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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: […]

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 […]

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. […]

Google testing consumer interaction with Brands through new APP- its really just solid marketing using mobile

November 16, 2010

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This is just some of the cool stuff that can be done via a smartphone and the associated camera in the mobile device. This is not new technology, but the way Google is approaching the Brands is novel, at least when you have 500 million users! At least check out this APP on the new […]

Mobile device OS upgrades may build brand loyalty with the device, but what about the brands that use the OS to engage customers?

November 14, 2010

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Great article by DAMON DARLIN. It illustrates how fast mobile devices and specifically their Operating Systems (OS) are changing. The one thing this writer is waiting on is data on how changes in OS reflect on churn with APP’s. new development of iPhone or Android APP’s start with a version of the OS and legacy […]

Gartner reports Android over 25% of third quarter sales in world smartphone market

November 10, 2010

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(Release) Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 417 million units in the third quarter of 2010, a 35 percent increase from the third quarter of 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales grew 96 percent from the third quarter last year, and smartphones accounted for 19.3 percent of overall mobile phone sales in […]