Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • iPhone 5 To Have Major Impact On Users, Tech Rivals

    The launch of the iPhone 5 on Wednesday will shake up the smartphone industry and have broader implications for a host of companies from Google to the U.S. major wireless to Intel. The device, however, isn't expected to incorporate Near Field Communication technology to power mobile transactions. ...Read the whole story

  • Zuckerberg: Mobile Will Be Key To Facebook's Success

    Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged disappointment with the company's stock performance since going public in May, but voiced optimism about its nascent mobile business as a long-term growth engine. Speaking publicly on Tuesday for the first time since Facebook's botched IPO, Zuckerberg addressed a wide range of topics about the company at the TechCrunch: Disrupt 2012 conference in San Francisco. ...Read the whole story

  • Retailers Bullish On Holiday, Less So On Mobile

    A new study from the Hay Group, a management consultancy that measured the seasonal hiring plans of 14 of the country's largest retailers, reports that 36% plan to be hiring more sales elves than last year. In last year's survey, only 10% planned increases. ...Read the whole story

  • iOS Edges Up On Millennial Network Ahead Of iPhone 5 Launch

    iOS gained back a bit of market share in August, with its share of ad impressions on the mobile network increasing to 34% from 33% in the first quarter. Android, meanwhile, slipped to 46% from 49%. Struggling BlackBerry, like iOS, picked up a point to reach 15%. ...Read the whole story

  • Comcast Targets Hispanics With Triple-Play Package

    Comcast said it is launching a Hispanic-targeted triple-play package, offering international calling and programming. The Xfinity Triple Play MultiLatino offers 300 minutes a month for calls to landlines in Mexico or other areas in Latin America. ...Read the whole story

  • Smartphones Ring Up Popularity Stats

    The widely anticipated launch of the iPhone 5 on Wednesday could help turn millions more Americans into smartphone owners. Already, 45% of U.S. adults have made the switch to smartphones, according to Pew Research. That's up from 35% in May 2011. ...Read the whole story

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