Category Archives: Mobile

The Future of Mobile

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How Mobile is Changing Travel

Made by My Destination, locally informed, globally inspired travel guides.

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The Past and Future of Moving Money

Stephanie Buck, Masahable: “…are consumers ready to wholeheartedly adopt the latest in mobile payment technology? Adults who are unbanked, for instance, may face a barrier to mobile transactions — there are currently 17 million unbanked adults in the U.S. But many … Continue reading

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Mobile Payments: Present and Future

Pew Internet: The Future of Money in a Mobile Age “Recent Pew Internet surveys find that one in ten Americans have used their cell phone to make a charitable contribution by text message, that more than one-third of smartphone owners have … Continue reading

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The First Laptop

Today in 1892, George Blickensderfer received a patent for the first portable typewriter.

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Texting Teens

Pew Internet reported today that texting is the dominant daily mode of communication between teens and all those with whom they communicate. The volume of texting among teens has risen from 50 texts a day in 2009 to 60 texts for … Continue reading

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Highlights of ComScore’s Summary of 2011 in Information

From comScore’s just-released  2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus Social: Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the most engaging online activity in 2012. … Continue reading

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The First Laptop

Today in 1983, the Osborne Computer Corporation declared bankruptcy. The Osborne I, the first portable computer, was designed by company founder Adam Osborne.

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Microsoft on the Future of Search and the Web

Qi Lu, president of Microsoft’s Online Services Division (OSD), talked this evening about the future of search and the Web at Microsoft’s New England R&D Center. Here are a few highlights.

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First Mobile Phone Call, 1973

Today in 1973, Martin Cooper made a phone call from a prototype Dyna-Tac handheld cellular phone.  The phone, which weighed about 2.5 lb, connected Cooper to Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of research at Bell Labs.

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