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How to ensure you can give a stunning presentation delivered from your mobile device

Have you ever got called to do a presentation at the last minute and, all you have is your iPad, tablet and your smartphone?...

Put your money where the business is: mobile! Here are some stats to prove...

Nearly half of Australian adults own a smartphone, a figure that has grown over 100 per cent since May 2011. It is fair to say we are becoming, if we aren't already, addicted to mobile.

Pledge your allegiance or fall! Oh, and this isn’t the Roman army, just the...

Many people dubbed 2012 “The Year of Mobile” and looking at the stats, one can’t help but agree. Especially given there are more smartphones in the world than there are people!

Google takes on iTunes with the help from a blue, furry, cookie-obsessed muppet. Yes,...

Samsung seems to be making all the money from Google's Android mobile platform. So, how is Google going to claw back some income from the mobile space? With Google Play and, the Cookie Monster.

All I want for Christmas is a tech free holiday

Recently released, the 2012 Stayz Holiday Habits Report reveals that Australians are struggling to escape work or resist heavy use of social media while on annual leave, often to the detriment of relationships with their travelling companions. Commissioned by Australia’s leading holiday rental website Stayz.com.au, the research was conducted by Nielsen and surveyed 8,900 Australians.

Meet NoQ, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business Category]

NoQ was born from a moment of inspiration on the part of its founder, Brad Moran. In 2011, Moran found himself waiting in line for a movie but wanting to get some food without loosing his spot. The scenario got him to thinking of way that he could pre-order and pay with his mobile so that he could grab his food and go without additional queue time waiting for the food. Voila! NoQ was born.

Why the Yellow Pages is helping to make SMEs part of the mobile web

Mobile devices are where it’s at. This is something we all know. Having a mobile-formatted website is simply a must-have at this point. In spite of this seemingly compulsory information, survey says: (dramatic pause) - Fewer than ten-per cent of SMEs in Australia have mobile-friendly websites. Ouch.

Are mobile websites really that important?

There's no question that mobile devices have become a staple in everyday living around the world. Now more than ever it's important that websites be optimized for mobile devices. But, do you really need a website specifically for mobile cusomers?

Google: Businesses lagging behind mobile consumers

The good people at Google recently released research offering insight into how Aussies use and abuse their smartphones. It's not a huge surprise that the research found that smartphones have become the technology du jour for most Australians. But have businesses stepped up to the plate?

Want to build a mobile website? The good news is that you already have...

Here’s a factoid to wow your brains: in 2010, 36% of all smartphone users browsed the internet on their mobile. Note: this stat is over 12 months old. Recent figures suggest the mobile browsing is now as high as 70%. According to Gartner research, by 2013 more people will use mobile phones than PCs to get online.

SME business trends to watch out for in the New Year

The new calendar year is looming large. So, Dr Caroline Hong, Chief Executive Officer of the SME Association of Australia, decided it was high time to share her thinkings on upcoming trends for small to medium enterprises.

Meet KISS Mobile, Anthill 2011 Cool Company Award Finalist [Micro Business Category]

We suspect the first word in this small telecommunications company's name has nothing to do with liplocks and everything to do with "keep it simple, stupid." Founded in Melbourne, Kiss Mobile offers a pay-as-you-go alternative to the contractual phone plans from the big telcos.

Google’s $12.5bn Motorola bid has mobile industry in a tizz

Google’s recent announcement that it had snapped up Motorola Mobility for a cool $12.5bn cash has techie types all a-quiver. Top smartphone and tablet manufacturers that use Google’s Android operating system to power their devices have put on their game faces following the announcement. However, many pundits have speculated that they're collectively bricking it (our words, not theirs).

What are QR Codes?

The popularity of QR Codes is on the rise, but still a lot of people don't quite understand what they are.

Bluetooth for your PC [not just for shouty, look-at-me types with ear pieces]

Poor old Bluetooth. For a while now it’s been misappropriated by loud, shouty types stomping up the high street fog-horning ‘Buy! Buy! SELL!’ into their ear pieces. We here at Anthill -- with a liberal dollop of help from the delightful folk at Intel -- would like to reclaim Bluetooth as much more than just a conduit for idiots.

Q&A with Kei Shimada, Founder of Infinita (Tokyo)

Kei is the Founder and CEO of Infinita Inc, a multinational mobile research, consulting and development firm located in the heart of Tokyo. His company is one of the very few companies in Japan that covers the three business areas all under one roof, consists of a multinational team and possesses in-depth working knowledge of the world's most advanced mobile market. Their goal is to help clients across the globe create world-class services on connected devices.
Min-i-Mags iPhone Application

Australian mobile app to replace four billion pieces of pulped wood (also known as...

Appalogues (see what they did there?), created by Brisbane company Min-i-Mags, is a smartphone application that combines old-school catalogues with new mobile technology to create a product it hopes will replace shopping catalogues -- Australia’s third largest consumer-directed advertising medium (after newspapers and TV).

This is how mobile will change the future of retail, in 3 min, 4...

Top-ranked digital marketing agency, Resource Interactive, predicts mobile devices will rewrite the retail rulebook. And fast. Plus, 68% of B2C companies in North America claiming to have acquired customers via Facebook.

What were the dumbest mobile phone products in 2010? Ovum reveals the ‘winners’ of...

A service that employs a real person to call you each day to tell you how awesome you are -- and charges $45 a month for this 'feel good' moment -- was the forehead-slapping winner of Ovum's annual Wireless Turkey Awards.

OMG! Mobile usage in 2011 is going to be #reallyreallybig [STATS & VIDEO]

Five billion apps downloaded in 2010. A 347% jump in Twitter mobile usage. Mobile Future, a coalition of businesses, non-profits and individuals pushing for advances in wireless technology, wants us to know that mobile is going to be really, really big in 2011.

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