Articles Tagged ‘Google’


Mobile Minutes: App coders balk; Google soars; Uber’s fake feature; T-Mobile is fined

July 20, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Coders balk at making apps searchable; Google shares soar as YouTube growth allays fears over Facebook; Uber’s new fake feature in NYC derides regulators; T-Mobile’s getting fined $17.5 million over two outages that kept people from reaching 911.

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How Google’s buy button, voice search could make retail sales skyrocket

July 16, 2015

NEW YORK – Executives at Google’s Retail Leadership Summit 2015 discussed the company’s initiatives for building a more frictionless smartphone shopping experience, including rolling out mobile voice search for shopping and a buy button implemented within advertisements.

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Buy buttons are more hype than reality so far: Forrester

July 8, 2015

While there is significant interest this year in buy buttons on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Google and Twitter, limited availability and poor execution are among the factors likely to hamper their potential to impact sales, according to a Forrester Research analyst.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple Music debuts; Facebook’s video play; Google should buy PayPal; Apple’s e-book ruling upheld

July 2, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Apple Music debuts with strong artist support; Facebook offers marketers new video ad option that only counts longer views; One way Google could really take on Amazon: Buy PayPal; Apple conspired to fix e-book prices: U.S. appeals court.

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4 reasons why your AdWords campaigns are not working

June 15, 2015

If your Google AdWords campaign is not working, do not throw in the towel. Instead, find the source of the problem.

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Google Now on Tap pressures brands to make offers more compelling

June 2, 2015

Google’s Now on Tap feature, which makes mobile commerce more immediate by serving information within the app the consumer is using, gives brands incentive to provide compelling offers that users can download to their mobile wallets while helping Google to remain relevant amid competition in mobile search.

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Has Google finally hit on a winning mobile payments strategy?

June 1, 2015

Google unleashed a series of mobile payments initiatives at its annual developer conference last week – including a hands-free payments pilot with McDonald’s and Papa John’s – as the technology giant looks to ride Apple Pay’s momentum and guarantee its own leadership role in Android-based transactions.

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Mobile Minutes: Uber vs. Lyft; Jawbone sues Fitbit; Huawei’s smartphone growth; Health-monitoring wearable

May 29, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Uber and Lyft fight proposed NYC rules – and each other; Jawbone sues Fitbit, alleges theft of trade secrets; China’s Huawei sees strong smartphone growth in southeast Asia; This wearable prototype can see through skin to scan your blood.

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Can Google change mobile shopping behavior with a buy button?

May 19, 2015

In potentially significant news for mcommerce and Google, the search giant is reportedly preparing to add buy buttons to sponsored search results on smartphones, a move that could create a new mobile shopping experience while helping drive up cost-per-click rates.

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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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