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March 29, 2012
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Creating Wireless Connectivity Everywhere

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  • AT&T AdWorks joins with Foursquare to link ads, location service
    AT&T AdWorks will test a program with an undisclosed retailer that will let smartphone users check in to locations via the Foursquare service through mobile ads provided by ad company Celtra. Celtra chose to include the Foursquare capability because of an "intersection of advertisers' interests in social, local and mobile," said Maria Mandel Dunsche of AT&T AdWorks. Adweek (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Apps help drivers find parking spaces
    The world of connected devices has begun to spread broadly to parking spaces, and several mobile applications for parking are on the market. CTR Systems said this week that it would expand its parking-reservation service for garages to smartphones. The project will join other parking-friendly projects, such as a public-private partnership in Indianapolis that uses sensors in the street to inform drivers of open spaces. BestParking offers a smartphone app to find spaces in 43 cities and 79 airports. (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T to fund telesurgery pilot at Texas hospital
    AT&T has donated $1 million toward the advancement of so-called telesurgery technologies, which enable a physician performing surgery to receive support and coaching from more experienced surgeons via a remote link. The funding -- which is being delivered to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center -- will be used starting this year to finance a five-year program to extend specialized surgical expertise to rural and underserved communities in Texas. American City Business Journals/Dallas (3/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Devices for patient monitoring are set to grow by 2017
    The international market for patient-monitoring devices is expected to reach $8 billion by 2017, according to a report released by GBI Research. The growth is due to advancements in sensor and wireless innovations, as well as the increasing health care issues associated with the improving life expectancy in developing and developed markets, the report notes. (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysts forecast strong opportunity ahead in consumer M2M services
    By 2017, about one-fifth of revenues in the European machine-to-machine market will come from services and applications unrelated to connectivity technology, up from just 4.2% in 2011, Frost & Sullivan says. According to the research firm, for forward-thinking telecom companies, the consumer sector can be a source of significant opportunity for M2M service growth in the coming years, alongside more traditional M2M industries such as energy, transportation, health care and security. (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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