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NEWS: Websites must be Mobile Responsive from 21st April, announces Google

Google has long envisioned a mobile future where every website on the planet works equally well on a phone, tablet or desktop. Google has now announced this change is mandatory!

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in your search results.” Google Webmaster

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NEWS: SMRT launches interactive 3D Wayfinder and Timetables

From March 2015, SMRT Singapore is rolling out the latest in 3D Wayfinder technology – encompassing live data feeds for its transport services – into its transport hubs across Singapore. The interactive screens display “real time bus and train” information with bus arrival and routes, via an API with the SMRT live data feeds. The…

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The Rise of Mobile Enterprise

Enterprise mobile applications – like enterprise cloud applications a decade before – are poised to become a $100 billion market opportunity. I’ve worked with enterprise technologies exclusively for more than a decade and have watched as cloud apps took the enterprise by storm, giving businesses more flexibility and power than ever before. Now, enterprise mobile…

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Microsoft Releases Preview Of Its New Browser ‘Project Spartan’

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it promised to ship Windows 10 builds more quickly. Today, less than two weeks after its last iteration, the company has kicked out a new build that contains an important new feature: Project Spartan. The new build’s number is 10047 10049, up a total of 68 from the preceding release. If…

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The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from last year), but how they spend that money has become a source of tension and uncertainty. Sharing-economy startups like Airbnb and Uber are challenging traditional…

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Google dramatically reduces rankings for non mobile friendly sites

  Google announced that it will be expanding its use of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal beginning on April 21. That gives you a little less than two months to make sure your site fits the bill. The change will go into effect across all languages, and Google says it will have a “significant impact”…

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News Media Should Drop Native Apps

When it comes to the most basic form of news delivery, facts keep piling up in a way that makes native apps more and more questionable. Here is why it’s worth considering a move back to mobile sites or web apps… One of the most shared statistic on mobile use is this one: Applications account…

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NEWS: Innovative 3D Wayfinding for any Venue

DigitalDM has launched the latest generation of cross-platform 3D Wayfinding solutions, encompasses the latest generation of 3D Wayfinding Maps with the addition of Venue, POI and Advertising content. Our innovative 3D Wayfinder operates on interactive Kiosks, Websites and Mobile devices, all from the same CMS administration. Our clients can choose any combination of the three variants as required…

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HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

“I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a technology in five.” He had just walked me through one of the best demos I had ever seen. It was the HTC Vive, a sensor-studded helmet with…

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How Cards Are Transforming The Web

Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for information has forced the design of the web to change. Netizens have come to expect mobile content is optimized in a way that brings them exactly what…

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10 Mistakes to avoid while using QR Codes

QR codes are beginning to enter the mainstream in Singapore, driven by the mass adoption and usage of smartphones. But while critics might argue that NFC technology will supplant QR codes, I wholeheartedly disagree. Although NFC trials are slated to start in Singapore this year, I’d wager that mainstream adoption is at least one year…

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The Psychology Of Notifications

In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response in his dogs with a simple jingle. Every time his bell rang, the dogs began to salivate. Today, the beeps, buzzes, rings, flags, pushes and pings blasting from…

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