The pervasiveness of energy sensors and ad hoc networks to enable the Internet of Things, along with virtualized networks and cloud computing, will transform the communications networks, content and technology markets by the end of the decade, predicts Strategy Analytics.
By 2030, more than 40 percent of vehicles in Europe will use vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies to improve traffic safety and efficiency, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 4, including how Sprint upcharged federal spy agencies, wireless smart pills in the healthcare industry, the way Travelocity is adapting to different platforms, the use of indoor location technology outside of the retail industy and the smartphone kill-swtch bill introduced to Congress.
Smart city projects, which use machine-to-machine communications and platforms to automate transportation systems, traffic and parking management and utilities, among other things, were a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/3 including: why migrating banner ads to mobile is a bad idea for marketers, Freescale Semiconductor creates a new microcontroller for wearables, tablets gain ground in 2013 as a whole while Apple shrinks, speedier 802.11ac access helps grow WLAN gear revenue and Apple's plans to expand its product line-up.
The transportation sector is increasingly using mobile apps to reduce costs and improve worker productivity, customer engagement and brand loyalty, according to a report by FeedHenry and VDC.
NTT DoCoMo unveiled at the Mobile World Congress a machine-to-machine, or perhaps mammal-to-machine, product that uses a thermal sensor attached to a pregnant cow to monitor whether the cow is about to give birth in order to reduce calf mortality.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 2/28 including: Microsoft's decision to cut licensing fees for Windows Phone 8, how much NFC-enabled smartphone shipments will rise in the next five years, forecasts for the global wireless infrastructure market, the 46 percent increase in US tablet cellular connections and the results of the FCC's H-Block spectrum auction.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/26 including: examples of how brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart's reluctance for mobile advertising is hurting them, the FCC's app for iOS users to test mobile data speeds announced at Mobile World Congress, Almex's rugged tablet for hostile work environments, Sierra Wireless unveils Linux-based platform for M2M apps and BlackBerry's new handsets.