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Augmented reality comes to Barnes and Noble, featuring Brooklyn Decker!

January 19, 2011

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Brooklyn Decker, voted the sexiest women alive by readers of esquire magazine will now appear in 700 Barnes and Nobles locations. Well, kind of. Utilizing the augmented reality plus GPS location based APP developed by Goldrun, a New York based agency, customers can use their iPhone to place themselves into a picture with Ms. Decker […]

Mobile Payment Debuts Nationally at Starbucks

January 19, 2011

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Long awaited use of mobile payment portals takes a big step with the announcement that Starbucks will now facilitate the use of mobile devices in the payment process. Although the technology is not new, use on a large scale in the U.S. has been somewhat slow. Not anymore! SEATTLE, January 19, 2011 – Starbucks (NASDAQ: […]

Nokia pulls the plug on OVI in 27 countries

January 19, 2011

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Originally launched as competition for iTunes, Nokia is ending its subscription service for free streaming music in 27 countries. Ovi Music Unlimited will continue in a limited capacity, with 12-month subscriptions in China and India and six-month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa. Nokia launched the service in the UK in 2008 but really failed […]

StatCounter- RIM Blackberry OS greater than Apple iOS in mobile web usage in the US

December 1, 2010

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Now this is an interesting release of mobile web usage information. Another example of no one being able to really predict the future of mobile form factors and consumer adoption rates. (Release) BlackBerry OS overtook Apple’s iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according to web […]

iPad most wanted gift for the 6 to 12 year old crowd.

November 24, 2010

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New info released from The Nielsen Company showing purchase intent for the younger crowd (6 to 12 and 13+). Interesting intel, showing the iPad as the number one most wanted product for the 6 to 12 year old group. What this writer found interesting was where the iPhone fell in relationship to other smartphones and […]

RIM Blackberry CEO- “You don’t need an app for the Web,”

November 18, 2010

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Now this article is old news for some of us. The mobile web is the place where most consumers still go for their transactions and interactions with companies. The Universal APP is still the mobile web browser. As we move through the next few years, APP’s will probably have less involvement as ‘Bookmark’ points of […]

Good data from IHL Group about trends in the mobile space.

November 16, 2010

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(Center for Media Research) According to a new study from IHL Group, reported by Marketing Charts, eight in 10 US mobile phone users currently uses or will use mobile text coupons within 24 months. The other two retail-related consumer mobile activities currently used by more than 20% of mobile phone subscribers are regular barcode and 2D barcode. […]