Going from home to their car to work, there is no reason why someone should hear the same story three to four times a day. And if someone is not interested in a particular story, there’s no reason why they should have to listen to it.

-Zach Brand, NPR VP of digital media

The radio broadcaster’s new app, now in development, will tailor content based on an individuals location, tastes and preferences.

MediaPost Publications NPR Kicks Off Major Digital Transformation 12/17/2013

Proprietary app stores are stifling innovation
Proprietary app stores from Apple and Google are today’s version of CompuServe and AOL — walled gardens stopping the spread of digital content and ideas. The history of the Web suggests that these walls need to come down. 
(via Only Openness Frees Digital Innovation | Innovation Insights | Wired.com)

Proprietary app stores are stifling innovation

Proprietary app stores from Apple and Google are today’s version of CompuServe and AOL — walled gardens stopping the spread of digital content and ideas. The history of the Web suggests that these walls need to come down. 

(via Only Openness Frees Digital Innovation | Innovation Insights | Wired.com)

Watson cognitive computing for a shopping app
An app for the iPad by Fluid, powered by IBM’s Watson, will help shoppers find and select the right outdoor gear for their travel needs. Going far beyond Google and Siri, it understands context and engages the shopper in conversation.
(via Customer Service - IBM’s Watson computer helps shoppers via a new app - Internet Retailer)

Watson cognitive computing for a shopping app

An app for the iPad by Fluid, powered by IBM’s Watson, will help shoppers find and select the right outdoor gear for their travel needs. Going far beyond Google and Siri, it understands context and engages the shopper in conversation.

(via Customer Service - IBM’s Watson computer helps shoppers via a new app - Internet Retailer)

With stores closed on Thanksgiving, shoppers go mobile
Online shopping for Thanksgiving day grew 20% year over year, with 26% of online sales taking place on  mobile devices.
(via MediaPost Publications IBM Benchmark: Multiple Screens Drive Online Holiday Sales 12/02/2013)

With stores closed on Thanksgiving, shoppers go mobile

Online shopping for Thanksgiving day grew 20% year over year, with 26% of online sales taking place on  mobile devices.

(via MediaPost Publications IBM Benchmark: Multiple Screens Drive Online Holiday Sales 12/02/2013)

The design of Motorola’s new Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones will be shaped by Ara Scouts, who will do research over the next 6-12 months and be invited to share their ideas.
(via Motorola’s Project Ara Looks to Create Modular Smartphones | News & Opinion | PCMag.com)

The design of Motorola’s new Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones will be shaped by Ara Scouts, who will do research over the next 6-12 months and be invited to share their ideas.

(via Motorola’s Project Ara Looks to Create Modular Smartphones | News & Opinion | PCMag.com)

Mobile computing across the enterprise
Just as e-business fundamentally shifted how business got done in the late 1990s and early Aughts, we’re witnessing a similar disruption and transformation in mobile computing. One key component of a successful mobile strategy: a governance structure, with representation from across the organizations.
(via IBM Mobile Study: Towards The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise at Turbo Todd)

Mobile computing across the enterprise

Just as e-business fundamentally shifted how business got done in the late 1990s and early Aughts, we’re witnessing a similar disruption and transformation in mobile computing. One key component of a successful mobile strategy: a governance structure, with representation from across the organizations.

(via IBM Mobile Study: Towards The “Upwardly Mobile” Enterprise at Turbo Todd)