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Instant Translation with the World Lens iPhone App

  • October 19th, 2011 by Damian Davila
Developed by Quest Visual, the World Lends iPhone app is a real-time pocket-size translator that empowers you to translate any text from English to Spanish, and viceversa.

A Potential Game Changer

Former video game code, 36-year older Otavio Good is the brains behind World Lens iPhone app. After selling his video game startup Secret Level to SEGA for $15 million… Read more

The Shift Towards Mobile Payments with Smartphones

  • September 27th, 2011 by Damian Davila
Given the rise of smartphones and the further introduction of basic mobile phones into rural areas, there is a strong trend towards using mobiles to conduct financial transactions.

The Industry

According to the Yankee Group, the worldwide transaction value of mobile payments will total $984 billion by 2014, up from $162 billion in 2010. Mobile payments is defined as transactions… Read more

Let Lookout Protect Private Data on your Phone

  • September 26th, 2011 by Damian Davila
As more and more people are using smartphones, hackers are becoming more interested in exploiting the security loopholes that companies fail to address. Fortunately, there is Lookout raising to the challenge of protecting your private data on any smartphone.

Meet Lookout

Lookout (formerly known as Flexilis) describes itself as a smartphone security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe… Read more

Find out Where to Eat Next with Alfred

  • September 20th, 2011 by Damian Davila
In a world full of Yelps, Zagats, and Food Networks, everybody seems to have the answer for the question: “Where should we go to eat?” Even though there are many answers, most of them don’t appear tailored enough for our personal tastes and preferences.

Enter Alfred

Alfred is an iPhone app that provides curated recommendations using Clever Sense’s Serendipity Engine.… Read more

Meet the Color iPhone App

  • May 19th, 2011 by Damian Davila
A while ago I wrote about the fast rise of Instagram, an app that lets iPhone users post pics online and share them through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In late March 2011, Color entered as one of the latest player in the photo sharing market. According to the app developers,  Color creates new, dynamic social networks for… Read more

What Does The Future Of Communications Look Like?

  • May 2nd, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Communication is an area of science and technology that is under constant advance. It often seems that as soon as one new technology is born, the next big thing is already being planned. If you had mentioned smart phones that enabled you to access the web, make calls, and send text messages 100 or even 50 years ago you may… Read more

Shopkick Bridges the Online and Physical Retail Worlds

  • January 10th, 2011 by Damian Davila
Funded in 2009 by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), as part of its “iFund,” in cooperation with Apple, and by Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn and investor in Facebook, Shopkick has the vision of bridging the mobile and physical retail worlds. Shopkick’s iPhone and Android apps allow store patrons to automatically check in at stores as they walk in,… Read more

Top 5 Social Media Predictions for 2011

  • January 6th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
2010, while not the year when social media ‘really took off’ as many will say, it hit the mainstream a long time before that, it did see the major networks, Twitter and Facebook drawing in some really impressive figures. Facebook, the world’s most popular social network surpassed the 500 million mark, while Twitter closed in on the coveted 100 million… Read more

Twitter Tightens Grip on Smarthphone Twitter Apps

  • January 3rd, 2011 by Damian Davila
For the last 2 years it appeared that the popularity of 3rd party applications for Twitter on smartphones overshadowed the popularity of the social media behemoth. However, the year 2010 saw aggressive moves from Twitter in making sure that it established itself as the main application developer of smartphones apps for Twitter. iPhone Twitter App Perhaps the boldest move was… Read more

Phone App Good News for Foursquare Users

  • December 28th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
Foursquare is releasing its retooled iPhone app just in time for Christmas. The popular location based social networking site has been working on the app and recent Twitter feeds such as “we just found an app approval in our stocking! New Foursquare early next week. Thanks #SantaJobs,” appeared in their Twitter feed. In addition to the usual the new iPhone… Read more