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Why Wireless Charging In The Nexus 4? Why Now?

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Google likes to skate to where the puck might be next game. They were first in the U.S. with a viable NFC payments solution (that isn’t very popular) and they’ve been at the forefront of AR with Glass (which is too expensive for the average consumer) and now they’re one...
Why Wireless Charging In The Nexus 4? Why Now?

PowerMat Is Back With a New Charger, And A Bigger Vision

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One of my very favorite moments from the early years of the D: All Things Digital conferences occurred at D4, when Martha Stewart asked then Sony CEO Howard Stringer about the confusing collection of wires that accompanied modern life, most of them chargers with different ways of connecting to the...
PowerMat Is Back With a New Charger, And A Bigger Vision

Facebook Keeps Blowing Stupidly Simple Steps To Building A Huge Business (FB, YHOO)

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Facebook is struggling to build a brand advertising business that investors can get excited about. Executives only have themselves to blame. They keep blowing it.  This summer's Olympics are just another example of how. NBC is paying $1.18 billion to carry this summer's Olympic games. In February, the network announced it...
Facebook Keeps Blowing Stupidly Simple Steps To Building A Huge Business (FB, YHOO)

Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Gets the Swag Treatment: Tons and Tons of Duracell Powermat Chargers

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Jay-Z (Photo: JustJared) Rapping mogul Jay-Z has 99 problems but an uncharged cell phone is certainly not one of them. In January, Mr. Carter signed up to be a spokesperson for Duracell's Powermat charging station, a sleek little square that charges your cell phone just by resting your phone on...
Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club Gets the Swag Treatment: Tons and Tons of Duracell Powermat Chargers

AT&T Launches AT&T Alerts, A Location-Based Deal Alert Service, As The Field Grows More Crowded

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AT&T today announced AT&T Alerts, a service to help make shoppers aware of nearby deals via opt-in discounts delivered directly to their phones by SMS based on geo-location data. At launch, participating retailers include the Gap, Staples, Duracell, Motorola and more. AT&T is clearly trying to capitalize on the same...
AT&T Launches AT&T Alerts, A Location-Based Deal Alert Service, As The Field Grows More Crowded

Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

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Google’s Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now available for sale in the Google Play store. For $59.99, customers can charge their Nexus 4 device wirelessly using the Qi inductive charger. The company says that it expects orders to begin shipping in less than one week.   At first glance, one...
Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

Duracell Powermat WiCC could bring wireless charging to any smartphone, we go hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
Powermat may have a bright future, but the company's products to date have been expensive, slightly clunky and a generally imperfect solution for bringing wireless power to mobile devices. That could all change with WiCC. The Wireless Charging Card (WiCC) is an IEEE Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standard, with...
Duracell Powermat WiCC could bring wireless charging to any smartphone, we go hands-on (video)

A Starbucks jolt for your phone: Coffee giant tests wireless charging in tables

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Caffeine for you, electricity for your device? Starbucks will be testing wireless charging mats for mobile phones in selected Boston-area locations — putting the technology into tabletops to see how people react and use it. Depending on how it goes, the Seattle-based company may ultimately roll out wireless charging more...
A Starbucks jolt for your phone: Coffee giant tests wireless charging in tables

Duracell Powermat ships '24-Hour Power System' bundle

www.electronista.com
Joint venture Duracell Powermat has launched the 24-Hour Power System, bundling an iPhone case with a wireless charger and a backup battery. The collection arrives ahead of the Wireless Power Nation initiative, which will see public wireless charging hotspots for Powermat users.......
Duracell Powermat ships '24-Hour Power System' bundle

Boston-area Starbucks testing wireless smartphone charging; Starbucks, Google and AT&T back PMA standard

www.engadget.com
The Duracell Powermat and the Power Matters Alliance are charging forward in their quest to make wireless charging of smartphones all the more ubiquitous, today announcing the appointment of several notable companies to the PMA's shareholder board: Google, AT&T, and Starbucks. Subsequently, said appointments will result in various initiatives...
Boston-area Starbucks testing wireless smartphone charging; Starbucks, Google and AT&T back PMA standard

On the road: Toyota Prius Plug-in

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'It's an expensive business, this environmental responsibility'You'll be familiar with the Prius. This one is a bit different, though; it has a new kind of battery - lithium-ion, since you ask - to replace the nickel...No? OK, then, think of it as a Duracell instead of the old Eveready, all right? Plus, you can plug...
On the road: Toyota Prius Plug-in

12 Startups Solving The Little Problems In Life That Drive Us All Crazy

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There are a lot of little problems in life. You lose your car keys. You're craving peanut butter but can't reach the last glob. You have one more slot on your power strip, but your cord is too clunky to fit. None of these are big problems, but they're all...
12 Startups Solving The Little Problems In Life That Drive Us All Crazy

The Dealmaster's 3D projector blowout

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Greetings, Arsians! Are you tired of boring stupid movies that only have height and width? Do you remember that time you went to Disney World as a kid and saw Captain EO and that little mogwai thing flew out of the screen at you and you were all like...
The Dealmaster's 3D projector blowout

Duracell Powermat adding mesh network, scaleable power to its wireless charging plates

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Duracell Powermat is announcing a pair of new features to encourage sales of its wireless charging gear. The first is "Mesh Network," a set of controls that let multiple hotspots be centrally monitored -- so if you're stealing all the juice in the Wall St. Starbucks, central office can...
Duracell Powermat adding mesh network, scaleable power to its wireless charging plates
Google, AT&T, and Starbucks join Powermat-backed wireless charging alliance

Duracell Powermat announces 24-Hour Power System, we go hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
Since Duracell and Powermat formed their wireless charging alliance late last year, we've seen the Powermat debut at CES and heard quite a bit about the company's vision for future battery tech. Today the company is unveiling a new charging system which, while not drastically different from the Powermat...
Duracell Powermat announces 24-Hour Power System, we go hands-on (video)

PowerKiss joins Power Matters Alliance, plans to expand wireless charging standard in Europe

www.engadget.com
Now might be the time to familiarize yourself with the Power Matters Alliance (PMA). The industry's most recognizable standard, Qi, is facing serious competition from the PMA, which has garnered support from Duracell Powermat, AT&T, smartphone manufacturers such as BlackBerry and ZTE, and even Starbucks shops, which have begun...
PowerKiss joins Power Matters Alliance, plans to expand wireless charging standard in Europe

HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung join Power Matters Alliance, AT&T pledges wireless charging by 2014

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The Power Matters Alliance (PMA) just scored another major boost. AT&T has announced that it will integrate wireless charging within select smartphones by 2014. Those TBA handsets may be manufactured by BlackBerry, ZTE, or any of the organization's latest members: HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung. Notably absent is Apple,...
HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung join Power Matters Alliance, AT&T pledges wireless charging by 2014

Powermat acquires PowerKiss, extends wireless charging into Europe

www.electronista.com
PowerKiss, a wireless charging company based in Helsinki, Finland, has been acquired by Powermat, also a creator of wireless charging systems for mobile devices. The purchase will bring PowerKiss under the Duracell-backed brand, adding its 1,000 wireless charging points in European McDonalds branches and airports to the existing 1,500 Powermat-owned...
Powermat acquires PowerKiss, extends wireless charging into Europe
PowerMat to acquire PowerKiss in wireless charging landgrab

Tweets Spawn Ad Campaigns

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Brands including Samsung and Duracell are mining comments made on Twitter, Facebook and other social-media sites to help shape their ad campaigns....
Tweets Spawn Ad Campaigns

Wireless Charging Takes a Big Step Forward

www.pcworld.com
In an effort to streamline the development of wireless charging technology, Duracell subsidiary Powermat Technologies will merge with the Helsinki-based company PowerKiss.  Together, the two companies are responsible for thousands of public stations used to wirelessly charge mobile phones in the United States and Europe.  Until now, the conflicting...
Wireless Charging Takes a Big Step Forward

Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War

allthingsd.com
In the unfolding standards battle around wireless power technology, two players will today combine into one. Powermat, the company that last year allied with Procter and Gamble’s Duracell brand and which is the main technology behind the PowerMatters Alliance, will today announce that it has acquired PowerKiss, a Finnish company....
Powermat Acquires Finland's PowerKiss, Stirs Up Wireless Power Standard War
Powermat marries PowerKiss, vows to use same wireless charging standard

Chrysler first to offer wireless in-car phone charging in Dodge Dart

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Hop in your car, drop your cellphone in the center console, turn the ignition switch, drive off, and your phone or iPod will charge automatically — if it’s the new 2013 Dodge Dart. Parent Chrysler is offering an in-vehicle wireless charging option starting with the Dart, a compact car that...
Chrysler first to offer wireless in-car phone charging in Dodge Dart

Amazon Takes More Steps Toward Building A Mobile Ad Network With An API In Beta

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Amazon is taking the first steps toward building a mobile ad network across its Kindle devices with a new advertising API in beta for developers. If you judge by the earnings of publicly-traded mobile advertising companies like Millennial Media, which has had annual losses for the last five years, it’s...
Amazon Takes More Steps Toward Building A Mobile Ad Network With An API In Beta
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