Biography for Sue Marek
Sue joined FierceMarkets in January 2007 and is currently the editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets Telecom Group. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters and web sites including FierceWireless, FierceCable, FierceTelecom, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceWireless:Tech, and provides editorial guidance for the publications’ advanced products and live events. Sue has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, specializing in wireless and broadband technologies. She also was the managing editor of Convergence magazine, a monthly magazine for cable television, phone and wireless network operators. Sue is based in Denver and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
Please welcome the latest addition to the Fierce editorial team. Daniel Kobialka is the new editor of FierceDeveloper where he will be focused on writing features and columns about the evolving mobile app business.
AT&T recently attracted nearly 1,400 developers to its 9th annual Developer Summit held on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and its hackathon held for the first time in Guadalajara, Mexico. The goal behind the two events working in conjunction was to drive innovation globally and help spur the proliferation of 4G LTE in Mexico -- a market of growing significance to AT&T thanks the company's recent $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell and $1.88 billion purchase of Nextel Mexico.
David Christopher, the chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility, recently talked with FierceDeveloper Editor in Chief Sue Marek about AT&T's sponsored data plan, its decision to name names in its latest marketing push and the future of wireless in wearables.
AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher talked with FierceDeveloper Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about why the company is so bullish on releasing its Call Management API to developers and revealed what he really thinks about HTML5's potential in the market.
Over-the-top voice services beware. AT&T Mobility is currently in alpha testing of a new Call Management API service that will let customers take their existing AT&T mobile phone number with them regardless of what device they are using.
According to Rutberg & Co.'s report on venture capital financing in November, 90 mobile companies received $518 million in VC financing. Of those, consumer app developers received approximately $220 million in financing and application infrastructure firms received about $90 million in VC funds. These figures are approximate because some companies announced venture investments but did not disclose dollar amounts.
FierceDeveloper tracked down five enterprising women who are making a difference in mobile app development--from working on enterprises apps as a member of a Chicago-based development team to heading up a firm devoted to augmented reality, these women are tackling the mobile development world first-hand and hoping that their efforts will help prompt others to follow their lead.
Mobile developers often struggle with the decision about how to monetize their mobile app. Although paid apps are still the dominant model, a new study indicates that the freemium model is gaining popularity with mobile developers
Companies that test, analyze and preview mobile applications were big winners with venture capital firms in October. According to Rutberg & Co. report on venture capital financing, 91 mobile companies received $360 million in VC financing in October.
Consumer mobile app companies continue to rake in venture capital financing, according to a new Rutberg & Co. report on VC financing in the wireless sector. In September, 72 wireless companies received a total of $401 million in VC funding. Out of those firms, many were makers of consumer apps and app infrastructure.