All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile’

Samsung Says It Set A 5G Speed Record, And It’s Over 30 Times Faster Than 4G LTE

Samsung says it has set a 5G speed record at 7.5Gbps, which is over thirty times faster than 4G LTE. The company has deemed this a major milestone in the development of 5G. 7.5Gbps is equivalent to 940MB per second, which is the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate while in a stationary environment, Samsung says. The company also claims the …

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Google’s New Mobile Ad Formats, Flash-to-HTML5 Tools

Recognizing that display ads don’t always translate well from the desktop to mobile devices, Google announced on Monday that it will be launching several new mobile display formats and tools across the Google Display Network, the AdMob Network, and DoubleClick over the coming months. New formats include: mobile lightbox engagement ads, TrueView video ads for the AdMob network, an anchor …

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Twitter Flight Is Twitter’s First Mobile Developer Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will take place on October 22nd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Twitter says it will highlight the …

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Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones

Google announced some tweaks to the way it displays mobile search ads on smartphones. Beginning on October 15th, ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text. Here’s the before and after: Google says the adjustments are aimed at making it easier and faster for consumers to find things while on the go. “Description line 2 may …

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Wireless Plans With More Data Offered by Boost Mobile

As more of the web becomes mobile-friendly, wireless subscribers are now using mobile apps more than ever. This, combined with the fact that there are now few brand-new mobile customers in the U.S. has significantly increased competition among American mobile providers. While the largest U.S. wireless providers are still capping their expensive plans at low data levels, runners-up like Sprint …

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Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to create inspiring and entertaining mobile experiences,” Yahoo said. “We believe the deal benefits customers of both Flurry and Yahoo. Yahoo …

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Best Data Plans Challenged by New Sprint Offering

AT&T and Verizon are sitting content at the top of the U.S. mobile industry, but other carriers are continuing to bring competitive prices and services to the sector. The new moves are an attempt by both Sprint and T-Mobile to pilfer customers from other carriers now that there are few potential first-time mobile customers left in the U.S. Sprint recently …

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PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do so, according to the company. One Touch payments are open for developer beta with select merchants for the time being. …

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Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of all, let’s get the poop thing out of the way. BloombergBusinessWeek ran an interview with Mason about Detour. The first …

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LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new look for profiles on mobile devices. Here’s a run-through: New LinkedIn Profile on Mobile from LinkedIn “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s Charlton Soesanto. “Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they’re looking for you on the …

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Infographic Asks If You’re Losing Money On Mobile E-Commerce

Blue Stout marketing manager Jenna Compton posted an infographic from the compnay at Social Media Today, asking readers if they’re losing money with their mobile e-commerce. The graphic explores how many consumers are using smartphones and/or tablets, how user experiences are affected by mobile device, and how this affects recommendation of services. It pulls data from Ogilvy & Mather, Search …

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Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release of Amazon’s Fire phone this week, we wanted to share some news out of the Amazon Appstore around the developer …

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