RESTON, VA — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results of a U.S. study of mobile map usage based on data from its comScore MobiLens service. The study found that 48 million mobile users accessed maps on their mobile device during the three month average period ending May 2011, an increase of 39 percent from the previous year, driven in large part by the increase in smartphone adoption. The study found that map usage via mobile applications was the primary access point for smartphone owners as the map app audience doubled in size over the past year.
by Wayne King
In early May, Republican majorities in the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives passed House Bill 129, legislation to level the playing field between publicly- and privately-owned communications networks. HB 129 will have two long-lasting positive effects on our state: it will make it a more attractive place for businesses to move and invest, resulting in new jobs and higher economic growth, and it will force local governments to prioritize funding for public networks, which will eventually save taxpayers millions of dollars.
RESTON, VA — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, released data Tuesday from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending May 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.8 percent market share. Google Android led among smartphone platforms with 38.1 percent market share.
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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Time Warner Cable Business Class, the business arm of Time Warner Cable, has launched Business Class Mobile, its 4G / 3G -based high-speed wireless data service in Wilmington.
Business Class Mobile enhances a business’s productivity by enabling its employees to receive secured ‘On the Go’ Internet access when outside of the office. Business Class Mobile allows employees who are out of the office to download large files, access intranet sites, customer relationship management tools and other company-related information. The service also eliminates the added expense and service limitations of pay-for-use, limited range Wi-Fi access in airports, hotels and other locations.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Verizon Wireless announced today it is turning on the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE (Fourth Generation, Long Term Evolution) Network in Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C. on May 19, 2011. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.
RESTON, VA — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results from a study of mobile social networking check-in service users based on data from its comScore MobiLens service. The study found that 16.7 million U.S. mobile subscribers used location-based “check-in” services on their phones in March 2011, representing 7.1 percent of the entire mobile population. 12.7 million check-in users did so on a smartphone, representing 17.6 percent of the smartphone population. The study also found that check-in service users showed a high propensity for mobile media usage, including accessing retail sites and shopping guides, and displayed other characteristics of early adopters, including a stronger likelihood of owning a tablet device and accessing tech news, when compared to the average smartphone user.
RESTON, VA — On Friday comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending March 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.5 percent market share. Google Android led among smartphone platforms with 34.7 percent market share.
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ATLANTA — The Verizon Foundation has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Salvation Army, southern territory to assist relief efforts in communities affected by recent tornados.
In addition, the Verizon Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar donations by U.S.-based Verizon employees, up to $1,000 per employee per year, through its disaster relief incentive program. The program will match donations to the American Red Cross, Save the Children and the Salvation Army.
NEW YORK — With Mother’s Day just a few days away, the Verizon Small Business Center has launched a contest to recognize mothers across America who run their own business.
Mother entrepreneurs can enter the contest, the Verizon Hardest Working Small Biz Mom ( www.verizon.com/smallbizmom ), by submitting a short video or written blog about a day in their lives. The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000, a year of free cleaning service valued at $2,400, and other valuable prizes.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The Pirate Discovery App, the official mobile app for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, is now available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Available on select Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets, the Pirate Discovery App immerses fans in a world of Pirates content before, during and after the movie is available in theaters on May 20th.
RALEIGH, N.C. — After facing a $1.4 billion budget gap this fiscal year, the state of North Carolina faces a $2.4 billion budget deficit for fiscal year 2012. Cities and towns all across the state are in similar situations. As these cities continue to face an uncertain economy and declining revenues, it is more important than ever for public officials to spend tax money wisely and in ways that help, not hurt the economy.
SHALLOTTE, N.C. — Allen Russ, CEO/General Manager of ATMC, recently announced that ATMC has been awarded a $16 million grant/loan to provide an all fiber network to deliver affordable, reliable high-speed internet and video services to approximately 4000 unserved and underserved homes and businesses in southern Columbus County. “Congressman Mike McIntyre called to officially notify me,” said Mr. Russ. He added, “This is great news for not only ATMC, but for the people of southern Columbus County.”
SHALLOTTE, NC — ATMC has announced the completion of a new 3G ATMC Wireless transmission site. The newest site is located in the Sea Trail/Sandpiper Bay area.
As a result of this site addition, wireless coverage should improve in the areas along Highway 904/Georgetown Road and the residential areas of Sandpiper Bay, Sea Trail Resort, Ocean Ridge, Wyndfall, Sunset Ridge, Capeside and surrounding areas.
SHALLOTTE, NC — Allen Russ, CEO/General Manager of ATMC, recently announced that ATMC Wireless has continued its expansion of Brunswick County’s largest 3G network with the addition of a new 3G transmission site.
The new site is located in the Sandy Creek area of Brunswick County. This new site is designed to add or improve 3G coverage in the Northwest region of the county along Highway 74 from Leland to the Brunswick/Columbus County line. The ATMC Wireless 3G Network is the largest and fastest 3G network in Brunswick County. It is also a part of the AT&T 3G network, the fastest 3G network in the nation.
Shallotte, NC – ATMC’s 52nd Annual Meeting was an evening filled with fun and excitement. Over 2700 people gathered at The Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College to enjoy the festivities. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner was served, along with homemade ice cream.
SHALLOTTE, NC – ATMC recently presented one student from each of the three Brunswick County public high schools with a $1000 scholarship.
Pictured left to right: Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/General Manager, Adam Muhammad, Dakota Evans and Quinten Johnson
Quinten Johnson, the North Brunswick High School recipient, is the son of Sharon Daniels of Leland. He was a scholar athlete who has been involved in a variety of school and extra-curricular activities. He played on the football and track teams and was a member of ROCAME and the DECA Club and the Drama Club. He was also a peer tutor and a media assistant. Quinten plans to attend UNC-Wilmington, where he will major in Performing Arts – Theatre.