Mobile Minutes: Twitter's autoplay videos; Comcast eyes T-Mobile US; Bitcoin and gift cards; Fitbit's IPO
June 18, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter finally rolls out auto-play video; Deutsche Telekom talks to Comcast about T-Mobile US sale: Manager Magazin; Why the Bitcoin blockchain could make gift cards, a consumer favorite, even more beloved; How FitBit can avoid becoming another BlackBerry after its IPO.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's Moments app; Apple Music royalties; Texting for Ubers; Event-based photo search
June 17, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - First look: Facebook's new photo-sharing app Moments; Apple to pay common royalty rates for music service; No smartphone? Now you can hail an Uber via text message; Mobli takes on Internet giants with event-based photo and video search.
June 16, 2015
Tour group Joshua Expeditions is one of several travel agencies leveraging new mobile application KeepTrax Travel, which allows marketers to provide a branded experience for their clients that tracks places visited and photos taken, compiling them into a travelogue.
Mobile Minutes: Samsung and BlackBerry partnership; UK mobile banking; Alibaba's streaming service; HTC's stock issues
June 16, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Would a Samsung 'Galaxy BlackBerry' be loved or hated?; Mobile banking has eclipsed branches and even the rest of the Internet; Alibaba to launch Netflix-like video streaming service in two months; One tiny number can reveal big problems at a global smartphone maker.
Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry's Android software; Microsoft's giant tablet; Vietnam's mobile upswing; Facebook eyes Oculus
June 15, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Exclusive: BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: sources; This is Microsoft's giant, $20,000 tablet; Vietnam’s mobile revolution catapults millions into the digital age; Facebook sees its future in the Oculus Touch controller.
Mobile Minutes: Uber's helicopter rides; Ad blocking on iOS9; Line's streaming service; Jawbone vs. Fitbit
June 12, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Uber offers helicopter rides to Bonnaroo for $1,500; Ad blocking could be coming to Apple’s mobile browser; Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business; Jawbone files 2nd lawsuit against rival Fitbit.
Mobile Minutes: Apple kills home screen; T-Mobile's Lollipop update; Uber's Chinese spend; BlackBerry redesign
June 11, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Apple is going to kill the home screen; Android Lollipop OS update for T-Mobile LG G3 technically approved, rollout imminent; Uber spends heavily to establish itself in China; BlackBerry Passport radically redesigned, still an ugly mess.
Mobile Minutes: Pizza Hut's smartphone projector; Digital paper; Pandora vs. Apple Music; Mobile Web rivalry
June 10, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Pizza Hut has a new box that turns into a movie projector for your smartphone; Digital paper will replace tablets, Axel Springer says; Pandora stock drops as Apple Music is announced; The mobile Web is turning big industries into even bigger rivals.
Mobile Minutes: Banks' mobile biometric tech; Apple's high-speed network; Twitter's Heron analytics; Google Photos
June 9, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Your finger is about to replace your bank password; Apple said to build high-speed network for fast content delivery; Twitter's Heron will start a new chapter in real-time streaming; The coolest stuff you didn’t know Google Photos could do.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook Lite app; Smartwatches in Switzerland; Line app's group conversations; Wearables for women
June 8, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook Lite app launched to tap emerging markets; Watchmakers race Apple to introduce smartwatches in Switzerland; New Line app enables group conversation for 200 people; Can women's wearables do more than look pretty?
Mobile Minutes: Apple's Chinese app developers; T-Mobile and Dish to merge; Xiaomi vs. Fitbit; IOS9 changes
June 5, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Apple's success with iPhones in China fuels local appetite for apps; T-Mobile and Dish Network in talks to merge; Fitbit leads the way but Xiaomi threat looms large; IOS9 expected to be smaller and more efficient.
Mobile Minutes: HomeKit devices launch; Microsoft acquires Wunderlist; Apple's music service; Samsung's mobile payments
June 4, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - First Apple HomeKit-certified smart home devices launch; Microsoft acquires German maker of Wunderlist productivity app; Apple's new music service set to launch; Samsung will expand its mobile payments service to China and Europe.
Mobile Minutes: Periscope on Android; Fitbit's IPO; Wearables tracking employees; Smartwatch apps for travel
June 3, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Live streaming mobile app Periscope now on Android; Fitbit seeks up to $478 million in IPO of health-device maker; More bosses expected to track their staff through wearables in the next 5 years; Testing Android smart watches for travel.
Mobile Minutes: Google's smart textiles; Apple's iPhone quick fix; Windows 10 and mobile computing; Kik's branded bots
June 2, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Google wants to make your shirt more like a smartphone; Apple offers quick fix for iPhone messaging crash bug; In a shift toward greater mobility, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 on July 29; Why Kik's young users have swapped 350 million texts - with bots.
June 1, 2015
Google’s I/O event for developers overshadows last week’s other mobile platform news, with the announcement that application indexing is now available for Google searches on iOS devices likely to have a significant impact on how users discover content and applications.