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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer offering every employee a free Nokia Lumia 920 or other smartphone

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer offering every employee a free Nokia Lumia 920 or other smartphone

Seth Brodeur 103

Recently-hired Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has kicked off a new endeavor at Yahoo in which all employees will receive their choice of a free smartphone, including the Nokia Lumia 920. The program called "Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!" is intended to get workers using the same technologies as their customers and was announced to Yahoo employees across 22 countries in a memo, part of...

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

robert brand 74

Interestingly on the eve of another iOS announcement, there are signs that business leaders could be more excited about the combined possibilities of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 than iOS.  Jason Hiner spoke to some IT leaders to see what they were waiting for. The results were surprising. Its no secret that IT departments have begrudgingly come to the current ethos of bringing your...

Base CRM and sales tracking app for Windows Phone now available in the Marketplace

Base CRM and sales tracking app for Windows Phone now available in the Marketplace

Seth Brodeur

Base, a software startup owned by Future Simple (www.futuresimple.com) has gone on a development tear, releasing their new mobile Customer Relation Management (CRM) app for iOS, Android and now Windows Phone. The app, which bears the same moniker as the startup who developed it, is a tool that allows businesses to track their sales and manage their contacts. It works in conjunction with...

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

Daniel Rubino 28

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 11

We don't recall seeing this at the insanity that was Mobile World Congress, but evidently on February 27th, Good Technology, who focuses on enterprise and security (and who used to be owned by Motorola) announced a partnership with Nokia to bring their "FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption and end-to-end mobile messaging" service to Lumia Windows Phones. The service is set to roll out...