Past, Present & Future of the Mobile Phone 

The 40th birthday of the first phone call made from a cellphone was celebrated earlier this month and to commemorate the occasion, Column Five and Mashable created the below infographic showing how the mobile phone has evolved over the years. How do you think mobile phones will change in the next 40 years?

Past, Present & Future of the Mobile Phone 

The 40th birthday of the first phone call made from a cellphone was celebrated earlier this month and to commemorate the occasion, Column Five and Mashable created the below infographic showing how the mobile phone has evolved over the years. How do you think mobile phones will change in the next 40 years?

Learning on four wheels with Verizon in Worcester, Mass.

Channel 3 for New England Cable News (NECN) toured Verizon’s Mobile Learning Lab at South High School in Worcester, MA where Holy Cross students meet one-on-one with students to help prepare them for college, as well as SATs. It’s all made possible by Verizon Wireless and technology donated by Samsung.

Verizon’s Mobile Learning Lab, which started last year, is a program that combines the use of technology with college mentors, to create a 360-degree comprehensive environment to help the students learn and grow.

The program also partners with Northeastern University and six schools in Boston.

Verizon Wireless, Samsung, Mobile Learning Lab, Education, College, SATs, Worcester MA

Get Ready For Earth Day in the Garden with these Apps

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How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? A great way to commemorate Earth Day at home is to start a garden. You can use your smartphone with an app or two to help you have a successful gardening adventure.

To help you figure out what you want to plant in your garden and the optimum planting times for your area, check out the Garden Time Planner from Burpee. This app tells you when to sow seeds or transplant and has a large database of plants, where you can learn about their requirements, watch how-to videos and more!

Once you have purchased your tomatoes or petunias, download Landscape & Garden Calculators. This handy garden app tells you how far apart to plant what you’ve purchased, how much fertilizer to use, how much mulch you need, etc.

You want to be sure to stay on top of the watering regimen for a bountiful garden. The Garden Manager Plant Alarm lets you set alarms that remind you to weed, water and care for your garden.

For more suggestions from Verizon, click here.

Infographic: Exploring the Mobile Landscape

 
An infographic from Web-application monitor service New Relic offers some surprising statistics about the mobile landscape. There are more than a billion smartphones in use around the world, and age is no barrier — teens, adults and seniors are all well represented among their users. We use them every day, for every thing from making a hotel reservation, to checking our bank accounts, ordering a pizza and more. And with over 1.5 million apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, consumers have an almost unlimited amount of options to choose from.
 
 

Infographic: Exploring the Mobile Landscape

 

An infographic from Web-application monitor service New Relic offers some surprising statistics about the mobile landscape. There are more than a billion smartphones in use around the world, and age is no barrier — teens, adults and seniors are all well represented among their users. We use them every day, for every thing from making a hotel reservation, to checking our bank accounts, ordering a pizza and more. And with over 1.5 million apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, consumers have an almost unlimited amount of options to choose from.

 

 

Verizon Wireless Announces Educational Empowerment Program With Local Boston High Schools

Verizon Wireless announced last week that it’s offering its educational empowerment program at two Boston Public Schools in partnership with Samsung. First introduced locally in 2012 at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, the Verizon Wireless Education Empowerment Program is being offered again at O’Bryant and has also expanded to include Boston Green Academy. The curriculum focuses on mobile learning, teaching students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom, preparing them for entering higher education or the workforce.

The program’s signature component is its student application development competition. Ten teams of three students, all selected by the schools’ administration, will work to develop unique app concepts and create marketing plans. Students will attend workshops facilitated by Verizon Wireless team members, covering topics relevant to high school seniors, such as creating resumes and sharpening job interview skills. At the end of the project in May, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans.

A panel of judges from Verizon Wireless will select the top three finalists of the four-month project and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. Each member of the winning team will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a new Samsung tablet and Verizon Wireless summer internship opportunities. Each member of the second and third place teams will receive a Samsung tablet.

How Mobile is Changing Business
Starting this year, the number of mobile devices used to access the Internet will overtake the number of desktop devices, for the first time in the history of the web.
While this infographic by KISSmetrics on the impact of mobile web on business is mostly focused on U.S. data, it demonstrates the growing global trend towards shopping online. See below for more on how mobile is changing business (click the image to see the full size version).
For more on how Verizon is helping small businesses, click here.
 
 
 

How Mobile is Changing Business

Starting this year, the number of mobile devices used to access the Internet will overtake the number of desktop devices, for the first time in the history of the web.


While this infographic by KISSmetrics on the impact of mobile web on business is mostly focused on U.S. data, it demonstrates the growing global trend towards shopping online. See below for more on how mobile is changing business (click the image to see the full size version).

For more on how Verizon is helping small businesses, click here.

 

 

 

Students in Lynn, Massachusetts Take Learning Out of the Classroom with Verizon Wireless

 

Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Learning Lab, a traveling classroom, transports college mentors to local high schools, such as Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, to help students with college essays and SAT prep through the use of tablets and smartphones in order to improve academic achievement. 

 

 

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Infographic: The Rise of Multiscreen Content Consumption
According to an infographic created by Uberflip, 81% of Americans use a smartphone and watch TV simultaneously. The biggest use of the second screen appears to be social networking, and watching TV, it’s easy enough to see networks strive to make the connection.
Nearly every reality show has related hashtags flash by occasionally, encouraging viewers to weigh in on Twitter, which is the biggest driver of social TV, with 33% of users tweeting about it last June.

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Infographic: The Rise of Multiscreen Content Consumption

According to an infographic created by Uberflip, 81% of Americans use a smartphone and watch TV simultaneously. The biggest use of the second screen appears to be social networking, and watching TV, it’s easy enough to see networks strive to make the connection.

Nearly every reality show has related hashtags flash by occasionally, encouraging viewers to weigh in on Twitter, which is the biggest driver of social TV, with 33% of users tweeting about it last June.



Mobile Lifestyle – It’s What People Are Talking About Online

What is mobile lifestyle? It’s not just smartphones and tablets. The mobile lifestyle encompasses all the activities that take place on the go. It’s how your device allows you to share information with friends, shop online, plan a vacation or listen to music. In today’s world, the mobile lifestyle expands every day, and the conversations of 2012 provide great insight into what topics and trends are expected to dominate in 2013.

Want to know more about what people are talking about online and what it means for 2013? Check out the exclusive infographic below from Verizon Wireless. Click on it for more

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CES 2013 Kicks Off Tomorrow! Get All The Latest News From Verizon’s CES News Center


Verizon has launched a new CES news center page highlighting many of the technologies and solutions that will be on hand at the Verizon booth at CES. Check out the home page for the latest news and announcements about Verizon and its partners from the show floor.

Latest stories from CES include:

Innovation Predictions for 2013
http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2013/01/innovation-predictions-2013.html

Turn Your TV Into a Smart TV With Your Smartphone
http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2013/01/screenovate-technologies-smart-tv.html

Making Medical Identification Mobile and HIP
http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2013/CES/health-id-profile.html

M2M Communications Revolutionizes Waste & Recycling Management

http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2013/01/big-belly-solar-recycling.html



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