Software and technology
Mobile Minutes: Amazon’s app delivery gigs; Alibaba’s Paytm stake; Sonos upgrade; Google’s new devices
September 30, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Amazon taps ‘on-demand’ workers for one-hour deliveries; Alibaba takes stake in Indian mobile payments start-up; Sonos software upgrade allows speakers to tune to your room; Google unveils new devices to connect smartphone and TV.
Mobile Minutes: Visa's payments in India; HTC and blue chip index; App store cleanup; Facebook's mobile ads
September 22, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Visa shelves mobile payment venture in India; Declining smartphone maker HTC booted from blue chip index; Apple cleaning up iOS App Store after first major attack; How Zuck’s old TA helped Facebook master mobile ads.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook and Shopify; Apple's delayed update; Lyft and Uber's rival; Financial advisers and social
September 17, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Now that you can buy stuff on Facebook, you’ll never leave; Apple delays software update for Watch after finding bug; Lyft teams up with Uber's No. 1 rival in China; Advisers gain business through social media.
September 10, 2015
In the latest reflection of how applications continue to gain influence, a series of announcements from Apple yesterday means that developers can create universal apps that save data across the new iPhone, iPad and Apple TV devices for a consistent and immersive user experience.
Mobile Minutes: Periscope and fashion; Smartwatches' hype; Real-time mobile payments; Uber for anything
September 10, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Periscope is set to make fashion weeks more candid than ever this season; Fitbit exec says smartwatches still `more hype than reality'; Officials push for ‘real-time’ mobile payment tech; Uber for anything? Yawn. Meet Uber for Uber for anything.
September 8, 2015
While the stock market’s recent volatility has depreciated the value of several digital conglomerates, other technology companies should not let this prevent them from hiring for mobile-related positions as these bumps are likely to have only a short-term effect, unless the uncertainty continues.
Mobile Minutes: Siri's Apple event tips; Pentagon's wearable tech; Lenovo's mobile overhaul; Back-to-school apps
August 31, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Apple’s Siri will give you hints about the upcoming iPhone event; Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech; Lenovo overhauls mobile unit around Motorola; Best apps for fighting back-to-school burnout.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's digital assistant; Tumblr goes mobile-friendly; YouTube Gaming; Amazon's smartphone surrender
August 28, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook tests AI-based digital assistant in challenge to Siri; Yahoo’s Tumblr gets mobile-friendly in bid to lure developers, brands from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat; YouTube Gaming launches to take on Twitch; Amazon reportedly laying off engineers after Fire phone flameout.
Mobile Minutes: Amazon's alcohol delivery; PayPal's OneTouch expansion; Apple Watch in Best Buy; TuneIn goes premium
August 27, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Amazon launching one-hour booze delivery in Seattle; PayPal expands One Touch program to new markets in Europe, Australia; Apple Watch primed for mainstream appeal with Best Buy rollout; TuneIn adds premium option.
August 26, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Apple shares pare loss as Cook says China growth is strong; 'Uber for kids' service Shuddle jumps into carpooling; The next version of Android will be called 'Marshmallow'; Apple to replace some iPhone 6 Plus cameras over blurry photos.
Mobile Minutes: Uber plays Cupid; Swatch adds smartwatches; Mobile ad revenue suffers; Smartphone sales decline
August 25, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Uber courts riders by playing Cupid on Chinese Valentine's; Swatch CEO signals plans to add to smartwatch range: Swiss paper; Mobile readers abound; the ads, not so much; Smartphone sales growth slowed in second quarter.
August 13, 2015
With major brands including Target tapping scannable print ads to target on-the-go mobile users, marketers can expect a continued decline of QR codes as consumers demand streamlined, no-download-necessary shopping methods.
August 10, 2015
There has been a deluge of television ads hawking brand applications in 2015, but while the strategy speaks to the competition in this space, not everyone agrees TV is the best support strategy.
August 7, 2015
Adidas is widening its mobile scope by adding the Runtastic application to its repertoire, a move that will likely put it in competition with Nike in the GPS fitness tracking sector.
July 23, 2015
The impending arrival of iOS 9 is signaling brands to think ahead and develop strategies in line with the most significant new features for marketers, such as notification centers within applications and a new search API.