Pandora and Facebook are doing bigger business together for the purpose of giving social media junkies new personalized music sharing and listening options.
The leading internet radio service announced Tuesday that it is making it easier than ever for millions of registered users to discover and share the music they love with friends.
It’s all made possible through a new Timeline App on Facebook.
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On Tuesday, Acision published new research indicating that 8 in 10 US consumers now use multi-service messaging.
Acision, finds that 79% of Smartphone users are today using multiple messaging services, including SMS, MMS and IM/Over-the-top (OTT) applications, to fulfill their messaging needs.
“Despite dramatized media headlines indicating the death of SMS, our research confirms that while OTT messaging service usage is on the rise, SMS is still regarded as a key service by many consumers in the US,” explains Russell Grahame, SVP and General Manager of Acision North America.
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Electronic publishing has scored another huge victory over traditional publishing houses that typically require upwards of six months to prepare a new book for national distribution to bricks-and-mortar retailers.
This week, a new work from SE Publishing – the bestselling celebrity biographer of Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs, and Kiefer Sutherland – released the hottest new digital tome on Amazon: Angelina Jolie: From Crazy to Courageous, an unauthorized biography chronicling the iconic film star’s controversial past, her courageous double mastectomy, and the latest insight into what’s next for the celebrated humanitarian and Oscar winner.
The biggest story, however, may be that electronic publishing has once again illustrated its supremacy over traditional physical print publishing.
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Although one hardly needs a good reason to head to Las Vegas, there is definitely a good reason why hundreds of prominent executives and leaders from across the mobile, marketing, retail, social, gaming, and hospitality industries are preparing to converge on Las Vegas.
On Thursday, Mobile Host: The Most Summit for Hospitality and Retail will kick off at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
Fittingly, Darren Withers, Head of Marketing & Casino Client Services at mobileStorm, will be among the presenters.
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With online giants like Amazon entering the arena and skepticism surrounding the value of Bitcoin – virtual currency is a hard topic to ignore.
This morning Tapjoy, a leading mobile ad and monetization network, released the findings of a study commissioned to Yankee Group, “Redefining Virtual Currency” that examines the $47.5B virtual currency market and how mobile plays a role in the developing virtual economy.
The study found that one in five mobile device owners engage with advertising in exchange for virtual rewards or premium content on a daily basis and nearly 50 percent do so monthly.
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On Tuesday, mobile payment solutions provider Vesta Corporation announced the availability of the Vesta PayMobile wallet.
We’re told that the wallet is a smartphone application that enables mobile operators to offer core financial services to their prepaid customers.
And what a huge market that is.
According to the FDIC, there are 68 million unbanked and under-banked consumers in the U.S. and the majority of these are prepaid mobile subscribers.
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Let’s just call it “Merger Monday.”
From Yahoo’s billion dollar deal to acquire Tumblr, to Seamless North America’s merger with GrubHub, it’s been a day of big deals in mobile and social.
Adding to the mix of merger news is a deal just announced by payvia, a leader in direct carrier billed mobile payments.
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