Software and technology
Mobile Minutes: Store data helps mobile ads; Apple's hotspot twist; PayPal's mobile payments battle; Competing with Uber
May 26, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Google says new store data help mobile ads; Apple patent application shows new twist on mobile hotspots; Incoming PayPal CEO ready to do battle in mobile payments; Chinese car-hailing app gives away free rides to fend off Uber.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter's revenue tactics; Connected cars study; Playboy's safe-for-work app; LG's leather phone
May 22, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - How Twitter plans to make more money, in five not-so-easy steps; Not so fast: connected cars could cause data traffic jams; Playboy launching mobile app – sans the models; LG's G4 smartphone: What you need to know.
Mobile Minutes: Tweets in Google search; Microsoft's mobile obstacles; Adblock's mobile browser; Credit card-sized phone
May 21, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Google search now shows Tweets, but will it help Twitter get more users?; Apple, Android app makers cool to Microsoft overtures; New mobile browser blocks ads automatically; These guys want to build a phone the size of a credit card.
May 20, 2015
Surging data consumption and a central role for Wi-Fi will create opportunities for synergies in the years ahead between marketers and wireless carriers, according to reports from Juniper Research and Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Mobile Minutes: WhatsApp's new chat function; Apple Maps' upgrade; AOL and Verizon merger; PayPal's fines
May 20, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook might consider business-to-consumer chat for WhatsApp; Apple Maps looks set for a big upgrade with yet another mapping acquisition; For Verizon and AOL, mobile is a magic word; U.S. regulator says PayPal to pay $25 million over credit product problems.
May 19, 2015
Brand marketers need to start experimenting immediately with more personalized advertising models to take advantage of the significant communications opportunities presented by wearables that connect individuals physically to the Web, according to a report from Mindshare and Goldsmiths University of London
Mobile Minutes: Alibaba's QR codes; Apple patents vs. Samsung; Microsoft's mobile updates; Snapchat's storytelling
May 19, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Alibaba reveals a new kind of QR code to fight counterfeits; Apple gets mixed ruling in first Samsung appeal; Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile updates may not depend on wireless service providers; Snapchat: A new mobile challenge for storytelling.
Mobile Minutes: Galaxy S6 Active; Tencent's mobile games; Starbucks' mobile payment hacks; Starwood's tech takeover
May 14, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - New Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to launch soon; Tencent profit rises to record as games lure hardcore players; Hackers target Starbucks gift cardholders; Starwood Hotels presses ahead with tech projects amid exec turnover, down revenue.
Mobile Minutes: Samsung's new chips; Smartwatch captive ads; Retail apps for employees; Video app viewability
May 13, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Samsung set to unveil new chips to power Internet of Things; Coming soon to your smartwatch: ads targeting captive eyeballs; Why Family Dollar prioritized mobile apps for employees, not shoppers; ABC looks to calm fears on video app viewability as mobile audience grows.
May 12, 2015
Annual global advertising spend on mobile devices is expected to reach $105 billion by 2019, up from an estimated $51 billion this year, as an attitude shift causes more brands and retailers to use mobile as a core channel for consumer engagement, according to a Juniper Research study.
Mobile Minutes: Retailers' mobile payments; Facebook's new study; Pinterest's app developers; Chinese smartphone market
May 12, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Apple Pay is creaming Walmart in the mobile payment wars; Facebook reveals the reason why you may agree with most of your newsfeed; Pinterest opens door to app developers, expects new recipe, wedding, travel tools; Chinese smartphone market, world's largest, shrinks in first-quarter: study.
Mobile Minutes: Nintendo's mobile gaming profit; Google's wireless takeover; Apple Watch connections; Smart credit cards
May 8, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Nintendo sees profit doubling, helped by smartphone game entry; Not to be stopped, Google takes on the wireless world; Lonely Apple Watch owners find strangers with a heart on Reddit; My weekend confusing people with a futuristic credit card.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook and IBM's ads; Phablet market quadruples; Apple's Beats Music scrutiny; Uber for everything
May 7, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook and IBM team up to supercharge personalized ads; Phablet market quadruples in U.S., according to Kantar Worldpanel; Apple's Beats Music deals under U.S. scrutiny: Bloomberg; There’s an Uber for everything now.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook and Internet.org; Google's mobile searches; Apple TV remote redesign; T-Mobile overtakes Sprint
May 6, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook opens Internet.org to developers amid open Web debate in India; As mobile grabs over half of all searches, Google hits refresh button on its ads; Apple TV remote expected to add touch pad in redesign; T-Mobile set to leapfrog Sprint as third-largest U.S. carrier.
Mobile Minutes: Periscope and piracy; Google's mobile search; Android phones' voice command; Texting and driving device
May 5, 2015
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter’s streaming app creates piracy of year’s biggest fight; Startups targeting Google on mobile search; Android phones can now launch some apps on voice command; A device for texting and driving. Hooray?