Articles Tagged ‘Google’


Mobile Minutes: Data use doubles; Google’s bot challenge; Fitbit’s inaccuracies; VR hype

May 24, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Americans more than double their mobile data use in a year; Bots bring bigger challenge to Google’s ad model than phones did; Study shows Fitbit trackers highly inaccurate; Why the virtual-reality hype is about to come crashing down.

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Mobile Minutes: Google answers Echo; Apple shortens app approvals; Walmart’s subscription shipping; MLB and VR

May 13, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo is code-named Chirp and is landing soon; Apple shortens app review times in push to boost service sales; Walmart changes 3-day shipping pilot to 2-day; Voices: Take me out to the VR may be MLB’s new theme.

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Mobile Minutes: Apple revamps music streaming; YouTube bets on online TV; Twitter’s app; Google’s credit alternative

May 5, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Apple to revamp streaming music service after mixed reviews, departures; YouTube aims to launch live TV service by 2017; Whom to Follow? Twitter’s connect makes better suggestions; Google challenges Apple in India with credit card alternative.

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Mobile Minutes: Pinterest buys URX; Periscope hires editor; USA Today’s privacy setback; Google reconsiders hardware

May 4, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Pinterest acquires mobile ad firm URX; Periscope hires editor-in-chief to curate live streams; USA Today suffers setback in dispute targeting video privacy of newspaper’s app; Why is Google creating a new hardware division?

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Mobile Minutes: Text message startups; Facebook raids Google; Gilt founder’s new gig; GoPro courts developers

April 15, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – These startups are selling vinyl records, graphic novels and Indian food via text message; Facebook raids Google for head of new lab; Gilt Groupe founder launches Project September as social app dedicated to fashion ecommerce; GoPro Cameras now work with third-party apps, accessories.

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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat wins SXSW; On-demand economy; Google, T-Mobile compromise; Affleck show on Go90

March 18, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – How Snapchat won this year’s SXSW; No, the on-demand economy isn’t about to implode; Google finds compromise with T-Mobile’s Binge-On; Ben Affleck, Matt Damon team for Go90 competition series ‘The Runner.’

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Google tackles online travel agencies with vacation-booking tool on mobile

March 11, 2016

Google is taking the travel industry head-on with the rollout of its newest tool, Destinations on Google, which lets consumers discover and book their next vacation entirely via mobile search – a tactic that could put a dent in online travel agencies’ bookings.

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Mobile Minutes: Google opens Project Fi; Mic buys Hyper; Mobile church collection; Samsung Galaxy S7

March 9, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Google opens Project Fi mobile network to everyone in the US; Mic acquires mobile video app Hyper; The church collection plate goes digital; Samsung Galaxy S7 review: Head of the smartphone class.

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Google tries to crack formula for invisible payments with Hands Free app

March 4, 2016

Android Pay is still hoping for takeoff, but Google already has its sights on the next generation of alternative payments with a hands-free solution being piloted by McDonald’s and Papa John’s.

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Mobile Minutes: Mobile World Congress; Google in focus; Amazon free shipping; Good Morning America

February 23, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Mobile World Congress: Phones, virtual reality and Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise appearance; Amazon raises free shipping minimum for most orders to $49: Google ad business under scrutiny as EU said to revive probe; Good Morning America to live stream VR African safari coverage.

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