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May 10, 2012
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  • AT&T sees home monitoring as a billion-dollar business
    AT&T will invest heavily in a home-monitoring service that will let smartphone, tablet and PC users track and control appliances, doors and other devices via a system of wireless sensors and cameras hooked up to an AT&T nerve center, the carrier says. Called "Digital Life," the system is an extension of AT&T's move into connected devices and a potential new source of revenue for the telecom. "When you're a company like AT&T ... you look at opportunities that are billion-dollar opportunities," said Glenn Lurie, the executive who is leading the project. Reuters (5/7), CNET (5/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HTML5 can help free mobile users, Mozilla CEO says
    The mobile world is poised to move on to greater flexibility thanks to HTML5 and other standards, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said at the CTIA Wireless conference this week. Part of that trend will involve overcoming the limits set by application stores run by companies such as Apple and Google, Kovacs said. CNET (5/9), TWICE (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CTIA panelists cite progress, challenges in M2M deployment
    There has been progress in deployment of machine-to-machine technology, but there are still a number of challenges, panelists said at the CTIA Wireless conference. Most involve issues in international deployments, along with handling transitions from a nonconnected product to a connected product, they said. TelecomEngine.com (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Booz Allen: After M2M, next will come machine-to-human chips: Booz Allen, the management-consulting firm, completed a white paper for Intel that predicts mobile devices will connect "directly into the human body," Martha DeGrasse writes. Before that can happen, processor speeds must increase significantly so the chips can interact with the brain, the paper concludes. RCR Wireless News (5/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T to test "small cell" wireless technology
    Compact wireless equipment known as "small cells" will undergo testing later this year in a bid to supplement and improve AT&T's coverage. The new technology could be applied in buildings or outdoors. Separately, AT&T said it is teaming with VeriFone for a point-of-sale system based on a mobile app that can be used by employees. Reuters (5/8), DMNews (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mobile surges as platform for networking, shopping
    New figures from comScore show that Facebook users are spending more time accessing the social network on mobile devices than they spend visiting the site on computers. Meanwhile, separate comScore data showed that 45.4% of smartphone owners accessed Amazon's site last month and 28% visited eBay's site. Reuters (5/7), Internet Retailer (5/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • $200 discount for Connected World Conference, June 11 to 13
    AT&T is offering a $200 discount off a full conference pass to the 2012 Connected World Conference in St. Charles, Ill., June 11 to 13. Enter the promo code ATTDC when you register. The 2012 Connected World Conference sets the stage for what's next in M2M and connected devices and will feature leaders from around the industry including Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T Emerging Devices. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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