Holiday shopping becoming a mobile feast

Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season for brick-and-mortar retailers, while Cyber Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the online holiday shopping season. And online shopping is increasingly becoming mobile shopping.

Apple's iPads on a roller coaster ride in the enterprise

Apple's iPads have been on a roller coaster ride in the enterprise this year, according to Good data.

IoT leads all sectors in highest average value per M&A deal in Q3, says EY report

Mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things sector posted the highest average value per deal in the third quarter of 2015, according to accounting firm EY's latest Global Technology M&A Report.

Despite shaky reviews, at least 1 expert expects big things from iPad Pro

At least one financial expert expects the iPad Pro, unveiled earlier this month, to drive significant revenue for Apple in the coming months, according to a report from AppleInsider.

Spotlight: HP teams with Titan on new smartwatch

HP is teaming with India's Titan to make a smartwatch that will be compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS, reported InformationWeek.

4 enterprise benefits from integrating mobile APM with user experience monitoring

Employees and consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile devices and apps. As a result, companies need ensure a quality mobile user experience across their portfolio of mobile apps, observed Mike Marks, chief product evangelist at Aternity. In this contributed article, Marks argues that a unified approach to mobile end-user experience monitoring is the best way for enterprises to ensure a quality user experience.

Imagination Technologies launches Kickstarter for IoT dev kit

Imagination Technologies – a well-known U.K.-based IP licensing company – turned to crowdfunding to gain support for its Internet of Things development kit, according to an article at TechCrunch.

Spotlight: Microsoft releases updates to Skype apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft released on Monday updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, with new shortcuts to detected data and improved multitasking capabilities, reported AppleInsider.

Microsoft still building Windows 10 Mobile OS, but Lumia 950s go on sale anyway

Just days after Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 Mobile build, the company began selling its new Lumia 950 running the OS. Hopefully, the kinks in the OS have been worked out.

UAS Registration Task Force recommends simple, free drone-user registration process

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force, appointed last month by the Federal Aviation Administration to develop recommendations for a drone operator registration process, delivered its proposed rules to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Saturday.

Enterprise use cases will fuel growth in augmented reality market, says ABI

While the augmented reaily market is just starting to take off, ABI Research predicts that it will pass virtual reality in terms of market value, reaching $100 billion by 2020, or a compound annual growth rate of 73 percent from 2015 to 2020.

WRC okays 694-790 MHz band for global mobile broadband use

Availability of spectrum for mobile broadband use will be a key to the expansion of the mobile workforce worldwide. To help with global allocation of broadband spectrum, delegates at the World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Geneva this month have agreed to allocate the 694-790 MHz frequency band to mobile broadband use globally.

Microsoft surprises with strong Surface tablet showing

While Apple invented the tablet category, it looks like Microsoft has figured out how to monetize it.

Vidyo, Mitel expand partners to bring HD videoconferencing to Mitel customers

Videoconferencing provider Vidyo and cloud-based unified communications firm Mitel announced Thursday a global expansion of their partnership to deliver high-definition video conferencing capabilities, including over mobile devices, to the enterprise.

IBM wants to help sports venues cater to mobile fans

IBM unveiled Thursday two initiatives that aim to revitalize the fan experience at sports venues through mobile and Web engagement.

Spotlight: LG drops plans for smartwatch with LTE connectivity

LG has dropped its plans to offer the Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch running on Google with 4G LTE connectivity.

Re-evaluating online privacy in the wake of ISIS attacks

As a result of the Paris terrorist attack, 129 people have been pronounced dead and hundreds others were wounded. And it has come to light that ISIS used Telegram, a highly secure messaging app, to take responsibility for the attack on Paris. Should online privacy be reevaluated in light of all of this?

Microsoft-Volvo partnership to build up HoloLens car buying use case

Microsoft expects its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) glasses to see uptake across markets, and use cases are arguably the most important aspect for companies to adopt a new device. One use case being developed by Microsoft and Volvo is to use HoloLens to improve the car buying experience.

APX Labs receives $13M from investors, including GE, for enterprise wearables platform

APX Labs – a company known for Skylight, its smartglasses platform for enterprises – just added $13 million to its pockets after its latest funding round.

With Lumia release looming, Microsoft releases possible mobile OS launch build

Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 Mobile preview build for testers this week as the release date of the Lumia 950 and 950XL, which will run on the OS, inches ever closer. Whether the company is wrapping up its preparations and readying a full release remains unclear, though some think this version could be the final product.