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Notifications Are Changing How Content Is Delivered and Consumed

What drives you to specific pieces of content? For the longest time, we let homepages, search engines, or basic URLs decide our Internet activity. Today, a simple notification that flashes on your phone’s home screen is one of the most powerful forces leading you from app to app.

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Josiah Renaudin
Mobile App Security Is a Problem, Even for Fortune 500 Companies

A recent IBM/Ponemon study shows that mobile application development for a high percentage of large companies—which includes some Fortune 500 members—has significant weaknesses, leaving enterprise data susceptible to theft. These apps just aren’t being properly security tested before release.

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Josiah Renaudin
Nintendo to Shake Up the Mobile Space

Nintendo has shown an apprehension to change, but it’s finally decided to spread its games to one of the widest audiences possible—mobile users. Nintendo is teaming up with DeNA, a large Japanese mobile gaming group, in order to bring classic characters to your phone.

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Josiah Renaudin
The Google-fication of Uber

We have Uber to thank for a new way to describe any job performed by part-time, temporary workers who are hired or dispatched via an app. There is an “Uber” for a wide array of jobs, and the list keeps growing. This story looks at some of them—and at whether this business model will keep growing.

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Heather Shanholtzer
Apple’s New ResearchKit Turns iPhones into Tools for Medical Studies

Apple unveiled a new biomedical platform called ResearchKit, an iOS framework that will let people opt in to join medical research studies. Volunteers can use their Apple devices to participate in various tests, and the information will be shared with medical research institutions to find cures.

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Beth Romanik
What Mobile Payment Solutions Need to Take Off

With all the growth we are witnessing in the mobile space, mobile payment solutions seem to be the way of the future. However, these solutions have to be robust and win the confidence of merchants, payment processors, and end-users in order to really take off. What will it take for that to happen?

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Mukesh Sharma
How Testers Can Use Social Media to Improve Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are being developed in a time of rapid user feedback due to the prominent use of social media—which can be good or bad for those apps. Social media can make or break your product. But whichever scenario it is, testers can learn from that feedback to improve upon their test strategies.

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Jon Hagar
What Happens When Your Mobile App Is Too Successful?

As soon as your mobile application hits the store, you want your target audience to eat it up. But is it possible to have too many tapping the download button? When does success start to weigh on the developer? Read on to find out how much success is too much.

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Josiah Renaudin