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News Scan: Good beefs up mobility platform; Movius raises $13M to serve more BYOD users; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 25, including an update for Good Technology's Secure Mobility Platform, a new venture for Movius in BYOD, how Apple lost its tablet lead, Facebook's new Messenger direction that could involve Uber and why M2M devices still use 2G.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Does your M2M solution work? The AT&T Foundry can help find out

As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.

Will Apple's alliance with IBM save the iPad?

Facing the second consecutive quarter of declining iPad sales, CEO Tim Cook is betting that Apple's alliance with IBM will stanch the bleeding by opening up the enterprise channel to more iPad purchases.

News Scan: Wearables to take off in enterprises; Facebook faces increased mobile ad competition; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 24, including where the first wearables will truly flourish, the coming fight for Apple in mobile install ads, the difference in revenue between mobile websites and mobile apps, the latest connection that makes Square more approachable and a joint venture with Samsung and Oculus.

Nokia handset business: Microsoft's loss is Nokia's gain

Nokia, for one, is glad to see its mobile handset division off the books. The Finnish mobile firm said its financial performance for the latest quarter was boosted by the sale of the handset division to Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Security worries hold firms back from embracing mobility

Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers

Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at Gigaom.

So many connected machines, so little time

You've heard me say it before. And I'll say it again. The Internet of Things will change our world. FierceMobileIT has put together a brief history of IoT to show you just how far we've come.

Firms turn blind-eye to BYOD policy

Close to half of organizations either do not have a mobile device policy at all or have not fully implemented the policy they have in place, according to a survey of 1,100 IT security pros who are members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community.

A brief history of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, or IoT, promises to revolutionize the way we do business as well as the way we live our lives. Here is a brief IoT history to help you understand where we have come from and where we may be going.

News Scan: BES 10 heads to the cloud; Apple posts record iPhone sales; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.

News Scan: Yahoo buys mobile analytics firm Flurry; Google Now beats Siri in search accuracy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 22, including Yahoo's latest mobile move, where Google has a leg up on Apple, the potential drawbacks to wearables according to TechNavio, a new COO for BlackBerry and the newest service expected to explode in Malaysia.

Enterprises get ready: Here comes Apple's 'iTime'

As enterprises brace for a deluge of wearable devices, one of the last holdouts, Apple, just secured a key patent for its fabled smartwatch.

New mobile malware poses as FBI, demands ransom

A new malware called ScarePakage seizes mobile phones and pretends to be the FBI in order to coerce users to hand over money to have the device set free.

Millennials break BYOD rules most often, but for good reason

Millennials are more likely to break the rules when it comes to bring-your-own-device policies, according to a new study. But while they flout written guidelines, much of the time they do so in order to work more effectively.

News Scan: Facebook gets a Buy button; Wall Street expects good things from Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 21, including the new Buy button in Facebook feeds, what the finance sector expects out of Apple this quarter, the next market for Appcelerator, how NQ Mobile thwarted some of its downward momentum and what IT needs to do according to the rest of the company.

Are the days of the mobile phone gold rush in China over?

China, the world's largest mobile phone market, has been seen for years by vendors as a place of seemingly unlimited demand for mobile technology. That time may be over. 

Infographic: Mobile web searchers are proactive, survey finds

While mobile users spend much of their time with mobile apps, when they do use the mobile web to search, they are very proactive.