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Hotels Embrace Text Messaging  – An  article in USA Today  notes that hotels texting guests is becoming more commonplace. Updated CTIA Short Code Monitoring Handbook – Version 1.6.  – Most notably, opt-out information on calls-to-action no longer needs to appear in bold typeface! Huge news…? In that case, text me maybe? messaging services like Snapchat.

10 Innovative Ideas from #ATD2016

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With more than 400 exhibitors in Denver, here are the exhibitors and the ideas that stood out among the rest. The post 10 Innovative Ideas from #ATD2016 appeared first on Float. Conferences analytics ATD ATD 2016 augmented reality computer vision enactivism Google learning analytics LMS Project Tango

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Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

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This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. The proceedings were disseminated before the actual IMLF2016 conference start in Bangkok, providing a nice bit of reading. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make Health Insurance Enrollment as Simple as Texting with a Friend

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There are many barriers to public benefits enrollment. Low income workers who qualify for these benefits often don’t have the time to take off work and spend hours navigating the complex system. In some cases, people can save significantly on healthcare costs by enrolling in Medicaid rather than their company plan, but going through the process can seem insurmountable without support.

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Future of Education: merging quantified, qualified & connected Self #telepathy #telekinesis #quantifiedself

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The people from the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA) asked me to contribute my view on the Future of Education. So I recorded a talking head video (added below the slide deck), and accompanied it with a slide deck. In this This video proposes the Future of Education as the realization of human telekinesis and telepathy as a result of merging the quantified, qualified, and connected self.

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This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks

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Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, HR, enterprise management - you name it, this thing can do it. The post This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks appeared first on Float. Mobile Strategy affordances enterprise mobility management hiring HR mobile learning onboarding recruiting training

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Why Recycling Our Mobile Devices Is Critical

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The enterprise plays a pivotal role in the move away from the “take-make-dispose” pattern of product manufacturing and toward a “reduce, reuse, recover, and recycle” strategy. The post Why Recycling Our Mobile Devices Is Critical appeared first on Float. Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy circular economy recycling reuse virtualization

New Study Shows that Text Messages Drive Voter Turnout

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A new study out of Denmark shows that GOTV text messages increase voter turnout. The report analyzed four SMS studies with over 300,000 participants, and discovered that text messages increased turnout by an average of 0.74 percentage points. Additionally, the study found that “messages delivered before Election Day … have a higher effect than those delivered on Election Day.”

You Must Apply Systems Thinking to Enterprise Mobility

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Businesses are systems, complex groupings of “interlocking stocks, flows, and feedback loops.” Here's what systems thinking means for enterprise mobility. The post You Must Apply Systems Thinking to Enterprise Mobility appeared first on Float. Mobile Strategy mobile security systems thinking technologies

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley posts a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging.  FCC Asked To Clarify Texting Protection In Open Internet Order  – The FCC is facing increased pressure to confirm whether texting is owed protection under the  Title II (Net Neutrality) order,  according to a filing on Tuesday. Mobile providers (and the  CTIA ) don’t think so.

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This NYC Startup Just Raised to Send You THIS Text Message Everyday  – it’s our awesome customer ShineText again, making headlines! Karan Brar Reveals the Text Message He Totally Regrets Sending  – Actor Karan Brar talks about his  Context Clues  campaign (which encourages students to read over the summer with a fun texting mystery game) with our awesome customer DoSomething.

Asking for Donations Online: 7 Proven Strategies

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by Abby Jarvis We’ve all read the reports: online giving has surged in popularity in the past decade, and it’s getting more popular every year. Millions of donors now give with just a few clicks instead of mailing in checks or giving their information over the phone (although some donors still prefer those methods!). Let’s get started! 1. Don’t hide your “Donate Now” button on your website!

Why An Effective Mobile Workgroup Communications Strategy Is A Competitive Advantage

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Mobile workgroup communications make businesses even more efficient and productive by being flexible, breaking down walls, and providing economic benefits. The post Why An Effective Mobile Workgroup Communications Strategy Is A Competitive Advantage appeared first on Float. Mobile Strategy mobile communication

7 Trends in Learning Technologies From #FocusOnLearn

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Curious about the innovations you may have missed at this year's FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo? Get a recap on 7 different trends with fascinating developments spotted in the learning space. The post 7 Trends in Learning Technologies From #FocusOnLearn appeared first on Float.

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SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS  – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population. 30-35 percent prefer to receive fraud alerts through SMS versus 23 percent of the US population. Stick with SMS! Creeeepy.

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Free bidding for funding seminars for early researchers #PhD #EU #funding

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While I am nearing the end of my PhD journey (which is basically: 'type until you drop' and 'what do you mean there is an outside world with real people?'), I am now confronted with: what happens next. I am lucky to have some options (one as a pedagogical adviser which I like), and I also applied for a Marie Curie-Sklodowska fellowship (a highly acclaimed 3 year academic scholarship). But to be honest funding is a main issue for any academic. Including why you should apply as well as how. Dr Hitesh Patel will provide an overview. 10:00 am Dr Hitesh Patel 11:00 am Dr Sam Eden.

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All About Twilio Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?  – Twilio, a big messaging API provider, has revealed  its IPO filing , and it could enter the public markets by next month. Notable in the context of a lot of recent tech IPO failure. This is the first time the company offers one single API for sending messages to all of these channels. Industry News News & Updates

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Mobile on the Campaign Trail Meet the San Francisco team behind Bernie Sanders’s killer organizing app  – An article about Hustle, which helped the Sanders campaign connect with young supporters and recruit volunteers using text messages. They need a S trategist ! Mobile service providers and The Wireless Association disagree. Consent is everything. Stay compliant, folks!

The Brady Campaign Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy to Turn Massive Social Support Into Political Action During Senator Murphy’s Filibuster

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Over the past weeks since the Orlando shooting, an outraged nation has demanded more gun control. On June 15, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy launched a filibuster on the Senate floor to call on Congress to act and bring existing legislation to a vote. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. Murphy.

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This brilliant app will send you a positive text message every morning  – A wonderful article about ShineText, a service sending positive affirmations daily via text. Stay inspired! 25 Best Practices to Drive Mobile Engagement in 2016  – Some good strategy tips for messaging engagement! Whoa… that’s deep. Let us know! Industry News News & Updates

3 Consumer Groups Drive Nearly 70,000 Calls and Defeat the DARK Act

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When a crucial piece of legislation is working its way through Congress, how do you mobilize your supporters and make sure their voices are heard on Capitol Hill? Food & Water Watch , the Organic Consumers Association , and the Environmental Working Group faced this very question. This bill passed the House in July of 2015 and was making its way quickly through the Senate.

7 Tips for Engaging Donors on the Move

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It’s becoming clearer and clearer every day. Mobile isn’t just a fad; it’s here to stay! In fact, digital media mogul Mashable recently issued a statement saying that nonprofits should be focusing more on mobile. Their conclusion was drawn from a study of nonprofit email campaigns. While email list sizes grew in general, open and click-through rates decreased. So what does that mean, exactly?

The United Auto Workers Use a Crucial Negotiation to Double Their List Size

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Last fall, with a contract renewal looming, the United Auto Workers were negotiating with the Detroit Three auto manufacturers. The negotiations extended past their expected close in September, and on into the late days of November. As the negotiations dragged on, eager auto workers wanted to hear updates about how the discussions were progressing. Client Stories Text Messaging

#ATD2016: 7 Custom Mobile Exhibitors You Need To See

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If you are attending ATD 2016, use our table of custom mobile developers to find out where you should start when the expo opens. The post #ATD2016: 7 Custom Mobile Exhibitors You Need To See appeared first on Float. Conferences ATD 2016 custom mobile applications events

#FocusOnLearn 2016 Shows Just How Complex Enterprise Technologies Are

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The eLearning Guild's new conference suggests enterprise learning is not about any single technology, but a complex mix of multiple technologies. The post #FocusOnLearn 2016 Shows Just How Complex Enterprise Technologies Are appeared first on Float. Conferences Experience API FocusOn Learning mLearnCon

12 Technological Forces That Will Shape The Future

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Business are experiencing a digital transformation. In his latest book, author Kevin Kelly discusses what people - and businesses - need to know. The post 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape The Future appeared first on Float. Industry News artificial intelligence augmented reality big data book review CHAMPIONS Internet of Things Kevin Kelly machine learning quantified self robotics virtual reality

How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 1

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Shopping in a store is much different than shopping online. But there are many ways to merge old school and new school retail with satisfying efficiency. The post How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 1 appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Strategy Newsletter eCommerce mobile retail retail

Greenpeace’s Mobile Subscribers Were 60% More Likely to Become Monthly Donors than Non-Subscribers

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Challenge: How Do You Turn One-Off Donors Into Monthly Sustainers? Fundraising is a perennial challenge for any nonprofit. With so many great causes and an unstable economy, it can be difficult to raise donations. Even an organization’s most committed donors can forget to make their usual gifts. That’s why Greenpeace phone bankers called their supporters and asked them to become monthly sustainers.

Vanity Fair Says the Flip Phone Revolution is Back!

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Last month the Wall Street Journal wrote that flip phones are making a comeback. They’re convenient, they’re cheap, and they can help eliminate some of the distractions of modern life that a smartphone exemplifies. Now Vanity Fair is reporting that flip phones aren’t just convenient – they’re also a status symbol : Just last year, Hollywood legend  Robert De Niro   admitted he uses a flip phone.

Wall Street Journal Considers the Flip to Feature Phones

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“Last year, 24.2 million so-called feature phones shipped in the U.S., nearly 2 million more than the year before,” writes tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler in the Wall Street Journal. Roughly one in seven Americans isn’t buying into the new dogma that a smartphone is the answer to everything.” And they’re no longer just relics, as a slew of new product offerings from Samsung to Kyocera proves.

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SMS News MessageBird, a profitable rival to Twilio from Europe, introduces support for chat apps  – While Twilio is pretty focused on enabling app developers, his company looks more to enterprise companies. Also, as a reminder, in April I reported that KPN unit iBasis  agreed  to sell its A2P & P2P SMS hubbing business to the company. Notable Notable for M&R. Industry News

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Most Smartphone Users Download Zero Apps Per Month

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65.5% of smartphone users download zero apps in a typical month, according to comScore. Creating a smartphone app can seem like a great way to connect with your core supporters. But apps can be expensive to develop – and for every Pokemon Go, there are a thousand apps that languish in the Apple store un-downloaded. Industry News Mobile Research Reports Uncategorized

Your Weekly Mobile News & Strategy Roundup

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SMS to success with new technology for small business  – an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about how small businesses using SMS. How you can use SMS in modern marketing  – Strategy will make or break an SMS campaign. Here are some good tips for engagement. Vonage made very clear what it was paying for the firm, but not what it was getting in return. That’s a lot of percent!

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