Radio frequency identification, or RFID, was once seen as the future of supply chain efficiency, but these days it seems RFID's real value may be found in the storefront and not in the back room.
The number and total value of merger and acquisition activity in the mobile payments sector dropped significantly last year, but the sector is poised for strong growth, says Mooreland Partners.
Read the latest in mobile IT news for April 21, including how Nike slashed most of its FuelBand team, why slow response times kill mobile sites, which mobile payment service was the most used, the benefits of connected trucks and vehicles and the expected growth in the wireless network security market.
Facebook is planning to launch a mobile ad network this month, Re/code reports.
LinkedIn is expanding its mobile app portfolio to meet the demands of increasing mobile traffic to its site, which is expected to make up a majority of its visitors by the end of the year.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.
New research reveals that if retailers want to lure the cream-of-the-crop shoppers, they'd better arm sales associates with mobile devices.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 15, including Zebra's acquisition of Motorola Solutions, what mobile shoppers really want from an app, the expected jump in smart connected appliances, Italy at the forefront of mobile shopping and the mobile display revenue surpasses TV display revenue.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 10, including Apple's allegations against Samsung and Google, how mobile payments will soon top the $500B mark, where the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is headed, the expected growth of telematics in Western Europe and the increased use of location-based ad campaigns.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for April 9, including rumors of Apple and Google mulling over purchase of Square, Google's new "Glass at Work" program for wearables in the workplace, who tops the mobile point-of-sale vendor list at ABI, the struggles of mobile brand engagement and the development of faster in-flight Internet by provider Gogo.