We all know that mobile devices are now synonymous with browsing for and even purchasing various products. But did you know that people shopping on mobile devices visit more sites than those on a PC?
Mobile devices have made it possible for people to shop anywhere, anytime, and apparently, they’re taking advantage.
A new infographic shared by AdWeek and created by Millward Brown Digital paints a vivid picture of how and why more consumers than ever are now shopping from their mobile devices.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology
Apple may have finally resolved its lingering iPhone 5s supply issues.
On Tuesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reported that iPhone 5s supplies are finally meeting demand.
This development, if accurate, comes at a great time for Apple, as the holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday (or some might even say tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday.)
Posted in Announcements, iPhone, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Rumors, Smartphones, Technology
Apple has updated its App Store search engine to ostensibly improve the general user experience as well as improve one of the most commonly experienced problems apparent in the app search process – incorrect search results returning from misspelled queries.
According to TechCrunch, Apple is bolstering the search process by directly combating typos.
This effort likely comes as a direct reaction to Google doing the same to improve search queries by mitigating the impact of misspelled words.
Posted in Announcements, Apple App Store, iOS, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Technology
According to a new report from FiguroMarketing, the number of available – and valuable – mobile marketing-related domain names is practically zero.
If you search domain names to find a great chunk of digital real estate on which to park the brand of your mobile marketing startup, you may be compelled to leave the .com behind.
“All the good ones are taken,” says Brian Figuro, CEO of a marketing firm launched earlier this month in Chicago. “New mobile marketing companies are having a really hard time finding quality domains because most of the really good ones have been gobbled up.”
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Resources, Technology, Topics
As the GSMI gears up for its forthcoming Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit, news emerged Tuesday that Microsoft is joining the party.
Nisha Baxi, Partner Marketing Manager for the Developer Platform and Evangelism team for the Western Region of the United States at Microsoft, will present at the summit on February 13th.
The GSMI said today that Baxi will show how to increase visibility, drive more downloads and make more money in her session called “Banners, Posters, & SMS: Determining the Best Route for Your Campaign.”
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Networks, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
The growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will be nothing short of remarkable over the next deacem according to the latest industry projections.
A new study from Strategy Analytics – “M2M Connections by Industry Vertical and Bandwidth” – predicts M2M connections will grow from 368 million in 2013 to 2.9 billion by 2022.
Of those connections, we’re told, 78 percent will be on 3G or faster networks by 2022.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Partners, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Technology
On Tuesday, darkness descended on LivingSocial. And by Wednesday afternoon, the darkness remained.
Although the company didn’t collapse, the lights certainly went out. And the massive website outage is still garnering plenty of attention today.
Boyan Josic, a thought leadership expert for digital media, content creation and local commerce, was among the first to report the outage, which has perplexed the digital world for more than 24 hours now.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile Websites, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Technology, Topics