Articles Tagged ‘Apple’


What is wrong with Apple?

January 29, 2016

To industry pundits and casual observers, it came as a shock this week when Apple projected that growth for its iPhone sales would hit the slowest pace since 2007, the year of the iconic phone’s release.

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Belk’s beacon-powered push notifications yield higher customer engagement

January 20, 2016

NEW YORK – A Belk executive at the NRF 105th Annual Convention & Expo said the retailer is conducting tests in the mobile messaging space by sending relevant content and coupons to shoppers’ smartphones, showcasing the potency of beacons for department stores.

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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s video prowess; Periscope on Twitter; Apple’s smartwatch might; MovieLaLa

January 13, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Snapchat’s daily mobile video views said to rival Facebook’s; Live on Twitter: Periscope streaming in tweets; Apple already owns half of smartwatch market: Research; MovieLaLa closes $1.4M seed round from Hollywood angel investors.

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Mobile Minutes: Facebook Messenger; Apple buys Emotient; Smartphone passports; Smartphones evolve

January 8, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Facebook’s Messenger app passes 800 million users; Apple buys artificial-intelligence startup Emotient; This 200-year-old company wants to replace your passport with a smartphone; Phones will take a different form: BlackBerry’s Chen.

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Apple App Store downloads $1.1B of sales during record-breaking season

January 7, 2016

Apple experienced a jolly holiday commerce season, with customers spending more than $1.1 billion on new mobile applications and in-app purchases within a two-week period.

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Mobile Minutes: Twitter’s 10,000-character limit; Apple production cut expected; Ford, Amazon partnership; Mobile chatting

January 6, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Twitter considering 10,000-character limit for Tweets; Apple expected to cut iPhone 6S, 6S Plus production: Nikkei; Ford partners with Amazon to connect cars with homes; The future of mobile chatting: Commerce.

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Mobile Minutes: Facebook app; NFL and Snapchat; BlackBerry blooms; Apple, Samsung face off

December 21, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Facebook tops 2015 US app charts, Netflix app surges worldwide; NFL signs on as first Snapchat Explorer sports partner; BlackBerry earnings top expectations on software; shares rally; Apple and Samsung will launch mobile payment battle in China in 2016.

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Mobile Minutes: Regulators eye sponsored data; Snapchat’s data deals; Apple names COO; Silicon Valley cools

December 18, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Regulators want to talk to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile about sponsored data; Snapchat is cutting data deals to lure advertisers; Apple names Jeff Williams COO, a job once held by Tim Cook; Silicon Valley’s cash party is coming to an end.

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Mobile Minutes: Facebook and Uber; Apple shuts Topsy; Amazon’s thank you notes; wearables disappear

December 17, 2015

Today in mobile marketing ­– Facebook partners with Uber for ride-hailing service via Messenger; Apple shuts Twitter-analytics firm Topsy; Amazon beefs up gift receipt service with automated thank you notes; 2016 will be the year wearables disappear, says VC.

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Mobile Minutes: Virtual reality investment; Samsung Galaxy S7; Pandora’s Thumbprint station; IPhone 5S discounted

December 15, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – In virtual reality headsets, investors glimpse the future; Samsung adding pressure-sensitive display, high-speed charging port to Galaxy S7; Pandora station converts your thumbs-ups into its playlist; IPhone 5S price cut by half in India: Can Apple Inc. dominate world’s fastest-growing smartphone market?

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