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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

One Tool for Managing All Your Business Schedules

One Tool for Managing All Your Business Schedules

With Genbook, you can spend less time on your schedule and more time on business.
March 14, 2012 in Office Tech
Kiip: A Win-Win for App Developers and Advertisers

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
March 9, 2012 in Apps & Software
How One Tool is Helping Small Publishers Go Digital

How One Tool is Helping Small Publishers Go Digital

OwnLocal is helping traditional newspapers rewrite the future.
February 7, 2012 in Apps & Software
New Dropbox Service Is Tailored for Business Teams

New Dropbox Service Is Tailored for Business Teams

New version allows colleagues to share and access information wherever their work takes them.
January 31, 2012 in Apps & Software
A New Way to Get Customized Service Quotes

A New Way to Get Customized Service Quotes

This online platform lets consumers more easily connect with nearby small businesses.
January 10, 2012 in Online Marketing
How 'Augmented Reality' Software Can Blur the Lines Between Online and Offline Worlds

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.
January 4, 2012 in Apps & Software
Tabbedout: A Mobile Payment App for Restaurants and Bars

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.
December 15, 2011 in Apps & Software
A New Way to Crowdsource Customer Feedback

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.
November 30, 2011 in Market Research
Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

Looking into mobile payment applications for your business? Consider this comparison of the leading systems.
November 30, 2011 in Payments & Collections
How Stampt Is Updating Customer Loyalty Cards

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.
November 14, 2011 in Mobile
Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

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.
October 18, 2011 in Success Stories
ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

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.
October 14, 2011 in Human Resources
How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business

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.
October 13, 2011 in Apps & Software
How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing Platform

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.
October 5, 2011 in Apps & Software
How One Small Company Is Using QR Codes

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?
October 3, 2011 in Online Marketing
Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
August 31, 2011 in Profiles
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

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.
August 31, 2011 in Innovation
Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles 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.
August 30, 2011 in How To Start a Business
Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

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.
August 30, 2011 in Profiles
A New iPhone App Gives Local Businesses Marketing Muscle

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.
July 27, 2011 in Magazine
How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign

How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign

Original Joe's adds fuel to its online marketing strategy using a tool from Wildfire that helps businesses boost their social media status.
July 26, 2011 in Apps & Software
How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.
June 21, 2011 in Magazine

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
June 21, 2011 in Success Stories
How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping

How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping

Moontoast's digital platform helps affinity brands like Nashville's Arts Company translate Facebook fan fervor into online revenue.
June 21, 2011 in Magazine
How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees

How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees

Forget clunky credit-card processing systems -- all you need is a smartphone and a new device to cut card-processing expenses.
June 7, 2011 in Mobile
How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook

How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook

Facebook is proving itself a small-business marketing force. Here are three examples of how it's working.
May 24, 2011 in Social Media
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry

For this iconoclastic rocker, there are no limits to how music can be packaged, delivered and consumed.
April 26, 2011 in Profiles
A Record Label Mines the Past for Music Aficionados and Collectors

A Record Label Mines the Past for Music Aficionados and Collectors

The Numero Group mines the past to forge the future of record labels--aiming at a reliable market of music aficionados and collectors.
April 26, 2011 in Innovation

The Dusty Groove America Record Store Keeps on Spinning

The world of music retail keeps spinning at Dusty Groove America
April 26, 2011 in Innovation
Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists

Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists

Big Cartel offers bands, fashion designers, poster printers and other talents an online platform to market their merchandise.
March 22, 2011 in Selling Online