Mobile Minutes: Uber, Pandora partner; Twitter adds stickers; Amazon Dash expands; Google’s smartphone
June 28, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Uber and Pandora partner to offer music to drivers; Twitter’s new stickers are Snapchat filters, but for tweets; Amazon to add dozens of brands to Dash buttons, but do shoppers want them?; Google is building a phone for this year, says unlikely report.
June 25, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Brexit vote: What the UK leaving the EU means for tech; YouTube launches mobile live streaming; The New York Times' VR fare nabs Cannes Mobile Lions Grand Prix; German court hands Springer partial victory in ad-blocking case.
Mobile Minutes: Google buys Webpass; BET’s online subscription service; Video creators and Facebook; Walmart Pay expands
June 24, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Google Fiber buys Webpass to boost its high-speed Internet business; Viacom launches BET online-subscription service outside US, Italy, France and Africa; Viral creators ask at VidCon: Will Facebook start paying me?; Walmart expands mobile wallet service Walmart Pay to 15 more states in one week.
Mobile Minutes: Mobile World Congress lands in US; InMobi’s $4M fine; Samsung Pay; Vine on monetization
June 23, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Get ready: Mobile World Congress is coming to the US; This ad firm that tracked kids got smacked with a $4M fine; Unlike Apple Pay, new Samsung mobile payment system won't charge banks; Vine’s new GM Hannah Donovan on monetization, competition and its future at Twitter (Exclusive).
June 22, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Mobile virtual reality breakthrough means Gear VR could soon be as powerful as Oculus Rift; Twitter launches mobile app for video creators; Instagram hits 500 million monthly users; Samsung to invest $1.2B in Internet of Things startups and research in US.
Mobile Minutes: New tactics; Twitter buys Magic Pony; Walmart’s Chinese ecommerce business; Apple’s app winners
June 21, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Advertisers try new tactics to break through to consumers; Twitter buys Magic Pony Technology to expand in machine learning; Walmart in talks to sell Chinese ecommerce business to JD.com; Meet Apple's 12 best app winners.
Mobile Minutes: Microsoft buys Wand Labs; Snapchat’s tech magazine; Britain’s digital scene; IPhone’s patent problem
June 20, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Microsoft boosts its chatbot future by acquiring Wand Labs; Snapchat readies Real Life, an online tech magazine; Why leaving EU would be disastrous for UK digital scene; Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival’s patent.
June 17, 2016
French fashion label Kenzo is letting consumers try their hand at music production through an interactive experience showcasing its spring/summer handbag styles.
June 17, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Google revs its AI engines; Samsung acquires cloud company Joyent; Apple’s tries to peek at user habits without violating privacy; YouTube starts producing free video ads for small businesses.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter and SoundCloud; One Kings Lane acquired; Uber books helicopters; Snapchat and Oracle
June 16, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Twitter invests $70M in SoundCloud; Bed Bath and Beyond acquires One Kings Lane; Uber offers helicopters to escape Sao Paulo gridlock; Snapchat strikes partnership with Oracle to prove its ads work.
June 15, 2016
Heineken is expanding its outreach to millennials by teaming up with fundraising site Indiegogo for a contest encouraging participants to suggest city improvement projects via a 30-second pitch video submitted to the beverage brand's Facebook page.
Mobile Minutes: Net neutrality upheld; Facebook embraces maps; Apple’s wraparound display; Google’s enterprise tools
June 15, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – FCC's Net neutrality rules upheld by court in key legal win; Facebook to put maps in ads, measure store visits; Apple patents show future iPhone could have a wraparound display, augmented reality; Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools.
Mobile Minutes: Mobile security; Amazon’s music streaming; Twitter sells movie tickets; Are apps required?
June 14, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – AT&T and Samsung detail security gaps; Exclusive: Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources; Twitter claims it’s helping to sell one in 10 movie tickets in North America; Does your business really need a mobile app?
Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s content chief; Google uninstalls apps; Line goes public; Lenovo’s AR phone
June 13, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Facebook taps CollegeHumor co-founder for content chief post; Phone storage almost full? Google tries telling users what apps to delete; Mobile messenger Line to go public in New York, Tokyo; Lenovo unveils augmented reality smartphone using Google's Project Tango.
June 10, 2016
There could be a move away from paid downloads and in-application purchases as Apple and Google both sweeten the pot for subscription models, but whether or not this will be enough to attract premium content providers such as HBO is unclear.