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Today I bought my wife an iPad mini.  It was to be a surprise.  On an alleged trip to the grocery store, I instead drove to the Apple store at the mall.  I ran into the store, gave the specifications that I wanted, the bearded Apple sales guy swiped my credit card with his wireless iTouch, and handed me the iPad mini.  I thanked him and ran out to my car with the present. Moments later as I was leaving the mall parking lot my wife called.  She had just received an email, on her iPhone, with the receipt from the Apple store attached.  Hummm... I hadn't thought of that.  Seems we have a business account at the Apple store with her email address associated with it. Real-time mobile commerce removes friction from the business process.  Sometimes, however, a little friction is good. The geostrategists Paul Virilio studied Dromology - the science of speed.  He particularly ... (more)

Google I/O 2013: Mobile Maps App Get Major Updates

On Wednesday, at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced a major update to its flagship Google Maps product for mobile. The updates were announced by Daniel Graf, Director of Google Maps and Google VP of Maps Brian McClendon, who also said that over 1M sites use Google Maps, which is more than use the actual product itself on Google’s site. He also teased a new version of the Google Maps app that will run on the iPad natively. The service was briefly teased last night when a login page mistakenly went live, displaying a bunch of details about the new service. A new floating search box is the highlight of the main map view, and it incorporates a new suggestion engine that will help you find relevant places nearby and more. The new version of maps will also have live traffic incident reporting and re-routing. Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

Strong Outlook for Gold Demand for Remainder of 2010

LONDON, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Global gold consumption for 2010 will be higher than 2009 as a result of increasing levels of demand in India and China, sustained global demand for gold investment, together with growth in jewellery and industrial demand, the World Gold Council ("WGC") said. According to the WGC's Gold Demand Trends report for Q3 2010, published today, demand for gold in the final quarter of 2010 will be driven by the following factors: - Increasing demand by the world's two largest markets, India and China, as rising income levels, high savings rates and strong economic growth continue to push up consumption. - Gold jewellery demand is likely to exceed that of 2009 due to an anticipated recovery in India, the most significant gold jewellery market, and continuing strength in China. While jewellery demand may face challenges ahead, the late... (more) Releases “2012 Mobile Job Search Outlook”®, the world's largest job search engine, today released its 2012 Mobile Job Search Outlook. The report provides a comprehensive summary of current trends in U.S. mobile web activity and mobile job search, as well as advice for employers leveraging mobile technology for sourcing and hiring candidates. Specifically, the Mobile Job Search Outlook details: Current and predicted market share of smartphones and other devices The impact of mobile devices on the job search industry Employer best practices for incorporating mobile into their recruiting strategies “Using mobile devices to find information has become a staple in our everyday lives and this is now naturally extending to job search—where we see 77 percent of job seekers utilizing mobile to look for a job,” said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of “This report can help recruiters stay a step a... (more)

Samsung Empowers Educators with State-of-the-Art Smart School Solution Technology

Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the number one worldwide brand of professional commercial display LCD products according to DisplaySearch, is exhibiting the Smart School Solution among its latest innovations in digital signage technology solutions at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE), this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #811. By packaging together the 65” touch eBoard with a Samsung Galaxy® Tab or any Windows or Android device, Samsung’s Smart School Solution frees educators from the confines of standing at a chalkboard or projector and allows them to move about the classroom, conducting interactive lessons and lectures through wireless device control. “Samsung’s Smart School solution represents an important part of our continued effort to deliver the classroom of the future, today,” said Kevin Schrol... (more)

appsbar Community is Clearly the Best, Swells to 90,000 app developers

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- appsbar –, the free-to-use resource for creating and publishing Smartphone apps, neared its one-year anniversary with the announcement that it has grown to a community of more than 90,000 do-it-yourself app builders who helped the tool become the largest Google Play development community in the world. In less than one year, appsbar has become the leading resource to build and publish Android Apps, iPhone Apps and Windows Mobile Apps, and the community has helped small businesses, musicians, and even the least tech-savvy among us get more than 9 million launches of the apps they built themselves, said appsbar founder Scott Hirsch. "Let's face it, appsbar is awesome. The app world was truly ready for this first all-free way to build and publish tablet and Smartphone-ready apps," Hirsch said. "In just twelve months o... (more)

Wild Features and Football Nostalgia in All Slots Casino's New Games

KAHNAWAKE, QC -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- This May, All Slots Casino is adding two new slot games to its Viper casino platform, which give players new ways to win with exciting and innovative bonus features. Untamed - Bengal Tiger and Shoot! online slots will be available to players as of May 9th, and players can get to know these new games while earning double loyalty points through May 11th. Untamed - Bengal Tiger video slot is packed with bonus features, including three that are being introduced for the first time with this game release. With Collect-A-Wild™, players can turn entire reels wild for huge winnings. Lucky Nudge™ gives players an extra chance to trigger the thrilling free spins feature by "nudging" a third scatter symbol onto the screen, if two have already landed. The Your Gamble™ feature allows players to increase their payouts while adjusting t... (more)

Big Fish Places a Big Bet with the Launch of Big Fish Casino, Offers Real-Money Gambling in the United Kingdom

Today Big Fish, the most trusted global leader in casual games, has announced the immediate availability of Big Fish Casino, the launch of a rebranded and improved version of its #1 hit mobile-social casino game, Card Ace: Casino. This casino app is the flagship product of Self Aware Studios; a leading free-to-play game studio recently acquired by Big Fish. The roughly one-million monthly active players of Card Ace: Casino can transition seamlessly to Big Fish Casino, where they will still be able to share chips across games, chat with other players, give gifts, and socialize in real-time with each other while playing a variety of traditional and non-traditional casino games. Big Fish Casino also offers new games, even more social features, and more fun. Further, Big Fish Casino players in the United Kingdom can also participate in real-money gambling within the UK... (more)

Aldata Introduces Mobile Shelf Management for Android and iOS

ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldata, a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, today announced Aldata Mobile Shelf Execution, a new addition to Aldata's well-established Space Management product range. Mobile Shelf Execution improves the management of merchandising in store by putting real time information in the hands of CPG field and retail operations personnel. It ensures that the right products are available to customers at the right time, in the right quantity and in the right location. Retailers can use Aldata's approach to ensure planogram (POG) compliance by employees stocking shelves and manufacturers can leverage it to scan and upload SKUs, create reports and share information with others. Initial release capabilities include POG implementation, POG capturing, POG compliance and reporting. Aldata hosts each client's info... (more)

Fashion Visionary Fern Mallis Joins HSN To Debut Exclusive Jewelry Collection

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multichannel retailer HSN welcomes fashion industry titan and international fashion consultant, Fern Mallis to its impressive roster of fashion authorities with the debut of FERN FINDS:, an eclectic mix of globally inspired jewelry. (Logo: ) Debuting October 10, during HSN's Insider New York event, the 22-piece assortment features various statement pieces including a show-stopping layered necklace with matching cuff, embellished bangles, chunky necklaces and gem encrusted rings and earrings from $35.00 to $139.00. "I'm really looking forward to working with HSN - sharing my travels and discoveries with a new audience, and nurturing and growing the FERN FINDS: brand." Mallis is currently president of her own leading international fashion and design consultanc... (more)

2K Sports Announces October 24 Commercial Launch of NBA® 2K Online on Tencent Portal in China

October 2012 is poised to be the “month of NBA® 2K” around the world, as 2K Sports today announced that NBA 2K Online, the free-to-play NBA simulation from 2K Sports on the Tencent Games portal in China, will launch commercially on October 24. NBA 2K Online will introduce four different game modes, including the NBA Mode, where gamers can create their own avatar and join an NBA team. Players can also choose to focus more on a team-oriented style in Free Mode and Street Mode, which gives players control of an entire team. The newly-launched Legend Mode will allow five gamers to form their own team and challenge the NBA’s best. “We’re extremely excited about the progress that Tencent and Visual Concepts have made with NBA 2K Online,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This milestone is a significant achievement for both teams, and the game... (more)