Articles Tagged ‘Amazon’


Mobile Minutes: Facebook and privacy; Amazon surges; Pandora grows; LinkedIn for athletes

July 27, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Facebook loses appeal over access to user data; Amazon shares soar on surprise profit, market value above Walmart’s; Pandora continues to grow, but giants loom on the horizon; Can a LinkedIn for athletes ever replace sports agents?

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Mobile Minutes: Flash issues; InMobi personalizes ads; Amazon buys AppThwack; Microsoft’s mobile commitment

July 16, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Flash. Must. Die.; InMobi, Google and Facebook mobile ad rival, puts personalized discovery feature into mobile ads; Amazon buys Portland mobile startup AppThwack; Microsoft not abandoning mobile market, Nadella tells ZDNet.

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Traditional retailers crush ecommerce giants in omnichannel shopping

July 1, 2015

Ecommerce retailers such as Amazon and eBay are doubling down on mobile-driven omnichannel shopping experiences, but struggle to deliver the same level of convenience that traditional retailers can harness and which smartphone-equipped shoppers are demanding.

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Amazon hits roadblock with mobile-enabled real-world flash deals

June 30, 2015

Amazon is disappointing Seattle consumers after generating significant buzz around its newest mobile innovation and then postponing the launch, signifying the difficulties that can arise with introducing mobile to the real world.

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Mobile Minutes: Twitter’s autoplay videos; Comcast eyes T-Mobile US; Bitcoin and gift cards; Fitbit’s IPO

June 18, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Twitter finally rolls out auto-play video; Deutsche Telekom talks to Comcast about T-Mobile US sale: Manager Magazin; Why the Bitcoin blockchain could make gift cards, a consumer favorite, even more beloved; How FitBit can avoid becoming another BlackBerry after its IPO.

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Amazon Prime sparks delivery app competition with local store add-ons

May 22, 2015

Amazon Prime is expanding its mobile-enabled Prime Now service to include delivery capabilities from a slew of Manhattan eateries and grocery stores, including D’Agostino and Billy’s Bakery, as competition continues to heat up in the delivery application space.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple’s music service; Amazon’s advertising platform; Walmart challenges Amazon; Uber lures Google exec

May 15, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Leak: Apple’s new streaming music service will resurrect the biggest Apple flop in years; Amazon unveils advertising platform for mobile-app developers; Walmart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50 per year; Uber lures top Google executive and shifts David Plouffe’s duties.

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Amazon pushes mobile product-ordering convenience with Dash service

April 2, 2015

Amazon’s testing of its Dash push-button household item-ordering service may meet consumers in their moment of need but miss the mark with those who rarely wait to the last minute to replenish supplies of essential goods such as toilet paper.

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Mobile Minutes: Spotify considers podcasts; Amazon.com’s home services marketplace; Airbnb’s unique raffle; Net rules

March 31, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Spotify said in talks to add podcasts to challenge Apple; Amazon wants to be your home services middleman; Airbnb raffles off a stay in a…Scandinavian ski jump?; FCC chairman: Net rules will withstand court challenge.

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Amazon Unlocked could be Prime of in-app purchases

March 25, 2015

Amazon is reportedly considering rolling out a service called Unlocked that would offer unlimited access to mobile games and applications, a move that suggests features mimicking a buffet-style archetype for mobile apps could be on the rise.

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