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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Independent Video Game Companies Gain Market Share
News and Trends

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.
Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development
Mobile

Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development

Chartboost is helping developers drive adoption--and revenue--by harnessing the collective power of mobile gaming.
Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience
Growth Strategies

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.
Apps & Software

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.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere
Profiles

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
5 Young Millionaires Instigating Innovation
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
Online Marketplace for App Builders
Apps & Software

Online Marketplace for App Builders

With components from Verious, developers are building better apps faster and for less.
Richard Branson on Building an Empire
Profiles

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.
A New Platform for Hyper-Local Marketing for Small Businesses
Social Media

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.
One Tool for Managing All Your Business Schedules
Office Tech

One Tool for Managing All Your Business Schedules

With Genbook, you can spend less time on your schedule and more time on business.
Kiip: A Win-Win for App Developers and Advertisers
Apps & Software

Kiip: A Win-Win for App Developers and Advertisers

When winning isn't enough, Kiip offers mobile gamers real-world rewards for virtual triumphs--a win-win for developers and advertisers
How One Tool is Helping Small Publishers Go Digital
Apps & Software

How One Tool is Helping Small Publishers Go Digital

OwnLocal is helping traditional newspapers rewrite the future.
New Dropbox Service Is Tailored for Business Teams
Apps & Software

New Dropbox Service Is Tailored for Business Teams

New version allows colleagues to share and access information wherever their work takes them.
A New Way to Get Customized Service Quotes
Online Marketing

A New Way to Get Customized Service Quotes

This online platform lets consumers more easily connect with nearby small businesses.
How 'Augmented Reality' Software Can Blur the Lines Between Online and Offline Worlds
Apps & Software

How 'Augmented Reality' Software Can Blur the Lines Between Online and Offline Worlds

Total Immersion's Augmented Reality software solutions gives heavy metal band Mastodon an edge with fans.
Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars
Apps & Software

Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

This new app enables restaurant and bar patrons to cash out their bill via smartphone, simplifying the process for customers and servers alike.
A New Way to Crowdsource Customer Feedback
Market Research

A New Way to Crowdsource Customer Feedback

Napkin Labs gives businesses access to crowdsourcing and some big ideas from their most devoted fans. Consider this case study with a Boulder, Colo., startup.
Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems
Payments & Collections

Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

Looking into mobile payment applications for your business? Consider this comparison of the leading systems.
How Stampt Is Updating Customer Loyalty Cards
Mobile

How Stampt Is Updating Customer Loyalty Cards

Slimmer wallets and lighter keychains: Mobile marketing startup Stampt is helping make customer loyalty cards as simple as pulling out your phone.
Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub
Success Stories

Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success.
ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App
Human Resources

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

The payroll giant is offering a mobile app that lets employees of its U.S. clients check and manage their HR, payroll and benefits information from their smart phones.
How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business
Apps & Software

How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business

Consider these five tips to create an app in a matter of minutes using a turnkey platform.
How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing Platform
Apps & Software

How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing Platform

MindShift brings the cloud-computing concept down to earth, so that small firms like Salo can see big IT improvements.
How One Small Company Is Using QR Codes
Online Marketing

How One Small Company Is Using QR Codes

Why startups like Sacre Bleu believe quick response codes to extend its branding and deliver information at the point of sale. Are QR codes the next big thing in mobile marketing?
Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival
Profiles

Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol
Innovation

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business
How To Start a Business

Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business

The ability to discern treasure from trash is only one aspect of succeeding in the antiques and nostalgia market.
Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville
Profiles

Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

How a commercial shoot for the History Channel's hit show brought several blocks of downtown Nashville to a halt one hot summer afternoon.
A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle
Magazine

A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle

Local business marketing goes mobile via MerchantCircle. How it works for one computer-repair shop that makes house calls.

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