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News Scan: This time, Apple wants the iPhone to bend; Wearables attract enterprises, frustrate consumers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Jan. 6, including a potential iPhone that is meant to bend, wearables hit or miss depending on the market, the likely path of the small drone industry, how Samsung plans to get connected and what Amsterdam is doing to better inform its citizens.

Enterprises are likely to be initial target market for VoLTE

Are consumers going to shell out big bucks for VoLTE-capable handsets, instead of making do with their existing smartphones and less than great voice service for a lower price? Probably not.  That's why carriers  will rely on the enterprise market to be more lucrative for VoLTE.

Retailers get advice: Have yourself a very mobile holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like m-Christmas, so mobile messaging and digital marketing firm OtherLevels is offering up some advice on how retailers can take full advantge of mobile commerce this holiday season.

Consumers fear wearables privacy loss, unless the price is right

Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.

Utah leads state governments in mobile-friendly strategy

Mobile devices have become the tech tool of choice among Americans, and Utah has responded by becoming the most mobile-friendly state government in the nation.

Infographic: Consumers are mad as hell and they know who to blame

Close to two-thirds of 1,000 consumers surveyed by credit card processor TSYS hold their merchants responsible for data breaches.

Who knew?! There are efforts out there to monetize and secure personal data!

There are several efforts underway that aim to allow consumers to charge for their data.

1 in 4 consumers has been card-fraud victim

One in four consumers worldwide has been the victim of card fraud, and more than one in 10 has experienced multiple fraud incidents in the last five years, according to a survey of 6,100 consumers in 20 countries.

Could customers charge for their information?

Consumers become the product when their information is taken--sometimes without their knowing it. When might the tables turn and consumers start charging for their information? 

Big data cuts both ways, used to judge consumers and companies

As I've said before, " Goodbye, Information Age. Hello, Knowledge Eon." Knowledge is power… and it packs quite a punch. Now is the time to prepare for that hit and make sure your company performance is up to par--from the consumer's perspective. Yep, stockholders move over!