Where Brands stand on Mobile
Does your app make the grade? Applause releases report cards for travel, retail apps
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As we head into the heaviest retail season of the year, one local company has some insight for stores that are anticipating that mobile will play a big role in sales. This morning, Framingham-based app testing software company Applause released its "State of the Retail Apps Economy" and "State of the U.S. Travel Apps Economy," two report cards that provide the first industry specific breakdowns of mobile app quality among brands. Read More
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4 Talking Points: Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith on privacy, technology, Edward Snowden
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It's been about 17 months since Edward Snowden leaked details about the National Security Agency's tracking practices, information that triggered a firestorm of investigations into the US government's access to private data and the way technology companies secured and shared consumer information. On Tuesday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith spoke at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, facing an audience that included some of the loudest critics of the NSA's activities in the US. Read More