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Mobile device use spurs carrier investment in small cells, Wi-Fi hotspots

Mobile device use is spurring investment by wireless carriers in small cells and Wi-Fi hotspots, says ABI Research.

Gartner: Mobile marketing, digital ads duke it out for most digital marketing dollars in 2015

Next year, mobile marketing and digital advertising will share the top rank for digital marketing spend, according to Gartner.

Wireless service providers injecting 'perma-cookies' users cannot opt out of

Companies doing their best to secure and encrypt mobile devices used to transmit sensitive data may be undermined by an injection of a "perma-cookie" from their service providers, recent reports indicate.

Evernote adds chat function to enterprise note-taking, collaboration software

Note-taking and collaboration software provider Evernote has launched a new "Work Chat" function for its enterprise web and mobile applications that enables users to chat about ideas and projects on the Evernote interface, reports TechCrunch.

News Scan: Microsoft caught off guard; Time out for BBM users; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 3, including Microsoft getting caught off guard by strong demand for Xim mobile photo-sharing app, BlackBerry adding time messages to its BBM messaging service, GSMA, WHO team to develop Ebola Mobile Response Blueprint, Korean mobile devices exports dip 16.3 percent in October and IoT market to reach $757B this year, says Visiongain.

Smaller field services firms drag feet on mobility

Many smaller field services firms have yet to integrate mobility into their field services operations and applications.

Aging US population spurs mobile health, remote patient monitoring

As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for remote patient monitoring, video telemedicine and mobile health will intensify, predicts Frost & Sullivan.

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.