Software and technology
October 31, 2016
Last week, Twitter announced it was discontinuing Vine, a development that triggered a firestorm on its own platform in no small part due to surprise from marketers, who drew lessons from its rise and fall.
October 28, 2016
Google’s ventures into innovative advertising streams are showing positive results, with an ad revenue increase of 18 percent, derived mostly from mobile search.
October 26, 2016
Teleflora and Revolve Clothing are the first brands to make use of Criteo’s new predictive search function to help smooth out the Google Shopping experience, encouraging consumers to make easy online and mobile purchases.
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.