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Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny

Chicago-based writer Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of Fiercemobile content, a daily electronic newsletter dedicated to mobile media, applications and marketing.

30 Recent Stories

Success or Failure: Which Breeds Stronger, More Resilient Entrepreneurs?

Success or Failure: Which Breeds Stronger, More Resilient Entrepreneurs?

Are champions born or are they made?
April 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.
April 7, 2014 in Technology
Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

With business continuing its shift from the desktop to smartphones and tablets, more than half of all companies now have sensitive information stored on mobile devices.
March 14, 2014 in Security

The Secret Behind This Legendary Hollywood Hotel's 50-Year Run

The Sunset Marquis isn't just a place where entertainment icons stay and play--it's a Hollywood legend in its own right. Here's your all-access pass.
February 2, 2014 in Innovation
Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones

Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones

Videography company Aerial Media Pros captures hard to get shots at a fraction of the traditional cost.
January 27, 2014 in Business Ideas
A New Take on Vintage Design

A New Take on Vintage Design

Apparel startup Homage combines period-correct design sensibilities with contemporary production techniques.
January 5, 2014 in Business Ideas
The Future of Fashion Design Is Mobile

The Future of Fashion Design Is Mobile

Crowdstar's new Covet Fashion app lets fashionistas style a digital mannequin by mixing and matching real-world garments and accessories -- all from their phones.
December 21, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'

The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'

Rude, crude, sexist and often mean-spirited, David Portnoy's Barstool Sports has become a go-to for young men. But can Portnoy continue to cash in on controversy?
December 14, 2013 in Profiles
Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Dispop sources click-worthy banner-ad proposals from a network of designers.
December 4, 2013 in Advertising
Fashion Trend for 2014: Country Couture on the Rise

Fashion Trend for 2014: Country Couture on the Rise

Country music's crossover appeal is spurring interest in western apparel.
November 19, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Gamification, a principle for applying gameplay mechanics and theories to everyday problems, is growing in popularity. Here's how your small business can start playing.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

In addition to helping business owners solve problems around customer engagement and retention, gamification can enhance staff relations.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale

Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale

Entrepreneur wanted in on the multibillion-dollar mobile gaming business. So we decided to build our own iPhone game and share everything we learned with readers. Here's the painfully true story of B
August 27, 2013 in Mobile
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business mark
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

Slice aims to make everyday items both nicer to look at and easier to use.
July 3, 2013 in Branding
In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop

In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop

Brian Spaly's latest venture, Trunk Club, bucks conventional retail models.
June 26, 2013 in Innovation
SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing

SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing

The convergence of social media, mobile interactivity and geolocation technology has given rise to a new marketing trend: SoLoMo. The name may be a mouthful, but it could signal the next evolution of
June 4, 2013 in Online Marketing
When to Hire a Design Firm to Get Your Logo Just Right

When to Hire a Design Firm to Get Your Logo Just Right

Struggling to convey your startup's value to consumers? Team with the right design firm for branding that fits.
May 20, 2013 in Branding
The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction

The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction

Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
May 20, 2013 in Branding
New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

Ribbon allows for one-click payments via any user platform.
May 16, 2013 in Apps & Software
Independent Video Game Companies Gain Market Share

Independent Video Game Companies Gain Market Share

As game play shifts from the console to the smartphone, the balance of power has tipped in favor of upstarts like Bolt Creative and Imangi Studios.
November 29, 2012 in News and Trends
Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development

Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development

Chartboost is helping developers drive adoption--and revenue--by harnessing the collective power of mobile gaming.
November 29, 2012 in Mobile
Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.
October 16, 2012 in Growth Strategies

Mobile Advertising Platform Delivers Real Leads

AdLeads lets companies launch geo-tagged campaigns that sidestep the cost-per-click model, in favor of sign-ups.
September 11, 2012 in Apps & Software
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
September 9, 2012 in Profiles
5 Young Millionaires Instigating Innovation

5 Young Millionaires Instigating Innovation

Our annual look at high-earning entrepreneurs aged 30 or younger with the creativity, smarts and guts to disrupt their industries.
August 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

With major clients like Microsoft and CBS Sports, Chaotic Moon app studio makes it big.
August 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Online Marketplace for App Builders

Online Marketplace for App Builders

With components from Verious, developers are building better apps faster and for less.
August 8, 2012 in Apps & Software
Richard Branson on Building an Empire

Richard Branson on Building an Empire

Richard Branson built his Virgin Group empire attacking niches dominated by legacy companies. Now he's extending his entrepreneurial philosophies to a new market that's out of this world.
June 19, 2012 in Profiles
A New Platform for Hyper-Local Marketing for Small Businesses

A New Platform for Hyper-Local Marketing for Small Businesses

With LocalVox, small businesses can promote deals, events and new services in their immediate neighborhoods.
April 3, 2012 in Social Media