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The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

AjaxWorld Magazine: AJAX for Mobile Devices Will Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006

Recently, Opera announced the availability of AJAX on mobile devices through their browser. Considering the popularity of Opera in the browser market (especially in the mobile browser market), this announcement is indeed very significant. Having been involved in creating mobile services for a few years now, I believe AJAX will replace both Java ME and XHTML as the platform of choice for developing mobile applications. Before I do so, a caveat – I believe that Mobile Web 2.0 is far more than ‘AJAX on mobile’. Mobile Web 2.0 involves applying all seven of the Web 2.0 principles to mobility. Here, I am discussing AJAX only i.e. only one facet of Web 2.0. What is AJAX? AJAX is an optional addition to Web 2.0. It is not a single technology. Rather, it’s a combination of a number of existing technologies acting together, namely: XHTML and CSS for s... (more)

i-Technology Predictions for 2007: Where's It All Headed?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2007.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy rem... (more)

Google Puts $10m Bounty on Android Development

Google, as promised, put the Android SDK out in early access - along with a $10 million pot for the best apps written for its open Android mobile platform by third-party developers. It said the platform would be open and it's going about proving it. It also needs the buzz - and a killer mobile app - for Android to hit a homerun. The first $5 million will be paid out in $25,000 prizes for the continued development of the 50 most promising entries submitted between January 2 and March 3 2008 to the Android Developer Challenge I. These 50 entries will then be winnowed down by the end of May to 20 finalists - 10 that get awards worth $275,000 each and another 10 that'll each get $100,000. There'll also be another contest - Android Developer Challenge II - that starts after the first so-called Google phones become available in the second half of next year. The judges wil... (more)

Leveraging Social Media in Your Business

In my last post I explained that before you embark on using social media for your business, you need to first determine your objectives and define your strategy. And this strategic planning does not and probably should not involve any specific social media channel at the outset. A good article that outlines the steps for the planning and strategic upfront work is "10 steps to a practical social media business strategy" by Allen Bonde, where he describes the fundamental and basic steps that must be done upfront, such as creating a mission statement and a marketing plan, assigning ownership and defining policies, all before getting to specific social media channels. Now assuming that you have done your strategy homework, let’s take a look at how we can leverage various social media channels in an integrated and orchestrated fashion (in terms of specific tactics) to ma... (more)

Adobe Announces New Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe on Monday announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, providing publishers a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology to create, publish, optimize and sell digital content direct to consumers, through content retailers or leading mobile marketplaces. Built on the foundation of Adobe Creative Suite® and Adobe InDesign® CS5 software, the Digital Publishing Suite enables the design and delivery of innovative publisher-branded reading experiences, paired with flexible commerce models and support for deep analytics reporting. Using InDesign CS5, PDF, HTML5 and the Digital Publishing Suite, publishers will be able to efficiently author both fixed and adaptive layouts, natively build new levels of interactivity directly in InDesign, distribute and monetize their digital editions, and optimize their editorial and advertising content for a complete end-t... (more)

How Media Can Slice Through Always-On

[By Graeme Hutton] In my last column, I discussed how Always-On can now be seen for what it is: a potential biological addiction.  In a world where we are never far away from an electronic, online screen, we increasingly feel an inner urge to check our emails, social media pages and IM in every circumstance, despite how inappropriate that situation may be. The internal impulse to check our messages at such challenging times is fostered by the brain.  By checking our messages in such circumstances, the brain rewards our apparent furtiveness with a minute release of dopamine.  Dopamine is a hormone and neurotransmitter related to the pleasure system of the brain.  In large doses, it can provide a real high. Intrigued by this phenomenon, we approached UM’s standing panel of academic psychologists about the concept of Always-On.  These psychologists are typically U.S. p... (more)

Business Intelligence Is Focus of @Cisco Ad Campaign | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Media announced that Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow, has launched a new ad campaign in Cloud Computing Journal. The ad campaign, a webcast titled Business Intelligence Through Location Services, focuses on where customers go, and what they do, inside your offices, stores, and branches. It discusses the network design and solutions that can help you transform your location-based insights into real business intelligence. Cloud Computing Journal aims to help open the eyes of Enterprise IT professionals to the economics and strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Register for Cisco Webcast ▸ Here Bookmark Cloud Computing Journal ▸ Here SYS-CON Media's interactive programs with an average 47 million pages views per month, have proven to be one of the most effective lead-generating tools for ou... (more)

Sun and LocatioNet Help Network Equipment Providers and Carriers Deliver Enhanced Mobile Location Services

Leading network equipment providers (NEPs) and carriers, such as ONE (Connect Austria), Austria, are harnessing proven technology from Sun and LocatioNet to deliver tested and tuned mobile information applications. The Mobile Location Services Reference Architecture, based on an iForce solution, is designed to help customers rapidly develop revenue-generating mobile location services, such as "Point of Interest" finders to locate a restaurant en route, or "Asset Trackers" that allow managers to track and route delivery vehicles. The Mobile Location Services Reference Architecture is built on Sun hardware, including the recently announced 12-way Sun Fire V1280 server, along with Sun Fire 280R and V480 volume servers, and with LocatioNet's LBS Middleware, GIS Engine, and Applications. The tested solution, running on Sun ONE and J2ME technologies, combined with the mod... (more)

The Location API

The Location API (JSR 179) was accepted by the Executive Committee for Micro Edition of the Java Community Process in June 2003. It provides an abstract interface for access to location-based information, such as the current coordinates of the mobile terminal independent from the underlying positioning method used. Mobile Positioning 101 Mobile positioning in general is the process of determining the location of a mobile terminal; the result of this process is the mobile location, which is the current location in terms of coordinates of the mobile terminal. The mobile location can be more or less accurate, depending on the mobile positioning method used. The large number of existing methods that can be used for mobile positioning can be divided into two broad categories: network-based and handset-based. The first category, network-based positioning, is made up of ma... (more)

(Wireless)Web ServicesOnly a Piece of the Puzzle

Why Bother? When I was asked to focus this month's column on the subject of wireless and Web services, my immediate reaction was "Why bother?" If you follow industry press and talk to prospects and customers, it seems that the brave new world of Web services is number 11 on the list of top 10 priorities for the wireless strategies of corporate IT managers and CIOs. Bandwidth, coverage, and device proliferation (and their associated management headaches) seem to be the real issues (or at least my top three) that bother folks today, and not some great new plumbing. Bandwidth is certainly a concern that is well- documented - and we all know that come 2.5G or, even better, 3G, all these problems will be solved - even though we've started hearing rumors and concerns that many of the networks providers won't actually achieve the fabulous throughput we'd hoped for. (Well, ... (more)