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Should Mobile Marketers Start Thinking More Seriously About 3D?

Should Mobile Marketers Start Thinking More Seriously About 3D 300x150 Should Mobile Marketers Start Thinking More Seriously About 3D?If 3D is the next big thing in smartphones, should mobile marketers begin thinking about this technology and how it may be harnessed?

Although it’s important to not let the imagination run completely wild about this prospect, it’s difficult to keep the mind from wondering this week as speculation emerges that Amazon is about to roll out a game-changing smartphone in the next two to three months.

The online shopping giant and flourishing tech maker is said to be planning a new Amazon branded smartphone, upping the ante with Apple and Samsung by rolling out a slew of groundbreaking features that we haven’t yet seen on an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone.
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Survey: Teens Likely Buyers of New Smartwatches

Survey Teens Likely Buyers of New Smartwatches 300x168 Survey: Teens Likely Buyers of New SmartwatchesThe findings of a new survey conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reveal that smartwatches are hot commodities among… teenagers.

In particular, Apple’s rumored iWatch may be a blockbuster product with young adults.

A survey of 7,500 teens indicates a strong penchant for iOS products. 61% of teens surveyed own an iPhone (that’s up from 55% last October).
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Mobile Marketing Provider for Pizza Chains Comes to North America

Mobile Marketing Provider for Pizza Chains Comes to North America 300x214 Mobile Marketing Provider for Pizza Chains Comes to North AmericaAccording to a new report from Pizza Marketplace, the pizza industry is getting some help in the mobile marketing department.

ZinMobi – a so-called specialist in marketing software for pizza chains – is setting up shop in North America.

ZinMobi’s platform has enjoyed rapid success in response to its ability to targets customers according to their purchase behavior.

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iPhone 5s Remains King of the Domestic Smartphone Jungle

iPhone 5s Remains King of the Domestic Smartphone Jungle 300x233 iPhone 5s Remains King of the Domestic Smartphone JungleNotwithstanding months of expressed concern by industry analysts and market watchers that Apple’s iPhone 5s is losing its luster in the smartphone arena, nothing could be further from the truth.

Based on the latest industry data and informed analyst projections, Apple’s iPhone 5s remains the dominant device in the domestic smartphone market.

As of the end of March, Apple’s iPhone 5s continued to gain ground on sagging Android device sales. Just this Thursday, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley told investors that the weakest smartphone sales are now those for Android devices.

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Rumor: iPhone 6 Production to Begin Next Month

Rumor iPhone 6 Production to Begin Next Month 300x184 Rumor: iPhone 6 Production to Begin Next MonthIn only four weeks, production of Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 will commence. At least, that’s the scuttlebutt around Apple’s Asian supply and manufacturing chains.

Reuters was first to report that industry insiders have verified that screens for the new flagship Apple smartphone will enter production in early May.

So what’s on tap for the new iPhone? Speculation persists that the iPhone 6 will deliver a 4.7-inch screen but a 5.5-inch screen option may follow before the holiday shopping season gets underway.
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Apple Wants You to Practice Safe Text

Apple Wants You to Practice Safe Text 300x222 Apple Wants You to Practice Safe TextApple wants iOS device users to be safer than ever while texting. To make that happen, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is working on something new called “transparent texting.”

A patent application filed recently with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office portrays technology that would enable safer on-the-go texting.

The patent description of “transparent texting” refers to an electronic communication device’s camera that can “continuously capture and present video images as a background within a text messaging session currently being displayed by the device.”
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Twitter Takes a Page from Facebook in Latest Mobile Upgrade

Twitter Takes a Page from Facebook in Latest Mobile Upgrade 300x200 Twitter Takes a Page from Facebook in Latest Mobile UpgradeOn Wednesday, Twitter took a page from Facebook as the microblogging behemoth unveiled what’s new with the platform’s mobile app for iOS.

“We’re rolling out two new mobile features that make photos on Twitter more social,” the company announced in a blog post. “One is photo tagging, which lets you tag the people in your photo; the other is the ability to include up to four photos in a Tweet.”

Photo tagging, however, doesn’t affect character count in a Tweet. Users can tag up to 10 people in a photo and still retain all 140 characters.

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