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Friday, October 3: Wearable Technology

VERIZON INSIDER TWITTER PARTY

#VZWBuzz

When: TODAY, Friday, October 3, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm PT
3:00-4:00 pm ET

‘Wearable Technology’

Join @theonlinemom @RobynsWorld @geekbabe and @thetechdad TODAY at 12 noon PT (3 pm ET) as we chat about Wearable Technology!
Watches, wristbands, virtual reality headsets…the options for wearable technology are already plentiful and more devices are coming to market every month. We look at the benefits of wearable technology and ask whether these devices are a passing fad or whether they represent the next big breakthrough in mobile technology!
RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win a Moto X by Motorola smartphone or a Jawbone UP24 activity tracker!

(Click here to learn more about our Twitter chats. You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)

To RSVP:
  1. Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com (subject line: VZWBuzz) and include your Twitter ID.
  2. Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed: http://ow.ly/C7CR9
  3. Join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#VZWBuzz) today between 12 – 1 pm PT
  4. Tell your Twitter followers!
PRIZE WINNERS will be announced during the Party!

(The Online Mom LLC receives a fee for participating in certain promotional programs for Verizon Wireless.)

Inside Motorola Mobility’s New Chicago HQ

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the brand new global headquarters of Motorola Mobility, located in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. I was there with the Midwest #VZWBuzz team, part of an ongoing social media initiative for Verizon Wireless.

mm-office-space

Motorola has a long history in Chicago, having started out there as Galvin Manufacturing Corp some 90 years ago. At over 600,000 square feet, the new Motorola Mobility facility represents the largest downtown lease since 2005. It occupies the top four floors and rooftop of the Merchandise Mart, space that previously housed over one hundred home interior showrooms.

mm-game-room

The architecture firm Gensler was hired to effect the transformation, and the result is an eye-popping blend of high-tech imagery, graffiti art, and flexible office space that fully reflects the innovative ideals of the new company.

mm-kitchen

About 2,000 employees have moved into the new space, which includes 75,000 square feet dedicated solely to labs. These labs are now at the forefront of the design and testing of the new Motorola Mobility devices that will follow in the footsteps of the Moto X, Moto G and the iconic Droid smartphones.

mm-treadmill

The new facilities also include nine kitchens, a game room, and what seems like acres of open work space. Employees are encouraged to move around to facilitate collaboration and there are even treadmill desks if they get tired of sitting still for too long. Of course, landlines are a thing of the past, so no-one is tied down by desktop communications.

Kudos to Motorola Mobility for having the vision and resolve to create such an amazing space.

Friday, July 11: Making the Most of Summer

VERIZON INSIDER TWITTER PARTY

#VZWBuzz

When: Friday, July 11, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm PT
3:00-4:00 pm ET

‘Making the Most of Summer’

Join @theonlinemom @RobynsWorld @geekbabe and @thetechdad this Friday at 12 noon PT (3 pm ET) as we utilize mobile tech to Make the Most of Summer!
Whether your summer plans include overseas travel, day trips or just relaxing at home, your smartphone or tablet can help. We look at some of the mobile tools and apps that can brighten even the cloudiest day and make summer 2014 a season to remember!
  RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win a Jawbone Jambox Mini speaker or a Samsung Galaxy S 5 smartphone!

(Click here to learn more about our Twitter chats. You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)

To RSVP:
  1. Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com (subject line: VZWBuzz) and include your Twitter ID.
  2. Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed: http://ow.ly/yc1bJ
  3. Join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#VZWBuzz) this Friday between 12 – 1 pm PT
  4. Tell your Twitter followers!
PRIZE WINNERS will be announced during the Party!

(The Online Mom LLC receives a fee for participating in certain promotional programs for Verizon Wireless.)