mobile

Facebook Leapfrogs Google Maps As #1 U.S. Mobile App In 2012

Comscore reports in its latest Mobile Metrix ranking of the top mobile apps by audience shows that Facebook finished the year strong to capture the #1 position from Google Maps. Even with losing the #1 position, Google maintained five of the top six positions. In December, the unique monthly visitors for each app: Facebook had [...]

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Google Does Not Have A Mobile Problem – Q4 Profits Still Rise

Google shares rose six percent in early trading today, based on Q4 results that profits had increased despite revenue declining. Many cite concern that the desktop search market is waning and the company is not tapping into mobile yet. That is ridiculous. Mobile, particularly the smartphone portion, iPhone4, iPhone5, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S3, and a [...]

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Four Ways To Tell If You Are Addicted To Your iPhone5

1. If you are sleeping with your phone, you may have a problem. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night. Read [...]

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Instagram Reports 90 Million Active Monthly Users And 8,500 Likes Per Second

After seeing poll results that 21 percent of Forbes readers don’t even know what Instagram is, a few details might be in order on what it is as well as how you can use it in your business life. Read Kashmir Hill’s post and scroll to the bottom for the poll: Everyone’s Freaking Out Over [...]

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Retail Sales Meet Mobile Growth: iPad Tops List

Retail sales for December from the Commerce Department increased rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent. Recent retail data has been disappointing after a weak holiday shopping season. Rather than look back, take a look forward at what retail and hospitality industry executives state they are going to do with their money instead. 2013 looks strong [...]

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No Jamba Juice Line For You: iPhone That Order In With PayPal

Ebay’s payment subsidiary, PayPal, has been on a tear to make your in-store purchasing as easy as ordering online. In a recent announcement at the National Retail Federation convention, Jamba Juice is reportedly working to integrate into the PayPal iPhone app to let you order and pay in advance. Even with mobile payments still in [...]

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iPhone5 Growth For Entrepreneurs From Walmart And China

Apple is brilliant at creating a product that people crave. Not just want, but crave. Deeply crave. There is usually no argument on that point. There is some serious proof of that in the USA, but even more so in China where 2.1 million devices sold on the iPhone5 debut in late December. In the [...]

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100 Must Watch Trends in 2013

Want to know what’s hot for 2013? You don’t need eagle eyes; you just need this long list from JWT. Ann Mack and her team at JWT have hit a homerun. In my years as a technology writer and researcher, I’ve seen more than my fair share of prognistication. Trend watching can be a combination [...]

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10 Leading Finance And Banking Apps For iPhone And iPad

Yesterday Apple announced that they reached 40 billion downloads. They also stated that they paid out $7 billion to app developers. That’s a pretty healthy ecosystem and a small part of that development involves online banking and finance. One of my favorite blogs to cover that space is Netbanker. Jim Bruene does a terrific job [...]

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Yahoo! Revives Flickr And Sees Growth In Mobile Apps And Content

Yahoo! stock started to soar after CEO Marissa Mayer’s first earnings call yesterday. With millions of business owners using Yahoo! Small Business, millions of consumers using Flickr for a photo sharing service, and the announcement that mobile will be a top priority for Yahoo!, there’s plenty of evidence for a continued strong business presence and [...]

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