Mobile

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion
News and trends

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion

The company raised a fresh $1.1 billion from investors and is currently the No. 3 smartphone company in the world behind Samsung and Apple.
For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
News and trends

For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year

The heart emoji appears billions of times per day across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and major news outlets, according to a study by the Global Language Monitor, an Austin-based analytics firm.
Geoff Weiss
Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone
Smartphones

Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

The mobile giant is rumored to be discontinuing the Alpha after a few short months on the market.
Lisa Eadicicco
3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night
Challenges

3 Tech Challenges That Keep Entrepreneurs Up at Night

In this age of information overload, startup founders who are aware and keep their heads above the competition will find success.
Wayne Dennison
Pebble Gets Even Smarter, Rolls Out Interactive Notifications for Android Users
Smartwatches

Pebble Gets Even Smarter, Rolls Out Interactive Notifications for Android Users

Attention Android-loving Pebble people: More nerdy smartwatch goodness is now yours.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What to Think About When Selecting Collaborative Tools
How To

What to Think About When Selecting Collaborative Tools

Know which features are important when selecting solutions for team collaboration.
Carly Okyle
The Best iPhone Apps of the Year, According to Apple
iPhone apps

The Best iPhone Apps of the Year, According to Apple

This year's list contains a mixture of everything -- from helpful productivity apps to cutting-edge games with stunning graphics.
What the Future Holds for Voice Quality in Conference Calls (Infographic)
Virtual meetings

What the Future Holds for Voice Quality in Conference Calls (Infographic)

Advances in telecommunications and audio improvements will modernize the way people work remotely.
5 Marketing Trends That Didn't Go Well in 2014
Mobile Marketing

5 Marketing Trends That Didn't Go Well in 2014

Ditch these flops as we head into the new year.
Ran Avrahamy
Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In
Pizza

Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In

Papa John's became the first pizza chain to sustain more than 50 percent total online sales, but Domino's and Pizza Hut aren't far behind.
Kate Taylor
How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond
Retail Businesses

How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

While many purchases are still made online, consumers still appreciate their local shops and the ability to discover items.
Jeff Fagel
5 Tricks to Creating Compelling Mobile Ads
Mobile Advertising

5 Tricks to Creating Compelling Mobile Ads

To succeed in today's world, mobile advertising needs to be at the core of marketing campaign planning.
Lisa Hoover McGreevy
With Competition Heating Up, Sony to Cut TV, Smartphone Lineup
Profits

With Competition Heating Up, Sony to Cut TV, Smartphone Lineup

The Japanese tech giant sees growth in PlayStation, image sensors.
Recharge Your Phone in 30 Seconds? This Startup Says It Can.
Smartphones

Recharge Your Phone in 30 Seconds? This Startup Says It Can.

A nanotech company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes.