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Facebook has taken mobile by storm. It's native ad platform was made for mobile.
 
Looks Facebook is taking their bread and butter out of the core of Facebook and expanding it to other mobile sites. In this day and age, many of these popular online companies live and die by their advertising platforms. This will help Facebook to rake in advertising revenue from other mobile platforms from their own.
Facebook will now work with publishers to sell advertising on their mobile websites through its Audience Network product.
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One reason we're doing kanban boards is to make project management a group activity.
 
For project leaders, it's important to try and avoid being a micromanager if you expect to work well as a team. This article shows the dangers of micromanagement and tips to avoid the loss in productivity associated with it.
Micromanagement may seem harmless, but it's sabotaging your teams, your productivity and morale from within, and stifling your business's ability to grow. Here's how to tell if you're a micromanager, and some steps you can take to overcome this fatal flaw.
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We've gotten beyond the idea of the browser or even the app as sole interface to the underlying system.
 
Mobile technology is revolutionizing the way businesses interact with end-users, whether the end-user is a customer, employee, business partner, or even a service or smart device like an IP-enabled refrigerator, thermostat, or car. I find that to be very true! Especially in today's world. In case you're trying to make the case to your company to develop a mobile extension. Here's 4 reason to help your case.
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
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Key point: We just saw the 50th super bowl, and it's quite a production. I'd argue that what we saw in super bowl 50 was the culmination of iterative development.
 
Do you think your company's website is too big of a project for you? Imagine if you were a project manager for the grandest stage of them all. 
Villanova University shows how project management plays an integral part in organizing a big event such as the Super Bowl.
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Scrum's key feature is communication.
 
This discusses ways to use scrum development to make projects successful. It's ok to change the process of scrum as long as communication and collaboration is present. Having customers involved makes for a successful project as well.
Agile Scrum development as such is nothing new and extraordinary. But when putting up to 100 professionals from all related development and product areas in the same boat to develop a product … then it becomes a challenge. This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab in Aachen has tackled this with the help of Kaizen and other adjustments to Agile practices.
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Exactly
 
Something to think about for mobile web development, outside of the top 200 mobile games, most generate less than $2m per year, and many don’t make any money at all – despite the fact that mobile development is two-to-three times more resource intensive and takes longer than web or PC development.
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Numbers don't come with the context for their interpretation. You have to supply that.
 
This article reminds us to collect information from many sources to avoid over-reliance on web analytical tools. Numbers alone can not measure certain success factors in every situation. A qualitative analysis can help balance out the data using a more human perspective.
We live in the age of data. For businesses that operate online in any capacity, the web provides unprecedented insight into what our customers are doing with our online offerings. Every click, every Ajax call, every transaction can be measured, attributed, aggregated and optimized.
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I now do close to 100% of my surfing on "mobile" devices.
 
This article isn't entirely about mobile web development, but it does address it. Among the four ways to "freshen your outdated website" is to make it mobile-friendly. It is important to know how your website looks on smartphones and tablets, and to make it easy to use as more and more people are turning to their mobile devices for web-surfing. 
You're halfway there If your pages load swiftly and can be read on a smartphone but you're nowhere if they don't and can't.
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Natural language really depends on context to work.
 
Interesting article that details the problems with voice recognition for many retailers. Retailers around the nation have faced issues in GUI design, and mainly with the pulldown menu causing errors. One specific error, is the pulldown menu prompting pre-programmed answers that have nothing to do what the user has actually said.
Retailers have overwhelmingly avoided any attempts to dabble with voice recognition, but that is a huge error. One of the inherent limitations in GUI design for mobile as well as desktop devices is the pulldown menu.
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Testing is key to managing risk. It's where you potentially expose your ideas to the real world before it's too late to fix or change.
 
With practices in operational-risk stress testing still evolving, banks are faced with a range of questions on methodological choices and the corresponding trade-offs.
Financial institutions are facing heightened supervisory scrutiny, but those that establish a structured and calibrated approach to operational-risk stress testing will thrive. A McKinsey & Company article.
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The people side
 
As we all know, it is imperative that you know and understand how to deal with potentially negative relationships with clients. This article explains how to best deal with those types of scenarios in the agile project management industry as well as offers advice on turning those negative relationships into a fruitful beneficial one!
I realize this is probably a fairly confusing title. But we do sometimes have those bad client-delivery organization relationships. Either they were b...
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Precisely! Most apps are just wrappers for specialized browsers.
 
Most web traffic on iOS devices, 54%, comes from Apple's stock Safari browser. But a fast-growing percentage of traffic actually comes from non-stock browsers, which aren't "browsers" at all, at least in consumer parlance.
Our desire for convenience may be killing the web. Here's how mobile trends could put the openness of the web at risk.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The Wharton School
  • The American University in Cairo
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I created the hands-on search marketing program at Eastern Michigan University
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I am a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I use this google+ page to make off-hand remarks about technology and the state of the world. I also indulge my photography passion here.

If you're looking for a concentrated stream on Internet Marketing for a book I'm writing, go to this Google+ profile.
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