Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly – July 22, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market numbers and trends.

You can read archived newsletters here - http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/kevins-mobility-news-weekly.html.

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The FCC will announce at its open meeting Thursday a plan to create a $400 million program that would bring broadband connections to rural healthcare providers. The proposal comes from the FCC’s national broadband plan, which recommends making high-speed Internet service an underlying platform for transferring information between health care providers, patients and hospitals.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/07/fcc_to_propose_400_million_rur.html
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Apple posted revenue of $15.7 billion dollars for its most recent quarter, beating Wall Street analysts’ estimates yet again. Earnings were up more than 77% from a year ago, to $3.25 billion, the company said.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/20/live-blogging-apples-earnings-call-2/

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ShopRite loyalists in the next few weeks will be able to update their loyalty cards with the grocery chain’s coupons right from their iPhone or Android-enabled phones. Digital coupons include those that are distributed electronically, including coupons printed, saved to a store loyalty card or redeemed on a mobile device. In 2009 digital coupons represented 10 percent of coupons redeemed, up from 1 percent in 2006.

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/shoprite-to-integrate-mobile-coupons-into-in-store-shopping-experience/

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Domino’s Pizza claims that its mobile program via Foursquare has contributed to a 28.6 percent increase to the pizza chain’s online profit across Britain.

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/domino%e2%80%99s-foursquare-program-contributes-to-29pc-increase-in-online-sales/

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Companies rarely understand the full extent of the changes mobile software solutions will bring to their organization. They appreciate the concept of having access to enterprise content in mobile environments and converting paper document processes to electronic, but they don't often see the complete vision for how enterprise mobility can re-engineer business processes until they have walked the path for a while.

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/07/mobility-changes-enterprise-and.html

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Android Market now boasts about 92,000 applications, and is on pace to surpass the 100,000 benchmark by the end of this month. Android developers have already submitted over 10,720 new Market applications through the first 15 days of July, compared to 15,288 new Android apps in all of June.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/android-market-application-downloads-surpass-1-billion/2010-07-15?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0tmA1BJ7M

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In a survey of consumer mobile banking preferences released today, IDC Financial Insights found mobile banking usage has almost doubled since last year's survey, and the number of institutions offering the service has also increased.

http://www.banktech.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702881

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“iPhone subscribers are way ahead of every other category of mobile phone users in terms of banking, mobile payments, coupons, and mobile shopping,” said Carl D. Howe, director of anywhere consumer research for the Yankee Group, Boston. “They are leading adopters of mobile commerce.”

http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/41pc-of-iphone-users-interested-in-mobile-transactions-study/

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The Walt Disney Company announced its Toy Story 3 application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch exceeded 1.7 million downloads a month after its App Store debut.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/disneys-toy-story-3-iphone-app-tops-1-7m-downloads-first-month/2010-07-16?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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Retailers are seeing a solid return on their mobile channel investments. Sixty-two percent say their mobile channel returns are either exceeding (17 percent) or meeting (45 percent) expectations.

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4329935

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Nokia just announced that net sales in the second quarter of 2010 topped 10 billion Euros across units, and that it has shipped more than 111 million mobile devices, up 8 percent from third quarter 2009. Net income, however, fell to 227 million Euros, down from 380 million Euros a year earlier. That’s a 40 percent drop in net profits. Nokia’s preliminary estimated mobile device market share was 33 percent in the second quarter 2010, down from an estimated 35 percent in the second quarter 2009.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/22/nokias-earnings-q2-2010/

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AT&T's net income rose to $4.02 billion in the second quarter, up from $3.2 billion a year ago. Consolidated revenues totaled $30.8 billion, up 0.6 percent over the year earlier quarter, heralding the operator's second consecutive quarter with a year over year revenue increase.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/t-mobile-data-revenues-grow-4-4-billion-q2/2010-07-22?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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Socket Mobile, Inc. a provider of mobile productivity solutions, announced its new line of wireless barcode scanners designed specifically to work with the Apple iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod™ touch.

http://www.datacollectiononline.com/article.mvc/Socket-Mobile-Introduces-Line-Of-Low-Cost-0001?user=2373698&source=nl:28232&VNETCOOKIE=NO

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A new report by the independent telecoms analyst states that mobile application downloads generated by non-operator application stores will grow by a compound annual growth rate of around 41 percent globally over the next five years, with total downloads reaching almost 21.3 billion by 2015. That's up from 2.69 billion in 2009.

http://www.mobile88.com/news/read.asp?file=/2010/7/14/20100713213019&phone=mobile-app-growth

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On Linkedin there is a group called SAP Enterprise Mobility, http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=2823585&trk=anet_ug_grppro that focuses on issues related to SAP mobility.

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SAP has a dedicated website for SAP mobile technologies at http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/nw-mobile.

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I have recently started a second weekly newsletter to track the very interesting and emerging M2M and mobile embedded device market that you can read here: http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/m2m.html.

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
CEO/Principal Consultant, Netcentric Strategies LLC
Phone +1 208-991-4410
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant, mobility analyst, writer and Web 2.0 marketing professional. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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