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.

Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28
Young Millionaires

Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.
Meet the Man with the Midas Touch
Design

Meet the Man with the Midas Touch

Yves BĂ©har's award-winning design studio Fuseproject creates groundbreaking products and brand identities for some of the world's most influential companies.
The Inside Story of Flipboard, the App That Makes Digital Content Look Magazine Glossy
Digital Content

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
Business Unusual

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
Crowdsourcing

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
100 Brilliant Companies

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
100 Brilliant Companies

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
100 Brilliant Companies

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
100 Brilliant Companies

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
The Case for Updating the Hiring Process
100 Brilliant Companies

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.
The Science Behind Crafting Contagious Content
Viral 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.
How These 10 Marketing Campaigns Became Viral Hits
Viral 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.
Success or Failure: Which Breeds Stronger, More Resilient Entrepreneurs?
Careers

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'
Aereo

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.