El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago – @mma_spain


El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago

Según un estudio realizado por SAP, los consumidores quieren más comercio móvil a través de sus teléfonos, por lo que piden más interacciones a bancos, telcos, retail y utilities.

De forma generalizada, los consumidores quieren más servicios de comercio móvil a través de sus teléfonos, aunque los elementos que contribuyen a una mayor adopción de la compra por Internet y las barreras que se encuentran, varían entre los distintos países y las diferentes industrias, según indican los resultados del estudio. Los mercados emergentes como Sudáfrica, Arabia Saudí y China muestran una mayor predisposición al cambio, dado que el 96% de los participantes han expresado su deseo de usar su móvil para comprar bienes o servicios, frente al 59% en mercados maduros.

En líneas generales, el estudio muestra que los consumidores serían más proclives a aumentar el uso de los servicios de comercio móvil si tuvieran más opciones de métodos de pago (64%), si los pagos a través del móvil fueran aceptados por más comercios minoristas (51%), si recibieran actualizaciones sobre el estado de sus pedidos de forma regular (41%) y si se incentivaran más por parte de las marcas y servicios (32%). Leer más “El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago – @mma_spain”

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TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October | vía theverge.com


By Tom Warren  | theverge.com

TomTom has announced that it is previewing an Android version of its popular navigation software at IFA 2012 this week. The Android app, set to debut in October, will include lifetime map updates, IQ route planning, lane guidance, and spoken street names. TomTom will also offer its HD Traffic and Speed Cameras packages as in-app purchases within the Android application. Leer más “TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October | vía theverge.com”

Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social | by jeffbullas.com


 

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The web today is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate and it’s not just the humans that are becoming connected at accelerating rates but  ’things’.

This month non-human objects such as GPS devices and Broadband TV’s are coming online in greater numbers in the last 3 months with AT&T and Verizon than new human subscribers according to research analyst Chetan Sharma.Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social

So you thought social networking was the center of the web growth universe?

That laptop that is placed conveniently at arms length from your bed is not the the only connected device that is making an impact on the way we live, interact, work, socialize and play.

Even though our web social interaction has picked up at a fierce pace with Facebook, Twitter and You Tube being our most popular social media interaction channels of choice the ‘things’ we use are having micro chips attached and are being linked and networked via the internet into the world wide webs backbone and nervous system.

So what are some of the facts and figures and predictions that will impact our social web and how we will use the Internet over the next few years and decades.

  • The number of devices are that are connected to the Internet is expected to pass 5 billion later this month according to IMS research (this includes digital picture frames, cameras and ebook readers)
  • Predictions are that by 2020 that the number of  connected ‘things’ will surpass 22 billion
  • Currently over 1 billion computers worldwide are regularly connected to the internet
  • Internet connected phones have now passed 1 billion (exceeding the number of computers) and growing far more rapidly
  • By 2020 there is predicted to be 6 billion cell phones with most being connected to the net

This 5 minute video from IBM will give you some perspective on this fast growing world of the Internet of things. Leer más “Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social | by jeffbullas.com”

Facebook lanza un centro de aplicaciones para iOS y Android


 

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La aplicación de Facebookpara dispositivos móviles Android y iOS va a sorprender a sus usuarios. La red social acaba de lanzar un App Center en las tiendas de Apple y Android, y también en el propio Facebook.com.

Hace tiempo que se conocen las intenciones de Facebook de lanzar un app center propio, ya que lo anunció el pasado mes de mayo, y ya está disponible como actualización en las tiendas de aplicaciones.

Con esta nueva estrategia, los usuarios podrán personalizar su aplicación Facebook en dispositivos móviles. Además, parece que la compañía no tiene previsto hacer que estas aplicaciones sean de pago ya que desde Facebook han asegurado que “no quieren llamarlo ‘tienda’”.

El App Center se ha lanzado con más de 600 aplicaciones sociales, entre las que se encuentran Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something y Pinterest. Según Facebook, “sólo se verán aplicaciones de alta calidad en el App Center, basándose en las tasas de usuarios y engagement”

 

Tecnología en los coches – infografía


Vehículos coches infografía

El cinturón de seguridad, introducido por Volvo en1959, y el airbag, por General Motors a principios de los 60, ya tienen más de 50 años. Sin embargo, abrieron el camino para que hoy la tecnología sea un elemento más de los muchos presentes en los vehículos destinados al gran público.

Así, actualmente pueden ser utilizadas cámaras queayudan a la hora de aparcar (e incluso sistemas de autoaparcado), comandos de voz o aplicaciones para teléfonos inteligentes.

De todos modos, la pantalla más común (y tal vez más práctica) es el GPS, que cada vez empieza a ser más fácil ver de serie en los coches.

(Haz clic en la imagen para ampliar)

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Infografía: Allianz.

The 25 Best Android Apps for Business


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Have you decked out your Droid with business apps yet? If not, take heed: Google Android phones still have a ways to go in terms of business functionality. But there are a few promising apps already. Here are some of the best Android apps for business we could find.

While the apps below are good, expect to see many improvements from developers in the coming year.

25. Phonebook

Manage your contacts through this slick app, which lets you see missed calls, unread emails, text message, and upcoming birthdays by contact. Also lets you upload a photo of your contact. Handy if you have trouble keeping your contacts straight.

24. Sprite Android Backup


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Prevention is the best medicine for system health. Back up and restore your system using thiscomprehensive $5 app.

23. Google Voice

Use a unique phone number for this VoIP service. It transcribes your voicemails, gives you free text messages, integrates with your phone’s address book, and offers cheap international calls. Like Skype, but Googlified.

22. Cab4Me

If you’re a business traveler, this free app, which finds cab companies near your GPS location, can help keep you out of a jam. Cab company listings include user reviews and contact information.

21. The Weather Channel

This handy app offers the kinds of in-depth forecasts you would expect from the Weather Channel. Features include live video. The app automatically updates your location through your phone’s GPS.

20. Astro File Manager


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An app like Astro’s is essential for keeping your machine healthy. This free program keeps your files and system performance in check. It backs up your apps to a memory card, lets you see what processes are running, how much memory your systems is using, and CPU usage.

19. Stocks


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This free app piggybacks on Google Finance data to show you quotes and trends. Covers markets around the world.

18. Talk to Me

An excellent travel survival tool. Say something in one language, and it talks back to you in another. Current languages include English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. Best of all, it’s free.

17. Greed


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Greed lets you read your RSS feeds without opening a browser. Stay up on news, blogs, and your industry quickly and easily.

16. TripIt

If you’re a frequent traveler, TripIt is your friend. It organizes flight, hotel, restaurant, and other itinerary information in an easy-to-read form. Also helps you find and contact places on the road through directions and contact info. Leer más “The 25 Best Android Apps for Business”

Briggs & Stratton unveils its new QR code-based operator manuals


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Industry first missing guidebook solution based on mobile technology for ease of finding engine information.

Briggs & Stratton has just launched a new solution involving serialized QR code labels that will provide a first-ever opportunity for individuals to obtain the information in their misplaced operator’s manuals for everything from lawnmowers to snow blowers.

Their hope is to use mobile technology to end the frustration of the missing documents… Leer más “Briggs & Stratton unveils its new QR code-based operator manuals”

The Pirate Bay en el aire

A muchos puede que les haya sonado a broma cuando The Pirate Bay, la página web de torrents, anunció hace pocos días su intención de evitar la persecución de la ley en plena orgía de legislación antidescargas con un sistema tan novedoso como poner sus servidores en drones voladores. Pero a Liam Young, arquitecto/pensador y cofundador del think-tank TomorrowThoughtsToday, le sonó a gloria.

Él tiene el sistema perfecto: su proyecto Electronic Countermeasures, un enjambre de drones capaces de generar su propia red wifi que demuestran que un The Pirate Bay aéreo es más que posible.


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A muchos puede que les haya sonado a broma cuando The Pirate Bay, la página web de torrents, anunció hace pocos días su intención de evitar la persecución de la ley en plena orgía de legislación antidescargas con un sistema tan novedoso como poner sus servidores en drones voladores. Pero a Liam Young, arquitecto/pensador y cofundador del think-tank TomorrowThoughtsToday, le sonó a gloria.

Él tiene el sistema perfecto: su proyecto Electronic Countermeasures, un enjambre de drones capaces de generar su propia red wifi que demuestran que un The Pirate Bay aéreo es más que posible.

“Empezamos a desarrollar este proyecto el año pasado”, explica Young desde Londres, “inspirados por las revoluciones de Oriente Próximo, donde el papel clave que jugaron Internet, las redes sociales y los mensajes de texto llevó a varios Gobiernos a cortar el acceso a la Red para tratar de parar las manifestaciones”. Preocupado por esta posibilidad, Young pensó que una “infraestructura nómada para que las comunidades pudieran contrarrestar este tipo de censura y facilitar la auto organización”.

Electronic Countermeasures @ GLOW Festival NL 2011 from liam young on Vimeo. Leer más “The Pirate Bay en el aire”

Falso Me Gusta | pedir UN ME GUSTA en FACEBOOK, la gente hace lo contrario…(yo no creo, propuesta de juego)

Un reconocido SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, que desea permanecer anónimo, sostiene que cuanto más le pedís a la gente UN ME GUSTA en FACEBOOK, hace lo contrario.

Te prendés a jugar a esto, le vuelo un paradigma al demonio y hacemos algo piola con el resultado entrá acá http://t.co/gwP9DhHl y donamos $200 asumiendo q todos ganan más las 20 licencias para ONG o entidades médicas que las necesiten y no puedan garparlas!! VAMOSSS

Mi posición es la opuesta. APOSTAMOS $100 cada uno, ($200) los DONAMOS A UN ENTE QUE ELIJAN UDS Y DUPLICO MI APUESTA A 20 LICENCIAS SIN COSTO A MEDICOS PARTICULARES O DE ZONAS CARENCIADAS. YO LES PIDO EL ME GUSTA. EL SOSTIENE QUE NO LO VAN A HACER. LAS CARTAS ESTAN SOBRE LA MESA.

La causa y la comunicación, hacen VERDADEROS ME GUSTAN


Un reconocido SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, que desea permanecer anónimo, sostiene que cuanto más le pedís a la gente UN ME GUSTA en FACEBOOK, hace lo contrario.

Te prendés a jugar a esto, le vuelo un paradigma al demonio y hacemos algo piola con el resultado entrá acá
http://t.co/gwP9DhHl y donamos $200 asumiendo q todos ganan más las 20 licencias para ONG o entidades médicas que las necesiten y no puedan garparlas!! VAMOSSS…

EL de la foto soy yo bailando BUM BUM MARACAS!! luego vamos por las clases de baile >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Mi posición es la opuesta. APOSTAMOS $100 cada uno, ($200) los DONAMOS A UN ENTE QUE ELIJAN UDS Y DUPLICO MI APUESTA A 20 LICENCIAS SIN COSTO A MEDICOS PARTICULARES O DE ZONAS CARENCIADAS. YO LES PIDO EL ME GUSTA. EL SOSTIENE QUE NO LO VAN A HACER. LAS CARTAS ESTAN SOBRE LA MESA.

La causa y la comunicación, hacen VERDADEROS ME GUSTAN

Goodbye (and Good Riddance), 1-800-GOOG-411

Now, I understand that not everyone owns a smartphone or a feature phone with a data plan. For these folks, there’s still 1-800-FREE-411. And you can still ping Google by text message (“466453,” or “GOOGLE”) to get listings as text, which is arguably more useful than spoken directory listings, anyway.

The reason I’m actually happy, and not just indifferent, to see the end of GOOG-411 is in line with Google’s explanation: They want more resources to work on the next generation of speech-enabled services. Recently, Google introduced Voice Actions, which allow Android users to send text messages, punch in GPS directions and listen to music, all with speech.

I imagine that the initial purpose of GOOG-411, to harvest phonemes for other voice services, is now better fulfilled through these new services and Google Voice. If the end of GOOG-411 speeds the delivery of more speech-enabled features like Voice Actions, or perhaps makes Google Voice transcriptions less awful, I’ll shed no tears for Google’s Old Yeller.


In announcing the imminent end of 1-800-GOOG-411, a free by-phone directory service, Google got sentimental and called the service an “old friend.” I couldn’t be happier to see it go.

For me, the announcement served mainly as a reminder that GOOG-411 existed in the first place. Sure, I knew about it, but owning a smartphone pretty much renders 411 services obsolete. Looking up a business on the Internet is faster, and delivers better results.

For kicks, I just used GOOG-411, which won’t shut down until November 12, to look up my favorite bagel shop in Los Angeles. The automated directory took a minute to deliver results, and Google didn’t even have the eatery in its listings. Yelp does, so when I conducted a voice search with Google’s mobile app, finding the information among plain old search results took half the time.

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Nike+ GPS App for iPhone Challenges All Fitness App Rivals

Nike+ also offers voice feedback, letting you know how your run is going, and syncs with Nike’s 3-million-strong NikePlus.com community, Twitter, and Facebook. All of that is also offered by Runkeeper, but Nike+ has in-run motivational messages from trainers and celebrities! So how is Runkeeper feeling about Nike’s newest encroachment on their turf?

Confident, it seems. In a blog post, Runkeeper played up the company’s scrappy quickness and ability to react, claiming its willingness to work with every shoe manufacturer and every aspect of the fitness world is an advantage.

And in the end, our input-agnostic approach, our headstart, our ability to move quickly, and our ability to push the envelope in areas that would make big companies uncomfortable, will prevail. And while it is scary to have these big, well-resourced competitors jumping in, we believe strongly that our approach is the right one, and that the independent system will win in the end.


BY Dan Nosowitz

Nike+ has taken awhile to move into the modern age, but it’s finally here. Nike+ started out as a fitness app for the Apple iPod line (Touch and Nano), but required separate hardware–in this case, specific Nike sneakers with an embedded chip–to actually track progress. In the meantime, competitors like Adidas MiCoach and the independent, Boston-based Runkeeper have (please pardon the pun) run with the idea (sorry!) and created fully autonomous GPS-tracking fitness apps that offer advanced features like Google Maps tracking and social networking.

So what’s a sneaker giant to do? Update the app, that’s what. This weekend, Nike updated the Nike+ app to offer new features that can actually compete with the scrappy upstarts like Runkeeper. Like its smaller competitors, the new Nike+ inserts your path into Google Maps as well as tracking the usual stats like pace, distance, and calories burned. Leer más “Nike+ GPS App for iPhone Challenges All Fitness App Rivals”

Bike Nerds To Create a Low Cost Bike Sharing System For New York

A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.


A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.

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LIVESTRONG / PRECIOUS

A ‘feeling’ cycle makes its way across the USA to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation

Has someone built a better Chalkbot?

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The cycling world is again the scene of an ‘internet of things’ project, with Precious, a sensor-laden, tweet-emitting bike heading across America to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

The Specialized machine is covered with sensors to record cadence, speed, temperature, direction and more, aggregated on the project’s homepage. Its rider, Janeen McCrae, who came up with the idea, is keeping her own record of the journey as well.

The two are set to spend the next three months together on the charity ride as part of Team Fatty, with the data collected interpreted by software and paired with appropriate responses from the bike.

As the company that built Precious, Breakfast, New York, writes on its blog:

‘To gather all of the data from the bike, we developed a device to capture temperature, humidity, grade, speed, cadence (pedal rotation), direction and GPS. The device takes several readings from each sensor, then sends the average values via text message using a cellular module. We utilized the Twitter API to receive and parse the text messages, which are then analyzed by our servers. In order to preserve battery life (we get 35+ hours on a single charge), the device wakes itself up every 5 minutes to check readings and submit data. The rider can also hit a button on the handlebars to trigger the device to report the data for that exact moment.

Once all the information reaches our servers, the “brain” really kicks in. Our servers analyze the data: how many messages have been sent so far today, the time of day, etc. This helps to ensure that every message is appropriate, both in context and timing. The servers look for patterns 24 hours a day, and if they find anything interesting, e.g. it’s been 80ºF with non-stop hills for two days, it will push a message expressing the bike’s feelings on the matter.’


A ‘feeling’ cycle makes its way across the USA to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation

Has someone built a better Chalkbot?

See YouTube video

The cycling world is again the scene of an ‘internet of things’ project, with Precious, a sensor-laden, tweet-emitting bike heading across America to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

The Specialized machine is covered with sensors to record cadence, speed, temperature, direction and more, aggregated on the project’s homepage. Its rider, Janeen McCrae, who came up with the idea, is keeping her own record of the journey as well.

The two are set to spend the next three months together on the charity ride as part of Team Fatty, with the data collected interpreted by software and paired with appropriate responses from the bike.

As the company that built Precious, Breakfast, New York, writes on its blog:

‘To gather all of the data from the bike, we developed a device to capture temperature, humidity, grade, speed, cadence (pedal rotation), direction and GPS. The device takes several readings from each sensor, then sends the average values via text message using a cellular module. We utilized the Twitter API to receive and parse the text messages, which are then analyzed by our servers. In order to preserve battery life (we get 35+ hours on a single charge), the device wakes itself up every 5 minutes to check readings and submit data. The rider can also hit a button on the handlebars to trigger the device to report the data for that exact moment.

Once all the information reaches our servers, the “brain” really kicks in. Our servers analyze the data: how many messages have been sent so far today, the time of day, etc. This helps to ensure that every message is appropriate, both in context and timing. The servers look for patterns 24 hours a day, and if they find anything interesting, e.g. it’s been 80ºF with non-stop hills for two days, it will push a message expressing the bike’s feelings on the matter.’ Leer más “LIVESTRONG / PRECIOUS”

NORTH FACE / TRAILHEAD IPHONE APP

Outdoor apparel brand North Face has teamed up with EveryTrail.com, a GPS travel community that lists over 300,000 trails, hike and bike routes by location around the world.

Factory Labs, Denver, used the EveryTrail database to build a free iPhone app on behalf of North Face.

The Trailhead app will track users’ route, distance, speed and elevation as they trek, allowing them to share and store trips, photos and tips for friends and fellow community members on social networks. The app also includes weather forecasts and recommends North Face gear based on how unkind the elements are set to be.


Outdoor brand brings EveryTrail‘s GPS-tagged routes to the iPhone

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Outdoor apparel brand North Face has teamed up with EveryTrail.com, a GPS travel community that lists over 300,000 trails, hike and bike routes by location around the world.

Factory Labs, Denver, used the EveryTrail database to build a free iPhone app on behalf of North Face.

The Trailhead app will track users’ route, distance, speed and elevation as they trek, allowing them to share and store trips, photos and tips for friends and fellow community members on social networks. The app also includes weather forecasts and recommends North Face gear based on how unkind the elements are set to be. Leer más “NORTH FACE / TRAILHEAD IPHONE APP”