Defense Dept. finally stepping in because of soldiers’ sloppy mobile device habits

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Former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff once said during a conversation with me that he uses a fitness tracker to monitor his regular runs, but he doesn’t connect it to the cloud. One of the top security officials in the country, in other words, implied that he thinks such devices are too tempting a target for hackers and easy to co-opt for spying or other nefarious purposes.

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T-Mobile was just crowned the fastest mobile network by two different companies

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In the constant battle between wireless companies for your monthly cell dollars, the most visibly important metric is who has the fastest LTE network. In years gone by, it was a two-horse race between AT&T and Verizon, who had the biggest networks, most customers, and best wireless spectrum, while T-Mobile and Sprint desperately fought to not be in last place.

But the times are changing, and when it comes to pure download speed (not coverage, which we’ll get to in a second), it seems like T-Mobile is the winner.

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Mobile Shopping and Social App Dote Is Aiming to Be ‘Gen Z’s Dream Mall’

As Generation Z grows to be retail’s largest group of consumers with an estimated $ 44 billion in buying power, businesses are rethinking their strategies to appeal towards a group of digital natives who value seamless shopping experiences, authenticity and transparency. Their idea of shopping …

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Since almost the dawn of on-device app stores, a theme has emerged: third-party app developers tend to focus more on iOS than on Android. The discrepancy began in the very early days of this mobile platform generation and has persisted even today. Despite the fact that Android has a much larger share of the global smartphone market, developers in general seem much more focused on Apple’s iOS platform than on Android. Maybe iPhone users spend money more freely, or perhaps Apple’s developer tools are more attractive. Whatever the case, we always seem to be talking about an iOS application when discussing a new app that’s only available on one platform.

Well, not today.

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Mobile app for autism screening yields useful data

A new study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found the app easy to use, welcomed by caregivers and good at producing reliable scientific data. The app first administers caregiver consent forms and survey questions and then uses the phone’s ‘selfie’ camera to collect videos of young children’s reactions while they watch movies designed to elicit emotion and attention on the device’s screen.
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Millennials Turning to Mobile Payments Instead of Cash for Purchases

A growing number of millennials are—and expected to continue in the future—backing away from using money to make purchases.

Over two-thirds of American and Chinese millennials say they hardly use cash anymore, a new report from The Innovation Group at J. Walter Thompson Intelligence. “The Future of Money” Report reveals the disruptive global changes ahead in payments, currency and, banking. Advances in these fields led by Chinese tech firms and early-adopting Chinese consumers are now being embraced globally, particularly by millennials.

The data comes as millennials, by 2019, are anticipated to outnumber baby boomers. The 20-to-35-year-olds will become a powerful economic force for buying goods and services globally. Black millennials will be part of that game-changing purchasing trend in the United States.

The new report shows that 63% of American millennial consumers hardly ever use cash, with 75% saying they want more diverse financial products that are more suited to their needs and lifestyles. Those millennials are now twice as likely as baby boomers (aged 55+) to use alternative mobile payments and messaging payment apps such as Venmo.

Fintech startups are catering to specific needs and lifestyles of millennials that banks don’t cover, the report states. The money management app is a popular offering—over 40% of people in their twenties have downloaded one, according to global payment technology solutions firm First Data.

The report surveyed 1,000 in the United States and 1,000 in China. China is increasingly driving innovation in money and payments. Some 77% of Chinese consumers say they are interested in alternative banking and payments. 61% of Chinese millennials say they would use the Internet of Things to access banking services (vs. 36% in the U.S.). 47% of Chinese millennials are already using facial recognition as a form of financial ID (vs. 18% of U.S. millennials). Yet, according to the report, U.S. millennials are catching on fast.

“The Future of Money” survey shows how open to advances in tech the average banking customer has become, particularly in China—40% of Chinese and 34% of U.S. consumers say they would now interact with their bank using a smart speaker.

“The financial sector is going through a period of unprecedented change, presenting massive opportunities and also challenges to traditional institutions, said Lucie Greene, worldwide director of the Innovation Group. “Consumers are adopting new behaviors en masse, including peer-to-peer payments, digital-first banks, cryptocurrencies, and more.”

They expect more not only from bank brands’ services and ethics, but also from their curb appeal and branding. The axis of influence in innovation is also rapidly shifting to Southeast Asia and China, as tech companies introduce a plethora of highly intuitive, mobile-first systems that fit with dynamic lifestyles. But these behaviors are being adopted worldwide.

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‘Fortnite Mobile’ Tips to Make You Dance Emote on 99 Enemy Graves

Before we gather our materials and build your Fortnite Mobile know-how up to the sky, you ought to be aware that this small-screen version packs the same punch as its older brethren. All of the basic stratagems and pitfalls you’re aware of on PC and console — like camping in bushes, or dying like a noob to fall damage –­ translate just as well here.

That said, we have a handful of important mobile-centric tips that have made our lives a heck of a lot easier (and the deaths of our enemies all the more frequent).


Firing from a rooftop on a builder in Fortnite Mobile

Defy Default Settings

Have it your way and mess with the camera setting sensitivities to find what works best for you. Tinker with the lot: the standard camera controlled by finger large swipes, the one that’s more sensitive for when you’re ADS-ing (aiming down sights), and the one that’s super-duper sensitive for scope aiming.

Personally, we keep our standard camera between 30-40. ADS should be 70-80. Scoped is 80-90. Start there, tweak as you go.

You should also switch from auto-loot to “Tap To Interact”. Hoovering up loot sounds awesome, however that sort of rampant kleptomania will leave you swearing at your mobile device when you’re forced to stop and ditch all of your dreg guns. The only downside to tapping: if there’s a game of musical chairs between you and enemy who still has it enabled, they’re probably going to nab that gun first.


Fortnite Mobile players are fired on while descending from the sky

Speaking of acquiring things, go and grab yourself some sweet cans (headphones that is). With the volume turned up (and if you know how to read the mobile-specific visual cues of player sounds) your situational awareness on the battlefield will double.

Nearby footsteps will appear as a white arc on the screen and will signify both your foe’s approximate location and the “distance” of their footfalls. In the same vein, gunfire shows up as a red arc.

Double Tap Screens, Llamas

Why repeatedly stab at your screen to do things? Many players overlook the fact that double tapping on the lower left “movement circle” will send you into an auto-run state. Likewise, double tapping your actual gun may be used as an alternate means to reload it.

You can also double tap anywhere on the screen to constantly attack with your current weapon. That’s not a great plan for scoped weapons, but it sure is useful for close-quarters with a submachine gun. Or to make yourself continuously mine materials with your trusty pickaxe.


Fortnite Mobile tip. Not every bush is a player.

You’d be well-advised to clonk that pick on the local wildlife, too. Surprisingly, a lot of new players flocking to Fortnite Mobile haven’t cottoned on to this tip. Don’t ask us why, but llamas in Fortnite are full to the wool with very respectable loot. They’re randomised though — you might get lucky in one game and in the next llamas will be harder to find than Emperor Kuzco on the lam.

Fortnite Mobile Has Its Quirks

Here’s a problem that’s fairly unique to Fortnite Mobile players: shoehorning Fortnite down into smaller devices has introduced some draw distance issues. It’s not game-breaking at present, but every once in a while you may find yourself freaking out and unloading on a bush that’s just winked into being. (This is an understandable reaction in a game that allows people dress up like shrubbery.)

What we’d recommend is to not go around with a hair-trigger. Nine times out of ten what you’re about to light up won’t be a player who’s trying to be the online gaming equivalent of a shrubber. It’ll just be a defenceless plant and you’ll needlessly give away your position.

One last tip before we leave you to fend for yourself: even if you religiously abstain from pistols and scoped rifles in the other versions, we ask that you reconsider you step out of your comfort zone in this version.


Firing a rocket launcher onto a player on the street.

Never forget that this version of the game has drastically increased aim-assists on these particular weapons, which means that even the most cross-eyed among you can reap the benefits of high-damage output delivered at an extreme range.

Fortnite Mobile is in a constant state of flux due to hot-fixes and new builds aplenty. There’s also the big game-changer coming that is Bluetooth controller support. Be sure to check back with us as we update this guide accordingly!

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Ripple-Powered Mobile Payments to Debut at Santander

Santander Group, the international Spain-based bank, will introduce a mobile app that uses technology from the cryptocurrency startup Ripple to power fast cross-border payments. However, the product does not use XRP, the cryptocurrency that exploded in value in 2017 on the promise that it would become the backbone of Ripple’s new global bank settlement system.

Instead, Santander’s app, according to CoinDesk, will use a Ripple product called xCurrent, which is not based on a public blockchain and does not have an associated cryptocurrency. The xCurrent-based service, referred to simply as “Pay” in a recent Santander earnings presentation, is projected to go live in the U.K., Spain, Brazil, and Poland in the first quarter of this year.

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Ripple, the company, holds tens of billions of dollars worth of XRP, the cryptocurrency it created and which is also sometimes referred to as Ripple. The price of XRP on cryptocurrency exchanges outperformed many other digital assets for much of 2017, by some measures even briefly overtaking Ethereum as the cryptocurrency with the second-highest market value.

But there has been sustained confusion in the market about the precise relationship between Ripple’s services and XRP. Some of its products, like xCurrent, don’t use XRP at all. Another service, xRapid, does use XRP as a money-transmission medium. xRapid has been tested by several remittance providers, including MoneyGram. All of Ripple’s services promise to lower the cost and increase the speed of sending money around the world.

XRP’s role in Ripple’s various products is important because, while cryptocurrency prices are currently mostly driven by speculation, they will ultimately be determined by demand for practical applications. The degree to which banks and other customers buy or hold XRP will determine whether its market value – currently at over $ 36 billion even after a 60% decline from December highs – is justified.

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‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ Book II Update is Proof Mobile Will Be King for Nintendo

Fire Emblem Heroes is likely not the most well-known game from Nintendo to hit mobile devices. After proclaiming their entry into the mobile gaming market, the company launched Super Mario Run — featuring everyone’s favorite adventuring ex-plumber — launched last December to much fanfare. But the hype soon died down and people stopped talking about it. It was, after all, just another endless runner clone with a Mario skin.

However, in February of this year, Nintendo launched its second mobile game. And this one, it would seem, would have the kind of longevity that the company aspired to have. Fire Emblem Heroes — available now as free-to-play with purchases on iOS and Android — uses the Fire Emblem franchise. The IP that had faded into obscurity but was revived in 2013 with Nintendo 3DS title Fire Emblem: Awakening. The release of Fire Emblem Fates in 2016 catapulted the series back into the spotlight, and its explosion in popularity likely encouraged Nintendo to use it for their next mobile project.


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The battle continues.

A Concept That Just Works

Fire Emblem’s core gameplay tenants are a perfect fit for mobile. Moving your units around the battle requires just a swipe or tap, and Fire Emblem Heroes can be played in short bursts or long sprints. Nintendo has released free updates monthly for the entirety of its 11-month lifetime. The only things you can buy with real-world money are Orbs to summon new heroes and upgrade your castle, and items that allow you to keep playing without a cooldown time — all items that can also be earned at a decent rate through gameplay.

Earlier this week, Nintendo pushed a significant update to Fire Emblem Heroes, including the ability to add new boosts to weapons. But the meat of the update is Book II, a narrative expansion that promises to be just as huge as the 13-chapter story already available in Fire Emblem Heroes. Book II so far only has two chapters to fight through, but with an entirely new set of characters to learn about and new Fire Emblem characters to collect, it’s clear this expansion will be significant.


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New enemies threaten the balance in the war between Askr and the Emblians.

The story of Book II picks up from the cliffhanger at the end of Book I. The player character, Alfonse, Sharena, and Anna find themselves on a new battlefield. They rescue Fjorm, a princess from a kingdom under siege by the team’s common enemy, Princess Veronica of the Emblian empire. Fjorm reveals that a new foe has arisen to help Veronica destroy the kingdom of Askr and capture its heroes. But obviously, you and your team are having none of it.

A Long Road Ahead

Learning more about Fjorm’s kingdom and past, as well as why other villains are teaming up with Veronica, seem to be the core of this unraveling story. Fjorm is an interesting character; unlike the boisterous Anna, tough Shareena and courageous Alfonse, Fjorm is strong and yet very quiet. It will be interesting to see how these personalities clash or get along.

Fire Emblem Heroes has added new bonus maps every week since its launch, but these maps were always one-off affairs with a chance to score a rare in-game good or character. However, the introduction of Book II is proof that Nintendo is committed to delivering one of the high-quality console experiences the company is known for on a mobile device. Super Mario Run was a light appetizer. Fire Emblem Heroes is the main course. With a side of the recently-released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, of course.

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The Unrelenting Tragedy of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans’

“It’s Gundam, bad things happen” is how Cherami Lee, voice actress for Kudelia Aina Bernstein puts it. The English voice cast of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans appeared at Anime NYC this past weekend along with producer Masakazu Ogawa. During their panel discussion, the anime cast and crew discussed their reaction to Iron-Blooded Orphans and the dark twists ahead.

Gundam is notorious for its bloody and bittersweet endings. When not showing off cool mechs (that are available in stores to buy as toys) Gundam is a complex war series. Villains have believable motivations so have won over large fanbases. The tragedy comes when the well-crafted characters on one side collide with the well-crafted characters on the other. So while not spoiling too much for Iron-Blooded Orphans as it is still airing on Toonami, things are about to get much, much darker.

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The voice actors found working on ‘Iron-Blooded Orphans’ to be both sad and inspiring.

Pulling off a show like Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is a difficult balance. The characters are very young so they must feel authentic. Yet they have to fight in a brutal war where anybody they know might die. For characters like the central hero, Mikazuki Augus (Kyle McCarley), any childlike innocence of their character has already disappeared. Other characters, like Ride Mass (Amanda C. Miller), are pushed into growing up far too fast.

Cherami Leigh noted how her character Kudelia was adept at dealing with adults. She’s already a solid politician at a very young age. Yet Kudelia is adorably flustered around people her own age, particularly Mikazuki. Sure, Mars is fighting a desperate battle for independence, but Kudelia still doesn’t know how to process her first kiss. Teenagers are still teenagers, no matter what the circumstances.

The actors also noted that as adults, they had lost a kind of innocence that the characters of Iron-Blooded Orphans still have. The characters on Mars can still be idealistic and believe in major change. Cherami Leigh learned from her character that “We need to keep our optimism alive because the world can be a dark place.”

Darkness to Come


Cherami Lee, Kudelia’s voice actress, was very impressed by her character’s maturity.

Masakazu Ogawa explained that his plan for Iron-Blooded Orphans was to present a likable cast in Season 1, then hit the fans with the tragedy in Season 2. Gundam fans have been here before, so they should know to prepare for the worst. The future is so devastating that one of the voice actresses couldn’t believe a line her character is supposed to say in an upcoming episode. She had to ask the voice acting director if the script was correct. It was.

Despite how sad events will become, Iron-Blooded Orphans is not just brutal for brutality’s sake. Ogawa and his team designed this show to be a commentary on child warfare, which is an actual problem in the real world. Mikazuki and his fellows in Tekkadan fight shirtless. But this isn’t fan service, it’s a note on their poverty; they can’t afford uniforms.

Iron-Blooded Orphans is not the kind of show that will end happily. But there is inspiration to draw from the lives of characters who will undoubtedly fall before the end.

The second season is currently airing on Toonami. Season 1 has just been released on BluRay and DVD this month by Funimation.

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Time kids spend on mobile devices has tripled in past 4 years

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A report released Thursday by Common Sense Media reveals some interesting — and concerning — trends about about screen time for kids ages 8 and younger.

The nonprofit organization, which focuses on helping children, parents, and educators thrive in the world of media and technology, released a report titled The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight. For this report, 1,454 parents of children 8 and younger took part in an online survey in January and February about how their kids use media. Its findings show that young children are spending an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes per day on screen media.

“The report actually shows that kids’ overall media use has stayed about the same since our 2011 report (2:19 versus 2:16). What’s changed is how they’re using it,” James Steyer, chief executive officer and founder of Common Sense Media,  said in an email to CNN. “Mobile is totally taking over — it now makes up 35 percent of screen time, compared to 4 percent in 2011.”

Here are some other key stats from the new report:

• The amount of time 0- to 8-year-olds spend on mobile devices each day has tripled. It’s gone from 5 minutes in 2011, to 15 minutes in 2013, to 48 minutes in 2017.

• Nearly half (49 percent)of kids ages 8 and younger have screen time within an hour before bedtime. This includes watching TV, play games, using a smartphone and more, and it goes against pediatricians’ recommendations.

• Ninety-eight percent of kids 8 and under live in households with mobile devices — compared to 52 percent in 2011 and 75 percent in 2013.

• Forty-two percent of kids 8 and under have their own tablet device, compared to 1 percent in 2011.

• Families with young kids are more likely to subscribe to a video service like Netflix or Hulu (72 percent) than they are to have cable TV (65 percent.)

Along with the release of this report, Common Sense Media is highlighting simple ways families can help make media a positive influence during the early years. Part of this effort includes a series of PSAs starring Will Ferrell, which aim to encourage parents and kids to ditch their devices during dinnertime. You can watch the first PSA in the video, below.

As I was reading through these stats, I kept nodding my head thinking, “Yep, that’s my family.” My 6-year-old and 3-year-old each have their own tablets. (Our 1-year-old does not.) And although we don’t have cable TV, we do have Netflix, Amazon Video and sometimes Hulu. We also allow tour kiddos to chill out to the TV between bath time and bedtime each night.

It’s not surprising to me that mobile devices are making up increasingly larger percentages of screen time. Heck, I didn’t even have a smart phone back in 2011. But now? I’m not sure what I’d do without one. With that said, I’m sure we could all benefit from carving out more strict, no-screen time with our families. Because our kids are watching and taking cues from us. And they’re more than worth it.
 

What do you think of this report? Do the stats align with what’s going on in your household?

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Delta to roll out free in-flight mobile messaging next week

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Delta earlier today announced plans to provider travelers with free in-flight access to mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iOS’ Messages app. The complimentary service is scheduled to go live on October 1 and should make the travel experience markedly more enjoyable for passengers eager to pass the time and connect with friends without having to pay exorbitant fees for Wi-Fi access.

It’s worth noting that Delta’s free service only applies to text-based messaging. In other words, passengers won’t be able to send or receive multimedia files such as photos and videos. Regardless, Delta’s commitment towards improving the customer experience here is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.

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Every Business Needs a Mobile App—Including Yours; Here’s How to Make One

In case you haven’t noticed, these days, nearly every business has a mobile app. And believe it or not, you don’t have to be a big brand name like Domino’s Pizza to take advantage of this next-level marketing and advertising solution. For a small business, adding a mobile app component to your business model is a great way to engage directly with your consumer and offer an on-demand service.

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The good news is you don’t need to have tech experience to get started. However, for an optimal experience and return on investment, the needs of your customer must be a priority. HealNow, co-founder, Joshua Darius Smith gave us a few startup tips for developing an app with no tech experience.

Black Enterprise: What’s your best advice for someone who wants to develop an app with no programming experience?

JD: If someone had no programming experience but has their heart set on developing an app, my advice would depend on that future founder’s situation:

  1. Focus your efforts into what you’re good at. Whether your skill set is rooted in sales, marketing, writing, or whatever, take that skill from good to great by supporting the company with what you can directly affect.
  1. Find a technical co-founder to address the software needs of the application but if you really want to be successful, you won’t hold your hands waiting for a technical partner. While you’re searching for that co-founder, you’ll be doing everything you can to set that partner up for success once you do.
  1. Develop user stories for the app, write out every scenario in which the app would be used.
  1. Use tools like Invisionapp or Balsamiq to prototype the screens for the app, and do whatever else you can to prepare your company for when you find that technical partner. You can go a very long way strengthening the business model and product vision without writing a single line of code, says Darius.

Additionally, you can search colleges and universities, tech blogs, as well as freelance platforms such as UpWork, Guru and Dribble.com

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‘Hamilton’s’ Miranda, Music, and Mobile Equals Business Marketing Magic

The year was 2009. As the story goes, the White House invited a 30-year-old Broadway actor to perform lines from his current production, but this request was a little different than usual. According to NPR, the invitation also gave Lin-Manuel Miranda the option of performing anything else he might want in “the American tradition.”

(Lin-Manuel Miranda. Image: Flickr/Steve Jurvetson)

 

This was his shot, and he took it.

Miranda performed bars from what would become the hottest Broadway ticket in town. It was a musical that blended turn-of-the century costumes and staging with a story as old as our country—with unapologetic hip-hop.

Miranda’s performance was well received that night at the White House, according to recounts. The run on Broadway for a show called Hamilton was epic. President Barack Obama even attended the show in New York City some years later.

Millennials, Mobile, and Music

 

A millennial successfully infused a cultural phenomenon that originated in the broken down warehouses and basements of New York boroughs in the late ’70s into a mainstream, high-brow mainstay in upscale Manhattan in 2015.

The result was something bigger.

Hamilton grossed more than $ 209 million in ticket sales since it debuted in 2015 according to BroadwayLeague.com. The soundtrack blazed on streaming services reaching an even broader and more multicultural audience. The album went platinum about a year after the curtain raised, according to Mashable.

Mobile would take this inspiring narrative to the masses.

Turn Up the Volume

 

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Spotify headquarters in New York City, thanks to the team at Brand-Innovators. My topic was reaching the new mass market with mobile and music.

I walked on stage to one of the most popular cuts from the Hamilton soundtrack, “My Shot,” and shared the story of Miranda’s breakthrough to make my case: that millennials, mobile, and music are an important mix for marketing to the new mass market.

I shared with the Fortune 500 marketers gathered at the music streaming company that they could turn up the volume on efforts to reach and resonate with the new mass market where trends are largely driven by the millennial culture.

Here are three keys:

  1. Infuse popular music into mainstream efforts. The new mass market is dominated by young people, and music, as a cultural nuance, wins. Young people are reaching for their mobile devices to connect to what inspires them, and the No. 1 inspiring content they reach for is music, according to AT&T Inspired Mobility research. In fact, according to a recent Revolt TV study, there is one genre young people agree on.  According to Forbes, everyone, in fact, agrees on hip-hop.
  2. Leverage mobile platforms. Expanding your reach means taking your content to the people, wherever they are, whenever they demand it. Whether you want to reach the multicultural content omnivore, or you’re wanting to expand your multicultural marketing efforts, mobile streaming or social media content delivery methods are paramount. Mobile social media is where culture converges.
  3. Let millennials lead. Black culture drives pop culture, according to Nielsen research. So if the most multicultural adult generation is currently millennials, and black millennials are leading the way on all things trendy and digital, then tracking trends in their space could lead to the insight you need to have a breakout campaign. I am also a champion of inclusion marketing. It’s a practice that starts with the DNA of your team to impact marketing outcomes in time for this new mass market. Empowering millennials to not just contribute to concepts, but to drop a few “bars” in your planning meetings could lead you down more creative and strategic paths. As noted, one such encounter in the White House led to something big.

Take Cues from Miranda: Culture Invites Everyone In

 

If you’re thinking that a large dose of culture can be alienating, think again. I continually share that culture is the DNA of diversity, and it is also an invitation to inclusiveness.   Consider that Hamilton, with its majority brown and black cast, played to a majority white audience night after night.

Creators seem to be leading the way in taking content multicultural.

Brands must look to the creators for insights on how to leverage storytelling and cultural nuances to connect and engage in this new reality, a browning America.

 

 

 

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Sumptuous Spirits Is Bringing Luxury Mobile Bartending to Metro Detroit

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As a college student at Miles College in Alabama, Lauren Daniels was always asked to be the bartender at parties off-campus. Thus, an idea struck.

“I was always the person that everyone would come to for the drinks. People were still asking when I moved back to Detroit. I saw a need for it but I wanted to make sure that our services were tailored to give that luxury experience,” Daniels says.

After attending bartending school, Sumptuous Spirits L.L.C. was created. According to the company, they cater to a target market of “social professionals” in entrepreneurial, professional, and corporate communities.

As a wife, corporate maven, and graduate student currently working toward a master’s degree in business administration, Daniels says that her first year in business has been all about balance and time management.

When asked what advice she could give an entrepreneur who is still breaking into their first year of business, she says there is one simple answer: “prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! I always have a planner and I faithfully write down everything I have to do for that day. When you try to do everything at one time you lose focus.”

The full-service mobile bartending company, which recently celebrated its one year in business, now boasts a staff of 10 cocktail waiters and bartenders. Daniels says managing a staff and dealing with the rapid growth of Sumptuous Spirits has been challenging, yet very rewarding.

“I’m very fortunate to now have an event coordinator and bar lead who help me with managing day-to-day operations. You can’t do it all alone and I’m learning to delegate tasks to my team,” Daniels states.

“When I started my business, I was so hesitant to host events but I realized that the events that I was having were bringing people together and people were able to see our services. Sumptuous Spirits is more than just a bartending service; we’re having events where people in the community can come together over a great cocktail. Whatever your dreams are, just do it. Put a plan in motion and go for it!” she concludes.

We’ll drink to that!


 Danielle D. Hughes is a social entrepreneur, journalist, and youth advocate. When she’s not writing or covering news, you’ll find her at church, spending time with loved ones, or enjoying a great read! Keep up with her: @danielledhughes

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Poll: The Millennial Palate Prefers Fast and Mobile Eats

When it comes to dining out, millennials prefer to satisfy their taste buds at quick and convenient eateries like Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, and Chick-fil-A, according to a new study from The Harris Poll.

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Recently, The Harris Poll released its 29th annual EquiTrend Study, which “measures brands’ health over time,” reports theharrispoll.com. The study analyzes solid brands in several industry sectors—including finance, media, travel, retail, restaurant, and tech—in relation to consumer feedback.

A press release breaks down the poll’s analysis of restaurant brand equity within the context of generational age groupings as follows:

 “According to Harris Poll’s research, when analyzing restaurant brand equity by generation, ‘Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant’ brand equity is nearly five points (+4.7) higher among millennials compared to baby boomers, while ‘Casual Dining and Chicken’ restaurants are each four points higher. Conversely, ‘Pizza’ (-8.0) and ‘Fast Casual Mexican’ (-7.6) restaurants see a marked gap among baby boomers, pushing the overall equity for these restaurant categories below average. Since brand equity tends to resist movement, the equity gains and declines among restaurant brands is significant.”

The findings come as many of those outlets have or continue to apply new strategies to offer millennials more convenience and serve them faster to boost market share with that generation.

“Restaurants continue to adapt to the millennial lifestyle, and advancements in ordering methods such as Starbucks’ mobile app and Chick-fil-A’s ‘Mom Valet’ are likely influencing millennials’ higher brand equity scores,” Joan Sinopoli, vice president of brand solutions at The Harris Poll, stated via a press release.

She added while the millennial dollar is powerful and attractive and many are clearly enjoying their rising disposable income, baby boomers already have the cash to spend on meals out and need to be courted.

Sinopoli went on to say that the “baby boomer versus millennial gap among pizza chains and Mexican restaurants may reflect boomers’ needs to eat healthier and the fact that they no longer have kid palates to please—and that signals opportunity for restaurants on the healthier end of the chain continuum to target them in their messaging and menu offerings.”

More than 100,000 consumers assessed 4,000 plus brands, including 90 restaurant brands across over 450 categories as part of the poll. The Index included three benchmarks—familiarity, quality, and purchase consideration—culminating in a “brand equity” rating for each brand.

Brands rated the highest are presented The Harris Poll EquiTrend “Brand of the Year” award for their particular segments.

The 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Restaurant Brands of the Year:

PLEASE REPLACE THIS GRAPHIC WITH THE ONE REFERENCING MILLENNIALS!!!!

The full list can be viewed at http://www.theharrispoll.com/equitrend-rankings/2017.

Jeffrey McKinney is a long-time freelance business writer and reporter, contributing to Black Enterprise magazine for several years on a broad range of business and financial topics.

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Limited Too is Playing to Our ’90s Nostalgia With a New Mobile Pop-Up

Limited Too — official ‘tween mall retailer of the ’90s, purveyor of glittery slogan T-shirts and embellished denim and chief clothier to every Lizzie McGuire wannabe — is making a retail comeback. After experiencing fizzling sales and absorption into Justice stores several years back, Limited Too …

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‘This is Dope’ Mobile Music Marketing

Black Music

The business of black music experienced many financial challenges and setbacks over the past decade. Fortunately, new marketing strategies have kept black music at the forefront of culture, thanks in part to marketing agencies like This Is Dope. 

The Budding of a Music Marketing Innovator 

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Wendy Washington has played a significant role in building the careers of superstars including Erykah Badu, Nelly, Lil’ Wayne, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears, Pink, Chris Brown, and numerous others.

Once a paralegal with plans to attend law school, Washington’s interest in music and journalism landed her an assistant position in the publicity department of Clive Davis’ Arista Records in New York. A graduate of Vassar, Washington initially pursued the position to further her career as a freelance writer. 

Little did she realize this position would mark the start of her career in the music industry. The ambitious, young assistant went on to numerous positions in public relations and later–in marketing, sales, and distribution for recording giants such as Universal Music Group; Universal Motown Records;  and Sony’s Red Distribution and Red Associated Labels. 

“I never saw myself as an entrepreneur,” says Washington. “What inspired me to step out was watching the millennial generation, and how they move without fear. They also take more control over their destiny, because they’ve figured out how things are going to work for them. When you’re older, there are greater risks, because you could potentially have more to lose. However, you also have more to gain, too. That’s what helped me take the leap into entrepreneurship. I also have great partners.” 

What’s So Dope About This Is Dope?

This Is Dope is a multifaceted marketing agency launched in partnership with Anthony Ellis and Shirronda Sweet. The agency takes an innovative approach to traditional grassroots marketing. In doing so, it has created a new business model that involves tactics for reaching under-served segments of the marketplace in more effective ways.

Founded in 2016, TID not only targets clients and brands affiliated with the music industry, but also those in other sectors, like film, television, sports, beauty, fashion, theater, publishing, government, post-secondary education, as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

The seeds for this new agency were first planted when Washington, attended the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans. Always seeking opportunities to generate revenue from music, Washington noticed several mobile trucks roaming throughout the French Quarter that were advertising and promoting on behalf of recording artists and their brands.

These mobile trucks failed to provide a designated point-of-purchase to take advantage of the slight spike in R&B CD sales at the time and  did not increase CD revenue.The trucks also lacked a social media-based call-to-action. Washington viewed all of this as missed opportunities to reach an underserved group.

“It was apparent that there was a gap, with a lack of concentration on micromarketing to the African American demographic, especially [those ages] 40 and older,” says Washington, whose first industry gig was in the publicity department at Arista Records. “I thought we needed to create an agency that does general services, but with a specialty [focus on] urban [demographics].”

When she returned to her office in New York City and shared her findings with the senior executive team, their reaction was not what she expected. Disappointed, she then asked herself, “Why don’t you just do it?” After fleshing out the concept with Ellis and Sweet—who are also former music executives with extensive backgrounds in marketing, public relations, and sales—This Is Dope was born.

“We started the agency around conceptualizing a mobile solution,” Washington continues. “And when we say mobile, we don’t mean a phone. It’s [also] not a telecom [brand]. It’s grassroots marketing.”

 

This Is Dope On The Road 

This Is Dope was at this year’s Essence Festival with a mobile pop-up campaign. 

Image: (Courtesy of This Is Dope)

 

With an interior design emulating a cozy-chic lounge environment; the air-conditioned, 18-foot truck provided festival attendees free Wi-Fi in addition to promotional giveaways and access to a selfie booth. It also hosted celebrity meet-and-greets with Common, Ro James, and others.

 

Celebrity visit with Common (Image: Courtesy of This Is Dope)

 

(Image: Courtesy of This Is Dope)

 

Other Innovative Campaigns

In midst of the 2016 U.S presidential election, Viacom hired This Is Dope to promote its highly publicized BET Hip Hop Awards, in addition to kicking off the network’s Vote Your Voice tour. For this campaign, the agency visited HBCUs across 20 U.S. cities.

Students were invited on the customized BET truck, where they were able to register to vote via iPad stations. Then, they could venture into the hip hop lounge and get a one-of-a-kind, curated, interactive multimedia presentation, which exposed students to series legendary works of African American literature and music, in addition to providing information about BET Hip Hop Award nominees. TID also recorded the students’ election concerns and frustrations, to be incorporated into future TID college-focused campaign presentations related to post-election discussions.

 

(Image: Courtesy of This Is Dope)

 

When the BET Vote Your Voice campaign was later featured on ABC’s The View, Raven-Simoné was featured inside the truck while it was parked outside the network’s television studios.

This Is Dope also developed a successful marketing campaign for gospel music legend Hezekiah Walker in Brooklyn, New York; for hip hop star 2 Chainz at SXSW in Austin; and at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn, New York.

 

(Photo Courtesy of TID)

 

(Photo Courtesy of TID)

 

“The adaptability of having a mobile solution is that we’re able to service our clients’ demographics right there in the moment,” says Washington. “We get scalability because we have a social media activation as part of it. As the digital world becomes bigger, the physical [world] becomes more precious and sacred. It’s not going to be the same as it was [years ago]. Many recording artists will not have the ability to move one million physical units in the first week.”

 

 

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Discount Cards Donated to South Mobile County Head Start by Charles Myrick Of American Consultants RX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand

Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand


Nite Ize QuikStand Mobile Device Stand With the sleek, sturdy QuikStand, propping up your mobile device to read, browse, or video chat leaves you comfortably hands free. Use it on the plane or when reading a recipe at home. Wherever you are, the hold-tight reliability of the QuikStand will keep your valuable device free from slippage. To use it, unsnap the back support out of the base and raise the support bar to the position you like. Fits smartphones and 7″ tablets with or without cases.Fits smartphones and 7″ tablets with or without cases.3.4″L x 2″W x 0.2″H0.4oz.Front flap adjusts to the device depth without screen obstructionMaterials: Sleek, brushed aluminum and sturdy yet flexible polypropyleneFolds flat to fit easily into a wallet, back pocket or other storage areaAdjusts to different anglesHolds device in portrait or landscape position
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Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Blue

Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Blue


Stable, safe, and (best of all) a ton of fun, the Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Blue by Wesco is shock resistant. It has large wheels and puncture proof tires and comes equipped with a steering system that is not accessible to the child. Made of 100% recycled platic, this vehicle is ideal for developing motor skills and coordination. Dimensions: Length: 41 1/4″ – Width: 27 1/4″ – Height: 21 3/4″ – Width of seat: 15 1/2″.
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Scosche magicMOUNT surface Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices

Scosche magicMOUNT surface Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices


Scosche magicMOUNT surface Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices MagicMount is a new magnetic mounting system for conveniently mounting smartphones and more. Just hover your device near the magnetic surface and it instantly locks securely in place. Its sleek cradle-free design uses high-powered magnets to secure your device where you use them most. This phone holder for car, home, or office allows you to place your device at any angle for convenient viewing. Place your device at any angle for convenient viewing everywhere. Mounting: Secure the MagicMount with the included automotive-grade 3M adhesive MagicPlate: Install the MagicPlate behind your case or battery cover, directly to your rugged case or directly to your device. A larger and smaller MagicPlate is included. Works with: GPS, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Smartphones, Tablets MagicMount is safe for Smartphones & Tablets: The high powered neodymium magnets are 100% safe and will not damage your device.
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Scosche magicMOUNT Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices

Scosche magicMOUNT Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices


Scosche magicMOUNT Magnetic Mount for Mobile Devices MagicMount is a new magnetic mounting system for conveniently mounting smartphones and more. Just hover your device near the magnetic surface and it instantly locks securely in place. This cell phone car mount system is sleek and versatile. The cradle-free design uses high-powered magnets to secure your device where you use them most. Place your device at any angle for convenient viewing. On the road, at the office, at home, everywhere. Mounting: Secure the MagicMount with the included automotive-grade 3M adhesive MagicPlate: Install the MagicPlate behind your case or battery cover, directly to your rugged case or directly to your device. A larger and smaller MagicPlate is included Works with: GPS, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Smartphones, Tablets MagicMount is safe for Smartphones & Tablets: The high powered neodymium magnets are 100% safe and will not damage your device.
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Sassy Shaylee Musical Mobile by One Grace Place

Sassy Shaylee Musical Mobile by One Grace Place


Complete the look with the Sassy Saylee Musical Mobile puts your baby to sleep with the music of Brahms’ Lullaby. Care instructions: spot clean only with soft cloth dampened in cold water with mild soap, do not tumble dry. Line dry. Do not iron.
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Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Purple

Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Purple


Stable, safe, and (best of all) a ton of fun, the Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Purple by Wesco is shock resistant. It has large wheels and puncture proof tires and comes equipped with a steering system that is not accessible to the child. Made of 100% recycled platic, this vehicle is ideal for developing motor skills and coordination. Dimensions: Length: 41 1/4″ – Width: 27 1/4″ – Height: 21 3/4″ – Width of seat: 15 1/2″.
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Simplicity Blue Musical Mobile by One Grace Place

Simplicity Blue Musical Mobile by One Grace Place


Complete your set with the Simplicity Blue Musical Mobile puts your baby to sleep with the music of Brahms’ Lullaby. Care instructions: spot clean only with soft cloth dampened in cold water with mild soap, do not tumble dry. Line dry. Do not iron.
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Ellie & Stretch Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean

Ellie & Stretch Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean


You’ve bought the set, why not complete it? Accessorize your baby’s nursery with the Ellie & Stretch Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean. It’s a perfect compliment to an already gorgeous set. Multi Dot print Canopy with Colorful Jungle Animal Ornaments. Mobile plays Brahms Lullaby. Fabric arm cover is available for purchase separately.
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TURKEY NECKS AND HUMPED BACKS: How Our Mobile Devices Are Aging Us and What We Can Do about It in Three Easy Steps

TURKEY NECKS AND HUMPED BACKS: How Our Mobile Devices Are Aging Us and What We Can Do about It in Three Easy Steps


TURKEY NECKS and HUMPED BACKS: How Our Mobile Devices Are Aging Us and What We Can Do about It in Three Easy Steps is a preventive tool against the potentially harmful effects of poor posture and our hand held mobile devices. This book outlines the common causes of a turkey or tech neck and what causes a humped back and the importance of staying in the Neutral Zone, stretching and strengthening. It also looks at our children and the importance of reflecting and teaching them healthy mobile devices habits.
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Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Orange

Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Orange


Stable, safe, and (best of all) a ton of fun, the Otto Mobile Toddler Riding Car – Orange by Wesco is shock resistant. It has large wheels and puncture proof tires and comes equipped with a steering system that is not accessible to the child. Made of 100% recycled platic, this vehicle is ideal for developing motor skills and coordination. Dimensions: Length: 41 1/4″ – Width: 27 1/4″ – Height: 21 3/4″ – Width of seat: 15 1/2″.
List Price: $ 239.99
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Carson Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean

Carson Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean


You’ve bought the set, why not complete it? Accessorize your baby’s nursery with the Carson Musical Mobile by Glenna Jean. It’s a perfect compliment to an already gorgeous set. Plays Brahm’s lullaby. Easy to follow assembly instructions are included. The mobile arm cover is not included but is sold separately.
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Cobra Electronics 18WX ST II Mobile 40-Channel CB Radio

Cobra Electronics 18WX ST II Mobile 40-Channel CB Radio


Cobra Electronics 18WX ST II Mobile 40-Channel CB Radio Cobra’s 40-channel CB radio with 10 NOAA weather channels and a front-firing speaker is great for for under-dash mount. The SoundTracker System reduces noise on received signals and strengthens the transmitted signal for clear communication, and the unit’s compact design makes it ideal for recreational vehicles. Channels: CB: 40-channels; Weather: 10-channels Frequency: 26.965-27.405mHz Transmit Power: 4W Receiver Performance: Receiver sensitivity: less than 1AmicroV for 12dB SINAD; Rejection: over 60dB typical Antenna Connector: UHF; SO-239 Draw: Transmit: 1.4A (max.); Receive: 1.2A (full audio) Dimensions: 6 3/4″W x 1 7/8″H x 6 7/8″D Weight: 4.25lb. Waterproof Rating: Not rated waterproof Warranty: Two years
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Penny Lane Musical Mobile by Cotton Tale Designs

Penny Lane Musical Mobile by Cotton Tale Designs


Penny Lane musical mobile has a roush trimmed canopy in eggplant mosaic. Four flowers with roush centers and a center butterfly dance around under the canopy to Brahmans lullaby. The arm cover is in retro floral. Mobiles should be removed from the crib when the baby begins to sit & pull up.
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Genuine Leather Handbags Fashion Women Leather Handbag Women Clutch Women Handbag Candy Small Bag Mobile Phone Bag Shoulder Bag

Genuine Leather Handbags Fashion Women Leather Handbag Women Clutch Women Handbag Candy Small Bag Mobile Phone Bag Shoulder Bag


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Lollipops & Roses Musical Mobile by Cotton Tale Designs

Lollipops & Roses Musical Mobile by Cotton Tale Designs


Part of the Lollipops & Roses baby bedding collection, pink shimmer hearts circle a tan velvet heart under a canopy of pink angel toile trimmed with a pink shimmer ruffle in this musical mobile. Each heart is trimmed with organza ribbon and the mobile neck is sheathed in warm tan velvet.
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Primary Care of the Newborn: Mobile Medicine Series

Primary Care of the Newborn: Mobile Medicine Series


Here''s a comprehensive, pocket-sized resource for the care of full-term newborns. It provides guidance on well-baby development, monitoring the newborn, non-acute disease management, patient education, and more. Concise and convenient, this is the perfect reference for anyone who cares for babies in the first hours of life.
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Samsonite Spinner Mobile Office

Samsonite Spinner Mobile Office


Make your airport travels and your trips from the car to the office smoother when you take along the Samsonite Mobile Spinner Office.Utilize four, multi-directional, spinner wheels allow upright rolling in any direction for easy mobility. Using the same spinner design we have all seen at the airport, the Samsonite Mobile Office rolls upright so there is no weight on your arm. When you go to wheel down the aisle of an airplane there is no wheeled brief that makes that trip any easier. Five stage handle with two locking points at 37″ and 42″ make this piece even more accommodating.In the way of organization you’ll find gusseted pockets with organization features in the front two pockets. Here you can place the smaller items such as battery chargers, MP3 players, portable mouse, etc. The laptop compartment comes with 10mm foam padding and accessory compartments. A separate file section and fully lined interiors and comfortable padded handles round out a super easy tote that is such an ergonomic upgrade over your old over-the-shoulder brief.Accommodates 15.4″ widescreen laptops.
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Heaven Sent Girl Musical Mobile

Heaven Sent Girl Musical Mobile


A quality baby bedding set is essential in making your nursery warm and inviting. All Cotton Tale patterns are made using quality materials and are uniquely designed to create your perfect nursery. Part of the Heaven Sent Girl collection is the musical mobile, 5 furry sheep circle the ruffled canopy , wind up music box playing Brahms lullaby. Arm cover in pink floral. Spot clean only. Mobiles are not toys. They should be removed from the crib when baby can sit up unassisted. Perfect for your little angel.Dimensions: 12″L x 17″W x 21″H
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Free Minds Yellow Mobile

Free Minds Yellow Mobile


Free Mind – Life is what you make of it?What do you see here?Do you see four strips folded three times, held together with rings, mounted on a string with a wooden ball?Or do you see four happy, free individuals?You see? YOU are the one to decide: these simple materials can only become four ‘happy free individuals’ if YOU decide they can. In the same way, only YOU can decide what you will see, and what you will get out of this very day. For you are the author and interpreter of your life.See everything you meet up with today in the light you wish to see it. Your way of interpreting what you meet up with influences the rest of your life. Think that positive energy creates more positive energies not only in yourself but in the people you are with. Through your thoughts you can nudge your life in the direction you want.The day is new. Fresh and unused. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life.Hang this mobile up close to your bed or somewhere you often are first thing in the morning. When you wake up, or lie there looking at the mobile, let it remind you that the day can become what you make of it.Let these four, free souls help to keep you maintain that focus.Ole Flensted, August 2012Design: Ole FlenstedMaterial: Serigraphical foil, wooden ballsDimensions: 17″H x 12″W
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WCDMA 3G Mobile Phone Signal Repeater Booster Amplifier Antenna Kit Silver

WCDMA 3G Mobile Phone Signal Repeater Booster Amplifier Antenna Kit Silver


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MANHATTAN 161107 Mobile Mini Speaker

MANHATTAN 161107 Mobile Mini Speaker


MANHATTAN 161107 Mobile Mini Speaker Compact Speaker With Built-In Resonator Expands To Provide Deep, Full-Range Sound Connects To Ipod(R), iPhone(R), Notebook Computers, Mps & Portable Cd/Dvd Players, Hand-Held Games & More Ideal Alternative To Headphones To Enjoy & Easily Share Music & Other Audio Built-In Rechargeable Battery Provides Hours Of Use Windows & Mac Compatible Lifetime Warranty

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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZU

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZU


ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Techno Silver Ballistic Nylon With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBTK1 Type: Checked Luggage Color: Silver
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쏨므 인스티튜트 Mobile Travel Kit: Cleanser 60ml/2oz+Transport 14 Pads+Serum 10ml/0.33oz+A-Bomb 14g/0.5oz+Double Defense 30g/1oz 5pcs

쏨므 인스티튜트 Mobile Travel Kit: Cleanser 60ml/2oz+Transport 14 Pads+Serum 10ml/0.33oz+A-Bomb 14g/0.5oz+Double Defense 30g/1oz 5pcs


Mobile Travel Kit: 1x Nourishing Cleanser – Non-Foaming Treatment Cleanser 60ml/2oz 1x Transport – Treatment Pads (14 pads) 1x Serum 10ml/0.33oz 1x A-Bomb – Lightweight Cream 14g/0.5oz 1x Double Defense – Lightweight Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 (Waterproof) 30g/1oz
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Obsidian Black With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBOK1

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Obsidian Black With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBOK1


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Free Minds Rainbow Mobile

Free Minds Rainbow Mobile


Free Mind – Life is what you make of it?What do you see here?Do you see four strips folded three times, held together with rings, mounted on a string with a wooden ball?Or do you see four happy, free individuals?You see? YOU are the one to decide: these simple materials can only become four GC happy free individuals’ if YOU decide they can. In the same way, only YOU can decide what you will see, and what you will get out of this very day. For you are the author and interpreter of your life.See everything you meet up with today in the light you wish to see it. Your way of interpreting what you meet up with influences the rest of your life. Think that positive energy creates more positive energies not only in yourself but in the people you are with. Through your thoughts you can nudge your life in the direction you want.The day is new. Fresh and unused. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life.Hang this mobile up close to your bed or somewhere you often are first thing in the morning. When you wake up, or lie there looking at the mobile, let it remind you that the day can become what you make of it.Let these four, free souls help to keep you maintain that focus.Ole Flensted, August 2012Design: Ole FlenstedMaterial: Serigraphical foil, wooden ballsDimensions: 17″H x 12″W
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Dragon Ball – Dragon Ball Games: Fighting Games, RPG Games, Video Games, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z 2, Dragonball Evolution, Dragonradar Mobile, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game

Dragon Ball – Dragon Ball Games: Fighting Games, RPG Games, Video Games, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z 2, Dragonball Evolution, Dragonradar Mobile, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game


New – This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 84. Chapters: Fighting games, RPG games, Video Games, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z, Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z 2, Dragonball Evolution, Dragonradar Mobile, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball Online, Dragon Ball Z x One Piece Battle Taikan Gomu Gomu no Kamehame Ha – Omee no Koe de Ora o Yobu, Dragon Ball Z 2 V, Dragon Ball Z Battle Taikan Kamehame Ha – Ome

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Free Minds Black Mobile

Free Minds Black Mobile


Why not hang it it your office to keep you “on track”:”You are what you THINK you are”.What do you see here?Do you see four strips folded three times, held together with rings, mounted on a string with a wooden ball?Or do you see four happy, free individuals?You see? YOU are the one to decide: these simple materials can only become four GC happy free individuals’ if YOU decide they can. In the same way, only YOU can decide what you will see, and what you will get out of this very day. For you are the author and interpreter of your life.See everything you meet up with today in the light you wish to see it. Your way of interpreting what you meet up with influences the rest of your life. Think that positive energy creates more positive energies not only in yourself but in the people you are with. Through your thoughts you can nudge your life in the direction you want.The day is new. Fresh and unused. Today is the beginning of the rest of your life.Hang this mobile up close to your bed or somewhere you often are first thing in the morning. When you wake up, or lie there looking at the mobile, let it remind you that the day can become what you make of it.Let these four, free souls help to keep you maintain that focus.Ole Flensted, August 2012Design: Ole FlenstedMaterial: Serigraphical foil, wooden ballsDimensions: 17″H x 12″W
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Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketing


Having become the ultimate social device, and as users drift away from TVs and computer screens, the mobile offers radical new challenges for the marketer. But how do you design and implement an effective digital strategy? And what tools can be used to measure marketing effectiveness?Starting with a review of the technology itself – both hardware and software – Mobile Marketing explains the dynamics between the key players and how these forces are shaping future developments in terms of service provision, media integration and content strategy. Supported by in-depth case studies, which illustrate the potential pitfalls and rewards of mobile marketing initiatives, Mobile Marketing shows how our new mobile lifestyle can be a rewarding environment for those businesses willing to embrace new technology and, with imagination and creativity, develop mobile marketing strategies that can win customers, boost brand awareness, raise profile and increase profits.

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ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Yellow

ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Yellow


This is ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Yellow. Tmart.com store provides cool gadgets, cell phones, consumer electronics, LED flashlight, car accessories, phones accessories, computer accessories, games accessories, holiday gifts and security camera.
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Caution Orange With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBCTK1

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Caution Orange With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBCTK1


ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Caution Orange With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBCTK1
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ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Green

ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Green


This is ZYZ-139 360Swivel Car Mount Holder for 7-11 GPS / MP3 / MP4 / Mobile Green. Tmart.com store provides cool gadgets, cell phones, consumer electronics, LED flashlight, car accessories, phones accessories, computer accessories, games accessories, holiday gifts and security camera.
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Midnight Navy With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBMK1

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Midnight Navy With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBMK1


ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Midnight Navy With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBMK1
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Angle and Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Table with Mahogany Top

Angle and Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Computer Table with Mahogany Top


This mobile computer table can be used in the Home, Office or School. Use in the home in your favorite recliner or over the bed. Table can be used for small presentations. The height adjustable frame allow user to adjust the table to their height preference.Features:Adjustable Laptop TableMulti-AdjustableTilting Work SurfaceEasy Angle AdjustmentMahogany Laminate TopTop and Bottom Raised LipWorksurface: 19″W x 15.25″D x .5″ ThickHeight Adjustable Steel FrameSilver Frame FinishDual Wheel Casters; Two LockingOverall dimensions: 19.25″W x 15.75″D x 24.5″ – 37.75″H
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ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Mystic Quilted Black W Rhinestones With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit

ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Mystic Quilted Black W Rhinestones With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit


ZUCA Sport Mobile Wheeled Luggage Complete Set – Mystic Quilted Black W Rhinestones With Black Frame + Bonus Travel Groove Universal Ipod & MP3 Accessory Outfit – ZUCA AZUCSIBMYK1
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Bear Mobile Dress-Up Clothes and Shoes Organizer

Bear Mobile Dress-Up Clothes and Shoes Organizer


A mobile closet stand that you will cherish for years with your child! Versatile, functional, yet whimsically designed to fit your chic home decor. Perfect for keeping your child’s wardrobe neat and tidy. A sturdy chrome-finished clothes rod offers ample space for you to mix, match and coordinate all of your child’s outfits for school, play and events. Kids love organizing their shoes on this adorable storage and organizing stand. A convenient pull-out drawer serves as additional storage space for blankets, sweaters, toys, or accessories. Wheel the clothes stand from room to room for playtime and dress-up or while cleaning and remodeling your space. Your child will have fun while learning to organize their clothes, toys, and shoes.
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Lion Mobile Dress-Up Clothes and Shoes Organizer

Lion Mobile Dress-Up Clothes and Shoes Organizer


A mobile closet stand that you will cherish for years with your child! Versatile, functional, yet whimsically designed to fit your chic home decor. Perfect for keeping your child’s wardrobe neat and tidy. A sturdy chrome-finished clothes rod offers ample space for you to mix, match and coordinate all of your child’s outfits for school, play and events. Kids love organizing their shoes on this adorable storage and organizing stand. A convenient pull-out drawer serves as additional storage space for blankets, sweaters, toys, or accessories. Wheel the clothes stand from room to room for playtime and dress-up or while cleaning and remodeling your space. Your child will have fun while learning to organize their clothes, toys, and shoes.
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Seal Line Mobile Electronics Case

Seal Line Mobile Electronics Case


This handy case, made of shock-absorbing neoprene and trimmed with rugged ballistic nylon, provides all-weather protection for your digital accoutrement. It attaches easily to shoulder straps or the Modular Accessory Pocket M.A.P. system featured on our Urban bags, packs, and totes, and includes a reflective Velcro pull-tab for increased visibility and easy access.FeaturesSplash-proof Protection Water-resistant neoprene helps protect your digitalia from the elements.Versatile Attachment Works with our M.A.P. System and attaches to most shoulder straps.Rugged Construction Tough, and flexible neoprene resists tears.
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Lambs & Ivy Bedtime Originals Lil’ Friends Musical Mobile

Lambs & Ivy Bedtime Originals Lil’ Friends Musical Mobile


Lambs and Ivy Bedtime Originals Lil’ Friends Musical Mobile: Plays the classic Brahms’ Lullaby Easy-to-install instructions are included with the crib mobile Lambs and Ivy Baby Mobile is best suited for children from birth to two years of age Matching Lambs and Ivy crib bedding is available, but it’s sold separately Questions about product recalls? Items that are a part of a recall are removed from the Walmart.com site, and are no longer available for purchase. These items include Walmart.com items only, not those of Marketplace sellers. Customers who have purchased a recalled item will be notified by email or by letter sent to the address given at the time of purchase. For complete recall information, go to Walmart Recalls .

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Travelling Languages: Culture, Communication and Translation in a Mobile World

Travelling Languages: Culture, Communication and Translation in a Mobile World


Based on the commonly held assumption that we now live in a world that is on the move, with growing opportunities for both real and virtual travel and the blurring of boundaries between previously defined places, societies and cultures, the theme of this book is firmly grounded in the interdisciplinary field of Mobilities . Mobilities deals with the movement of people, objects, capital, information, ideas and cultures on varying scales, and across a variety of borders, from the local to the national to the global. It includes all forms of travel from forced migration for economic or political reasons, to leisure travel and tourism, to virtual travel via the myriad of electronic channels now available to much of the world s population. Underpinning the choice of theme is a desire to consider the important role of languages and intercultural communication in travel and border crossings; an area which has tended to remain in the background of Mobilities research. The chapters included in this volume represent unique interdisciplinary understandings of the dual concepts of mobile language and border crossings, from crossings in virtual life and real life, to crossings in literature and translation, and finally to crossings in the semioscape of tourist guides and tourism signs. This book was originally published as a special issue of “Language and Intercultural Communication.”

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