Mobile Minutes: Red Sox, mobile wallet, FCC, long-form content
By Staff reports
April 2, 2014
Red Sox seek younger fans via mobile technology
The Red Sox have among the most passionate followers in the sporting world. Theres just one problem: Theyre getting old.
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Consumers are still seeing seams in the mobile wallet
Libby Cathey and her sorority sisters fumbled with pesos as they split the bill at Seor Frogs in Cancn, Mexico, over spring break last month.
But the return trip was painless. For the cab ride from the airport to New York University two of her sorority sisters took out their smartphones and, with a few taps, reimbursed her for their portions of the fare in just a few seconds. This, according to a cadre of start-ups and big corporations, is how consumers will pay for everything in the future, from babysitters to four-star dinners, as checks become cumbersome and exact change harder to find.
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More Wi-Fi is better: FCC expands use of 5GHz spectrum
In a unanimous vote, the Federal Communications Commission has agreed toexpand the amount of the 5GHz band that Wi-Fi takes up by 100MHz. In short, our wireless connections are about to get a lot better.
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Mobile video viewers spend majority time watching long-form content
Long-form content dominates all device viewing, reported Ooyala yesterday, when it released its Global Video Index Q4 2013.
Click here to read more or Forbes