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UK’s most irritating driving habits revealed

New research has uncovered the nation’s most hated driving habits, with tailgating, mobile phone use and misuse of parent parking spaces leading the way. The research, carried out by car finance provider Zuto, revealed that 84% of drivers find other motorists using their mobile phones whilst on the road the most infuriating trait. An equal […]

Staples Finds Great Success with Collaborative Mobile Media Campaign

Yes, you may turn to Staples for back-to-school supplies, but its bread and butter is in servicing the needs of the nation’s small-business owners. A recent interesting story in AdExchanger documents the retailer’s experiment in figuring out how mobile impacted ultimate sales conversions. “People know we sell paper, pens, ink and toner, but don’t always […]

EE wants to help customers block intrusive adverts on smartphones

No one likes adverts, but they do help fund various services and online properties (including Mobile Nations!). While many see them as a way to support the content they enjoy, there are times when adverts can be intrusive or downright obstructive, especially on mobile. UK mobile operator EE is stepping in to lend customers a hand....

Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Last minute releases, last minute pull backs. As the holiday season kicks into full gear, things are getting hectic as last minute launches flow out the door. Microsoft's long-awaited new Windows Mobile flagship finally arrived in the form of the Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch Quad HD hexa-core 20MP beast of a phone. Show More Summary

Developing a Method for Assessing National Demand-Response Transit Level of Service

Demand-response transit service is a major source of mobility for older adults and people with disabilities in urban and rural areas. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs under sections 5307, 5310, and 5311 all have components designed to increase the availability of paratransit or demand-response service. Show More Summary

Happening TODAY: BIA/Kelsey & Marchex Team Up for ‘Local Search for National Brands’ Webinar

Yes, e-commerce is big and mobile is growing. But still, 95 percent of U.S. consumer spending still happens offline in local markets. “In the smartphone era, the consideration cycle for all that spending increasingly happens though voice calls,” according to BIA/Kelsey and Marchex. In fact, BIA/Kelsey and Marchex peg call-influenced consumer spending at $1 trillion […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for your friends and loved ones during the holiday season shouldn't have to be guesswork, and that's why we're here to lend a hand. The Mobile Nations 2015 Holiday Gift Guide will lead you in the right direction when it comes to selecting a memorable gift for the artist, photographer, music lover, and many more. Show More Summary

What to Expect for the Holiday Season

The National Retail Federation predicts a robust holiday shopping season for 2015 with as much as $630 billion in sales revenue. Consumers plan to spend more time shopping on mobile devices over the entire 2015 winter holidays as stores examine the top trends for another end-of-year experience in stores. Show More Summary

Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Really big news this week: the iPad Pro is here and, well, it's really big. We're hitting that point in the year where we're running up against the holidays, which means manufacturers are running out of time to get their latest wares out. Show More Summary

RMS moves up to 12 tonne Isuzu trucks

Road Maintenance Services (RMS) has replaced two existing 7.5 tonne Isuzu trucks with 12 tonne models. After 10 years’ service working as mobile traffic management vehicles for the national road surface treatment company, the 7.5 tonne rigids have been replaced by two Isuzu 12t Euro VI Forward rigids. Explaining the move up from 7.5t to 12t, […]

Verizon Adds Yet Another Activation Fee For New Wireless Customers Because They Can

You know what the best thing is about mobile phones? Countless fees! Wait, no, that’s the worst thing, sorry. My mistake. But Verizon seems to have the same confusion, because the nation’s largest-by-far wireless provider is now adding even more fees onto their customers’ bills, because they can. It’s not the new $20 monthly bump in the cost of unlimited …

Students Share Harsh Truths About Being #BlackOnCampus

The protests at the University of Missouri are shedding light on the challenges of being black at a predominantly white institution. Now, students of color across the nation have been inspired by the mobilization of Mizzou students and are speaking out about their own experiences with prejudice and discrimination. Show More Summary

U.N. taps crowdfunding app to tackle refugee camp food shortages

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has responded to a funding crunch by developing a mobile app that lets people around the world donate money to help feed the 4 million displaced Syrians living in neighboring countries.

AT&T Galaxy S5 Active Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

Android 5.1.1 is the last major iteration of Google’s mobile platform prior to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and while OEMs and carriers take their sweet time in putting together this update, at least one device on the nation’s second largest...Show More Summary

Hypori to Exhibit First HIPAA-Compliant, Mobile Thin Client at mHealth Summit

Hypori is exhibiting the first HIPAA-compliant, mobile thin client at the mHealth summit in Washington D.C., Booth 917 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hypori’s mobile-first thin client solution provides secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile devices. Show More Summary

Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Priv

The Priv's putting BlackBerry back on the map. The biggest news this week was simple: the BlackBerry Priv is here. It's BlackBerry's first new phone in several months, and their first running Android. A big screen, a slide up keyboard, and BlackBerry's legendarily rock-solid hardware have combined to make one hell of a phone. Show More Summary

These are the Mobile Nations Halloween contest winners!

The judges have deliberated over the entries for the last several days and finally reached a verdict on the winners in the 5th annual Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween contest! We appreciate all the pictures that were submitted, and hope that you all had as much fun entering as we did looking through everyone's entries. Come and see who this year's winners are!

58% of Americans have downloaded a health app, but almost half don’t use them anymore

2 weeks agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

This national survey, conducted in June 2015 by researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center in the US, sought to evaluate the usefulness of mobile health apps, which are mainly downloaded by young adults. The survey is considered to be one of the comprehensive on health app use. The respondents were American smartphone owners with an average age of 40.

Roy Rogers 1963 Pontiac Bonneville stampedes to auction in New York

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville “Nudie Mobile” formerly owned by Roy Rogers. Photos by Nathan Leach-Proffer, Speed-Photos, courtesy RM Sotheby’s. New York City’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, and the only cowboy with a regular job in the Big Apple is one who prances around sans (much) clothing in Times Square. That […]

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