Software and technology
Mobile Minutes: Apple's Touch ID button; Twitter's new filtering tool; Fox Sports' TV app; Mobile wallets in Hong Kong
August 29, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Apple's Touch ID button could get the boot next year; Twitter said to work on anti-harassment keyword filtering tool; Fox Sports' Apple TV app to show 4 games at once; Several mobile wallets now have license to operate in Hong Kong.
Mobile Minutes: Snapchat and young voters; Facebook open sources AI; Apple's security upgrade; YouTube's TV app
August 26, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Snapchat lures more campaign spending as candidates court young voters; Facebook open sources AI image recognition software; Apple upgrades iOS after spyware finding; YouTube just created a new TV app for cord-cutting viewers.
Mobile Minutes: Best Buy and virtual reality; New digital currency; Spotify's IPO plans; Facebook's political views
August 25, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Best Buy poised to be virtual reality’s first mainstream test; Big banks plan to coin new digital currency; Spotify has a big wrinkle iron out before it goes public; Find out what Facebook thinks about your political views.
Mobile Minutes: Apple's curved iPhones; Google's mobile ad constraints; Pinterest buys Instapaper; Pokémon Go's decline
August 24, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Apple could launch an iPhone with curved screen; Publishers will be penalized for mobile pop-up ads in Google search results; Pinterest acquires Instapaper to get smarter about articles; The Pokémon Go phenomenon has peaked, and is in decline.
Mobile Minutes: Facebook's Lifestage app; Microsoft's new bot; Google's Nougat rollout; Apple's AI medical start-up
August 23, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens; Microsoft buys Genee, maker of a virtual scheduling assistant bot; Google’s new version of Android is available for these devices now; Apple acquires AI medical start-up Gliimpse: report.
Mobile Minutes: Apple Pay and banks; Facebook vs Adblock Plus; Alibaba's mobile growth; Samsung Pay's security flaw
August 12, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Apple says some banks can't use Apple Pay technology; Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook's new ad blocking restrictions; Alibaba beats on earnings thanks to mobile growth; Samsung Pay could have a major security flaw.
August 9, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Why Google just bought this hot ecommerce startup; Snapchat’s TV strategy just went up a gear with an NBC deal; Lyft adds multiple stops so you can pick up, drop off your friends; New iPhone to have dual camera but no headphone jack.
August 5, 2016
Fitness motivation application Yaye saw a 1.72-times increase in active users and 2.3 percent lift in its download rate after running an install campaign that enabled viewers to flip through multiple screens in a native experience on Facebook.
July 29, 2016
Google’s aggregate cost-per-click numbers declined by one percent again from a disappointing first quarter, suggesting that other mobile components deserve credit for the 19 percent year-over-year increase in advertising revenue the search engine saw during the second quarter of 2016.
July 27, 2016
Slightly edging out forecasts, Apple’s revenue from services grew 19 percent from a year ago, but it was not enough to offset a slowdown in iPhone and iPad sales, which dragged down overall revenue for the second quarter in a row.
July 27, 2016
During its second-quarter earnings call, Twitter revealed that its mobile advertising comprised 89 percent of total advertising revenue, up 18 percent year-over-year and signaling the potency of targeting on-the-go users on their most frequented social networks.
Mobile Minutes: Verizon buys Yahoo; Nintendo shares drop; Facebook vs. Snapchat; Clinton's gaming app
July 26, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - 5 things to know about the Verizon-Yahoo deal; Nintendo shares plummet 18 percent after Pokemon Go reality check; Morgan Stanley: It looks like Facebook is shrugging off Snapchat; Hillary Clinton iPhone app aims to drum up and reward supporters.
June 27, 2016
Although ad blockers may be of interest to impatient consumers, financial services’ mobile sites that have enabled ad blocking typically experience slower load times, while retail sites tend to perform slightly better and news and travel sites tend to perform significantly better, according to a report from Catchpoint Systems.
June 15, 2016
Only 3 percent of businesses currently use beacons, and another 11 percent are testing it, while next-generation Wi-Fi is expected to reach 90 percent penetration over the next few years, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
Mobile Minutes: IPhone 7 rumors; Facebook's Messenger exodus; Cadillac's VR dealerships; American Airlines' Wi-Fi
June 7, 2016
Today in mobile marketing - Apple iPhone 7 Plus rumors: Everything we know so far; Facebook pushes mobile users to Messenger app; Cadillac bets on virtual dealerships; American Airlines thinks it found faster in-flight Internet.