Tech Trends: Location Based Services

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Searching, Shopping, Traveling, Hailing a Cab, Making Friends, … there’s an App for that!LBS-Markers-on-Map

Like AdTech, Location Based Social (LBS) technology is all about pinpointing the right person at the right time, and exactly in the right location. And the LBS market is growing strongly, now in its third generation.

 

The emerging LBS services will be: retail/shopping, ambient intelligence, hyperlocal social, personal asset tracking, and Bluetooth enabled beacon applications. Expanded beyond navigation and dedicated applications to encapsulate a large range of general consumer and commercial services, ABI Research believes that the market is ready to truly support location based advertising efforts. In fact ABI forecasts a four-fold increase in revenues by 2019.

 

Here are just a few of the fun LBS companies out there and what they’re up to. Read more »

Tech Trends – The BYOD and Mobile Security Report 2013

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Tech Trends – The BYOD and Mobile Security Report 2013

The BYOD and Mobile Security Report 2013 was written by Holger Schulze, owner of the 160,000 member Information Security Community group on LinkedIn. The report was sponsored by Lumension Security, Inc., Symantec, KPMG, MailGuard, and Zimbani.

The BYOD and Mobile Security Report 2013 was written by Holger Schulze, owner of the 160,000 member Information Security Community group on LinkedIn. The report was sponsored by Lumension Security, Inc., Symantec, KPMG, MailGuard, and Zimbani.

A survey and report by Holger Schulze, via the Information Security Community group on LinkedIn.

 

The trend of bringing you own device (BYOD) into the workplace is increasingly ubiquitous. The security and data control issues that arise are critical to address. Many companies are adopting employee-owned mobile devices, many are implementing policies against the use of BYODs. Especially in the tech sectors, this is a trend that most companies are going to have to address.

 

The BYOD and Mobile Security Report 2013 is a survey comprised of responses from members of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn. It sheds light on the BYOD drivers, company benefits, and how companies are addressing the associated security risks. Read more »

Tech Trends: The Mobile Wave “Catching a wave is about timing, positioning and paddling hard.”

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Tech Trends: The Mobile WaveTech-Trends-Surfer

Catching a wave is about timing, positioning and paddling hard.

 

In the recent book by technologist Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, Saylor argues that coming indispensability of mobile technologies. This “the fifth wave of computer technology” will transform the possibilities of mobile computing on business, society, economies and everyday life. Read more »

Priority Cloud, Mobile, & Software Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/4/2012

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Priority Cloud, Mobile, & Software Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/4/2012

 

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This week our top Cloud, Mobile, & Software recruiting priorities are for: DevOps Engineer – CAE Cloud Platform; Product Manager – Mobile Data Security; Product Manager – GPS-Fleet Management Solutions; Director, Business Value Consulting – Cloud/SaaS; Social Media Marketing Manager – Data Management-Analytics; Mobile Device Developer,  Android – Mobile e-Commerce; and Read more »

Social Thunderstorms – Technology Predictions

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Social Thunderstorms – Technology Predictions from Forrester Research

George Colony, Chairman and CEO of Forrester Research, gave a speech on Social Media Trends at the LeWeb 2011 event.  As technology doesn’t evolve in a constant manner, but rather “unexpectedly like a thunderstorm”, here are Mr. Colony’s “Three Social Thunderstorms” predictions: Web R.I.P., POSO, & Enterprise Social.

Get out your umbrella and enjoy! Read more »

Priority High Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 10/4/2011

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Priority High Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

This week’s top high tech career opportunities are in Enterprise Software, Software as a Service, Unified Communications, Online Software, eMarketing, eCommerce, Digital Media, Analytics, Mobile, and Cyber Intelligence. We are recruiting for Business Value Consultants, Sales Executives, Area Reps, Quality Engineers, Android and Java Engineers, UI Developers, various software engineer positions, and more. Read more »

Tech Industry Trends: Mobile Media – 2010 review & 2011 trends to watch

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Tech Trends: Mobile Media

2010 review & 2011 trends to watch

The number of mobile devices now surpasses the number of PC’s. 2 billion people connect to the internet; more than half connect through mobile devices. There are now 1.3 million apps on mobile devices, as compared to 10’s of thousands on PC’s. 2010 witnessed dynamic growth manifested in the mobile market. Read more »

iPhone v. Android. Adobe abandons Apple iPhone app development, to focus on Android

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iPhone v. Android

Apple has booted Flash and other technologies from the iPhone. The new iPhone developer license restricts a number applications built with technologies including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5, prompting Adobe to abandon further iPhone apps development and to warn developers that Apple may remove content and applications created with Flash from the iTunes store.

Apple’s move constricting iPhone developers is not being well received in many camps. Mike Chambers, Adobe Principal Product Manager for Flash, has written an interesting article on this subject. Chambers writes that “there is no technical reason that Flash can’t run on the iPhone” and that now Adobe will be focusing on other platforms, namely Android.

Android phones and tablets have been running Flash and other technology that Apple has excluded. 80% of internet sites have some form of Flash, and it is rather easy to port games created with Flash that target the iPhone to target other operating systems, such as Android – good news for gamers and all the rest of us.

Will Apple’s iPhone closed platform decision mark a major shift in development of apps? Apple’s first quarter 2010 earnings report showed iPhone sales up 131%, so maybe they won’t notice right away.

Related articles:

TechSpot: Adobe halts further iPhone development, focuses on Android

Mike Chambers: On Adobe, Flash CS5 and iPhone Applications

Will the Android Market suddenly see an influx of Flash-based apps?

Apple vs. Adobe Flash War: Winners and Losers