Software and technology
October 20, 2016
Airbnb has been accused of neglecting its user interface by blocking feedback from dissatisfied guests, raising concerns about the already-controversial company's accountability.
October 19, 2016
EBay is jumping on the latest trend of using Facebook’s Messenger application for shopping support with the release of ShopBot, its new chatbot.
October 12, 2016
Samsung and its marketers may see serious repercussions from mishandling its faulty Galaxy Note 7 explosion issue, after the manufacturer waited too long to recall.
October 11, 2016
The Weather Company, IBM’s weather data and forecasting subsidiary, is collaborating with GlaxoSmithKline's Theraflu to bring a cold and flu tracker into the palms of consumers’ hands.
Mobile Minutes: Yahoo email scanning; Shopify and Messenger; Amazon's social data; Facebook's Secret Conversations
October 6, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Yahoo email scanning prompts European ire; Shopify lets merchants sell items through Facebook Messenger; Bullishness on Amazon is surging: Social media data; Facebook finally rolls out end-to-end encryption for Messenger called Secret Conversations.
Mobile Minutes: Yahoo Newsroom app; Apple Pay's new market; WhatsApp's image doodling; Twitter's ad deals
October 5, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Yahoo Newsroom: Yet another spin on the newsfeed; Apple Pay is debuting in its 10th market this week; WhatsApp adds new Snapchat-style image doodling features; Twitter gets upfront advertising deal with CW and Ford.
October 4, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook Marketplace wants to be the new Craigslist; Google set to launch branded smartphones; Apple might launch a smaller iPad Pro next spring — with a headphone jack; Sky launches VR app with sports, ballet and Disney videos.
Mobile Minutes: HTC's virtual reality app store; Google's Uber competitor; Amazon Alexa Prize; Salesforce's probe
October 3, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - HTC just launched a virtual reality app store with $1 content; Google is giving Uber another reason to worry; Amazon's 'Alexa Prize' will give college students up to $2.5M to create a socialbot; Salesforce urges Microsoft-LinkedIn probes amid AI concerns.
September 30, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook at Work to start doing the business next month; Citigroup teams up with rival banks to fight Venmo; Spotify debuts in Japan, complete with karaoke lyrics; Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft join forces on AI ethics.
Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry quits smartphones; YouTube Go app; Samsung Pay's coupons; Meerkat's new venture
September 29, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - BlackBerry stops making phones; Google announces YouTube Go, a new app for saving and sharing videos offline; Samsung brings gifts to mark Samsung Pay's first birthday; Meerkat lives on as live group video chat app Houseparty.
Mobile Minutes: Amazon product searches; Twitter's buyout price; Facebook and WhatsApp data; Snapchat's milestone
September 28, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - More than 50pc of shoppers turn first to Amazon in product search; Twitter’s final buyout price might be lower than you think; Facebook to appeal German order on WhatsApp data; Snapchat passes 60 million daily users in the U.S. and Canada.
September 27, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Snapchat to sell Spectacles, sunglasses with an embedded camera; Register to vote, the Google Doodle way; Square responds to 'tap and pay' criticism with a new system for small business; Uber launches gift cards ahead of the holiday season.
Mobile Minutes: Twitter's potential sale; Facebook's inflated video metrics; Apple's Echo alternative; Galaxy S8 rumors
September 26, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Twitter surges on report it's said to be moving closer to sale; Facebook apologizes for inflating video numbers; Apple said to be planning Amazon Echo alternative; New Galaxy S8 rumor highlights Samsung's risky decision.
Mobile Minutes: Instagram's advertiser base; HTC's headphone jack; Facebook's measurement tools; Amazon's photo prints
September 23, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Instagram more than doubles advertiser base in six months; It looks like another flagship phone is going to ditch the headphone jack; Facebook reveals new measurement tools and ad options for retailers; Amazon offers cheap photo prints to Prime members.
Mobile Minutes: Google's AI messaging app; Twitter's debate coverage; Instagram's drafts feature; Tinder and Spotify
September 22, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Meet the AI assistant behind Google’s new messaging app, Allo; Twitter will livestream Bloomberg News’ coverage of presidential debates: Report; Instagram is adding this highly-desired feature for additional touch-ups; Tinder and Spotify hook up for musical matches.