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News Scan: Alcatel-Lucent tops small cell vendor study; T-Mobile LTE rollout coming soon;

The latest in mobile IT news for March 6, including Alcatel-Lucent's place among small cell and carrier Wi-Fi product vendors, how T-Mobile plans to rollout its LTE services, Amazon's latest app for its sellers, how Disney's Magic Band leaves something to be desired and a revision on IDC's tablet growth forecast.

No, 'most' companies are not using big data

Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.

Masergy enables enterprises to tap into Amazon's Direct Connect cloud service

Masergy is helping business customers bring their third-party cloud service to their network fold by becoming one of Amazon's Web Services Direct Connect partners.

Enterprise purchases of tablets to accelerate this year, predicts IDC

Enterprise purchases of tablets are forecast by IDC to accelerate in mature markets in 2014 and beyond, while consumer purchases are expected to slow due to market saturation and greater competition for the consumer dollar.

Amazon, eBay grab a piece of mobile payment pie

GigaOm  reports that the transaction volume of payments processor Braintree jumped 164 percent from the previous year. Right now eBay execs are probably pretty happy they snapped up the company for $800 million earlier this year.

Retailers shouldn't underestimate value of mobile shopping apps

Given the ubiquity of smartphones, it's hardly a surprise that shoppers are relying on them to make informed purchasing decisions on the fly. What is surprising, however, is which apps are getting the most attention.

A modest proposal: Amazon should give Kindles away

Research shows that Kindle owners spend far more at Amazon than non-owners, so maybe Amazon should give a Kindle to its best customers.

Killer app for Google cloud: big data?

Google's Compute Engine scored a few impressive wins as of late on the big data front, even though it has no Hadoop offering to call its own. Some suggest that big data will be Google cloud's killer app in the end.

News Scan: In-store mobile payments catch on; Applebee's pledges a tablet at every table; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum. 

Kinesis pulls AWS further ahead in cloud provider race

Amazon Web Services announced a new streaming data real-time processing service called Kinesis. It was released in a limited preview with pay-as-you-go-pricing last Thursday but it already looks to be a substantial differentiator in the cloud provider race.