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  • Amazon woos developers for smartphone push but skepticism remains

    June 17, 2014

    With rumors rampant that Amazon will launch a smartphone on Wednesday, the ecommerce giant is touting that its AppStore offerings have tripled per annum, but Amazon faces an uphill battle attracting developers and displacing competitive devices.

  • Amazonís streaming music faces barriers in cost, limited catalog

    June 13, 2014

    Amazon seeks to broaden the appeal of its Prime service by offering streaming music as part of a paid-for, multi-entertainment bundle under one annual-subscription umbrella free of advertisement interruption.

  • Bertolli helps shoppers plan their next meal in the aisle

    May 14, 2014

    As shoppers enter the olive oil aisle in grocery stores, one tap from their NFC-enabled mobile device to tagged signage will instantly deliver content from Bertolli that features an ingredient list and instructional videos, helping them plan their next meal directly at the point-of-purchase.

  • Mobile Minutes: Google, Uber, Adobe, IBM

    April 9, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - At Google, bid to put its glasses to work; Uber to launch bike-courier service; With brilliant Lightroom iPad app, Adobe gives us the future of photography; IBM expands MobileFirst consulting services.

  • Mobile Minutes: Bigger smartphones, MWC trends, growing the news business, EU and in-app purchases

    February 28, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Handset makers go big on smartphones; Key trends from the world's biggest mobile technology show; Mobile is the linchpin to growing the news business 100x; Europe invites Apple, Google to discuss "in-app" purchases.

  • Mobile Minutes: Barnes & Noble, financial future, Blippar on Google Glass, Mozilla

    February 27, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Barnes & Noble turns profit, tightens Nook's belt and dismisses buyout bid; Five ways mobile tech will shake up your financial future; First image recognition app coming soon to Google Glass; Mozilla promises $25 smartphone "flood."

  • Mobile Minutes: Google, T-Mobile, mobile-only broadband, Line

    February 26, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation; T-Mobile's losses widen as the carrier promotes "UnCarrier;" Promoting broadband competition: Will consumers opt for mobile-only broadband?; After WhatsApp and Viber, buyers are circling around Japanís messaging app Line.

  • Battery life a growing issue as more activities go mobile

    January 30, 2014

    As consumers and marketers move more activities over to mobile devices, battery life is becoming a bigger challenge and creating unwanted obstacles.

  • Mobile Minutes: Microsoft, philanthropy, Nokia, Asia

    January 24, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - Microsoft, in midst of CEO search, needs a plan for the mobile future; Mobile tech is changing the game for philanthropy; Nokia smartphone sales continue decline; Asia is No. 1 market for mobile apps, study says.

  • Appliances are getting smarter but is mobile marketing?

    January 13, 2014

    As home appliances get smarter so, too, must marketers, who can increase the relevancy of their messaging but should tread cautiously when entering this new sphere.

  • Tabletís influence extends into farthest reaches of consumer electronics

    January 7, 2014

    The tabletís role in the consumer electronics landscape is growing and diversifying.

  • Mobile Minutes: iPhone, UAE smartphones, Nokia 2520, Top ten tech stories

    January 2, 2014

    Today in mobile marketing - iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders - analyst; Smartphone surge in UAE leaves retailers sold out of most popular handsets; Nokiaís new 2520 tablet is one to avoid; Snapchat, Snowden among top 10 tech stories of 2013.

  • Mobile Minutes: iPad Pro, Overstock, Boxing Day, Nokia

    December 30, 2013

    Today in mobile marketing - Rethinking retina: Apple's 13-inch iPad Pro is rumored to have a 4K display; Overstock to embrace Bitcoin, giving the currency a lift; Boxing Day purchases made on a mobile device grows 68pc on 2012; Nokia purges Here Maps from App Store over iOS 7 issues.

  • Mobile Minutes: HP, T-Mobile, mobile OS, Apple

    December 26, 2013

    Today in mobile marketing - HP reportedly plans to launch new smartphones; T-Mobile uses Facebook as a gateway drug; The next big thing you missed: A mobile OS that doesnít care what phone itís on; Apple reportedly acquires note-taking app catch, BroadMap talent.

  • Mobile Minutes: China Mobile, phablets, Snapchat, KakaoTalk

    December 24, 2013

    Today in mobile marketing - China deal gives Apple big market to court; Phablets to outdo small tablets in 2014: Technalysis's O'Donnell; Snapchat adds new "replay" feature, among others, in app update; With $200 million in revenue, South Korea's top messaging app is all smiley faces.

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