Brick & Mobile summarizes key points from Google’s mobile playbook. In short, people use their smartphone to do local searches a lot, and if they are given a good mobile experience they will show up at your door often.
Social media is serious business. Hootsuite’s founder Ryan Holmes writes about the need for social media teams and methods for avoiding embarrassing social media accidents (using Hootsuite for instance). Included is a quote from the director of new media from the LA Kings: ”It’s (social media) a customer service tool, it’s a PR tool, it’s a sales tool. Even the guy who does the music during games uses Twitter to get song requests and feedback.” – from The Huffington Post
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming more and more common in the corporate environment. Absolute Software from Vancouver announces Absolute Manage 6.1 including Mobile Application Management tools for IT control of silent application installation and deletion. – from Techvibes
For those of you out there with kids, Smart Apps for Kids has a nice list of free apps.