Biography for Jason Ankeny
Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of Telephony and its sister publication Wireless Review--additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Jason Ankeny
Microsoft is overhauling its Yammer enterprise social networking platform, rolling out a retooled version for Apple's iPad tablet and expanding functionality across its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.
Samsung Electronics reached an agreement to integrate NQ Mobile's NQSky mobile device management platform into its Knox mobile enterprise security software.
Microsoft Ventures, the software giant's newly formed investment arm, has made its first bet on startup SkyGiraffe, whose platform securely extends on-premise enterprise data and apps directly to mobile devices. The total amount of the strategic investment was not disclosed.
HP is rolling out a new partner ecosystem that will leverage each company's respective strengths to help businesses build and integrate end-to-end mobile solutions that bridge the gap between consumer and enterprise experiences.
MetaMoJi is rolling out Share Anytime: a collaborative whiteboard application optimized for Apple's iPad tablet.
Revel Systems is bolstering its point-of-sale solution for Apple's iPad by adding support for PayPal's mobile commerce capabilities.
Business software firm Pegaystems acquired cloud-based mobile application development platforms provider Antenna Software--a move designed to enable enterprise IT clients to deliver improved customer experiences across multiple operating systems and devices. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed surprise that businesses have moved so quickly to adopt tablets and said the paradigm shift is hastening the demise of the traditional enterprise software sales model pioneered by companies like Oracle.
Talk.co is rolling out a new cross-platform mobile chat application for the enterprise, enabling co-workers to securely communicate across devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android as well as the desktop.
Mobile security software firm Lookout has raised $55 million in strategic funding from investors including Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Ventures, Greylock Partners and Mithril Capital Management. Existing investors Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round, which nearly matches the $75 million in funding Lookout has raised since launching in 2007.