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The State of Mobile Commerce Search: Preparing for 2017
By Special Guest
Mobile commerce has been touted as the next big thing for the past several years. Retailers have prepared for the growth in GMV and profitability from mobile by building mobile-responsive sites and engaging apps. However, we are now past the mobile tipping point. The majority of shoppers are now on …

Will the FCC have a Mandate with the Next President?
By Carl Ford
I watched President Obama's inaugural address with the expectation that "the vision" would be all about broadband to the home and the next wave of mobile communication.

Amazon Slashes Streaming Music Service Price
By Andrew Bindelglass
However, with this cheaper price tag, there is a catch. In order to take advantage of this low price, users can only use Amazon Music Unlimited on Amazon devices, such as the Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap. In addition, the service is limited to only one device, unlike Spotify or Apple Music, which can be u…

Facebook Looking to Expand US Internet Connectivity
By Andrew Bindelglass
Facebook has reportedly been in talks with the U.S. government for months to launch a new app that would greatly expand Internet connectivity in the United States. This app, called Free Basics, would allow many more people in poorer, more rural areas access to the Internet. It is targeted at people …

Twitter is Bad Data, But is it Good Business?
By Carl Ford
There are several reasons Twitter is on the ropes and should be a "fire" sale.

Google Releases New Pixel Phones
By Alicia Young
Pre-orders for the Pixel phones have already started, and pricing starts at $649 for the Pixel and $769 for the Pixel XL. Making the change from 32GB to 128GB of storage adds $100 to the cost of each device, and Google's device protection plans cost an additional $99. Like with the Nexus line, you c…

Has Technology Made the World Bigger? The Pros and Cons of a Connected Society
By Special Guest
One of the main driving forces of globalization and expansion is technology. Everyone has their own views on whether technology has made our globe bigger or whether it has made it smaller.

Accenture, Google Partner to Cater to Industry Verticals
By Paula Bernier
Accenture and Google have joined forces to introduce vertical solutions in the analytics, cloud and mobility realms.

Mobile Domestic Money Transfer Market Could Grow 200 Percent by 2018
By Casey Houser
A recently published market study reveals that the amount of money sent between parties in mobile-based domestic money transfers is expected to reach $520 billion in two years.

Facebook Announces Marketplace for Convenient Reselling
By Alicia Young
Buying and selling products on Facebook isn't new. The practice started in Facebook Groups and has grown substantially since; now, more than 450 million people visit buy and sell groups each month. So, it's only logical that Facebook would eventually make this into an official feature, making it eas…

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