Trustwave researchers say that approximately two millions accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others have been hacked in recent weeks.
The research report indicates that passwords were compromised in the attack, which is being called “massive” in nature.
According to CNN, the massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Technology
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
Tablet shipments will have achieved a previously unimaginable milestone by the end of this calendar year.
Strategy Analytics estimates that tablets will ship in higher volumes than mobile PCs for 2013.
The report, “Mobile Computing Device Cannibalization: The Game Has Changed”, is forecasting that shipments of tablets in 2013 will reach 231 million, compared to 186 million Mobile PCs.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
Issuing its third report in so many days, International Data Corporation announced today that it expects ICT spending growth in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region to be 6.6% this year.
In 2014, even greater accelerated growth of 8.7% is projected.
Not withstanding the fact that the growth outlook for overall ICT spending of the region in 2013 is slightly lower than what IDC anticipated in last year’s Predictions, “IDC expects the region to rebound in 2014, driven by large markets like China and emerging markets like India and Indonesia.”
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Technology, Topics
Apple’s new iPad Air was the dominant tablet seller over the Black Friday holiday weekend.
Localytics closely studied the weekly growth during the Black Friday weekend, as compared to the previous weekend. And based on the data gleaned from this research, 51% more new iPad Air devices were seen than the previous week.
This is due to a combination of factors, including Apple’s promotion of giving gift cards with purchases of the iPad Air and iPad Mini (but not iPad Mini 2nd gen) devices. This, combined with a smaller base of iPad Air devices and the novelty of the iPad Air (released on November 1st) resulted in the iPad Air dominating on Black Friday weekend.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, IPad, Mobile Analytics, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices, Technology
According to ABI Research, in response to the emergence and rapid growth of mobile and cloud-based technology, commercial fleets no longer need to fit expensive hardware on their new trucks.
The “availability of consumer mobile devices with increasingly sophisticated capabilities means that smaller fleets are embracing commercial telematics,” a new report from the research and analytics giant reads.
Most fleet operators are already using smartphones as service access devices to monitor their fleets remotely. Now commercial telematics service providers are increasingly adapting their core applications including track & trace/route planning, driver behavior and fuel management solutions to run on consumer-grade smartphone and tablet devices.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Technology, Topics
Owned and operated by IDG World Expo, the Game Marketing Summit is now the world’s largest interactive game marketing gathering.
And, next year, big changes are coming to the event that celebrates marketing excellence.
On Wednesday, the Game Marketing Summit announced four new categories for the 9th Annual Game Marketing Awards created to reflect the ever evolving interactive game marketing landscape.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Technology