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A Growing World of Connected Devices: May WOW Insider Interview

By 2020, analysts predict that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices worldwide, or six devices for every single person in the world. Procon Inc.’s Director and CTO Mark Wells discusses the evolution of the Internet of Things as well as how it is affecting consumers today in areas such as healthcare and [...]

Pebble: The Wearable Future: May WOW Wireless at Work

Pebble Product Evangelist Myriam Joire talks about the wearable technology world, and focuses on its ability to enhance consumers’ lives by seamlessly integrating our information to connected devices.

Divide: Protecting Employee’s Privacy and Company Data

When an employee uses a smartphone or tablet for both business and personal use, it’s hard to separate the personal data from the sensitive corporate data that IT professionals must secure. A MobileCON 2013 MobITs Award finalist, Divide’s Director of Business Development Andy Zmolek demonstrates the company’s BYOD solution that separates and protects the user’s [...]

U.S. Wireless Industry Leads in Value and Competition

We’re working on our annual survey, which will be released in May/June. But in advance of our comprehensive 2013 report, I thought I’d share the latest numbers on the U.S. wireless industry’s value and competition. Taken largely from other third party sources, these are the facts. Taking into account the much higher volumes of minutes, [...]

San Jose’s Connected Law Enforcement Car

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it makes sense that the City of San Jose would lead the way to connect their law enforcement, and their vehicles, to the wireless network. San Jose’s CIO Vijay Sammeta talks about how wireless technology replaces the traditional police citation book, which allows officers to process events in [...]

XRS Keeps Trucks Connected with Smartphones

Wireless devices are replacing thousands of dollars of unique equipment in trucks, by allowing drivers to do everything from track hours and routes to conducting safety inspections on the trucks with the devices they already have with them. XRS CEO Jay Coughlan explains how mobile is keeping the trucking industry connected while reducing costs.

Parental Controls: Controlling Your Kid’s Device Usage

CTIA’s GrowingWireless.com, the resource for parents raising digital kids, lists parental control features from a number of device manufacturers and wireless providers. To help the busy parent, look for the “Use” symbol () to identify the apps or features that: Block calls and text messages from specific or unknown phone numbers; Limit use of voice [...]

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

I issued the following statement after submitting a letter to the FCC on the voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tablets: “We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones [...]

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