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

FierceMobileContent will live on as FierceMobileIT

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All things must come to an end, and FierceMobileContent is no exception. Today's issue is its last as a standalone publication: Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, FierceMobileContent will merge with its sister publication, FierceMobileIT. The new publication will retain the FierceMobileIT brand, but its coverage will expand to focus on enterprise application development and deployment. With so many publishers and developers shifting their focus to the mobile enterprise segment--and with so many businesses of all shapes and sizes leveraging the mobile platform to interact with consumers and staffers--this is the right change at the right time.

Please add editors@FierceMobileIT.com to your safe-senders list to guarantee you don't miss an issue. And click here to read more about the revamp and other changes coming to FierceMarkets' telecom publication lineup.

I'll be contributing to FierceMobileIT over the next few weeks to help smooth the transition before moving on to a full-time role at Entrepreneur magazine. Before I go, I'd like to thank everyone who's read and supported FierceMobileContent over the years, as well as the members of the FierceMarkets staff, both past and present. Long may you run--Jason

Apple acquires personal assistant app Cue to challenge Google Now

Apple has acquired personal assistant application Cue. Financial terms were not disclosed, although insiders told TechCrunch that Apple paid between $40 million and $60 million.

Rumor Mill: Microsoft urging HTC to support Windows Phone on Android devices

Microsoft is petitioning handset maker HTC to support its Windows Phone mobile operating system as a second option on devices already powered by Google's Android, Bloomberg reports.

Report: Google Play Music All Access expanding to Apple's iOS this month

Google is poised to roll out a version of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service optimized for archrival Apple's iOS, Engadget reports.

Twitter files for $1B IPO, mobile users fueling 65% of ad revenues

Less than a month after revealing its plans to go public, Twitter has made its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission public, revealing the microblogging platform aims to raise $1 billion on close to 473 million shares of common stock.

What's driving the future of the connected car?

Wireless carrier executives are all revved up by the connected car opportunity. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been particularly vocal about the possibilities: "The way we think about the car is that it's just a big smartphone on wheels," Stephenson said earlier this year at Mobile World Congress. "The connected car will become just as routine as people carrying a smartphone." Special Report

Snapchat launches Stories, 24-hour photo and video sharing

Snapchat is expanding beyond its signature here-and-gone media sharing philosophy with the introduction of Stories, a new timeline feature enabling users to compile photos and videos that may be viewed an unlimited number of times over a 24-hour period.

Sprint debuts NFC-based Pinsight Touch platform for payment, transit apps

Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.

Quixey app discovery engine closes $50M Series C round led by Alibaba

Mobile application discovery service Quixey (a Fierce 15 winner) has raised $50 million in Series C financing, vaulting the startup's total funding to $74.2 million. Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group led the latest round, with existing investors Innovation Endeavors, TransLink Capital, U.S. Venture Partners Atlantic Bridge and WI Harper also participating.

Sprint's HTC One owners get Android 4.3, rival U.S. operators to follow this month

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HTC is rolling out Google's Android 4.3 operating system update to One smartphone owners across the Sprint network. HTC customizations integrated into the over-the-air Android 4.3 update include new Sense user interface features like Instagram support within the BlinkFeed personalized homescreen, as well as new video highlight templates.