News Scan: New hires need mobility briefing; Judge rejects Apple's bid to ban Samsung phones; more


>> New hires need to understand firm's mobility expectations

New hires need to understand the mobility expectations of the firm. "Who will be issued devices, who will be expected or allowed to use their personal devices, what platforms and devices are supported, how devices will be managed, and how (or if) costs will be shared," argues Ryan Faas with CITEworld. This should be done during the interviewing and onboard process, he notes. Read more

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>> Judge rejects Apple's effort to bar Samsung's smartphone

A U.S. federal judge has rejected Apple's petition for a permanent injunction against Samsung's smartphones that were judged to infringe Apple's patents, reports Re/code. Earlier this year, Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for violating three Apple patents with its smartphones. But U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's effort to stop Samsung smartphones that infringe Apple's patents from being sold in the U.S. market. Read more

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>> CTIA is preparing for iPhone 6 launch during Super Mobility Week

The wireless association CTIA is preparing to incorporate Apple's iPhone 6 announcement, expected on Sept. 9, into the Super Mobility Week's activities, says Rob Mesirow, vice president of CTIA. "The morning of the ninth, before our event really kicks off, and Apple's event kicks off, we'll be hosting Squawk Alley, which is CNBC's tech-focused programming, which will be coming live from the show floor and doing some live polling around the Apple device, and they'll be talking to all of these live mobile experts," Mesirow is quoted by Wireless Week as saying. Read more

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>> RFID products becoming indispensable to manufacturing industry

Radio frequency identification (RFID) products, which help track products in the supply chain, are becoming indispensable to the manufacturing industry, particularly for firms in automotive and aerospace manufacturing, judges Frost & Sullivan. RFID solutions improve supply chain visibility and control of inventory, operations and logistics across different manufacturing locations. RFID revenues generated by manufacturing are expected to nearly quadruple, reaching $5 billion in 2020 from $1.3 billion last year, Frost predicts. Read more

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>> Electronic shelf labels will be key part of mobile-based retail ecosystem

Electronic shelf labels (ESLs) will be a key component of a mobile-based ecosystem for retailers, judges ABI Research. "The ideal scenario and end game for most [retailers] will be a tightly integrated system that consists of ESL, smartphone applications, BLE beacons, indoor location, mobile payments, digital coupons/loyalty, customer analytics, and omnichannel marketing and pricing," explains ABI in a release. ESL revenues are forecast by ABI to jump six fold to nearly $2 billion by 2019. Read more

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