Mobile Minutes: Snapchat's video views; Apple's auto-correct patent; Uber's new rule; Messaging platform hub
April 29, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Snapchat user ‘Stories’ fuel 10 billion daily video views; Apple might put an end to your auto-correct fails; Uber testing new 2-minute wait rule before charging passengers; A single app that’ll wrangle your millions of messengers.
Mobile Minutes: Samsung Pay's ATM move; EU's data dominance curb; PayPal's growth; Instagram's new layout
April 28, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Samsung Pay now lets you withdraw cash at the ATM – if you live in Korea; Google to Facebook risk new wave of EU curbs on data dominance; PayPal's strong growth pushes shares higher; Instagram screenshots show new black and white design layout being tested.
Mobile Minutes: Android Wear's fashion ploy; YouTube's "bumper" ads; Mobile panic buttons; Mobile order-ahead's power
April 27, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Google's latest step to make Android Wear devices more fashionable; You can't skip YouTube's new 6-second 'bumper' ads; Risks to women spur mobile-phone panic button rule in India; Yum! Brands earnings show the power of mobile order-ahead.
Mobile Minutes: Microsoft's iOS keyboard; Facebook's camera app; Chrome OS and apps; Bitcoin in the EU
April 26, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Microsoft's new iOS keyboard might be a single-handed typist's dream; Facebook's working on another standalone camera app to get users to share more; Google's Chrome OS may soon get more than a million new apps; A bitcoin exchange just got approval to operate across the EU.
Mobile Minutes: Mobile gaming revenue; Never-ending batteries; Nielsen vs. comScore; NYPD’s smartphone program
April 25, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Mobile-game revenue to surpass console and PC, study says; Scientists develop never-ending battery technology for PCs, smartphones and electric cars; Nielsen faces comScore as digital ratings wars heat up; NYPD response times faster thanks to smartphone program.
Mobile Minutes: Amazon’s ebook deal; Uber overtakes rental cars; Glitchy Facebook bots; Old guard slammed
April 22, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Amazon wins $30 million deal to sell ebooks in NYC schools; Uber overtakes rental cars among business travelers; Glitchy Facebook bots show tech in early stages; Mobile and cloud shifts slam tech’s old guard.
April 21, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Ad blocking set for sharp rise towards epidemic; EU: Google abused mobile app market with Android; Peter Jackson: Augmented reality will be bigger than mobile; Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit.
Mobile Minutes: Siri as spokeswoman; China’s smartphone shakeout; New Android emojis; Facebook pulls The Shade Room
April 20, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – When is WWDC 2016? June 13-17, says Siri; China's crowded smartphone market heads for an epic shakeout; Dozens of new emojis are headed your way soon; Facebook pulls down mega-popular celeb site The Shade Room’s page for alleged copyright violations.
Mobile Minutes: 360-degree VR; Android’s antitrust problem; LinkedIn courts college students; Amazon challenges Netflix
April 19, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – YouTube adds live 360-degree VR videos; Android antitrust: Google’s big problem in Europe could result in $7.5B fine; LinkedIn's big play for students; Amazon ups the ante on streaming video, challenging Netflix.
Mobile Minutes: Apple search; Mobile VR heats up; Amazon Studios’ theatrical push; The Atlantic and Google Amp
April 18, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Apple pursues new search features for a crowded app store; Huawei virtual reality headset will compete with Samsung Gear VR for mobile supremacy; Amazon Studios wins CinemaCon exhibitors, pledging big theatrical push; The Atlantic tests mobile ads built for Google Amp.
Mobile Minutes: Text message startups; Facebook raids Google; Gilt founder’s new gig; GoPro courts developers
April 15, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – These startups are selling vinyl records, graphic novels and Indian food via text message; Facebook raids Google for head of new lab; Gilt Groupe founder launches Project September as social app dedicated to fashion ecommerce; GoPro Cameras now work with third-party apps, accessories.
Mobile Minutes: Snapchat beats Instagram; Virtual reality slows; A slimmer Kindle; Shoppers and apps
April 14, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Snapchat now beats Instagram among teen users; Research firm lowers projections for virtual reality sales; Amazon launches new slimmer Kindle e-reader; Shoppers flock to apps, shaking up retail.
Mobile Minutes: Music industry frets; Milk VR app; Microsoft’s mobile aspirations; Airbnb’s legal threats
April 13, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Music industry frets over YouTube despite streaming revenue boost; Samsung releases Milk VR app on Google Play, makes Gear VR headset optional; How Microsoft could become a mobile player without a broadly adopted smartphone operating system; Airbnb hires general counsel as it faces growing legal threats globally.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s secret weapon; Retailers embrace virtual reality; Smartphone upgrades; In-flight Wi-Fi
April 12, 2016
Today in mobile marketing – Facebook's secret weapon to keep your attention: Not-Facebook; How retail stores are using virtual reality to make shopping more fun; People aren’t upgrading smartphones as quickly and that is bad for Apple; In-flight Wi-Fi market heats up as satellite services come online.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's weather alerts; Samsung's smart contact lenses; Twitter's new board; BMW's ride-booking
April 11, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook is now showing people weather forecasts; Samsung’s smart contact lenses take photos in the blink of an eye; Twitter adds two board members amid struggles, lack of diversity; BMW challenges Uber in U.S. with its own ride-booking service.