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We’re on the Cusp of Some Big New Things in Mobile

The mobile world has a nasty habit of reinventing itself in waves. It used to be that as soon as one major player dropped something new, shortly thereafter there would be a mad rush to match it. When Apple made Siri, it was only a matter of time before Cortana. When Samsung's screens got larger, Apple followed suit. A gold iPhone you say? No problem, boom: Gold Galaxy S5.   These days, we don't really have the luxury of being surprised by anything new thanks to so many media outlets spoiling upcoming technology, but the same trend exists as companies all seem to be racing to patent or debut the next big thing. That, my friends is where we stand right now as the mobile industry is begging for some new developments, and it seems everyone is fighting to be the first to break ground on a few very specific trends: Read more ...
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What Does the Future of Mobile Ads Have in Store?

In news that should shock no one, mobile ads are quickly becoming a powerhouse in the global marketplace. While this week's news that mobile ad spend is on pace to surpass that of newspapers, radio and magazines combined would make Don Draper shed a tear into his scotch, any advertiser (or business for that matter) with the means to jump on board this rocket ship should absolutely be doing so.   Right now, mobile ad spend sits in third place behind only television and desktop advertising, and is poised to exceed $90 billion in revenue by 2018. In such a competitive landscape, standing out in the mobile ad space then will mean pushing the boundaries and trying new things. So what does the future of mobile ads have in store? Read more ...
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Don’t Look Now, But Twitter is Quietly Becoming a Mobile Advertising Powerhouse

Throughout its short history, Twitter has made a habit of doing mobile right. While other social platforms such as Facebook had their fair share of growing pains in the mobile space, Twitter seemed to always be a step ahead of the game. Now, it looks like that trend is set to continue in a big way as Twitter made another huge splash earlier this week acquiring the mobile ad retargeting startup, TapCommerce. Read more ...
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How Facebook is Using Mobile to Become the Next Google

Back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg sat on a stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and fielded question after question about Facebook's future in the search arena. His response—and I'm paraphrasing here—was that obviously search would become a big part of Facebook eventually, but mobile was a first priority. Well, two years later it seems Zuckerberg was just about as spot on as he could have been, as Facebook has dominated the mobile space, using it to build rapid growth, and now we're starting to see inklings of a more robust search experience.   So, is Facebook poised to be the next Google? Let's take a look: Read more ...
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The Amazon Fire Phone: A Revolution in Mobile Interaction, or a Glorified Shopping Cart?

In news that should be news to no one, the Amazon Fire phone was revealed yesterday, and the collective mobile world was set ablaze by astounded supporters and curmudgeonly critics alike. Ever since Amazon debuted its Kindle in 2007 (despite it looking like some sort of graphic calculator from the early 70s) the world has been waiting for Jeff Bezos and company to dip their toes into the smartphone waters, which gave us plenty of time to speculate on some pretty grand possibilities. I mean, Amazon has delivery drones, their phone should surely have holograms at least, right? Read more ...
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Friday Link Dump: World Cup Madness, Vines From Space and More Mobile News…

As the world turns its attention to Brazil, we are doing the same, however as we always do, we have one eye trained firmly on the mobile web news that floods the market each week. We're here to round up the top stories from all over the world of mobile, however why not start with the World Cup, which last night drew more than one million viewers from mobile devices all over the world.   Staggering stuff to say the least, so let's see what else mobile had in store this week: Read more ...
Facebook Slingshot

Will Facebook’s Slingshot Fail to Crush Snapchat Yet Again?

If you are not familiar with the turbulent history between Facebook and Snapchat, here is a crash course: Snapchat hit the scene in 2011 and quickly spread like wildfire due to its ephemeral messaging platform. Naturally, Mark Zuckerberg saw an opportunity to capitalize on the next big thing, and met with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel to negotiate a purchase. Spiegel declined. Later, in 2013, Zuckerberg tried again by offering Spiegel a whopping $3 Billion for the messaging app. Spiegel again declined. What followed was a series of services launched by Facebook with the aim to replicate and outdo Snapchat's ephemeral messaging platform, culminating in the latest of which, Facebook Slingshot. Read more ...
iOS 8 and holograms

Friday Link Dump: iOS 8, Holograms, Jetpacks and More!

A week that starts with one of the biggest Apple conferences of the year is an interesting week in our book at the very least. While WWDC was a blast, this week delivered a flood of mobile news that is just too good to let slip through the cracks. As always, we're here to sift through the onslaught and pick out the top mobile stories of the week. Take a look: Read more ...
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Friday Link Dump: Short Week, TONS of Mobile News

Coming back from the long Memorial Day weekend is never easy, and while we had a short week on our hands, the mobile world certainly made it count. Huge stories seemed to come from all directions, and according to one Apple executive, we're about to see the most innovative products we've seen in the past 25 years. So without further ado, lets get right into the top stories of the week: Read more ...