Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
- “Even Canadians are now deserting BlackBerry,” writes diginomica’s Phil Wainwright. The Canadian tech company recently appointed a new head of enterprise in an effort to regain a foothold in its own backyard.
- iOS in your car? Developers have high hopes for the future of high-tech cars.
- AirWatch earns ‘Top Player’ recognition in The Radicati Group’s 2013 EMM Market Quadrant for the second straight year. TMCnet writer Rory Lidstone notes, “companies that achieve ‘Top Player’ status continue to develop innovative products in order to consistently supply the market with unique mobile solutions.”
- Amazon has reportedly snatched up mobile payment startup Gopago as the e-commerce giant builds towards an ‘ambitious’ new project. According to TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden, Gopago is “offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at a store, and retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more.”
- Dell gears up for an EMM push in 2014, but the company faces “some stiff competition in the white-hot enterprise MDM market,” writes Datamation’s Pedro Hernandez.
- Ed Durbin, Director of Retail Sales at AirWatch, spoke with Integrated Solutions for Retailers‘ Editor-in-Chief Matt Pillar about the role of mobile security in retail. Durbin comments, “retailers are facing new security threats every day to both their existing legacy networks and to newer mobile-based systems.”
- Microsoft is still shopping for a CEO, but don’t expect a decision before Christmastime. Microsoft Director John Thompson says the company has narrowed its search to 20 candidates and that a decision will come in early 2014.
- Still looking for last-minute holiday gifts for the techie in your life? Check out USA Today’s innovative tech gifts, HuffPo’s must-have gadget gifts, or check out Red5′s gadget gift shop (our favorite is the Astronaut USB Light).
Looking forward to implementing @AirWatch shortly, should make great leaps in our MDM solution and business agility
— Craig King (@1CraigKing) December 14, 2013