Progress in the U.S. Government’s Use of Mobile Technology

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The White House is spearheading a five-point strategy for the federal government to adopt mobile technology. Industry News Mobile Apps Digital Government government Presidential Innovation Fellows

TXT-2-Work Wins a Digital Government Achievement Award!

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Their “TXT-2-Work” campaign, which texts out employment opportunities to low-income New Yorkers, won a Digital Government Achievement Award. All Posts Awards Blog Government health Congratulations to New York City’s Human Resources Administration!

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How the government is encouraging people to get more involved in politics

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First, I was struck by the extent to which the government's bullying of the BBC has pushed it to the right. Secretary of State Vince Cable described EMA as 'enormously wasteful' Well, it helps poor people with the objective of trying to equalise opportunity, so why would this government want to fund it? It has value which is increasing in proportion to the declining credibility of those in government. Some observations on yesterday's news.

SFpark wins a Good Government Award!

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Congratulations to SFpark, which just won a Good Government Award from SPUR , an organization devoted to “good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.” All Posts Blog Customer News government Success Stories” The full awards citation reads: The SFpark team was chosen for its implementation of the groundbreaking smart parking management program.

Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU

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[link] #mLearn: Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU. mlearn

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

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Over the past few months, the New Yorker writes , so many people have called the government that “voice mail filled up and landlines began blurting out busy signals.”

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

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The municipal New York City government’s use of text messaging has already started to trickle into other cities across the nation. To learn more about how to your government organization can start using text messaging to reach citizens, please email us at The post Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Samsung’s Improved Security and Management Features for the Enterprise, Government and Military

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Samsung SAFE targets retail, healthcare, education and hospitality verticals. Gary Woodill helps explain what this means for mobile in the enterprise. Industry News Android BlackBerry enterprise security iOS mobile security SAFE Samsung Samsung Knox

UK government pays £300m to get families online


In one of the worst kept secrets of the summer, the DCSF has announced a credit-crunch-beating £300m to buy laptops and broadband for the neediest kids in England. Is this good news? It is great news! Evidence is mounting that kids perform better at school if they can take some of that school work home, and share it with their families. Several recent reports seem to be converging on this from

Report on Mobile Computing Opportunities in Ontario, Canada

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The authors of this more than 400-page report tackle the use of mobile devices in learning, health, government, commerce and finance, and entertainment in Ontario. Industry News Research commerce and finance entertainment government mobile health Taking Ontario Mobile

I/ITSEC Hosts xAPI PlugFest Dec. 3

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Conferences Experience API ADL government IITSEC LRS Tappestry If you’re looking for more information on the Experience API, I/ITSEC is hosting an all-day session on it in Orlando.

Connections: Articles on Mobile Learning in Security and Defense Organizations

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Experience API Industry News Mobile Strategy Connections journal government security Quarterly journal features articles on mobile learning research ethics, the Experience API (xAPI) and mobile serious games.

Mobile Learning = Green Learning

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Reducing paper consumption in government meetings One of the areas where the iPad is gaining traction is in government meetings. Apps Mobile Technology education energy environment fuel consumption government green LutronGranicus announced in March a free app called iLegislate, which helps [.].

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Social Media and Mobile Use Policies

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Governance bring your own device policy social mediaDavid Strom, business channels editor for ReadWriteWeb (RWW) has written two thoughtful posts on the issue of social media and mobile devices in the workplace. In his most recent post [.].

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Mobile Learning Conference 2009 Brings Together Participants from Education, Technology and Government to Explore the Potential of Mobile Learning in the 21st Century

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#SXSW2016 Panel: Augmented Reality’s Potential in Work Environments

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Mobile Commons Gets Personal with Democracy

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Earlier this month, Mobile Commons helped out our friends at the Personal Democracy Forum give conference-goers a way to voice their opinions about technology and government. 61 percent thought government regulates privacy on the internet in the wrong way.

One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull

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Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines. Apparently, even though the government has asked for public input on the policy-in-making, it is a fait accompli and the decision was taken some time back at an ANC conference in Bloemfontein. In the North-West province: only 30% of learners have access to government bought textbooks. Uncategorized government one textbook policy

Kids, Mobiles and the what it all means

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kids students mobile mLearn government phones cell phonesYes, the issue that won't go away - especially as far as schools are concerned.

Congrats #OLPC Australia

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Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for $11.7 million / 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU. mlearn OLPC XO

Amanda Moskowitz Testimony on The Power of BusTime to Revolutionize Transit

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She also suggested the ways in which text messaging can connect all government agencies with their citizens. I am the General Manager at Mobile Commons, a mobile technology and strategy provider to multiple government agencies, companies, and nonprofits in New York City and around the country.

NY Health Department Uses Text Messages to Keep HIV+ Patients Healthy

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All Posts Blog Government health Last month on World AIDS Day, the New York City Department of Health launched a text message service that can help save the lives of HIV+ patients.

“Hey guys, Barack here.” The President Texts About Student Debt

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All Posts Blog Government Nonprofit npo Use Cases Today, announced that their audience of young people could text President Obama their questions about student debt…and the president would text back ! Well, the president has answered his first question. Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

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GoMo News In a bold move to turn handsets into a more educational tool Nokia have teamed up with the not for profit organisation Mindset Network and the South African Government’s Department of Education in order to trial a pilot project based around the Nokia 6300 handsets.

Text GIVE to 62262 to Donate to the Obama Campaign – A Press Roundup

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All Posts Blog Company News government PressYesterday the Obama campaign announced that they will accept political donations over text – a landmark ruling that opens up the political process to millions. Now anybody can donate to the Obama campaign merely by texting GIVE to 62262.

Mobile Commons Nominated for Two Global Mobile Awards

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All Posts Awards Blog Company News Government health Our ProductsMobile Commons has been nominated for two Global Mobile Awards ! The Global Mobile Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the mobile communications industry, and companies from around the world enter.

New Yorkers Find Out Where to Vote over Text Message

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Nonprofit npo Use Cases Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons is launching a new polling place locator to ensure that New Yorkers can find their way to the polls on Tuesday’s election.

Occupy SMS Connects Families in Need with On-the-Ground Volunteers

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All Posts Blog government nonprofit Successes Use CasesOne of the most inspiring sites following Sandy’s devastation has been the thousands of people volunteering in the cleanup. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, New Yorkers are coming together to help their communities recover.

President Obama issues a directive Urging Focus on the growing Mobile Revolution

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Historically, the government has always fallen behind the private sector in embracing technology. Powerful stuff and certainly a sign of the mobile times: President Obama has issued a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.”

FastCoExist Features Mobile Commons Enroll

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All Posts Blog Government health Mobile Commons Enroll Nonprofit npo Press FastCoExist has a great article about Mobile Commons Enroll, our new product that helps educate people about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

National Cancer Institute PSA Increases Enrollment in Smoking Cessation Program by 100x

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All Posts Blog Calls to Action Government health Nonprofit npo Use Cases A PSA from the National Cancer Institute has boosted teen enrollment in their SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation program one-hundredfold, according to the organization’s behavioral scientist Erik Augustson.

SmokefreeMIL Helps Service Members Win The Battle Against Smoking

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All Posts Blog Government health Text Messages Use Cases The military has a new tool in the fight to keep its soldiers healthy: the text message.

View the Live Feed of City & State’s RealPolitech Event Now!

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Today, City & State is hosting RealPolitch, a forum to discuss how technology is affecting government policy and news media in New York. According to the website , City & State ’s #RealPolitech forum (a play on RealPolitik) will inform and encourage practical and material uses of technology in government, campaigns, media, and the industries that operate in and around these spaces. All Posts Blog Events government

Bus Time is Coming to Brooklyn and Queens

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All Posts Blog Customer News Government Use Cases Great news for commuters in the outer boroughs. You don’t have to wait in the cold wondering when the next bus is coming anymore. Starting March 9 th , the MTA’s Bus Time system is expanding to include Brooklyn and Queens.

Governor Christie Asks New Jerseyites to Text WHERE To 877877 to Find Their Polling Place

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All Posts Blog Company News government PressAs New Jersey works to rebuild and assess the billions of dollars of damages from Hurricane Sandy, citizens are faced with another problem: where should they vote in Tuesday’s election? Much of the state’s infrastructure has been damaged. That means many traditional polling places may no longer be operating.

Mobile Commons Offers Text Message Campaigns That Sync with NationBuilder

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Nonprofit Our Products Product Tour At Mobile Commons, we consider it vitally important that our software integrate with other platforms.

New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected

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Other Examples of Governments Opening Up Their Data. Rachel Sterne, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, Talks About Open Government. All Posts Blog government Use CasesLast week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed.

Advocacy Callers Can Press a Number to Connect to their House Representatives

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All Posts Blog Government Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Our Products Product Tour Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons Advocacy now lets your callers connect directly with the right House Representative by pushing a number on their keypad.

The FCC Has New Rules for Text Messaging. Mobile Commons Already Complies with All of Them

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Text Messages Why Mobile Commons Starting October 16, the FCC will require that marketers obtain written consent from consumers before they can send text messages or launch robocalls.

Obama Tech Team Turns to SMS to Help Inauguration Attendees Navigate the National Mall

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All Posts Blog Government Use Cases Want to know how to National Mall during the busiest social event of the quadrennium? Check your cell phone. The Obama administration uses SMS technology to tackle some of the largest and most important issues in today’s society.

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