Weekly Mobile News Roundup: March 4

Becky White

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Mobile World Congress wrapped up in Barcelona this week. Who were the “winners” and “losers” of the event? We take a look. Also: American Airlines invests in Samsung Galaxy Notes, though reports show Apple still dominates in the enterprise.

Mobile News and Insights

The Winners and Losers of Mobile World Congress 2013 – TabTimes

Who shone at the largest annual mobile event, and who was strangely absent?

Mobile World Congress: Top 10 Trends, Devices And Ideas – Huffington Post

Samsung, Phablets, low-end devices and more make the list.

After Apple Snub, Can Mobile Payments Really Take Off? – CNBC

Samsung, Visa and Mastercard made mobile payments announcements at MWC.

Mozilla Unveils Firefox OS Smartphones At MWC – Fast Company

Apps will be powered by HTML5 and Web-based technology.

Translating Enterprise Apps to Mobile: 3 Companies’ Journeys – ComputerWorld

Firms in drastically different industries find out what works, and what doesn’t.

Do Not Strand Your Sales Force, Mobilize Them – Mobile Marketer

CMO Sam Gaddis discusses how mobile is transforming sales efficiency.

Developers Lead The Future Of iOS User Interface Design – TechCrunch

New iOS apps are eschewing standard buttons for gestures.

American Airlines Just Bought 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes – Business Insider

The corporate giant snubs Apple, citing the need for a larger screen.

AT&T and General Motors Will Bring Wireless Data to Cars – New York Times

“The car is going to be a smartphone with four wheels.”

4 Trends to Watch at SXSW Interactive 2013 – Tech Cocktail

Wearable technology, like Nike Fuelband and Fitbit, tops the list.


Apple Continues to Dominate the Enterprise – Good Technology

iOS captures 77% of all activations while Android makes tablet gains.

Report Reveals How Consumers Use Mobile Phones Worldwide – Mashable

Nielsen looks at consumer behavior, device usage in 10 countries including US.

How Teachers Are Using Technology – Pew Internet

A recent survey finds mobile central to the learning process.

Developers Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development – TechCrunch

Kendo UI’s latest study takes a look at developer’s thoughts on operating systems.

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