Software and technology
Mobile Minutes: LG's mobile payments; SeatGeek's new app; Facebook's fundraiser feature; Nuzzel expands beyond Twitter
November 20, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - LG joins Apple, Google in creating its own mobile payment system; SeatGeek rolls out mobile app to challenge StubHub, Live Nation; Facebook is making it easier to donate to charity; News app Nuzzel tries to appeal to everyone by moving beyond Twitter.
November 19, 2015
With Google’s dominant role in search under pressure in the quickly evolving mobile space, the company has thrown down the gauntlet by surfacing application-only content in search results and eliminating the need to install an app to take advantage of its offerings.
November 14, 2015
The fierce battle for mobile users’ music-listening time just intensified thanks to YouTube’s new standalone music application, which brings significant reach and crucial industry relationships, but faces a hurdle in the sheer breadth of available content.
October 28, 2015
With Apple selling 22 percent more iPhones during its most recent quarter, driving a 36 percent increase in iPhone revenues, the company’s glory days appear to be far from over.
October 8, 2015
While some upscale smartphone manufacturers have been concerned about United States carriers’ shuffle to no-contract options and installment plans, consumers are actually using the no-strings-attached choices to purchase more high-end devices, according to a report from Kantar.
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.