This Week In Mobile


What’s really going on with the Starbucks mobile app information leak, and what you need to know

What’s really going on with the Starbucks mobile app information leak, and what you need to know With Starbucks’ app being the clear leader in mobile payments, any word of a possible lapse in security is bound to get news. Nick Arnott breaks down what really happened and what the real security risks are. 


One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses Not everyone is happy about the earlier linked Google smart contact lenses for diabetics. Om Malik, himself a diabetic, has a few reality checks for the potential product. After stating his admiration for the scientists at Google and how much he appreciates them working to help diabetics, …

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Introducing our smart contact lens project

Introducing our smart contact lens project Google with an interesting innovation – contact lenses that track blood sugar levels for diabetics. The constant need to check blood sugar levels, and the danger of not doing so, for diabetics makes this a potentially helpful product, if they can bring it to market. 


American Eagle To Launch iBeacon Trial Next Month

American Eagle To Launch iBeacon Trial Next Month iBeacons represent a whole new way from brands (especially retail) to communicate, engage, serve and rewards customers. American Eagle continues to be on the leading edge with mobile. I can’t wait to go into an AE retailer next month and see this work first hand. 


Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear | TechCrunch

Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear | TechCrunch Darrel Etherington with an excellent take in the current slew if “wearable” tech. His point amounts to this: if you’re selling a consumer device, then show me something normal people would immediately see the value in wearing. Don’t come with something …

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When will smartphones saturate?

When will smartphones saturate? Horace Dediu has been doing some interesting work with logistic growth functions and forecasting smartphone adoption rates. He continues that here, applying the data to not only the US market, but also the global market. And he reminds us that the North American smartphone market is only 11% of the global …

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How many Americans will be using an iPhone when the US smartphone market saturates?

How many Americans will be using an iPhone when the US smartphone market saturates? Very interesting graphs/analysis from Horace Dediu. His prediction is that the US smartphone market will be at saturation (90% ownership) in Feb 2017 and that the IPhone will enjoy a 68% marketshare. Read on for how he arrives at this, but …

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What does mobile scale mean?

What does mobile scale mean? This was posted a while back by Ben Evans, but as we kick off 2014, it’s a great piece to really wrap your head around. It’s not just that smartphones are selling exponentially quickly, but rather that the fundamental nature of the internet is changing. The scale is overwhelming – …

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