Jason Ankeny

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 jankeny@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Jason Ankeny

Nielsen: iOS users spend twice as much time playing mobile games

Games remain the most popular mobile application category, with 64 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers playing mobile titles in the last 30 days according to new research published by Nielsen.

Foursquare moves beyond check-ins with Android notifications

Foursquare continues its efforts to expand "beyond the check-in," adding a new notification tray to its website and Android smartphone application. The new notifications tray alerts users

Navigating the best and worst travel apps

With so many thousands of new mobile applications entering the market every week, keeping up with the best and the worst can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Appealing/Appalling is here to

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to launch cloud-based mobile OS

Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet firm best known for its online commerce initiatives, is reportedly developing its own smartphone operating system for release in the third quarter of 2011. Citing

Waze, ABC team to help L.A. drivers navigate traffic nightmare

As Los Angeles braces for the July 16 weekend shutdown of I-405, a major highway that carries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day, local ABC television affiliate KABC is teaming with

Forecast: Mobile payments market to reach $670B by 2015

Mobile payments for digital and physical goods, mobile money transfers and Near Field Communications-enabled contactless transactions will almost triple from $240 billion in 2011 to $670 billion in

Apple's iPad now generates 25% of U.S. mobile web traffic

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad now yields 1.03 percent of all Internet traffic worldwide, growing to 2.1 percent of web browsing in the U.S. market, according to analytics firm NetApplications' latest

Borders agrees to $215.1M buyout offer

Struggling bookstore chain Borders has agreed to sell its assets to Najafi-owned Direct Brands, which operates the Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Clubs and Columbia House. Direct Brands will

Google dives into photo-sharing apps with Pool Party

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) quietly introduced Pool Party, a free photo-sharing application optimized for both Android and iOS devices. Pool party is a free photo-sharing app for both Android and iOS

Google revamps search for BlackBerry 6.0 devices

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced an updated version of its mobile search services optimized for Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry 6.0-based devices with WebKit-enabled browsers.