Software and technology
Mobile Minutes: Twitter and Ebola; WeChat duels with WhatsApp; Beer-brewing app; Smartphone-enabled frying pan
November 26, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - What Twitter can tell us about Ebola; Tencent drafts Chinese expats for U.S. duel with WhatsApp; Brewing your own beer, with help from an app; Why a smart frying pan isn't as dumb as it sounds.
November 24, 2014
A reported surge in hacking incidents on mobile applications adds to the challenges facing developers, who already are confronting a growing app development backlog problem.
Mobile Minutes: Washington Post app; T-Mobile offers free tablet; Apps compete with Snapchat; Wine-selecting app
November 21, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Washington Post launches new app with help from Amazon Fire; T-Mobile offers free tablet in pre-Black Friday deal; Apps to compete with Snapchat in temporary messaging; Next Glass app makes wine and beer selection a snap.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook Group app; WhatsApp encryption; AT&T, Starbucks offer wireless chargers; Viber's Public Chats
November 20, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook spins ‘Groups’ into separate app; WhatsApp moves to protect messages from snoops; AT&T and Starbucks bring wireless phone chargers to some coffee shops; Viber's new service lets you spy on celebs’ chats.
November 19, 2014
Facebook’s reported plan to follow Google into the enterprise space by launching a business-focused social network raises questions about how the social networking giant would fare against a slew of companies that are already established in the sector.
Mobile Minutes: NYC's Wi-Fi hotspots; Facebook cleans News Feed; Nokia markets to China; Shutterfly acquires GrooveBook
November 19, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Pay phones in New York will become free Wi-Fi hot spots; Facebook squeezes 'overly promotional page posts' out of news feeds; Nokia's $250 iPad Mini clone looks destined for China; Photo site Shutterfly acquires mobile app GrooveBook.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook at Work service; Uber teams with Spotify; AT&T drops super cookies; YouTube's Music Key service
November 18, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Upcoming 'Facebook at Work' service will rival LinkedIn, Slack: report; Uber said to announce music partnership with Spotify; AT&T drops 'super cookie' mobile tracking; Why YouTube's Music Key service is a big deal.
Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry, Samsung join for security; WeChat struggles; Nokia plans return; Secret vs. Whisper
November 17, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry partners with Samsung on mobile security; WeChat struggles to lure new users amid WhatsApp rivalry; Nokia says vanishing consumer brand may return; Anonymous messaging app Secret distances itself from Whisper.
Mobile Minutes: AT&T nixes Wi-Fi plans; Facebook messenger app; Smart tech spots fakes; Miami Dolphins use Yo
November 13, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - AT&T cancels plans for in-flight Wi-Fi network; Why Facebook forced users to download a separate messenger app; NEC says smartphone technology can spot fake bling; Yo, Miami Dolphins fans: Team is first in nation to jump on trendy social app.
Mobile Minutes: Amazon unveils Echo; Morgan Stanley adds Uber; Facebook's Ebola campaign; Nexus devices
November 10, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Amazon reveals the Echo, a Siri-like home assistant that doubles as a DJ; Morgan Stanley among first to add Uber to travel policy; Facebook launches Ebola fundraising campaign; Lollipop, the latest version of Android, is grown-up and accessible.
Mobile Minutes: Prime's photo storage; Google's calendar app; Facebook, mobile affect politics; BBM mimics Snapchat
November 5, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Amazon offers unlimited photo storage for Prime members; Google’s new Calendar app auto-schedules your life using Gmail; Facebook, phones now part of election decisions; BBM gets Snapchat-style features.
Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry touts Classic phone; Sony's mobile loss; Nintendo's sleeping device; YouTube's 60fps videos
November 3, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry: We're still in the phone business; Sony posts $1.2B loss on mobile woes; Nintendo’s new health device listens to you sleep; YouTube launches 60fps video and it looks amazing.
October 31, 2014
Microsoft is aiming to differentiate its cloud-based Microsoft Health service and wearable Band in highly competitive sectors by supporting all mobile device platforms, helping it attract big brands such as Starbucks to sign on.
Mobile Minutes: Foursquare uses subway ads; Nokia returns; "Uber for kids" launches; Amazon unveils Fire TV stick
October 28, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Can subway ads bring mainstream users to Foursquare?; Nokia will return, hints at 2016 for Finland's next smartphone; Shuddle is an Uber for kids driven by childcare pros; Amazon unveils Chromecast rival Fire TV Stick.
October 27, 2014
A growing application development backlog problem is damaging revenue opportunities in the enterprise, with 85 percent of companies having a mobile backlog of between 1 and 20 apps, while 50 percent have a backlog of between 10 and 20 apps, according to a new report.