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Two thirds of People Will Own a Smartphone by 2018

December 7, 2015 | By |

A ZenithOptimedia report says that two thirds of people will own a smartphone by 2018.

Today nearly two thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and 19% of Americans rely to some degree on a smartphone for accessing online services and information and for staying connected to the world around them — either because they lack broadband at home, or because they have few options for online access other than their cell phone. Read More

Online shoppers favor Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

November 30, 2015 | By |

According to Custora E-Commerce Pulse, most online shoppers continue to turn to the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad when placing orders from a mobile device. In todays society people are on the go 24/7 and are as savvy as ever. Just because they can’t be on a computer doesn’t mean they can’t get the best deals on the web. Smart phones make it super easy to shop online. Most phones have the ability to store credit card data so you don’t even need your card to place an order. Read More

Panera Bread is replacing cashiers with kiosks

November 13, 2015 | By |

As part of the fast-casual cafe chain’s reinvention process, Panera Bread will soon be replacing cashiers with kiosks for customer orders.

Panera is set to add the kiosks to all its locations nationwide.  The plan is to have the kiosks at 400 locations, or roughly 50% of the chain by the end of 2015. Read More

Xiaomi Plans to Sell 2 Million Cell Phones on Singles’ Day in China

November 10, 2015 | By |

Xiaomi Corporation is charged up to sell as many as 2 million cell phones this Singles’ Day which is November 11th.

Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie is a day for bachelors and bachelorettes and celebrated on November 11th in China.  The date is chosen for the connection between singles and the number ‘1’. This holiday became popular among young Chinese people.  In recognition of the day, young singles organize parties and Karaoke to meet new singles or try their fortunes. It has become the largest online shopping day in the world. Read More

Veloxity, AMEX and IMEX report corporate meetings on the rise

November 3, 2015 | By |

Good news for the meetings industry: Veloxity, AMEX and IMEX report corporate meetings and events are on the rise. Meetings are a great way to have people from all over the world together to discuss topics. Talking face to face is proven to be more beneficial than over the phone. Getting employees together puts faces to voices and builds relationships within a large company. Read More

Adele’s “Hello” Video – A Cell Phone Technology Flip Out

October 25, 2015 | By |

Adele’s new “Hello” Video has dialed up a cell phone technology flip out.

She’s back!  Adele is back with her first single in three years. “Hello,” a soaring new ballad that serves a sample of the British singer’s highly anticipated third album, “25,” debuted in the early hours of October 23rd. Read More

Back To The Future Day: They Didn’t Think About Cell Phones

October 21, 2015 | By |

Back to the Future Day is today. Fans are tallying up the 1989 film’s predictions of life in the year 2015.  What didn’t the creators think about?  Cell phones or cell phone charging!

Bob Gale had a lot of futuristic ideas for ‘Back to the Future Part II’.  He nailed it with a ton of things.  But he missed some things too. Read More

Cell Phone Etiquette: A Veloxity Charging Kiosk Report

October 13, 2015 | By |

With 77% (2017) of American adults now owning a smartphone (according to Pew Research) up from 64% in 2015, it’s time to dial-up cell phone etiquette.  Here’s a cell phone etiquette report courtesy of Veloxity, a charging kiosk provider.

The relationship between today’s cell phone users and their devices is like an obsessive-compulsive and unhealthy relationship. With so many people constantly using them, there’s a growing demand for cell phone etiquette to avoid being disrespectful or even worse, fisticuffs. Read More

Portabella Mushrooms Power Up Cell Phone Batteries

October 6, 2015 | By |

The porous structure of portabella mushrooms could be the key to power up cell phone and electric vehicle batteries.

Yup, portabella mushrooms might stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time.  Go figure.

Researchers at the University of California,  Bourns College of Engineering, announced that they have made a more sustainable, less expensive and possibly tastier way to power the Lithium-ion batteries that power cell phones, electric cars and other devices.  They are betting on portobello mushrooms. Read More

Cell phone carriers invested millions in Philadelphia for Pope visit

September 28, 2015 | By |

The big cell phone carriers invested millions of dollars to help keep the flock of folks connected while Pope Francis visited in Philadelphia this past month.

Excitement and cell phone demand was at an all time for Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Philadelphia  upwards of 1.5 million people use their phones for the Pope in Philly Read More