Oct 30, 2013 — Mobile health apps have gotten a lot of attention, but most are not being used, according to an industry analysis. The top-selling apps are diet and fitness trackers. Most apps don't let people enter their own data, and very few are actually designed to help people manage an illness.
Sep 5, 2013 — A funny and disconcerting short film, I Forgot My Phone, gives us a sense of just how much our smartphones have changed life experiences — and probably not for the better.
Sep 3, 2013 — Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business and licensing key patents for $7.2 billion. Microsoft is aiming to boost its share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The deal may also provide a hint of who will take over when Microsoft's CEO leaves.
Aug 12, 2013 — A promotional stunt went awry in Seoul, where LG Electronics promised to give away 100 advance models of its upcoming G2 phone to people who caught a balloon holding a coupon for the $850 device. Some members of the crowd reportedly brought BB guns and other weapons; about 20 people were reportedly injured.
Apr 4, 2013 — Now that Facebook is following Apple, Microsoft and Google into the mobile device business, others must surely be on the way. Imagine what a LinkedIn phone, a Yahoo phone or even an NPR phone might do for you.
Mar 4, 2013 — A competition to encourage entrepreneurs to design health apps came up with a wide range of possibilities. One app audits medical bills for errors and savings. Another helps find prices for services, such as dental exams, for people without insurance coverage.
Feb 26, 2013 — Between them, Google Android and Apple's iOS account for more than 90 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, with Windows Phone, BlackBerry and a few smaller players rounding out the mobile market. But the tech world never stands still and other players are making a run for a piece of the growing mobile pie.
Jan 28, 2013 — Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
Jan 9, 2013 — Kids who play "advergames", created by food manufacturers to market their products, may eat more, and eat more junk food. In a study by Dutch researchers, the kids chose junk food even when the game featured fruit or other healthful choices.
Dec 7, 2012 — Customer loyalty programs offering discounts in exchange for a bit of personal information are nothing new. But now Verizon and AT&T are launching programs allowing customers to receive rewards based on information their smartphones share with the carriers. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are alarmed.