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IT executives think IoT is over-hyped

Nearly half of 297 IT executives surveyed by the nonprofit IT association CompTIA believe that the Internet of Things is over-hyped.

News Scan: Sony names new mobile chief; Verizon, FireEye team on mobile security; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 31, including Sony's new mobile chief, Verizon's partnership with FireEye on mobile security options for enterprises, Smartphone shipments topping 316 million in Q3, video standards supporting next-generation mobile video services and smart transport systems fueling freight management market.

VoLTE network deployments, subscribership to take off next year, says Infonetics

More than 30 commercial voice-over-LTE networks and 51 million VoLTE subscribers are expected in North America and the Asia-Pacific region by the end of 2014, forecasts Infonetics Research.

Infographic: Mobile app usage set to explode

Mobile app downloads are expected to soar to 269 billion by 2017, up from 180 billion this year, according to stats compiled by Forbes and Statista in an infographic.

Turkey's Garanti Bank sees future of banking defined by mobility

The banking industry has embraced mobility in a big way in many foreign markets, including Turkey, where Garanti Bank pays for its customers to get mobile Internet access, and uses social media to attract and retain customers.

News Scan: Lenovo closes $2.9B Motorola Mobility buy; Connected cars need more spectrum; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 30, including finalization on the Lenovo and Google deal for Motorola, the wireless wish list given to the FCC, the growth in the tablet industry, the heating up car wars in mobile and how larger smartphone screens affect viewing habits.

Large disconnect between IT and app developers over enterprise mobile apps

There is a large disconnect between IT decision makers and mobile app developers when it comes to management ideas about enterprise apps and developer reality.

New smart terminal Poynt promises mobile payments flexibility

A former PayPal and Google Wallet employee is launching payments terminal Poynt to help repair what he calls a "'broken' commerce infrastructure," according to Business Insider.

When is unlimited data not unlimited?

Riddle me this--when is unlimited data not unlimited? Answer: When you throttle it. Sounds like a riddle posed by the Riddler to Batman, but it's actually the argument of the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against AT&T.

5 hot new business apps: Is Google vs. Apple healthy?; Facebook opens its Rooms; more

The 5 hot new business apps for Oct. 29.

News Scan: Vida app for chronically ill launched; Workers see benefits from wearables; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 29, including the new Vida mobile health app's care for chronically ill, three-quarters of adults see wearables in the workplace as positive, the global DAS market topped $1 billion in first half of 2014, Twitter's Fabric mobile app development platform is taking off and the latest commentary on iPad Air 2.

Infographic: Almost all IT pros struggle with BYOD security threats

Almost all IT and security pros are struggling with the security threats posed by BYOD, and two-thirds expect mobile security incidents to increase at their firm.

After getting a late mobile start, Facebook comes roaring back

Despite getting a late start monetizing its mobile properties, Facebook is coming roaring back, according to its most recent quarterly results.

News Scan: Taco Bell launches mobile ordering app; Microsoft embeds MDM in Office 365; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 28, including the new mobile effort from Taco Bell, how MDM features will be incorporated in the latest iteration of Office 365, the expected growth of telematics this year, Australia's burgeoning mobile video market and the future of NFC payments.

Apple Pay's first week sees double charge glitch, retailers balking at service

Apple Pay has faced its share of adversity since its official launch one week ago. Whether accidentally double charging some user accounts or retailers balking at the service, the release of Apple's new mobile payment method has been anything but smooth.

Half of YouTube's video traffic comes from mobile devices

Half of all of YouTube's video traffic is coming from mobile devices, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

Infinite Peripherals releases first enterprise mobility accessory for iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has received its first enterprise functionality with the release of Linea Pro 6 by Infinite Peripherals, Inc.

News Scan: Verizon sends user info to advertisers; Mobile app backlog plagues enterprises; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Oct. 27, including Verizon Wireless sending user information to advertisers, mobile app backlog plaguing enterprises, the cost of acquiring mobile app users is rising, private investors pumping almost $20 billion into mobile Internet firms and the Connecticut Tech Council recognizing enterprise mobile location app developer.

While giving the FBI fits, Apple and Google ease IT's BYOD worries with default encryption

Both Apple and Google are turning on data encryption by default in their latest mobile operating systems, iOS 8 and Android L (Lollipop), respectively. While the FBI might not like it, enterprises IT managers are thrilled, particularly those worried about BYOD security.

Corporate customers can now use US Bank's mobile app to manage accounts

Corporate customers can now use U.S. Bank's mobile payment app to manage their accounts using their mobile phone, the Minneapolis-based bank announced last week.