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On Wednesday, CTIA–The Wireless Association, announced the winners for the 2013 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. Social media’s luster got scuffed up a tad today amidst a new report from Monetate. The company, which promotes itself as a “customer experience engine that leverages big data to create personalized online experiences,” published its latest Ecommerce Quarterly (EQ1 2013) report. On Tuesday, Webalo announced a new partnership with Citrix to provide “out-of-the-box” enterprise mobile apps that “seamlessly integrate into the Citrix XenMobile infrastructure. Gibu Thomas, head of mobile for Walmart, says the concept of “smart shopping” will be driven by mobile technology. Pandora and Facebook are doing bigger business together for the purpose of giving social media junkies new personalized music sharing and listening options. On Tuesday, Acision published new research indicating that 8 in 10 US consumers now use multi-service messaging. The following post is a guest contribution by Jesse Lawrence, CEO and Founder of TiqIQ, who discusses how professional sports teams will soon disrupt the secondary ticket market by leveraging “big data” to deliver customized and targeted deals directly to fans In the next five years the ticket market will likely look nothing like the [. Electronic publishing has scored another huge victory over traditional publishing houses that typically require upwards of six months to prepare a new book for national distribution to bricks-and-mortar retailers. Although one hardly needs a good reason to head to Las Vegas, there is definitely a good reason why hundreds of prominent executives and leaders from across the mobile, marketing, retail, social, gaming, and hospitality industries are preparing to converge on Las Vegas. Think technology is mostly for the young? It’s just as much for the young at heart, regardless of physical age.