If you have ever been a passenger on a packed subway car, you are well aware of how challenging it is to maintain a sense of privacy. In an effort to obtain privacy, passengers are increasingly inclined to turn to their mobile devices to escape the crowds surrounding them. Naturally, this leads to a fast-emerging area of… Read More

The retail environment is very tough today. But retailers may be dropping the ball when it comes to reaching the increasing number of shoppers on mobile. For instance, 42 percent of consumers indicated they welcome in-store ads on their smartphones informing them of sales. But only 28 percent actually get them. That’s according to NinthDecimal’s just released… Read More

Mobile phone users are on their smartphones for social media, navigation, video, retail, and music apps. Social media is the most popular with larger screens users, followed by navigation, video, retail, and music. Last year, Forrester Research’s annual report predicted that mobile software and mobile apps are destined to grow as consumers are now more inclined to… Read More

The percentage of smartphone owners wanting heath care alerts via SMS or any form of notification on their mobile devices has reached a new all-time high. A recently published global survey by FICO shows that 80 percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with health care providers. The predictive analytics and… Read More

Analysis of smartphone ownership and mobile purchases can turn up some interesting anomalies. For instance, a May, 2014 poll by IDG Global Solutions found that 78 percent of smartphone users in Asia-Pacific had made a mobile commerce purchase, compared with 70 percent in North America. Though smartphone penetration in Asia-Pacific is relatively low, the share of such… Read More

The “internet of things” is coming. Are you ready for future of “total connection”? The first line when it comes to the internet of things — IoT as it’s abbreviated — is, of course, businesses themselves. But if a May, 2014 study by Edelman Berland for GE is to be believed, while the majority of business executives… Read More

The Mobile Marketing Association recently announced the formation of what the organization is calling the first ever Mobile Location Data Accuracy Group. The focus of the group will be to “eliminate any confusion around mobile location data and to improve the trust and confidence brand marketers and agencies have in mobile location advertising and the data that… Read More

“Tech groups are laying big bets on mobile advertising as consumers’ attention shifts from print and radio to smartphones and tablets,” begins a recent story covered by the Financial Times. “But wagers such as Yahoo’s recent purchase of Flurry – said to be its biggest acquisition since Tumblr – are being laid on an emerging revenue stream… Read More

 
 

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