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What’s so Hot About Hotspot 2.0 (Passpoint)

December 4th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Hotspot 2.0 (Passpoint) is a comparatively new term in the Wi-Fi space. Branded as Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint™, the Hotspot 2.0 standard was driven by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Broadband Alliance, and created in partnership with mobile device manufactures, network equipment vendors and operators. (Read More)

Mobile’s Impact On…Field Operations

December 2nd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Mobile is pushing all of the industries I’ve written about recently – including travel, hospitality, and retail – forward, making them more efficient, nimble, and successful. (Read More)

HBO, CBS and Univison Streaming Video Services – Good or Bad for Cord Cutters?

October 21st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This past week saw three major broadcast networks – HBO, CBS, and Univision – announce new, standalone streaming video services that will allow consumers to receive their content without a cable subscription. It’s what cord cutters have been demanding for years – the ability to pay a la carte for specific content. It’s a sign […]

The ROI for Mobile Billing Apps

September 4th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Earlier this month, Intuit acquired Check for a healthy $360 million. What does Check do? They make a mobile app that lets customers track and pay their bills on mobile phones. Mobile bill payment is turning into a must-have for just about every industry. Today’s consumers are already conditioned to mobile app experiences, and many […]

How Cable Operators Can Own Their Customers’ Mobile Experiences

August 5th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

If you’re a cable operator, you need to begin thinking about how customers are using their mobile devices – and look for ways to truly own that experience. Owning the mobile experience is about building solutions that capture customers and offer them the ability to do everything they want to do through their devices. It’s […]

Three Ways Cable Operators Are Leveraging Wi-Fi

July 22nd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

According to Deloitte, 2/3 of U.S. customers prefer Wi-Fi to cellular. Perhaps this is because some apps, like Amazon Instant Video, will only work over Wi-Fi, or that consumers are wary of those high cellular data charges – those Instagram uploads can really put a dent in data caps, In any case, Wi-Fi is quickly […]

Helping Enterprise Customers Dig Through “Big Video”

June 24th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

When we think of the words “mobile” and “video,” we typically envision someone sitting on a couch, iPad propped comfortably on their lap, catching up on Orange is the New Black. But consumers are only a small sector driving the growth of, as I put it last week, “big video.” There are other examples: Students […]

The Cable-less Cable TV: Tablet Growth to Be Very Much on the Minds of Execs at This Week’s The Cable Show

June 11th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Apps like mPortal’s own ScreenBee are helping to drive media consumption on tablets, the ownership of which will exceed 130 million devices in the U.S. by 2014. The Cable Show is back this week, and much like last year, not too much in the world of cable TV remains the same, even when compared to […]

Google and Motorola Mobility: A Connected Experience Connection?

May 29th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Last week Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility finally closed.  Naturally, there’s been much speculation about what may happen next – most of it focused on what it means to Android and mobile device manufacturers.
However, a r…

Look Who Will Be Speaking This Week at The Cable Show

May 21st, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Talk show host Conan O’Brien.  NBA Commissioner David Stern.  CNN personality Piers Morgan.  And myself.  What do we all have in common?  We’ll be making appearances this week at The Cable Show at the Boston Convent…

Defending the Core Through Mobile Apps

May 8th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Times change.  As a result, a lot of companies in a lot of industries these days seem to be defending business models that worked well for many, many years.  Books, yellow pages, music – all of these industries have either gone through …

Redefining Connected Mobile Apps

March 13th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

When people mention the word “apps,” the usual devices spring to mind:  smartphone and tablets.  But the world of apps is, in reality, much, much bigger.
Look around your house.  I’m willing to bet you’ll see at l…

How mPortal is Helping Cable Companies and Television Providers Spring Into TV Everywhere Initiatives

March 6th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

For the past couple of years, cable companies and television providers have struggled with the concept of “TV Everywhere” — getting content in front of as many people as possible through various means that go beyond the traditional set-top…