Chicago-based writer Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of Fiercemobile content, a daily electronic newsletter dedicated to mobile media, applications and marketing.
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.
Consider these five tips to create an app in a matter of minutes using a turnkey platform.
MindShift brings the cloud-computing concept down to earth, so that small firms like Salo can see big IT improvements.
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?
How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
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.
Starting a Business
The ability to discern treasure from trash is only one aspect of succeeding in the antiques and nostalgia market.
How a commercial shoot for the History Channel's hit show brought several blocks of downtown Nashville to a halt one hot summer afternoon.
Local business marketing goes mobile via MerchantCircle. How it works for one computer-repair shop that makes house calls.
Original Joe's adds fuel to its online marketing strategy using a tool from Wildfire that helps businesses boost their social media status.
How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.
Starting a Business
This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
Moontoast's digital platform helps affinity brands like Nashville's Arts Company translate Facebook fan fervor into online revenue.
Forget clunky credit-card processing systems -- all you need is a smartphone and a new device to cut card-processing expenses.
Facebook is proving itself a small-business marketing force. Here are three examples of how it's working.