Monday, January 14, 2013

I Want to Toggle

Forbes reports on the innovation taking place in downtown Dallas, which houses AT&T’s corporate HQ:

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is looking to John Donovan, who runs AT&T’s global network, to bring Silicon Valley-style invention to the company. Donovan pulled together a 16-member tech council in 2008 to brainstorm, and one of the first things they created was the Innovation Pipeline, or TIP. It’s a crowdsourcing platform used by more than 143,000 employees who offer up and vote on new product and service ideas and then get funding for them. One that got $450,000 is an app called Toggle, which lets you have both work and personal modes on the same device. You can flick between screens but keep photos, files and contacts separate. It’s available only to AT&T’s business customers, but a consumer version will be out soon.