Articles Tagged ‘iPhone’


Mcommerce sales on iPhone catch up to iPad for first time: report

April 15, 2016

For the first time, online sales on the iPhone – which have been growing steadily – caught up with purchases completed on the iPad during the first quarter of 2016, according to new data from Bizrate Insights.

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Mobile Minutes: Facebook Messenger shopping; Amazon Echo copycats; IPhone redesign rumors; New virtual currency

March 29, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Facebook users may be able to shop through Messenger; Alphabet working on Echo-like product, report says; Apple could be radically redesigning the iPhone; Ethereum, a virtual currency, enables transactions that rival Bitcoin’s.

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Mobile Minutes: Amazon expands deliveries; Carriers and WhatsApp; Twitter in Japan; IPhone trade-ins

February 19, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Amazon is expanding deliveries by its on-demand drivers; Why carriers want to delete WhatsApp; Apple offers new iPhone trade-in plan; Twitter has more users than Facebook – in Japan.

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Mobile Minutes: Replacing the iPhone; App spending; IBM’s AI group; Facebook simplifies video captioning

February 11, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Here’s what will replace the iPhone, says Apple analyst Gene Munster; Cheap smartphones to propel app spending past $100B; Stephen Pratt, head of IBM’s new artificial-intelligence group, leaves; Facebook adds easy captioning to video ads in latest push for TV dollars.

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Mobile Minutes: Twitter’s Super Bowl play; Fashion industry and Snapchat; AI transforms search; IPhone 7

February 5, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Super Bowl tests Twitter’s dominance in ads paired with live TV; Fashion industry scrambles to find a use for Snapchat; AI is transforming Google search. The rest of the Web is next; IPhone 7 leak reveals significant design changes.

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Mobile Minutes: NBA and Verizon; Airbnb’s San Francisco victory; Apple’s 4-inch iPhone; Etsy struggles

November 5, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – NBA teams up with Verizon on $400M marketing deal; San Francisco voters reject Airbnb Initiative; Apple to launch 4-inch iPhone in early 2016 ahead of iPhone 7 launch, leading analyst says; Etsy has an uphill battle to make artisanal mainstream.

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Mobile Minutes: Unbound Commerce buys Apptive; Facebook drains batteries; Free Google apps; Square’s addition

October 20, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Mobile shopping firm Unbound Commerce acquires Apptive, based in Austin; Users complain Facebook is causing iPhone batteries to drain; Google offering free Apps for Work to some customers; Yahoo’s Reses leaves to join Jack Dorsey’s Square before IPO.

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Ad-blocking renders some retail sites unusable on iPhone

September 25, 2015

Ecommerce sites for major retailers are being torpedoed by iPhone ad-blockers, with content missing – in some cases, the entire site does not show up ­– broken links and non-functioning shopping carts, casting a pall over mcommerce sales just as the holiday season is heating up.

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Mobile Minutes: IPhone sales; Tablets redux; Video ads; Japan’s wireless carriers

September 15, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Apple says iPhone on pace to beat last year’s first weekend; Why tablets are the future of computing; Shares of Japan’s top mobile carriers drop after prime minister’s comments; Are video ads worth it? About 40 percent of ad agencies say they’re not sure.

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Why Airbnb did not just duplicate its iPhone app for Apple Watch

September 4, 2015

When Airbnb set out earlier this summer to create an Apple Watch application, it initially tried to simply port over its iOS app but quickly discovered this did not provide the best-possible user experience.

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