Software and technology
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.
Mobile Minutes: Comcast's wireless network; EU gives Google extension; Uber's rival; Microsoft's Nokia phone
September 21, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Comcast gearing up to offer new wireless network by 2017; The EU just gave Google more time to reply to its Android antitrust charges; Grab, Uber's rival in Southeast Asia, raises $750 million; Microsoft unveils Nokia feature phone.
Mobile Minutes: Google's trip-planning app; Salesforce and AI; Adidas' Snapchat retention; Pokémon Go Plus
September 20, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Google steps up travel presence with trip-planning app; Salesforce thinks AI will help it beat Microsoft and Oracle; Adidas' ad agency says user retention on its Snapchat videos is 'insane' compared to YouTube; Pokémon Go Plus hidden features every ‘Pokémon Go’ player should know.
Mobile Minutes: Samsung's recall; Facebook and Fandango; IPhone Plus popularity; GoPro's Karma drone
September 19, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Samsung's recall is official, now it’s time to rebuild trust; You can now buy your movie tickets on Facebook; Apple’s iPhone Plus is buyers’ favorite for first time; GoPro's Karma drone is finally coming soon.
Mobile Minutes: IOS 10 adoption rates; Europe's free Wi-Fi; Pandora Plus; Wearables for Huntington's
September 16, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Apple's iOS 10 adoption rate nears 20pc in just two days; Europe promises free Wi-Fi in public places by 2020; Pandora launches new radio service 'Pandora Plus'; Teva, Intel to develop wearable technology for Huntington's disease.
September 15, 2016
Coach and Marriott are two of the first marketers to introduce iMessage applications containing branded and customizable content, taking advantage of the newfound ability for third-party developers to create stickers, emojis and mobile games within the platform.
Mobile Minutes: Snapchat's ad targeting; Amazon's Echo Dot; Spotify surpasses Apple Music; YouTube's social features
September 15, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Snapchat pushes further into digital ad targeting; Amazon debuts a new, cheaper version of voice-enabled Echo Dot; Spotify passes 40 million subscriber mark, crushes Apple Music; YouTube adds new social features to let vloggers and fans connect.