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  • Mobile Minutes: Qualcomm, wearables predictions, Amazon, mobile increases productivity

    July 7, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Qualcomm bets on 'WiGig' technology with deal for Wilocity; Mixed predictions about wearables like smartwatches and Google Glass; Amazon would go to court to avoid FTC restrictions on in-app purchases; Why it's finally time to embrace your mobile device as an effective working tool.

  • Mobile Minutes: In-air use, Telefonica, Songza, connected home, Facebook

    July 3, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Mobile device use in the air not taking off; Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK; Google buys streaming-music service Songza; Microsoft sides with Qualcomm in showdown over connected home; Facebook to acquire video-advertising firm LiveRail.

  • Happy 4th of July! Let freedom ring!

    July 3, 2014

    Mobile Marketer will not publish on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

  • Mobile Minutes: Twitter, Facebook, emoji messaging, Blade, T-Mobile

    July 2, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Twitter officially joins Facebook, Google in offering mobile app install ads; With FbStart, Facebook hands out goodies to mobile app makers; Bye-bye, words: an emoji-only social app is coming; Blade, a helicopter-booking app, to partner with Uber; FTC: T-Mobile knowingly added bogus charges to bills.

  • Mobile Minutes: Twitter, World Cup, bitcoin, Tencent, Google India

    July 1, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Twitter acquires AdTech's TapCommerce, rolls out app ads; World Cup breaks Super Bowl record on Twitter; Bitcoin to get more attention from U.S. Consumer Bureau; Tencent to buy nearly 20pc stake in 58.com; Google's mobile project in India aims to solve the China problem.

  • GEICO redesigns app to speed up access to services

    June 30, 2014

    GEICO, known for its low-cost automobile insurance, unveiled changes to its mobile application designed to make access to its services easier and more personal, including features previously available only on desktop.

  • Mobile Minutes: app usage, Foursquare fees, Google Glass, Facebook

    June 30, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Mobile app usage hits 51pc of all time spent on digital media; Foursquare to begin charging fees; Not so fast on the use of Google Glass in Britain; Facebook bid to shield data from the law fails, so far.

  • Mobile Minutes: Victorious, Zynga, Appurify, Taiwan

    June 27, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Startup Victorious launches mobile-app platform with YouTube stars including Michelle Phan; Let's not discount Zynga's mobile efforts; Google acquires mobile testing platform Appurify, will keep it open on iOS and Android; Mobile boom lifts fortunes on Forbes Taiwan rich list.

  • Mobile Minutes: Blackberry, Sprint, Pebble, bitcoin ATM

    June 26, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry lays off 65 workers focused on mobile apps for consumers; Following T-Mobile's lead, Sprint begins free trials; Pebble watch partners with Misfit for new fitness tracking app; Israel gets its first bitcoin ATM.

  • Mobile Minutes: Yahoo Aviate, mobile malware, parking apps ban, domain names

    June 25, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Yahoo Aviate is latest mobile push, with release today; Mobile malware is on the rise, McAfee report reveals; San Francisco plans to ban certain parking apps; Web naming group pushes ahead on governance transition.

  • Mobile Minutes: Firefox mobile, Green Tomato Cars, Amazon Fire apps, social media hype

    June 24, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Firefox mobile OS makes big gains in emerging markets; Car service app seeks to disrupt the disruptors with permits; Amazon baits developers with $5K per Fire Phone app; Social media fail to live up to early marketing hype.

  • Hotels.com boosts mobile presence with desktop favorites

    June 24, 2014

    Online hotel-booking site Hotels.com has ramped up the functionality of its mobile app by adding popular desktop features such as the “landmark” search filter and reviews from TripAdvisor.com.

  • L’Oreal’s Makeup Genius app for beauty testing focuses on experience

    June 23, 2014

    Beauty marketer L’Oreal Paris has released its Makeup Genius, a mobile application that allows consumers to virtually test beauty products.

  • Mobile Minutes: LinkedIn, Apple, tablets for children, Wi-Fi security

    June 23, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - LinkedIn unveils new app dedicated to job searches; Apple 'kill switch' appears to reduce iPhone robberies; Tablet geared toward children underscores power of imagination; This tool boosts your privacy by opening your Wi-Fi to strangers.

  • Mobile Minutes: T-Mobile, bitcoin, Pandora, Swatch

    June 20, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - T-Mobile will waive data fees for music services; Japan's ruling party says won't regulate bitcoin for now; Mobile marketing stumbles as Pandora plays SF ads in NY; Swatch waiting with Apple for smartwatch market to grow.