Mobile World

Mobile World

The mobile phone industry was subject to serious underestimation too. Demand
for ... By 2004, the number of mobile phone users worldwide had reached 1.2
billion (GSM, 2004), representing an astounding one in six of the global
population.

Author: Lynne Hamill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846282041

Category: Computers

Page: 218

View: 713

There is a growing body of interesting research exploring the social shaping of mobile phones, covering a wide range of topics, from new forms of communication, to the changes in time organization, the uses of public places, the display of emotions and the formation and sustaining of communities. This book evaluates the launch and adoption of mobile phones, drawing out lessons for the future. In particular, it explores how social scientists can collaborate with designers and engineers in the development of new devices and uses. It will interest people from both industry and academia. Those working in the mobile communications industry in strategy, design and marketing will find this book of particular interest. In academia, undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in a wide range of social science fields will find it a useful reference: sociologists, economists, psychologists in areas such as Science and Technology studies; Cultural studies and New Media studies.
Categories: Computers

Vulnerability in a Mobile World

Vulnerability in a Mobile World

Populations across the world are becoming increasingly mobile. This mobility is
for many different reasons including a search for a better and/or safer life,
economic or environmental purposes, education or identity formation, among
others.

Author: Helen Forbes-Mewett

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787569119

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 548

Populations across the world are becoming increasingly mobile for many different reasons. Some are searching for a better and safer life, others migrate for economic or environmental purposes, education, or identity formation. While mobility may bring better life-chances, this book shows that for some it means experiencing vulnerability.
Categories: Social Science

Stillness in a Mobile World

Stillness in a Mobile World

This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement.

Author: David Bissell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135146344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 732

This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the diversity of this collection illuminates the multiplicity of ontological and epistemological registers through which stillness moves: from human geography to media studies, cultural theory to fine arts. With the help of luminaries such as Deleuze, Bergson, Barthes and Beckett, this book interweaves cutting-edge theoretical insight with empirical illustrations which examine and traverse a multitude of practices, spaces and events. In an era where stasis, slowness and passivity are often held to be detrimental, this collection puts forward a new set of political and ethical concerns which help us to come to terms with, understand, and account for (im)mobile life. Stillness in a Mobile World in an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and post-graduate students working within disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology, mobility studies, and human geography.
Categories: Philosophy

Always On

Always On

In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ...

Author: Naomi S. Baron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779802

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 181

In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. Baron draws on a decade of research to provide an eye-opening look at language in an online and mobile world. She reveals for instance that email, IM, and text messaging have had surprisingly little impact on student writing. Electronic media has magnified the laid-back "whatever" attitude toward formal writing that young people everywhere have embraced, but it is not a cause of it. A more troubling trend, according to Baron, is the myriad ways in which we block incoming IMs, camouflage ourselves on Facebook, and use ring tones or caller ID to screen incoming calls on our mobile phones. Our ability to decide who to talk to, she argues, is likely to be among the most lasting influences that information technology has upon the ways we communicate with one another. Moreover, as more and more people are "always on" one technology or another--whether communicating, working, or just surfing the web or playing games--we have to ask what kind of people do we become, as individuals and as family members or friends, if the relationships we form must increasingly compete for our attention with digital media? Our 300-year-old written culture is on the verge of redefinition, Baron notes. It's up to us to determine how and when we use language technologies, and to weigh the personal and social benefits--and costs--of being "always on." This engaging and lucidly-crafted book gives us the tools for taking on these challenges.
Categories: Social Science

Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Reveals Virginia Woolf's interest in Christianity, its ideas and cultural artefacts

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474428262

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 185

Reveals Virginia Woolf's interest in Christianity, its ideas and cultural artefacts
Categories: Social Science

Pervasive Computing

Pervasive Computing

This book describes a new class of computing devices which are becoming omnipresent in every day life.

Author: Uwe Hansmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540002189

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 640

This book describes a new class of computing devices which are becoming omnipresent in every day life. They make information access and processing easily available for everyone from anywhere at any time. Mobility, wireless connectivity, di- versity, and ease-of-use are the magic keywords of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. The book covers these front-end devices as well as their operating systems and the back-end infrastructure which integrate these pervasive components into a seamless IT world. A strong emphasis is placed on the underlying technologies and standards applied when building up pervasive solutions. These fundamental topics include commonly used terms such as XML, WAP, UMTS, GPRS, Bluetooth, Jini, transcoding, and cryptography, to mention just a few. Voice, Web Application Servers, Portals, Web Services, and Synchronized and Device Management are new in the second edition. Besides a comprehensive state-of-the-art description of the Pervasive Computing technology itself, this book gives an overview of today's real-life applications and accompanying service offerings. M-Commerce, e-Business, networked home, travel, and finance are exciting examples of applied Ubiquitous Computing.
Categories: Computers

Travel Connections

Travel Connections

Tourism, technology and togetherness in a mobile world -- Fieldwork on the move: mobile virtual ethnography -- Landscape: connecting to place, connected places -- Gaze: mobilizing and mediating the tourist gaze -- Hospitality: the mobile ...

Author: Jennie Germann Molz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415682855

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 475

Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of 'interactive travel'. Today's travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members – as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers – while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them. Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace. Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.
Categories: Social Science

IBM System z in a Mobile World Providing Secure and Timely Mobile Access to the Mainframe

IBM System z in a Mobile World  Providing Secure and Timely Mobile Access to the Mainframe

This book is for application architects and decision-makers who want to employ mobile technology in concert with their mainframe environment.

Author: Axel Buecker

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 9780738440095

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 251

Today, organizations engage with customers, business partners, and employees who are increasingly using mobile technology as their primary general-purpose computing platform. These organizations have an opportunity to fully embrace this new mobile technology for many types of transactions, including everything from exchanging information to exchanging goods and services, from employee self-service to customer service. With this mobile engagement, organizations can build new insight into the behavior of their customers so that organizations can better anticipate customer needs and gain a competitive advantage by offering new services. Becoming a mobile enterprise is about re-imagining your business around constantly connected customers and employees. The speed of mobile adoption dictates transformational rather than incremental innovation. This IBM® Redbooks® publication has an end-to-end example of creating a scalable, secure mobile application infrastructure that uses data that is on an IBM mainframe. The book uses an insurance-based application as an example, and shows how the application is built, tested, and deployed into production. This book is for application architects and decision-makers who want to employ mobile technology in concert with their mainframe environment.
Categories: Computers

Mobilizing Hospitality

Mobilizing Hospitality

Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility and hospitality, highlighting the issues that emerge as we encounter strangers in a mobile ...

Author: Dr Jennie Germann Molz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487517

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 390

The concept of ‘mobility’ has sparked lively academic debate in recent years. Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility and hospitality, highlighting the issues that emerge as we encounter strangers in a mobile world. Through a series of diverse empirical accounts, it focuses on the transnational movement of people in the contexts of migration and tourism and examines how hospitality serves as a way of promoting and policing encounters, questioning how these relations are marked by exclusion as well as inclusion, and by violence as well as by kindness. In addition to exploring the power relations between mobile populations (hosts and guests) and attitudes (hospitality and hostility), the book also examines spaces of hospitality and mobility, such as cities, hotels, clubs, cafes, spas, asylums, restaurants, homes and homepages. In doing so, it makes a significant contribution to the political and ethical dimensions of mobile social relations.
Categories: Social Science

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

Transformative Travel in a Mobile World

This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation.

Author: Garth Lean

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780643991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 773

This book presents the re-theorisation of travel and transformation. It explores the factors that influence the behaviours of a traveller, how these become entwined in experiences and how travel experiences continue on a traveller’s return. It uses the notion of transformation to redevelop the temporal and spatial boundaries of physical travel, develop a model for unpacking transformation and to look at new methods in the exploration of travel research.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Cultural Change

Managing Cultural Change

Presenting research from a range of settings, from liberalising India, global workplaces in Asia, and migrant youth culture in Sydney, this book explores the manner in which cultural change disturbs established frames of reference.

Author: Dr Melissa Butcher

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409494881

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 408

Despite decades of policy interventions and awareness raising programmes, migration and mobility continue to give rise to tensions and questions of how to live together in a culturally diverse world. Managing Cultural Change takes a new approach to these challenges, re-examining responses to migration and mobility as part of a process of managing wider cultural change. Presenting research from a range of settings, from liberalising India, global workplaces in Asia, and migrant youth culture in Sydney, this book explores the manner in which cultural change disturbs established frames of reference. In considering affective responses to these liminal moments of disruption, it argues that adaptive strategies such as 'demarcating difference' and 're-placing home', that is, reasserting belonging, are deployed in order to reclaim a sense of synchronicity within the self and with a transforming external environment. With attention to the prevalence and durability of the processes and tensions inherent in cultural change, the author also examines the intercultural, or cosmopolitan, competencies developed in interaction with difference, and whether it is possible to 'teach' people these skills in order to re-find 'cultural fit' and manage change in a constantly shifting world. Contributing to research on transnational migration and mobility studies, while developing the use of conceptual tools such as 'cultural fit' and 'liminality', Managing Cultural Change will be of interest to sociologists, geographers and anthropologists working in the fields of globalisation, migration and transnational communities, ethnicity and identity, belonging and cosmopolitanism.
Categories: Political Science

Wireless Foresight

Wireless Foresight

Written in a highly accessible and simple to read manner, this book is based around four scenarios of the wireless world in 2015.

Author: Bo Karlson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470858257

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 346

Wireless Foresight deals with the development of the wireless communications industry and technology during the coming ten to fifteen years. Telecommunications is a global business of enormous proportions and is one of the largest industries in the world. Written in a highly accessible and simple to read manner, this book is based around four scenarios of the wireless world in 2015. The focus is on the industry (i.e. infrastructure and terminal vendors, operators, and service developers and providers) as well as on new players. Discusses the long-term developments described in the four scenarios and also short term issues, for example the challenges facing industry. Uncovers important areas for technological research and discusses the critical challenges facing industry, for example; the high cost for infrastructure, the slow spectrum release, the stampeding system complexity, radiation, battery capacity, and the threat of a disruptive market change facing the telecommunications industry. Offers a global approach whereby developments from around the world are described. Employs the method of building full-scale scenarios as opposed to just identifying trends and making predictions. Wireless Foresight is an invaluable and provocative read for top and middle management, strategists, business developers, technology managers, and entrepreneurs in the telecom, datacom and infocom industries alike. It is also of great interest to financial analysts and academics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Travelling Languages

Travelling Languages

Based on the commonly held assumption that we now live in a world that is ‘on the move’, with growing opportunities for both real and virtual travel and the blurring of boundaries between previously defined places, societies and ...

Author: John O'Regan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317749714

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 427

Based on the commonly held assumption that we now live in a world that is ‘on the move’, with growing opportunities for both real and virtual travel and the blurring of boundaries between previously defined places, societies and cultures, the theme of this book is firmly grounded in the interdisciplinary field of ‘Mobilities’. ‘Mobilities’ deals with the movement of people, objects, capital, information, ideas and cultures on varying scales, and across a variety of borders, from the local to the national to the global. It includes all forms of travel from forced migration for economic or political reasons, to leisure travel and tourism, to virtual travel via the myriad of electronic channels now available to much of the world’s population. Underpinning the choice of theme is a desire to consider the important role of languages and intercultural communication in travel and border crossings; an area which has tended to remain in the background of Mobilities research. The chapters included in this volume represent unique interdisciplinary understandings of the dual concepts of mobile language and border crossings, from crossings in ‘virtual life’ and ‘real life’, to crossings in literature and translation, and finally to crossings in the ‘semioscape’ of tourist guides and tourism signs. This book was originally published as a special issue of Language and Intercultural Communication.
Categories: Education

Intimacy and Italian Migration

Intimacy and Italian Migration

Loretta Baldassar is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. --

Author: Loretta Baldassar

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823231843

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 441

Loretta Baldassar is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. --
Categories: History

Wherever Next

Wherever Next

Author: Judith Doyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1858359066

Category: Work

Page: 48

View: 973

Categories: Work

Migrating and Settling in a Mobile World

Migrating and Settling in a Mobile World

This open access book draws on award-winning cross-generational research comparing the complex and life-changing processes of settlement among Albanian migrants and their adolescent children in three European cities: London (UK), ...

Author: Zana Vathi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319130248

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 214

This open access book draws on award-winning cross-generational research comparing the complex and life-changing processes of settlement among Albanian migrants and their adolescent children in three European cities: London (UK), Thessaloniki (Greece), and Florence (Italy). Building on key concepts from the social sciences and migration studies, such as identity, integration and transnationalism, the author links these with emerging theoretical notions, such as mobility, translocality and cosmopolitanism. Ethnic identities, transnational ties and integration pathways of the youngsters and adults are compared, focusing on intergenerational transmission in particular and recognizing mobility as an inherent characteristic of contemporary lives. Departing from the traditional focus on the adult children of settled migrants and the main immigration countries of continental North-Western Europe, this study centres on Southern Europe and Great Britain and a very recently settled immigrant group. The result is an illuminating early look at a second generation “in-the-making”. Indeed, the findings provide ample grounds for pragmatic and forward-looking policy to enable these migrant-origin youngsters, and others like them, to more fully attain their potential. The book ends with a call to reassess the term “second generation” as it is currently used in policy and scholarly works. Children of migrants seldom see themselves as a particular and homogeneous group with ethnicity as an intrinsic identifying quality. More importantly, they make use of all the limited resources at their disposal, and view their integration processes through broader geographies – showing sometimes a cosmopolitan orientation, but also using localized reference points, such as the school, city, or urban neighbourhood.
Categories: Social Science

Managing Cultural Change

Managing Cultural Change

Presenting research from a range of settings, from liberalising India, global workplaces in Asia, and migrant youth culture in Sydney, this book explores the manner in which cultural change disturbs established frames of reference.

Author: Melissa Butcher

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409425113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 169

Examines responses to migration and mobility as part of a process of managing wider cultural change. Presenting research from a range of settings, from liberalising India, global workplaces in Asia, and migrant youth culture in Sydney, this book explores the manner in which cultural change disturbs established frames of reference.
Categories: Business & Economics

ASP NET Professional Secrets

ASP NET Professional Secrets

Finally the Mobil eForm control also supports two additional events on top of all
the default events supported by the Form ... Creating an interactive Hello World
application You created a static Hello Mobile World application in the last chapter
, ...

Author: Bill Evjen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0764526286

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

View: 493

Go beyond the obvious and explore the secrets behind ASP.NET with this comprehensive guide. Leading authorities in the field expose the hidden functionality within the ASP.NET model, revealing everything from Web controls and screen scraping to configuration and versioning techniques. These expert tips and tricks will help you gain the skills you need to quickly develop your own practical ASP.NET applications. The Insider's Guide to: * Uploading Multiple Files from a Single Page (see Chapter 5) * Double-Checking Client-Side Validation (see Chapter 9) * Nesting User Controls (see Chapter 10) * Using the Code-Behind Model with Notepad (see Chapter 12) * Supporting Specific .NET Framework Versions (see Chapter 13) * Debugging a SQL Server Stored Procedure from Visual Studio .NET (see Chapter 14) * Streaming Attachments (see Chapter 18) * Screen Scraping Using WSDL Documents and Proxy Classes (see Chapter 30) * Integrating Mobile Emulators with Visual Studio .NET (see Chapter 33)
Categories: Computers

Speech at the GSMA 2018 Mobile World Congress Barcelona Spain

Speech at the GSMA 2018 Mobile World Congress  Barcelona  Spain

Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, spoke about how mobile operators can and must play a critical role in achieving the two goals of the World Bank to end extreme poverty by 2030, and to boost shared prosperity among the ...

Author: Jim Yong Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1120866043

Category:

Page:

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Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, spoke about how mobile operators can and must play a critical role in achieving the two goals of the World Bank to end extreme poverty by 2030, and to boost shared prosperity among the poorest forty percent around the world. The World Bank Group asks how can we give everyone a chance to reach their aspirations? We must begin - right now, with a tremendous sense of urgency - to rethink in a fundamental way how connectivity, big data, and new technologies can create new drivers of economic growth and opportunities for all. We will need to give people the chance to learn the new skills needed in a rapidly changing market. Our ambition for our partnership with Big Data for Social Good is to harness mobile data to improve every one of our health, environment, energy, transportation, and urban projects across the globe.
Categories:

Capitalism and Democracy

Capitalism and Democracy

Challenges and Responses in an Increasingly Interdependent World Dennis C.
Mueller. CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON GOVERNMENTS 177 5 .
Redistribution and Allocative Efficiency in a Mobile World In a mobile world
individuals ...

Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004745718

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

View: 975

Mueller discusses the economic challenges faced as a result of events in the latter third of the 20th century; the formation of the European Union, the collapse of communism in East Europe, and the deregulation and privatization movement that spread from North America to Europe.
Categories: Political Science