For Mobile Payments Companies, iOS Is A Much Bigger Revenue Opportunity

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Americans who make payments using their iOS devices in stores spend nearly double that spent by Android users making the same type of payments, according to a survey from The Yankee Group. Mobile proximity payments made with an iOS device … Continue reading

More Than Half A Billion Smartphones Are Ready For The Coming Beacon Retail Revolution

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There are currently more than 570 million iOS and Android smartphones in use around the globe that are compatible with Bluetooth low energy (BLE).  This is significant, because beacons — small, low-powered and low-cost hardware — transmit BLE within a … Continue reading

U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone

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U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone  This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. Teens strongly prefer … Continue reading

How App Makers Make Money

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How App Makers Make Money App revenue comes largely from in-app purchases made in free games, according to a new report from Distimo. Right now 76 percent of revenue comes from in-app purchases made in paid and free apps. That’s … Continue reading

The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read

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The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read  The stories people share aren’t necessarily the stories their friends want to read, according to data from 33Across, which tracks links for online publications. It found that people … Continue reading