Articles Tagged ‘Amazon’


Amazon makes it harder for retailers to ride Prime Day’s coattails

June 24, 2016

Amazon will once again unleash a barrage of eye-popping deals in July for its second annual Prime Day promotion and savvy retailers are preparing now for an expected surge in traffic even as the ecommerce giant takes steps to prevent competitors from riding on its coattails.

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Mobile Minutes: Mobile security; Amazon’s music streaming; Twitter sells movie tickets; Are apps required?

June 14, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – AT&T and Samsung detail security gaps; Exclusive: Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources; Twitter claims it’s helping to sell one in 10 movie tickets in North America; Does your business really need a mobile app?

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Mobile Minutes: Fitbit inches towards mobile payments; Nokia returns to phones; Food delivery shakeout; Amazon’s plans

May 19, 2016

Today in mobile marketing ­– Fitbit acquires mobile payments technology but won’t add this year; Nokia name to return to mobile phones after licensing deal; Food-delivery startups head for shakeout as venture money slows; Amazon plans more stores, bulked-up prime services.

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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat overtakes Twitter; Amazon takes on YouTube; Groupon sues IBM; Holographic flexible smartphone

May 11, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Snapchat Android app installs overtake Twitter in US; Amazon targets YouTube with new online video posting service; Groupon sues once-great IBM over patent; Scientists have unveiled the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone.

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Mobile Minutes: Amazon bolsters Alexa; Facebook and ephemeral messaging; Baidu’s regulatory probe; Bursting tech bubble

May 3, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Amazon bolsters voice based-platform Alexa with investment in TrackR; Facebook to add Snapchat-like ephemeral messages to its Messenger app: Report; Baidu shares sink following regulatory probe; This tech bubble is bursting.

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Mobile Minutes: Amazon’s ebook deal; Uber overtakes rental cars; Glitchy Facebook bots; Old guard slammed

April 22, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Amazon wins $30 million deal to sell ebooks in NYC schools; Uber overtakes rental cars among business travelers; Glitchy Facebook bots show tech in early stages; Mobile and cloud shifts slam tech’s old guard.

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Mobile Minutes: 360-degree VR; Android’s antitrust problem; LinkedIn courts college students; Amazon challenges Netflix

April 19, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – YouTube adds live 360-degree VR videos; Android antitrust: Google’s big problem in Europe could result in $7.5B fine; LinkedIn’s big play for students; Amazon ups the ante on streaming video, challenging Netflix.

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How to maximize sales with mobile search on Amazon: report

April 18, 2016

Retailers taking to Amazon for selling opportunities should focus on optimizing their product titles for mobile with less than 74 characters, as these items sell the most, according to research from Ripen eCommerce.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple search; Mobile VR heats up; Amazon Studios’ theatrical push; The Atlantic and Google Amp

April 18, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Apple pursues new search features for a crowded app store; Huawei virtual reality headset will compete with Samsung Gear VR for mobile supremacy; Amazon Studios wins CinemaCon exhibitors, pledging big theatrical push; The Atlantic tests mobile ads built for Google Amp.

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Top 10 mobile payments developments of Q1

April 5, 2016

Mobile payments continued to reach for new heights this past quarter, with strong initiatives in contactless payment options, mobile Web purchasing and wearable commerce promising to attract new users.

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