All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile’

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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Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry

Yahoo announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company says it will use the acquisition to help it build and support mobile apps and monetization solutions. Flurry has been around since 2008, has accumulated 170,000 developers, and sees app activity from 1.4 billion devices. It also sees 5.5 billion app sessions each …

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Google To Note When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results

Google is going to start letting mobile searchers know when results include pages that may not work on their devices. On a device that doesn’t support Flash, for example (which includes iOS and Android versions 4.1 and higher), Google will include a message with the result that says, “Uses Flash. May not work on your device.” “A common annoyance for …

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Report: Email Marketing Works For Mobile Commerce

Custora has released a new report based on its “E-Commerce Pulse” data from over 100 online retailers, 70 million consumers, and $10 billion in transaction revenue. It says that mobile e-commerce has hit an all-time high, which is hardly surprising. According to the report, the U.S. mobile e-commerce is a $40 billion market with expected sales of $50 billion this …

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Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets growing over 30% compared to a 5% decline in desktop sharing. Twitter and Pinterest in particular are seeing some major …

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Google Tells You About The Future Of Apps And Search

Google launched app indexing earlier this year after testing it last fall. About a month ago, they expanded it into more languages. The feature lets Google deliver in-app content in search results on Android devices that have the apps installed. For example, if you have the Wikipedia app installed on your phone, and get a Wikipedia search result, the result …

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LinkedIn Gives Jobseekers New iPhone App

LinkedIn just announced the launch of a new Job Search app for iPhone, providing users with customizable search options, recommended jobs, and updates on companies of interest. “The new Job Search app is LinkedIn’s first standalone app experience dedicated to helping members find, research, and apply for jobs on-the-go without the distractions of news, content, and other updates,” a LinkedIn …

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