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This Week’s Top Mobile News: Google Glass’ Comeback, China Wants its Own Smartphone, IoT & More

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What will the next iteration of Google Glass look like?
There are reportedly three models in development, one of which will have a screen. The one with a screen is for enterprise. The screen-less ones are for “sport” users, and “they use bone conduction … in other words, headphones worn on your face.” Read the full story on The Information.

Why the IoT is here to S-T-A-Y.
With 25 billion connected “things” by 2020, companies are starting to unlock tangible value from their innovative Internet of Things initiatives. Here are some of our favorite IoT innovations in the enterprise space.

(Also featured on Enterprise Apps Tech here.)

China aims to build its own secure smartphones.
China is encouraging local tech companies to develop mobile operating systems and secure smartphones for its government workers, the Journal’s Eva Dou and Juro Osawa report. The effort is partially motivated by revelations in 2013 from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden surveillance “back doors” are built into some American gear sold overseas.

The tell-all you’ve been waiting for—well, if you dig mobility.
Five AirWatch customers tell their unique stories, from a fashion brand increasing sales with managed mobile devices to a huge healthcare industry leader boosting employee productivity and security. Get their uniquely innovative stories here.

Content Locker secures a leadership spot.
Earlier this week, AirWatch was named a leader in mobile content management for this year’s Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Content Management (say that five times fast). The secure mobile content app earned its leadership spot because of its tight EMM integration and the new VMware Collaboration Bundle. Download the report here.

State government CIOs cite security as top concern.
For the third year running, state IT officials put security highest on their to-do list, followed by cloud services and consolidation, according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. A March Gartner survey earlier this year put security in seventh place as an IT priority, below digitization and digital marketing, mobile, ERP, cloud and infrastructure and data centers. Read the whole WSJ story here.

Video: United Bank transforms operations with secure mobile email and device management.

And a handful of webinars you might like…

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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