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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

Five Celebrities Making the Environment Their Business

Five Celebrities Making the Environment Their Business

What do a Lincoln Continental, a Victoria Secret model and Kevin Costner have to do with each other? Environmentalism. Duh.
March 22, 2011 in Going Green
Test Driving a Do-It-Yourself Mobile App Service

Test Driving a Do-It-Yourself Mobile App Service

AppMakr's do-it-yourself mobile application development platform turned Filter Publications into a mobile app developer.
March 22, 2011 in Apps & Software
The New Smart Money

The New Smart Money

Can I get your number? Mobile commerce makes purchasing as simple as waving your smartphone at the register.
February 22, 2011 in Mobile
Test Your Mobile Manners

Test Your Mobile Manners

Shall we learn from Tiger and Favre? Take our six-point quiz to avoid a messy mishap.
February 22, 2011 in Mobile
Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Meet Cyriac Roeding, the man reinventing shopping for the mobile era.
February 22, 2011 in Retail Center
The Rebirth of Retail

The Rebirth of Retail

Shopkick is retooling the concept of customer rewards with an app that delivers promotions.
February 22, 2011 in Technology
A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides

A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides

TownWizard conjures up mobile travel guides for the nation’s highways and the byways.
January 25, 2011 in Apps & Software
Signpost Puts a Local Spin on Social Shopping

Signpost Puts a Local Spin on Social Shopping

Signpost takes on Groupon as the turf war for social commerce supremacy heats up.
January 25, 2011 in Online Marketing

The Top Marketing Flops of 2010

Some companies are skilled in the art of advertising and branding. Then there are these guys.
January 25, 2011 in Marketing
Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

A California yogurt shop and other merchants are turning to a new mobile commerce method that sticks it to cash and credit.
December 21, 2010 in Young Entrepreneurs
Android Turns Pro: A New Option for Business Mobility

Android Turns Pro: A New Option for Business Mobility

The newest device based on Google's platform takes on the kingpin of business mobile smartphones.
December 21, 2010 in Mobile

Online Stores Make Shopping for Business-Related Apps Easier

The three largest U.S. wireless providers have launched websites to hawk their business-focused mobile apps.
December 21, 2010 in Mobile
Celebrity Franchise Players

Celebrity Franchise Players

When fame and fortune aren't enough to feed the celebrity ego, there's always fast food.
December 17, 2010 in Franchises

Social Climbers: How Franchises Are Using Social Networking

Franchises are embracing the possibilities of social media platforms like Facebook to extend their brands.
December 12, 2010 in Franchises
A High-Tech Tool for Staying Up-to-Date on Your Clients and Business Contacts

A High-Tech Tool for Staying Up-to-Date on Your Clients and Business Contacts

Gist offers business users the chance to find a new social media order.
November 23, 2010 in Marketing
A New Tool to Build a Mobile Storefront

A New Tool to Build a Mobile Storefront

This mobile storefront solution ushers small-business owners into the growing world of 'm-commerce.'
November 23, 2010 in Mobile
The Smartphone Gets Smarter: Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

The Smartphone Gets Smarter: Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

The deluge of mobile applications -- some genius, some garbage and some just plain goofy -- continues.
October 27, 2010 in Technology
The New Order

The New Order

Snapfinger's location-based menu app gives independent restaurants a seat at the table with national chains.
October 20, 2010 in Office Tech
The Search Party, Reinvented

The Search Party, Reinvented

Trada aims to make broader online marketing capabilities more accessible--and affordable--to any size business
October 4, 2010 in Online Marketing
Crazy for Mobile Deals

Crazy for Mobile Deals

A unique purveyor of pastries relies on Fanminder to blast text message offers and discounts to its followers.
September 21, 2010 in Ads by Type
Get SMART

Get SMART

AT&T rolls out a new tool to recommend mobile business apps.
September 21, 2010 in Apps & Software
Your Online Management Guru

Your Online Management Guru

Meet Milton, a virtual office manager for small businesses in need of supervision.
August 24, 2010 in Office Tech
Buying Apps in the Google Cloud

Buying Apps in the Google Cloud

Here are some must-have apps for small businesses.
August 24, 2010 in Office Tech
8-year-old Tech Mogul? There's an App for That

8-year-old Tech Mogul? There's an App for That

The mobile app market has no age restrictions. Meet game developer Joseph Hudicka.
August 24, 2010 in Success Stories
Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation

50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes.
July 20, 2010 in Location

The Appeal of Fantasy Sports

For business owners, it's that they're recession-proof
July 19, 2010 in Entrepreneur Magazine
Home Remodeling Gets Retooled

Home Remodeling Gets Retooled

How one online venture is working to update an old industry
July 19, 2010 in Automotive
A New Way to Sell Online

A New Way to Sell Online

Google Places gives you a virtual storefront where you can track traffic.
July 19, 2010 in Selling Online
The Likes of You

The Likes of You

GetGlue recommends movies, music and books based on what already floats your boat.
July 19, 2010 in Success Stories

Beyond the Sporting Life

For pro athletes, entrepreneurial endeavors are a natural play.
July 16, 2010 in Success Stories