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    The Morning Download: Google?s Next Phone Has a Killer App for Business - The CIO Report - WSJ (click for full article)

    by Michael Hickins - May 30, 2013

    **The Morning Download comes from the editors of CIO Journal and cues up the most important news in business technology every weekday morning. Send us your tips, compliments and complaints. You can get The Morning Download emailed to you each weekday morning by clicking here.**


    "Good morning. Moto X, a new smartphone to be introduced later this year by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility unit, will understand context - such as whether it's in a car traveling at 60 mph or being taken out of a user's pocket. Location awareness will also make its way into many other forms of wearable computing devices, as tech trend doyenne Mary Meeker said during the D: All Things Digital conference (more on that below). That type of functionality is to business what Apple Inc.'s iTunes music service was to consumers - a killer app. Context is everything in business - pricing only matters in the context of competing prices, inventory levels only matter in the context of demand, income only matters in the context of expenses."
     
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    Motorola's Moto X phone to be made in the U.S. - CNN.com (click for full article)

    by Dan Simon and Brandon Griggs - May 30, 2013

    "Rancho Palos Verdes, California (CNN) -- Motorola says it will produce the first smartphone manufactured in the United States.Called Moto X, the phone will be assembled at a 500,000-square-foot plant near Fort Worth, Texas, that will employ about 2,000 people. The majority of smartphones today are manufactured in Asia.

    The Moto X is scheduled to hit the market by the end of the year. It's the first new phone to be designed entirely under the ownership of Google, which bought Motorola Mobility last year.

    Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, announced the news Wednesday at the D11 tech conference being hosted by AllThingsD, the tech-news site.

    The phone is packed with new features that can anticipate users' needs such as "when to fire up the camera," Woodside said. For example, sensors in the phone will let it know when it's being pulled out of someone's pocket, he said."
     
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