Tablet ownership in the U.S. is surging at a pace even greater than that of smartphone ownership. In fact, tablets are growing at a faster rate than that of any other connected device, according to The NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence, Connected Home Report. As of the third quarter of 2014, there were 109 million tablets in use,… Read More

According to the latest industry data shared by Gartner, sales of smartphones in emerging markets exhibited the highest growth on record last quarter, spiking global smartphone sales to an unprecedented perch. Although worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users were flat in the third quarter of 2014, total sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3… Read More

Everyone knows Apple was bound to profit from sales of the new iPhone 6 — not to mention the reverberations from iOS 8. Now Fiksu, Inc., a developer of award-winning mobile marketing technologies, has hard numbers showing some interesting impacts. “The Fiksu App Store Competitive Index, which tracks the average aggregate daily download volume of the top… Read More

The Canadian Technology Accelerator just hosted a panel on #Trends2015 that featured, not surprisingly, information on some of the biggest global digital marketing and advertising trends to look out for in the coming year. Frankly, most of them have already been in the news of late quite often, but a trend it is a trend and, in… Read More

If you’re one of the many mobile marketers in the U.S., there’s good news regarding the Hispanic demographic. Analysis of the 52 percent who are comfortable making mobile purchases shows that U.S. Hispanic consumers are likelier than their non-Hispanic counterparts to buy via smartphone or tablet. The research, conducted in August, discovered that approximately half of U.S…. Read More

The consumer LBS market is accelerating at a pace that comes as a surprise to even the most optimistic of market analysts. With the adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones, posits research firm TechNavio, the Global Consumer LBS Market is now projected to grow at a CAGR of 37.38 percent from 2014-2018. Driving the expected growth will be stronger… Read More

Although countless hotels and resorts have begun warmly embracing many aspects of mobile marketing and digital communications with patrons, the hospitality industry is finally thinking beyond messaging and exploring multiple cutting edge ways in which mobile can bring new convenience to the millions of travelers that pass in and out of hotel rooms annually. This week, Starwood… Read More

Fiksu is out with new data confirming what was largely anticipated — the tremendous impact of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 on the cost of marketing new apps. September was a particularly expensive month for marketers looking to reel in or retain loyal app users. “Reaching an all-time high in September, the Cost Per Loyal User… Read More


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