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

Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware

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CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show — that anything (cars, watches, mirrors, tables, whatever) can be ‘hardware’ — is just taking off. And today’s news of Google buying Nest for … Continue reading

iOS Users Are Wealthier, But That Doesn’t Explain The Monetization Gap

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iOS Users Are Wealthier, But That Doesn’t Explain The Monetization Gap  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. A … Continue reading