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.

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The Inside Story of Flipboard, the App That Makes Digital Content Look Magazine Glossy
The 'Treps

The Inside Story of Flipboard, the App That Makes Digital Content Look Magazine Glossy

How serial entrepreneur Mike McCue successfully positioned Flipboard at the forefront of a new era of digital media.
This Company Makes Money by Letting Civilians Drive Military Vehicles
The 'Treps

This Company Makes Money by Letting Civilians Drive Military Vehicles

"We've crushed cars and motor homes. We've even driven tanks through barns," says founder Tony Borglum
Crowdsource Your Way to Free Wi-Fi Everywhere
Technology

Crowdsource Your Way to Free Wi-Fi Everywhere

By getting people to share a part of their bandwidth, upstart Fon wants to build a no-cost web-access world.
Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg
The 'Treps

Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg

The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing.
This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets
The 'Treps

This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets

ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database.
How Your Smartphone Is Becoming Your Doctor
Technology

How Your Smartphone Is Becoming Your Doctor

Withings has created a series of health-care devices designed to integrate seamlessly with your smartphone.
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users
Starting a Business

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
The Case for Updating the Hiring Process
Grow Your Business

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.
How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits
Marketing

How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits

Any company can create word-of-mouth ad -- all it takes is a clever idea and skillful execution.
The Science Behind Crafting Contagious Content
Marketing

The Science Behind Crafting Contagious Content

Jonah Berger, a marketing professor a the Wharton School of Business, has identified six key drivers of virality.
Success or Failure: Which Breeds Stronger, More Resilient Entrepreneurs?
The 'Treps

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

Are champions born or are they made?
Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'
Technology

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.
Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot
Security

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.
Innovation

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.
Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones
Business Ideas

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.
A New Take on Vintage Design
Business Ideas

A New Take on Vintage Design

Apparel startup Homage combines period-correct design sensibilities with contemporary production techniques.
The Future of Fashion Design Is Mobile
Apps & Software

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.
The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'
Profiles

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?
Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on
Advertising

Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Dispop sources click-worthy banner-ad proposals from a network of designers.
Fashion Trend for 2014: Country Couture on the Rise
Growth Strategies

Fashion Trend for 2014: Country Couture on the Rise

Country music's crossover appeal is spurring interest in western apparel.
Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend
News and Trends

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.
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale
News and Trends

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

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

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
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Business Ideas

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
The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design
Branding

The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

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

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

Brian Spaly's latest venture, Trunk Club, bucks conventional retail models.
SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing
Online 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
When to Hire a Design Firm to Get Your Logo Just Right
Branding

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.
The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction
Branding

The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction

Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments
Apps & Software

New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

Ribbon allows for one-click payments via any user platform.
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