Software and technology
December 22, 2014
Marriott Key West Beachside is one of the marketers leveraging a Wi-Fi managed service platform using geo-targeted advertising that enables mobile users to browse online and businesses to connect to nearby consumers.
Mobile Minutes: Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio; T-Mobile's rollover data; Cheap fitness trackers; Santa apps
December 22, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Naver’s Line messaging app to buy Microsoft’s MixRadio; Retro again? T-Mobile brings 'rollover' to data in yet another shot at rivals; Movo Wave: Cheap fitness tracker aims to shake up crowded market; Santa apps bring fun and order to the holiday season.
Mobile Minutes: Instagram's new filters; Android Lollipop 5.1; Facebook's privacy; Apps for protests
December 19, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Instagram update includes 5 new filters; Android Lollipop 5.1 release in Q1 2015 will slowly address major bugs; Facebook follows Google as Dutch watchdog probes privacy; FireChat messaging app seeks to build on success at Hong Kong protests.
Mobile Minutes: Foursquare's iPad app; Yelp for business owners; Amazon Fire adds HBO Go app; Quiz app improves health
December 17, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Foursquare launches app for iPad; Yelp’s new mobile app lets merchants reply to ranting customers on the go; Amazon Fire TV adds HBO Go app; An app that improves your health by quizzing you.
Mobile Minutes: Nexus 5 retires; Facebook dumps Microsoft searches; USPS app holds mail; Chat app Momo surges
December 16, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Nexus 5 retiring as Google steamrollers smartphones towards phablets; Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results; Use the USPS mobile app to place a hold on your mail; Alibaba-backed Chinese chat app Momo surges in U.S. debut.
Mobile Minutes: Apple releases iOS 8.1; Google's big picture apps; Tracking apps; New faces for Android wearables
December 12, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, it will anger users; Google tells developers to design apps for a billion users; It's 10pm, do you know where your kids are? (This app does); Google puts new face(s) on Android Wear smartwatches.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's search tool; Samsung's curved Note; Google's Inbox app; Illegal cellphone unlocking
December 10, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Why Facebook's new search tool could ding Yelp; Samsung's latest WTF phone; The future of email: Google's 'Inbox' team reveals what's next; Why cellphone unlocking could soon be illegal once again.
Mobile Minutes: Oscar Health uses wearables; Alibaba challenges Android; Mobile apps collect kids' info; Apps for winter
December 9, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Oscar Health using Misfit wearables to reward fit customers; Alibaba must deploy cash to challenge Android: Real M&A; Mobile apps still collect information on kids; Apps that can help in planning for wintry weather.
Mobile Minutes: Google, Facebook slow mobile ads; Verizon kills 3G; App recognizes faces; Baby wearables rise
December 5, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Google, Facebook mobile-ad share ebbing as rivals woo marketers; Verizon is killing off 3G; 1U app replaces passwords with your face; Baby monitors for a smart nursery, but parents are still better.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter's Block function; Wire app; Uber in Mexico; App-controlled hearing wearables
December 4, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter unveils new tools to block abusive messages; Wire app wants to be the most beautiful communication tool; Uber teams up with Carlos Slim to lure riders in Mexico; Hearing aid? No, Soundhawk is an ear wearable.
December 3, 2014
Pandora Internet Radio is refitting its music streaming and automated recommendation mobile application with new personalization tools that will enhance and simplify the music listening experience for mobile consumers.
December 2, 2014
Brands such as Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, Facebook and Foursquare are creating a slew of standalone mobile applications targeting specific user groups with streamlined features to combat frustration with do-it-all apps.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter tracks apps; Higher iPhone tariff; Facebook's political campaigns; Samsung's Tizen smartphone
December 2, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter is tracking users’ installed apps for ad targeting; Apple’s higher iPhone tariff may spur more Russian price rises; A Facebook change makes it harder for political campaigns to see your friends; Samsung Elec to launch Tizen smartphone in India: South Korea paper.
Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry pays iPhone users; Shazam's mobile coupons; T-Mobile alters data limits; Loyalty card apps
December 1, 2014
Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry offers $550 if you trade iPhone for Passport; You can now receive coupons in stores just by Shazaming a song; T-Mobile changes data throttling notification; Apps to clean up the loyalty-card clutter.
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.