Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wildfires are Rampant in California

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California firefighters have been tackling fires all summer and have taken on over 200 in this past week alone.

The cause of the fires is the State’s record-breaking drought matched with high temperatures and low humidity.

It is nearly impossible for a local news entity to send a truck and reporter to the sight of every single fire, but if you have videos of the fires, you can send them into the MoGN App.

At Mobile Generated News, we want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish with French language coming soon!

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team in 2014. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Andrew Kallick, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Monday, July 28, 2014

Everything is “Swell” for Apple

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Swell is an App like Pandora for Internet Talk Radio. Apple reportedly is going to buy Swell for $30 million.  This has been confirmed by multiple sources familiar with Silicon Valley but Swell nor Apple has made an official announcement.

Swell plays podcasts in continuous streams that personalize for each user over time based on the programs they listen to and skip.

If this proves true, Swell will be the second audio streaming purchase this year for Apple, after acquiring Beats Music in May as part of a $3-billion purchase that also included headphone maker Beats Electronics.

Swell is currently only available for Apple iOS devices.

At Mobile Generated News® we always want you to be informed of the latest technology news, and want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Friday, July 25, 2014

No Lines for Amazon Fire Smartphone, Lukewarm Reviews and a Disappointing Quarter for the Company

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The Amazon Fire Smartphone goes on sale today and, of course, the sales figures will not be in for awhile. What is in are the reviews of the device and although most reviewers applaud some of the innovations, the phone may be a dud.

Adding to Amazon’s problems is a second-quarter loss wider than even the direst expectations, as the company suffers from ambitious introductions of new products and services.

Back to the Fire Phone… the phone gets very hot. That’s not why they called it the Fire but the name fits! These other negatives outweigh the ambitious design: High price, average performance (the processor struggles to keep up) and shorter battery life than expected. The major negative? The Fire uses a version of Android designed to block the “Google Play” App Store. Given the limited offerings from the Amazon App Store, this may turn off many potential buyers. Without having the eco system of Apple and mainstream Android, this phone may be a huge disappointment.

For many of these reasons Mobile Generated News® decided to design our App for the Apple iOS first because of Apple’s high standards, consistency and continuity.

Given it’s limitations, would you buy an Amazon Fire Smartphone?

At Mobile Generated News® we always want you to be informed of the latest technology, and want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Apple Does it Again Even Though iPad Sales Soften

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Apple’s profits continue to rise. This week, the company released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report, showing revenue of $37.4 billion and a net profit of $7.7 billion—a record June quarter for the company. Apple declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the company’s common stock.

The earnings somewhat underperformed Wall Street’s estimate of $37.99 billion in revenues, though the per-share earnings exceeded the $1.23 forecast by analysts.

Sales of the iPhone were up year-over-year: 35 million units were sold—a third-quarter record—generating $19.75 billion in revenues, compared to 31.2 million units generating $18.1 billion a year ago.

The iPad is still the second-biggest seller among Apple's product lines—but showed perhaps the biggest weakness among the company's major products. Apple sold 13.3 million tablets during the quarter, down from both the second quarter, when 16.3 million units were sold, and from the third quarter of 2013, when 14.6 million units were sold. Revenue declined by 8 percent, year over year, from $6.4 billion to $5.9 billion.

Considering the buzz about the iPhone6 and the iWatch (New Rumor: It may be called iTime) the momentum continues even taking into account those of us with older versions of the iPhone holding off purchase until the iPhone6 comes out in the fall.

At Mobile Generated News® we always want you to be informed of the latest stock reports and want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Never Lose Your Luggage Again

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New technology is about to be used to keep track of your luggage when you travel. A company called Rimowa working with Airbus is creating “smart luggage.”

The prototype of this “luggage with a brain” debuted at the Paris Air Show last month. It’s controlled by a smart phone application like Mobile Generated News®. The App integrates electronic tagging for paperless check-in, along with a scale to weigh contents. Additionally, it is equipped for real-time tracking and self-service drop off at the airport. It is peace of mind for travelers but helps the airlines be more efficient as well. As the first digitally-enabled suitcase, Bag2Go will also reduce operating costs and turnaround time, which will lead to fewer lost bags, and an entirely online check-in for customers.

Will Skycaps join other obsolete jobs along with toll takers and gasoline attendants?

At Mobile Generated News® we always want you to be informed of the latest technology and want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GoPro started a digital revolution

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The digital camcorder industry was very tired until GoPro came along. The likes and followers are just as impressive as the best-selling camera itself. It’s Facebook page has 7.5 million likes, Instagram has 2.5 million followers, and Twitter has 1 million followers. It’s YouTube page has 450 million views. To people in the tech world, these numbers are outrageous.

According to its IPO, GoPro has 11 competitors. However, the company will continue to generate great growth and profit due to the culture it has built through its online communities.

Mobile Generated News can be used as an online community as well. We want news consumers to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish with French language coming soon!

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team in 2014. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Andrew Kallick, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Monday, July 21, 2014

More iPhone6 Stuff to Try to Keep Your Mind Off All of The Bad News in The World

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So guess what’s happening at the factories building the next generation iPhone6?

Foxconn (Apple’s major supplier) has deployed 10,000 assembly line robots to meet the anticipated demand of producing Apple’s latest iPhone. They are being added to, “…enhance and speed up the manufacturing process,” according to Tim Bajarin, CEO of market research firm, Creative Strategies.

This must be required when literally millions of smartphones are produced each month. “Robotics gives you that level of efficiency, which in the end, is very important for the bottom line,” according to Bajarin. These 10,000 robots will work alongside the previously reported 1.2 million workers at Foxconn.

Obviously, as more robots are introduced, more human jobs will disappear. This type of “job killing” technology isn't new but it certainly reminds all of us to use the creative side of our brains to stay ahead of the technological curve.

What do think? Will “Made in the USA” mean anything if similar robots are developed in more industries and wind up here in the United States taking over many former human jobs? It may need to be changed to “Made in the USA by Robots!”

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to have the latest information about new trends, products and services and we want you to be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news. Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening, send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team. Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles