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University Creates Mobile Application for Students to Help Manage the Ups and Downs of College Life

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin is launching “Thrive at UT,” a mobile application geared toward enhancing the well-being and success of its students. The application will help students practice and incorporate behaviors into their daily lives that support academic success and timely graduation including bouncing back from failure, maintaining social connections and having a positive self-image. (more…)

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Study: Including Ads in Mobile Apps Poses Privacy, Security Risks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that including ads in mobile applications (apps) poses privacy and security risks. In a recent study of 100,000 apps in the official Google Play market, researchers noticed that more than half contained so-called ad libraries. And 297 of the apps included aggressive ad libraries that were enabled to download and run code from remote servers – which raises significant privacy and security concerns.

“Running code downloaded from the Internet is problematic because the code could be anything,” says Dr. Xuxian Jiang, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-author of a paper describing the work. “For example, it could potentially launch a ‘root exploit’ attack to take control of your phone – as demonstrated in a recently discovered piece of Android malware called RootSmart.” (more…)

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Television and Fixed Internet Found to be Most Important Information Sources in Japan Following Earthquake and Tsunami

*comScore Releases Report on Media Usage After March Disaster*

Tokyo, Japan, June 8, 2011– comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study on the use of various Japanese media sources in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami disaster based on data from the comScore MobiLens and comScore Media Metrix services. The study found that the largest percentage of people (83 percent) identified television to be very important as an information source after the disaster, followed by fixed Internet (72 percent), radio broadcasts (66 percent) and mobile phones (49 percent).

“After the events in March, people relied on a variety of media sources for the latest information and developments,” said Daizo Nishitani, comScore vice president for Japan. “TV, fixed Internet, radio and mobile phones were all critical communication channels across the country in the days and weeks following the events. The media sources that were most important and useful during this time were heavily influenced by both people’s age and regional location, underscoring the fragmented nature of media consumption in Japan.” (more…)

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Picture Perfect: Windows Live Photo Gallery and Foursquare

*Announcing a new Windows Live Photo Gallery experience on foursquare that helps users discover some of the best photo spots in their city.*

About the image: Yerba Buena Gardens. Located at Fourth and Mission Streets in San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens features public art and five acres of gardens. Image credit: Microsoft (more…)

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Smartphone Subscribers Now Comprise Majority of Mobile Browser and Application Users in U.S.

*Males Lead the Charge on Smartphones but Females Gaining Ground*

RESTON, VA, October 1, 2010 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on mobile application and browser usage among Smartphone subscribers based on data from its comScore MobiLens service. The study found that the number of Smartphone users accessing mobile content through browsers and applications now surpasses that of Non-smartphone users. (more…)

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Beijing Goodwill and IBM Team to Improve Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases

*Mobile Application Allows Doctors to Monitor Heart Patients*  

BEIJING – 19 Aug 2010: Beijing Goodwill Information and Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider of electronic cardiogram systems in China, and IBM (NYSE: IBM)  announced the launch of the country’s first all-in-one electronic cardiogram management system in China. This system supports smarter healthcare by helping hospitals to analyze patient information generated from electrocardiography (ECG) examination reports to gain real-time insight and better detect cardiovascular diseases with more accuracy.  It also empowers doctors to use mobile devices to monitor heart patients.


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