fairphone, the world's first 'ethical smartphone', launches in London - The Independent | Mobile World | Scoop.it

It’s been a busy few weeks for the mainstream smartphone market, with two new iPhones, iOS 7 and a BlackBerry handset seeing the light of day. But in a trendy pop up space in London’s Soho on Wednesday evening, a Dutch entrepreneur stood in front of tech geeks and tree huggers alike to present a very different kind of device.


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Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses

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Note: This post is based on a presentation I recently gave at BrightonSEO. In writing up the blog post, I've expanded on some of the points and included more statistics.

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Android vs. iOS: Which Is Better for Mobile Start-ups?

Android vs. iOS: Which Is Better for Mobile Start-ups? | Mobile World | Scoop.it
For years, app developers have assumed that building for Apple first was a smart strategy. But maybe that's not the case after all. (Android vs. iOS: Which Is Better for Mobile Start-ups?
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Nexus 5 Release: suppliers confirm October

Nexus 5 Release: suppliers confirm October | Mobile World | Scoop.it

The Nexus 5 release is coming up, now also by the supplier was confirmed that the Nexus 5 release will be held in October

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From November, YouTube will let users watch videos offline in its app

From November, YouTube will let users watch videos offline in its app | Mobile World | Scoop.it
YouTube is adding a feature to its mobile app in November that will let users add videos to their handsets to watch for a short period, even when they are unable to get an Internet connection.

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Analysts: Phablets Starting to Cut into Tablet ...

Analysts: Phablets Starting to Cut into Tablet ... | Mobile World | Scoop.it
IDC is slightly lowering its estimate for the number of tablets that will be sold this year. Part of the reason for this is increasing sales of smartphones with very large screens -- sometimes called phablets.

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