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FCC Creates 'Connect America Fund' to Help Extend High-Speed Internet to 18 Million Unserved Americans Newsletter: October 28, 2011 (FCC Meeting Recap) Submitted: October 27, 2011 - 9:16pm Originally published: October 27, 2011 Last updated: October 28, 2011 - 11:56am Source: Federal Communications Commission Author: press release Location: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to comprehensively reform its Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation systems. Those systems have been widely viewed as broken, and long overdue for reform.
Matthew Williams Students at Burton High experiment with tweeting in class. By Matthew Williams
Keynote speaker at ULearn11 , Dr Jan Herrington, explores the use of mobile phones as powerful ‘cognitive tools', where students’ phones can be used to research, produce and publish polished products of learning. Jan is Professor of Education at Murdoch University, and she discusses here some strategies for the design of innovative learning activities and tasks for mobile devices, using authentic learning principles, where whole units of study or projects can be designed around complex and engaging tasks. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
We’re hearing from people at check-out counters throughout the country that paying with your phone is a little like magic. Just look at the ecstatic reaction on the faces of our friends who made their first Google Wallet purchases last Thursday. Today, our partners American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys“R”Us are rolling out an even better Google Wallet experience.
eBooks have been the hot topic in libraryland for a few months now and with good reason. It seems like every other day there is some new revelation that makes us either jump for joy or groan in agony. While these conversations and revelations have been happening, there has been another revolution underfoot.
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On Wednesday, Amazon is expected to release or announce the Kindle Fire, an Android-based 7-inch touchscreen device that will embrace, extend, and enhance Amazon’s bag of highly-successful tricks.
– February 11, 2011 Posted in: Mobile , News & Information , U.S.
Spending on mobile ads is expected to reach $1.23 billion this year, according to a revised estimate from eMarketer , which represents a 65 percent increase from 2010. The estimate is slightly up from the $1.1 billion number eMarketer put out a year ago. The estimates for future years out are also up.
Millennials — that is, American consumers between ages 18 and 34 — are a mobile generation.