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HID Global and Arizona State University Pilots NFC Access Program for Students and Staff

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HID Global and ASU is piloting a program that allows students and staff to use NFC on smartphones in order to gain access to certain facilities and thus making the access card obsolete. Generally, it makes more sense to use a smartphone with NFC versus a card because the smartphone is more secure and much more difficult to lose. Below is a video demonstrating the pilot program, which for some reason shows an iPhone which doesn’t have NFC, although RIM is credited in the press release as being a hardware partner.
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Register Today! Untether.TV Launches Toronto Mobile Conference Untether.Talks [Ticket Discounts Too]

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The guys at Untether.TV are taking their mobile experience and entrepreneur interviews to “a whole ‘nuther level” with a conference in Toronto called Untether.Talks. The conference is centered around themes that are directly impacted by mobile such as art & creation, civic engagement & government, currency & cash, education & learning, health, media, retail & pricing, and social. If you’re in the mobile industry, or one that is in need of mobile disruption, you should definitely register for the conference.
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BlackBerry Innovation Forum 2012 Impressions

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I’m here in Ottawa attending the BlackBerry Innovation Forum. It’s a full day of IT managers, CIOs and folks in charge of mobile deployments talking about new technologies. This year there’s a big focus on BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM’s solution for managing BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices for deployments large and small. The crowd was full of BlackBerry fans with over 70% of the attendees sporting Playbooks.
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Opera Mini 6.5 Launches on BlackBerry App World

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The world’s most-used mobile browser, Opera Mini lands in App World today. Already boasting 160 million mobile users worldwide, Opera Mini will now be available to BlackBerry users in over 100 countries.

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Business News Network Gets Mobile Optimized Website

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The Business News Network based out of Toronto, Canada, has a new HTML5-based mobile website that’s worth checking out. The site allows the company to go cross-platform really quickly. While a native app is almost always more impressive, a mobile optimized site can be an excellent step in a wider mobile strategy.
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Mobile Development Studio Select Start Acquired by eCommerce Company Shopify

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Select Start Studios is a mobile app development shop based in Ottawa, Canada and it was recently acquired by the up-and-coming eCommerce company Shopify. The acquisition makes a lot of sense as eCommerce is increasingly happening on mobile devices and rather than Shopify outsourcing its mobile efforts, it made more sense for Shopfiy to acquire a group like Select Start and develop the mobile products internally. While Select Start promoted the fact that it does cross-platform development and included BlackBerry, the company is better known for its iOS products such as Getaround.
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