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Five Strategies to Successfully Become a Mobile-first Company

February 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Last week Facebook announced it had once again topped Wall Street’s expectations thanks to two-thirds of the company’s revenue coming from mobile ad revenue. Facebook is a prime example of a “mobile-first” company: an organization that derives most of its success from delivering a great mobile experience. Other organizations, like Netflix and Google, were certainly […]

Confessions of a Social Addict – 5 Lessons Learned

October 17th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

30 Days Without Social Media – 5 Lessons Learned from my #NoSocialSeptember The evolution of social networks has fascinated me throughout my career. I’ve been in mobile solutions for over ten years and have been known to say things like “I’d rather have a phone that didn’t have a phone than a phone that didn’t […]

The Hottest Mobile Industry News From the Past Week

October 14th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

    As regular readers of The Connected Experience know, I’m a newshound. I love reading about the latest trends and issues surrounding the mobile industry. Most weeks, there’s a lot to take in, and this past week was certainly no exception. Without further ado, I wanted to share a brief synopsis of some of […]

Would the #IceBucketChallenge Have Been As Successful If Not for Mobile?

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

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has proven to be one of the most successful viral fund raising efforts ever – and it would never have achieved its heights if not for the power of mobile. Oh, sure. It could have still been done. A couple of dudes somewhere in Peoria, Illinois, could have taken pictures […]

Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

August 19th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Remember when co-workers communicated via interoffice mail? No? Then you’re probably under 35. Or maybe even 40. I’ll admit it, I can still remember those red threads you wound around those little paper buttons. Those envelopes went the way of the wind when email was introduced. Enter Instant Messaging (IM). If you don’t have it […]

Private Thoughts: Facebook, SnapChat, and Online Privacy Concerns

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

  Mention online privacy and you’re likely to get some very strong opinions, most in favor of maintaining it.  But, in reality, do people really care that much? Let’s look at the facts, and use that old stalwart – Facebook – as an example.  Everyone and their mother knows that, unless you take the time […]

Facebook’s In-your-face Mobile Strategy: Going Big, Or Going Facebook Home

April 9th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Oh that clever Mark Zuckerberg!  Many – not necessarily me — thought he had his team feverishly working behind-the-scenes to develop some sort of mobile device.  Yet all of this time, he had a far more intriguing trick up his short-sleeve t-shirt. After years of speculation, Facebook has finally unveiled its fabled “Facebook phone.”  Except […]

Forget About a Facebook Phone — You Already Have One

February 26th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Last year when I made my 2013 mobile predictions I noted that “Facebook will begin to aggressively make moves into the mobile space.”  Fast-forward to now, and those moves are already starting to take shape, with the company’s recent introduction of voice over IP (VoIP) services into its iOS Facebook Messenger app. In a nutshell, […]

Happy Anniversary iPhone!

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

It’s been five years since the iPhone has rocked our world and changed the way our industry works and how consumers view mobile devices, or I should say connected devices.  I certainly don’t miss those days where it took me five minutes to …

Facebook App Center and the Growing Need for App Discovery Portals

May 15th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Image courtesy Facebook
By now we’re all familiar with the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps available across the iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry platforms.  More and more, though, it seems as if there are n…

Using Facebook to Get More App Downloads

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

I remember the days when developers used to be able to negotiate the placement of mobile app stores on devices, all in an effort to maximize download count. Today the tables have been reversed – carriers have little to no control and the placemen…

Mobile World Congress Day Two

February 28th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Mobile World Congress day two has been just as busy as day one.  Here are some of the bigger things we’ve seen come out of the conference over the past 24 hours. 

Talk about the connected lifestyle.  Not surprisingly there’s…