Mobile Minutes: Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio; T-Mobile's rollover data; Cheap fitness trackers; Santa apps
December 22, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Naver’s Line messaging app to buy Microsoft’s MixRadio; Retro again? T-Mobile brings 'rollover' to data in yet another shot at rivals; Movo Wave: Cheap fitness tracker aims to shake up crowded market; Santa apps bring fun and order to the holiday season.
Mobile Minutes: Instagram's new filters; Android Lollipop 5.1; Facebook's privacy; Apps for protests
December 19, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Instagram update includes 5 new filters; Android Lollipop 5.1 release in Q1 2015 will slowly address major bugs; Facebook follows Google as Dutch watchdog probes privacy; FireChat messaging app seeks to build on success at Hong Kong protests.
December 18, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry woos keyboard loyalists with Classic device launch; Video ads are performing well on Facebook, but YouTube still accounts for more views; Amazon not as unstoppable as it may appear; NBC pushes TV Everywhere with plan for live TV on mobile.
Mobile Minutes: Foursquare's iPad app; Yelp for business owners; Amazon Fire adds HBO Go app; Quiz app improves health
December 17, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Foursquare launches app for iPad; Yelp’s new mobile app lets merchants reply to ranting customers on the go; Amazon Fire TV adds HBO Go app; An app that improves your health by quizzing you.
December 16, 2014
Music recognition service Shazam is broadening its capabilities with a few new efforts, including a partnership with Digimarc, a digital watermarking technology provider, and the addition of new content and in-app listening experiences.
Mobile Minutes: Nexus 5 retires; Facebook dumps Microsoft searches; USPS app holds mail; Chat app Momo surges
December 16, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Nexus 5 retiring as Google steamrollers smartphones towards phablets; Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results; Use the USPS mobile app to place a hold on your mail; Alibaba-backed Chinese chat app Momo surges in U.S. debut.
Mobile Minutes: SoftBank and T-Mobile; smartphone driver’s license; US digital currency?; Chicago, NY copy Uber
December 15, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - SoftBank shrinks U.S. office, marking end of failed T-Mobile bid; Iowa is building the nation’s first smartphone driver’s license; Instead of fighting Bitcoin, the U.S. could make its own digital currency; Chicago and New York officials look to build Uber-like apps for taxis.
Mobile Minutes: Apple releases iOS 8.1; Google's big picture apps; Tracking apps; New faces for Android wearables
December 12, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, it will anger users; Google tells developers to design apps for a billion users; It's 10pm, do you know where your kids are? (This app does); Google puts new face(s) on Android Wear smartwatches.
December 11, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Instagram crosses 300 million users, edges past Twitter; Apple and IBM just showed everyone the future of enterprise; Google Hangouts app offers quick answer to ‘Where R U?’; Facebook challenges Twitter with savvy update to trending topics.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's search tool; Samsung's curved Note; Google's Inbox app; Illegal cellphone unlocking
December 10, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Why Facebook's new search tool could ding Yelp; Samsung's latest WTF phone; The future of email: Google's 'Inbox' team reveals what's next; Why cellphone unlocking could soon be illegal once again.
Mobile Minutes: Oscar Health uses wearables; Alibaba challenges Android; Mobile apps collect kids' info; Apps for winter
December 9, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Oscar Health using Misfit wearables to reward fit customers; Alibaba must deploy cash to challenge Android: Real M&A; Mobile apps still collect information on kids; Apps that can help in planning for wintry weather.
Mobile Minutes: Microsoft nixes Nook; Disney’s app push; Chinese app design; Jewelry meets wearables
December 8, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook Media pact; Disney new mobile educational game apps will link to toys; What our tech giants should learn from Chinese app design; Going from smart to smarter.
Mobile Minutes: Google, Facebook slow mobile ads; Verizon kills 3G; App recognizes faces; Baby wearables rise
December 5, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Google, Facebook mobile-ad share ebbing as rivals woo marketers; Verizon is killing off 3G; 1U app replaces passwords with your face; Baby monitors for a smart nursery, but parents are still better.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter's Block function; Wire app; Uber in Mexico; App-controlled hearing wearables
December 4, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter unveils new tools to block abusive messages; Wire app wants to be the most beautiful communication tool; Uber teams up with Carlos Slim to lure riders in Mexico; Hearing aid? No, Soundhawk is an ear wearable.
December 3, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Sprint deal: Half price for AT&T, Verizon defectors; 5 numbers that show why this holiday season is crucial for Apple's iPad; GE touts its new-media cred; Microsoft acquires email startup Acompli to give Outlook a mobile advantage.