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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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  • BlackBerry reports strong orders in Great White North debut
    It was fitting that the Canadian-based BlackBerry debuted its Z10 smartphone in its home country on Tuesday with carriers there reporting solid demand for the handsets. In a speech, CEO Thorsten Heins vowed to return BlackBerry to its former glory, saying the new BlackBerry 10 platform will enable the company to reclaim its role as a major mobile power. Also, a BlackBerry blog post revealed the company and developer Unity are writing an add-on aimed at making it simpler to write gaming applications for the platform. And BlackBerry reportedly confirmed that it will update the operating system's Android runtime layer to include Android 4.1, known as "Jelly Bean." The Wall Street Journal (2/5), Reuters (2/5), News Service (2/5), Engadget (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Isis sees positive results from Salt Lake City trial
    The carriers' Isis mobile-wallet trial in Salt Lake City has elicited an average of five transactions a week per user, Chief Sales Officer Jim Stapleton told reporters on Tuesday, calling the results a promising start. He also said the typical customer keeps tabs on five different retailers when using coupons and affinity card features. Loyalty card holders are twice as likely to visit a merchant than non-cardholders, he added. GigaOm (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The Need for Diameter Signaling Management in LTE
As LTE networks roll out worldwide, discussions are going on about the need to manage signaling—in particular, Diameter signaling. Some controversy exists over the methods to manage and control Diameter signaling in the most effective way. This article describes the reasons that support deploying Diameter signaling management solutions in an LTE network. Click here to learn more.

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  • How much did it rain? Check the cellphone signals
    Dutch researchers said they have figured out a way to detect rainfall volume by measuring how microwave signals from cellphone towers reflect off the raindrops. The team used the method to build a rainfall map for the country, a potentially valuable tool for the low-lying, flood-prone nation, which is rich in cellphones but lacking in meteorologic gear. New Scientist (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  • Skype cuts carriers in on mobile VoIP service
    Skype has begun a program in Russia that it plans to extend to the U.S. and Canada under which wireless carriers will bill subscribers for their VoIP service and receive a cut from each transaction. The VoIP provider will bring the service to North America this month, according to Mach, Skype's mobile-billing gateway vendor. Mach said it has an arrangement in the U.S. with Payvia, which has relationships with domestic carriers. GigaOm (2/5), Engadget (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Katzenberg: Hollywood will charge less for small-screen content
    Content providers will charge consumers for content based on the size of their devices, especially in emerging markets, said Jeffrey Katzenberg, head of the DreamWorks Animation SKG. He said the product is worth less to people watching on a mobile device than in a theater. "People will pay by the square inch. If a cellphone version is 75 cents, you’ll get 350 million people in India to pay that," he told a digital media conference on Tuesday. Katzenberg said such a scheme would drive consumer adoption of mobile video services overseas. Bloomberg (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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