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Spotlight: Issuu launched collaboration platform for publishing teams

Digital publishing company Issuu is launching a collaboration platform called Collaborate to enable teams to work better together creating content, reported TechCrunch.

Okta adds support for Apple's Touch ID in new Verify updates

Okta, a startup known for its two-factor authentication and secure identity technology, is putting a special focus on its mobile capabilities for its Verify product as it pushed out updates Monday.

Who you calling dumb? Feature phones make a comeback

Stop the presses. Feature phones are making a comeback, at least in emerging markets. That is one conclusion of market research firm ABI Research, which recently looked at the stats on mobile phones, both feature phones and smartphones.

Enterprises increasingly buying wireless gear directly from suppliers

There has been a fundamental shift in the business model for wireless equipment, with enterprises increasingly buying mobile infrastructure directly from suppliers, according to a new report from market research firm Mobile Experts.

Infographic: Most companies plan the same or increased investment in mobility

Most companies are planning the same or increased funding for mobility initiatives in order to provide greater flexibility for workers and to increase their productivity and satisfaction.

Spotlight: IoT mergers and acquisitions have surged so far this year

There were nearly two dozen major mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things and related market segments in the first four months of 2016, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics.

Samsung makes deeper commitment to enterprise IoT with ARTIK Cloud platform

Enterprises and developers may be pleased to know Samsung took an even deeper dive into the Internet of Things with the release of its ARTIK Cloud platform this week.

SAP Business One Sales mobile app designed for the mobile sales professional

Enterprise application giant SAP announced this week the launch of the SAP Business One Sales mobile app, leveraging the SAP HANA platform.

Tablet shipments take a nose dive, says Strategy Analytics

Tablet shipments fell 10 percent year-over-year to 46.5 million units during the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Don't judge a drone by its Indiegogo campaign

Perusing the internet the other day, TechCrunch contributing journalist Haje Jan Kamps came across an Indiegogo campaign for a firefighting drone from MicroMultiCopters Aero Technology, or MMC. Looking through the campaign, Jan Kamps noticed something strange: What MMC was advertising wasn't physically possible.

Enterprise augmented reality will bring in $46B in revenue by 2021

It's true. Virtual reality used for gaming is a way sexier topic than enterprise augmented reality, as demonstrated by the countless gaming VR headlines scattered throughout every tech publication on the Internet. However, enterprise AR is the tech really bringing home the bacon, according to ABI Research.

Mobile 'pioneers' are reaping the benefits in terms of employee productivity and satisfaction, survey finds

Companies that are mobile "pioneers" have greater employee productivity, creativity, satisfaction and loyalty than firms that are mobile laggards, according to a poll of 1,865 employees by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of HPE's wireless network unit Aruba.

Spotlight: Smartphone growth stalls in first quarter, says IDC

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016, up slightly from the 334.3 million units shipped in the same quarter of 2015, marking the smallest year-over-year growth so far, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.

Apple reports revenue decline after 13 years of growth, big drop in iPhone sales

For the first time in 13 years Apple posted a decline in revenue – including a 16 percent drop in iPhone sales – and the vultures are circling.

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware are leaders in hybrid EFSS market, says Forrester

Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware were named leaders in the market for hybrid enterprise file sync and sharing platform market, according to the latest Forrester Wave market report.

Wearables most likely to cause data breach out of all IoT devices, say IT pros

Enterprise wearables are most likely to be the cause of a data breach out of all Internet of Things devices connected to a workplace network, according to a group of 440 IT pros surveyed by IT networking company Spiceworks.

Spotlight: Apple's 2016 iPhone shipments could fall below 2014 levels, says analyst

Apple could see iPhone shipments this year fall below 2014 levels, predicted Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities.

Sirin Labs raises $72M in funding to develop highly secure smartphone

Sirin Labs is diving head-first into the highly secure phone market. The company has plans to release a secure mobile device that will cost around $20,000, Android Headlines noted in an article.

Shipments of enterprise and industrial wearables to top 66M by 2021, says Tractica

Fueled by high levels of interest and market momentum, worldwide shipments of wearables for enterprise and industrial use are forecast by market research firm Tractica to increase from 2.3 million last year to 66.4 million units by 2021, or a cumulative total of 171.9 million wearables shipped between 2015 and 2021.

ABB unveils sensor network, cloud platform to monitor power systems

Swedish-Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB has unveiled its Ekip SmartVision, which combines the connectivity and sensing capabilities of ABB Emax 2 circuit breakers with a cloud platform to provide data for energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics services.