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by Mariana Marcaletti

The Wall Street Journal’s mobile and emerging technology editor, David Ho, likes to start industry conference talks by asking everybody to pass their cell phone to the person to the right. Then he stays silent until the fidgeting and murmurs reach a crescendo. “It turns out that people would rather forget their keys at home […] more »

Best Practices
by Lindsay Beck

Your mobile phone keeps track of all the activity done on the mobile network: from placing or receiving a call, to sending a message, browsing the web, or just being connected and ready to receive communication. Despite its incredible convenience and usefulness, your mobile phone may reveal information about you and your physical location. This […] more »

Audio/Visual
by J. Nathan Matias

How can we use data to improve our lives, our communities, and the world at large? At the recent Microsoft Design Expo, students from eight universities showcased design projects along the theme of “making data useful.” To prepare for the Design Expo, students take a semester-long course, in connection with a liaison at Microsoft Research. […] more »

Best Practices
by Phillip Smith

After a short hiatus to focus on the Provincial election in British Columbia (shameless self-promo!), it’s time to get back to work unpacking the technology stacks of the world’s leading news organizations. Last time, the investigation focused on the speed of some of the world’s top news sites, and proposed ways that sites can improve […] more »

Mobile
by Desiree Everts

Mobile news app Circa is hoping to push further into the breaking news space, announcing today that the startup behind the app has hired Anthony De Rosa, former social media editor at Reuters, to become its editor-in-chief. Circa collects the “atomic units” of stories — facts, quotes and images — and puts them into running […] more »

Mobile
by Brian Moritz

This past semester, I flew a drone. I helped set up a virtual reality environment. And I helped print a cup out of thin air. Nice work if you can get it. Working as a research assistant to [Dan Pacheco](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/dan_pacheco/) at the [Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair for Journalism Innovation](http://journovation.syr.edu/) at the [S.I. Newhouse School […] more »

Mobile
by JD Lasica

From left, screenshots of the new app Now, EyeEm and Gogobot. This is the second in an ongoing series on the state of geolocation apps, sites and services. Also see: “How the geolocation revolution has evolved” In part one of this series, we looked back at the early days of geolocation, with Platial kicking off […] more »

Mobile
by Brian Moritz

The demise of The Daily in late 2012 raised questions about the future of news consumption on mobile devices, about whether or not tablet-only journalism could possibly survive. But a different way to look at this would be to view The Daily’s failure as being due to certain problems in a specific case, not one […] more »

Mobile
by David Cohn

I had the opportunity to discuss Circa today with PBS MediaShift’s Mark Glaser, Skift founder Rafat Ali, and PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy on the Mediatwits podcast. It’s an honor to be able to discuss a project you are working on and passionate about with folks who I consider friends, colleagues or both. Circa is a new […] more »

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