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    123,000 people say NO to Social Security cuts

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    With the recent threat of cuts to benefits like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid looming, groups like AARP have been spurred to action. As I wrote last week, AARP was able to quickly drive in over 10,000 calls within the first few days by asking supporters on their mobile list to make a phone call.…

  • Even More Secure Access to Accounts

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    Mobile Commons has numerous health care customers that demand the highest levels of security. We developed an option for them–and for you–to address this specific need. Enhanced Security Access provides an additional level of security, including: Strong Password Reinforcement Password Expiration and Re-use Automatic Logoff Restricted Access for Customer Service While Mobile Commons offers a high level…

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    Cuts to Social Security? AARP weighs in

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    Late Wednesday, the Washington Post broke the news that President Obama was willing to offer up cuts to Social Security as part of the negotiations around reducing the country’s debt. This stance marks a big shift from the President’s earlier stance on the program and, to put it lightly, did not go over well with…

  • VIDEO: Jed Alpert’s Keynote Speech on Mobile Strategy at Bilbao’s Nonick Conference

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    Our CEO, Jed Alpert, recently spoke at the Nonick International Conference on Internet Trends in Bilbao. He discussed some of the lessons we’ve learned about how to create the most effective mobile campaigns. To find out why it’s great to preach to the converted – and what the Arab revolutions could learn from Martha Stewart…

  • Mobile Commons Commercial Collateral

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    A mobile marketing campaign can help a company cut through the clutter, build relationships with consumers, deliver coupons, and ultimately sell more products.But many companies that want to go mobile just aren’t sure where to begin. To help answer some of the questions, we created the document below. It gives a brief overview of what…

  • Join Do Something’s Scavenger Hunt for Social Change

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    On July 11th, Do Something will launch its first-ever text message scavenger hunt. The mission? Saving the world in 11 days. Every day following the 11th, DoSomething will give teams – or solo do-gooders, on the hunt by themselves –  a new set of challenges focused on a new cause. Each challenge will have its…

  • DoSomething’s Mobile Campaign Wins NYTimes Plaudits – and Motivates Millions of Teens

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    This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities. Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used…

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    NY Passes Marriage Equality & the celebration goes mobile

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    At 11:55 on Friday night, Governor Cuomo signed a historic marriage equality bill into law, giving same-sex couples the right to marry in New York State. The bill, set to take effect in 30 days, faced a fiercely contentious legislative battle before landing on the Governor’s desk. In the fight leading up to Friday’s vote,…

  • Mobile Mapping: 7 Ways to get your audience involved

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    Remember when a blizzard hit New York City last December? The mayor claimed that all streets had been plowed, but residents could take a quick look outside their living room windows and tell that this was not the case. But how to accurately report the truth? Enter WNYC, Jim Colgan and their mobile mapping project.…

  • VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

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    Two weeks ago, we hosted our first training with our partners at Organizing 2.0. The day was a huge success, thanks in no small part to the quality speakers who helped us out with each session. Some of the most useful sessions were recorded and edited to produce videos for those who wanted to attend…

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