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Mobile Minutes: Uber plays Cupid; Swatch adds smartwatches; Mobile ad revenue suffers; Smartphone sales decline

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August 25, 2015

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Uber courts riders by playing Cupid on Chinese Valentine’s
Uber Technologies Inc., competing in China with Didi Kuaidi for the ride-hailing market, is building its community of users by playing matchmaker on the nation’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day.
Read more on Bloomberg

Swatch CEO signals plans to add to smartwatch range: Swiss paper
Swatch plans to add to its new smartwatch range, the Swiss watchmaker’s chief executive told a newspaper in an interview published on Aug. 22.
Read more on Reuters

Mobile readers abound; the ads, not so much
Traditional and online publishers are struggling to cash in on their surging mobile traffic, raising questions about their future growth as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones and tablets for media.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

Smartphone sales growth slowed in second quarter
The research firm Gartner said worldwide sales of smartphones in the second quarter grew at the slowest pace since 2013 as sales in China declined for the first time.
Read more on New York Times

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