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Weekend Reading: “Millennials,” Samsung Galaxy S4, and mobile shopping

From New York to Toronto – we’ve got your biggest stories this week including more on “millennials”, news on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and a look at mobile shopping habits – can you guess who’s leading the pack with online purchases? Find out in this week’s edition of Weekend Reading.

What “Millennials” really want from work

In last week’s Weekend Reading we told you about “millennials,” those in the 18-34 demographic who value their smartphones over their cars. This week, millennials are in the media again, this time for their work values.

According to Business 2 Community, the average millennial checks their device 34 times a day, which says a lot about this age group and how they are re-defining what is valued in the workplace. For instance, 45% of those surveyed said they would take lower paying jobs in exchange for more mobility, BYOD (bring your own device) options, and social media privileges.

Being a “millennial” myself I can relate to lot of what’s being said in the article. Smartphones are personal and unique, and I absolutely value being able to use the device(s) I’m most comfortable with at work. That said though, I’m not sure if I’d be willing to sacrifice my wallet for my phone, as would half of those surveyed by Cisco.

Check out the full article for more on what motivates this generation and how to work with their tech needs. How often do you check your device during the day? Or would you take a lower paying job in exchange for more mobility?

Samsung Galaxy S4

After much suspense, the new Samsung Galaxy S4 was “unpacked” last night in NYC.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will include features like Smart Pause, an eye-tracking technology that automatically pauses a video when you look away from the screen, and Sound & Shot, which adds sound to the pictures you capture.

Check out all the great features on the Samsung microsite here, watch the unveiling on the Samsung YouTube Channel and stay tuned to RedBoard for more details on availability.

Moms lead the mobile shopping revolution

Mobile commerce is slated to become one of the biggest online trends for 2013. Not only are people doing most of their browsing online, but they’re becoming less hesitant to makes purchases online as well– especially moms.

According to a new study from eMarketer, 70 per cent of moms surveyed reported using their smartphone or tablet to shop, while one-third said the devices accounted for almost half their shopping time if not more! Retail apps play the largest role in purchasing decisions, though advice and ratings from fellow moms still ranks highest when it comes to deciding to buy.

Have your shopping habits changed with technological advancements? What are you looking forward to with future developments?

Kelly is a regular Redboard contributor.

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Coming soon to Rogers: Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III from RogersFor some loyal fans, waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III is like waiting for the next episode of your favourite show or that summer concert you’ve had tickets to for months.

Coming soon to Rogers, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be joining the largest selection of LTE devices in Canada. With its 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, watching live streaming video such as Blue Jays games on Rogers Anyplace TV is truly the ultimate experience. Running on Android 4.0.4 and Canada’s fastest LTE network*, the Samsung Galaxy S III is packed with features that are easy-to-use and exceptionally powerful. Here’s a few examples:

  • S Voice allows you to communicate through voice command. You can activate apps, send a text message or ask a question all through voice command.
  • Social tag automatically links your friend’s social media streams to their faces in your photo album to make it easier share photos with them instantly.
  • An 8 megapixel camera on the backside allows you to take a burst of 8 images to make a continuous scene and the super smart Samsung Galaxy S III will choose your best one because it has technology that can tell when you’re blinking

Existing customers can reserve the Samsung Galaxy S III by using the Rogers Reservation System in MyAccount. Stay tuned for pre-orders directly at www.rogers.com/GalaxyS3

Rogers LTE network available in select Canadian cities. Visit www.rogers.com/coverage for details.

What feature of the Samsung Galaxy S III are you most excited about?

UPDATE (June 18, 2012, 4:41 p.m.): Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung has announced that the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th.

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

 *Within Rogers LTE network footprint. Based on tests comparing data throughput speeds and on geographic coverage area comparison (in square kilometers) to Bell and Telus’ LTE networks.  See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage.

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