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Mobile tagging is a process, a technology and a marketplace. The process of mobile tagging involves creating a visual image in a very specific format – called a tag – then deploying and displaying the tag either online or offline. You see the tag and use your mobile phone camera to snap it. When the tag is snapped you’re sorted as this triggers immediate delivery of content to your phone. The technology of mobile tagging includes various tag formats that are recognized by a specific tag reader. The reader is an application installed on the mobile that needs to be loaded to snap the tag. Most readers only recognize one or a handful of tag formats. The reader’s job is to recognize and resolve the tag – that is to read the tag and make the connection between the tag and the information or content it is linked to via the Internet. The marketplace of mobile tagging invo... (more)

Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly – Week of May 27, 2012

The Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field 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 Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly The new Cyber Navi GPS system uses an augmented reality heads-up display attached to a vehicle’s sun visor and displays the map and directions right in front of the driver.  Read Original Content  A barcode app that assists users in reading what is written in barcodes reached 1 million downloads in 2011.  The “Bar-Code” app, created by a self-employed developer, provides a method to use the scanned barcodes in other software.  Read Original C... (more)

First Official AOKP Jelly Bean ROM

Here is today’s top tech news. It’s a happy day for all you Android hackers out there, AOKP has released their first (official) code for Jelly Bean - while there have been “nightlies” for a while, the first release is the best. If you have a rooted Android device, head over to AOKP to check out what they have to offer (here). Glacier is here to make your data storage worries a thing of the past Amazon announces “Glacier” - which they call a ‘secure, reliable and extremely low cost storage solution.’ Amazon claims that this data service will be excellent for rarely accessed data, and offer costs as low as 1 penny/GB/month. Via TechCrunch, more here. Verizon blocking vacations in September for the iPhone 5 - this report, from Droid-Life, has VZW employees reported that they are not allowed vacation in the second half of September to get ready for the glut of customers... (more)

Stewart McKie Launches Mobile Tagging and Content Delivery Topic on Ulitzer

Stewart McKie launched today the Vizitag Mobile Tagging and Content Delivery topic on Ulitzer. Stewart McKie has 25 years of IT industry experience. His education includes a MSc in Organization Consulting and a MA in Screenwriting. He was the Technology Editor of Business Finance magazine during 1995-2000 and also wrote regular features for Intelligent Enterprise magazine. He is the author of six books on accounting software and over 50 technology white papers. His current focus is his mobile tagging web app and his scenewriting web app Focused on the mobile tagging space (i.e. QR Codes and MS tags) used to connect offline tags to online content optimized for mobile delivery. ... (more)

Reinventing Print Media - Yeah Right...

Strategy+Business is normally a very reliable and insightful publication but the recent article Reinventing Print Media was not up to their high standards. How could an article discussing - in depth - the future of print media leave out mobile tagging, MIR and AR? All three of these technologies will be vital to re-invigorating a print media industry that is on its last legs. All three provide ways to link print media to online content, promotions and naturally most important of all, new advertising revenue streams. As well as reaching out to a new, younger generation of print media consumers. In the whole article, the word "mobile" is only mentioned vaguely in the context of mobile "sites" and "applications". Ignoring the importance of the mobile market in the reinvention of print media in the way the authors do in this article clearly shows that print media comment... (more)

Did Yelp Catch The First Anti- Google Wave?

LBS on Ulitzer Location Based Services on Ulitzer - On December 21st, as we all got ready for the 2009 Holiday “unplug”, it was reported that local business rating and review information aggregator Yelp rejected a hefty $500+Million takeover offer from Google. Bold move, but why did they walk away? No one seems to be certain. Yelp’s window stickers tell a tale of building local merchant trust and a lot of grunt work by “boots on the ground”. By this I mean the literal and figurative wearing out of shoe leather for the purpose of winning over single-door business owners one by one. Explaining the power of Location-Based advertising and the impact of having real people maintain a fresh and vibrant listing infused with reviews, offers, specials, and the “inside scoop” is something best done live and in-person. This crucial element of Local Search is hard to scale and... (more)

Five Trends to Watch for 2010 and Beyond

Congratulations! You made it to 2010. Welcome to the next decade in technology innovation that will change the world! I resisted putting together a list of predictions for the coming year, mainly because like many people I tend to predict too much change in the near term, and not enough over a decade. That being said, there are certain areas of technology that will undergo significant changes making them interesting to watch. In my opinion, we are quickly approaching a technological inflection point that will result in innovations that we could not have even imagined just 10 to 20 years ago.  So here are my observations of 5 key trends to watch for the coming decade. The technological platform evolution from mainframe, to client/server, to the Internet, cloud computing and web2.0 should continue shifting towards ubiquitous platform convergence with a variety of devi... (more)

Chevrolet to Evaluate Emerging Social Media Technologies at South by Southwest

DETROIT, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 12, Chevrolet will launch three social-media applications at South by Southwest, as a pilot test of emerging technologies that will help Chevrolet connect with consumers. During the interactive, music and film conferences and festivals, Chevrolet will have an opportunity to introduce more than 185,000 attendees to products like the Camaro, Volt, and Cruze. As one of the preeminent interactive conferences, South by Southwest also provides an opportunity for Chevrolet to learn what attendees feel are the best practices and emerging technologies in social media. "Social media is a powerful tool in a digital world where people can get news instantly on their smart phone, watch television shows on streaming video, and communicate with friends on social-networking sites," says Jim Campbell, Chevrolet general manager. "For Che... (more)

HTML5 Local Storage – Building a Sample App in Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder

HTML5′s local storage is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and most talked about features in the HTML5 technology stack. Local storage is part of Web Storage specification and is supported by all modern browsers (destkop and mobile). Although local storage (or Web Storage) sounds rather sophisticated, the functionality is very easy to use. You basically get a map as storage inside the browser (available to all browser windows). You can insert, delete or read key/value pairs. That’s it. Data stored in local storage (localStorage) will be there when you close and open the browser. There is also session storage (sessionStorage). As the name implies, it will be only available as long as the browser window is open, and will be cleared when browser window is closed. The only other thing to know is that data saved by a page is only available for a pages from the sam... (more)

Mobile News Round-Up: Market Size and Trends

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Google studied online shopping behavior for the U.S. in the 2011 holiday season, which revealed a number of interesting stats. 41 percent of those who used mobile phones to shop made a purchase directly on their smartphone. 46 percent researched an item on their smartphone, and then went to a store to make their purchase. 37 percent researched an item on their smartphone then made their purchase online. Read Original Content While actual mobile-shopping purchase transactions accounted for only two percent of e-commerce sales in 2011, the Kellogg Shopper Index – in a survey of 1,400 consumers -- found that more than half o... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of March 19, 2012

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Marketing News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly PayPal unveiled a new service that allows smartphones to process credit card transactions. Known as PayPal Here, the service takes the handset beyond a tool for consumers to make payments, to a terminal for merchants too, reflecting the changing balance of the company's business. Read Original Content MasterCard has launched its Mobile Money partnership progr... (more)