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Burg and Walmart launch 1st smartwatch that’s a phone

The $199 “Dick Tracy”-LIKE Burg 12 smartwarch works as a standalone phone and pairs with all iPhones & Android smartphones. The smartwatch was created by Hermen van den Burg, world-renowned lifestyle designer to Ikea and Target. The Burg 12 also features interchangeable bezels & straps, cutting-edge design & function. It also includes free SIM card with $25 worth of Free Calls and is available in black and purple.

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Mobile automation platform Appboy nabs $15 million in Series B funding

Appboy empowers marketers to manage the customer life cycle beyond the download. The intuitive marketing automation platform enables mobile apps to build and increase engagement with their user base through rich segmentation, multi-channel messaging and multivariate testing.

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Meet Kolibree the world’s first connected electric toothbrush

Kolibree’s smart toothbrush has a unique technology that analyzes your brushing habits and displays them on a mobile dashboard you can quickly access from your phone. Through Kolibree’s free mobile app, you’ll be able to view data about every brushing via Bluetooth. Kolibree’s smart sensors will tell you whether you have brushed long enough and reached the hard-to-reach but important parts of your teeth and gums.

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Engage Mobility launches mobile marketing solution for Realtors

Engage Mobile’s mobile marketing solution will allow Realtors to utilize the power of the Engage Mobile augmented reality technology to bring images of properties to life in mobile video. A prospective home buyer will now have the ability to scan a picture of the home from a flyer or sign and pull the virtual tour for the home on the user’s mobile device or smartphone.

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Carrier iQ bringing big data analytics to the telecom industry

Mobile intelligence provider brings SaaS flexibility and economy to mobile network operators worldwide with iQ xPlore SmartStart, a quick-to-deploy, proven device-centric big data analytics solution.

MNOs typically have access to data from inside their networks, as well as some user-generated information, but they have little insight on what is happening on the device itself.

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Paick’s ultra slim smartphone battery charger is shaped like mobile devices

Sleek was designed around the concept of a providing a slim portable charger with the same design aesthetics as a smartphone. Available in white gloss, Sleek achieves this goal with cellphone-like dimensions of 5.7” x 2.9” x ½” (147 x 76 x 13mm) and a light weight of just 5 ounces (150g), with a UV processed surface featuring advanced anti-scratch technology.

LTE-advanced subscriptions to reach 500 million by end of 2018

ABI ResearchThe LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) subscriptions will take an important role in the mobile subscriber market, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 295% between 2013 and 2018 to reach 500 million, which will represent 34% of the overall 1.47 billion LTE-related subscriptions. Meanwhile, total LTE subscriptions for 1Q-2013 increased by 37.5% quarter-on-quarter, reaching 108 million.

Sports and Wellness drive mHealth mobile device shipments past 30 million in 2012

ABI ResearchBluetooth Smart Ready connectivity in many smartphones including Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy III has driven a new wave of interest and investment in the capabilities of wearable sensoring mobile enabled devices. Between 2011 and 2017 the market for these devices will grow at a CAGR of nearly 40%.

Sprint will be adding 4G LTE in nine additional cities in coming months

iPhone 5 and other 4G LTE supported smartphone power data users in several cities will soon enjoy a very fast smartphone data experience and benefite from all you can consume 4G LTE plans. Sprint is laying the long term building blocks to stay in the race and potentially surpass carriers such as AT&T and Verizon both of whom are saturating the US with 4g LTE networks of their own.

Desktops left behind & beyond mobile computing the next frontier is wearable devices

A walk through wearable devices history going back to the first documented wearable computer which was developed in 1961 by Ed Thorpe and Claude Shannon. Both mathematics professors at MIT, Ed and Claude put their high pedigree knowledge in gambling, particularly the game of Roulette.