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

Dash’s Smart Driving App – A “Fitbit For Cars” – Arrives On Android

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Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched. The product includes a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application which offers real-time feedback on your driving, trip logs, … 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

Stan Lee Teams Up With Moonshark To Create His First Mobile Game: Verticus

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Moonshark, a startup backed by Qualcomm and talent agency CAA, teams up with big-name creative talent to create mobile games and apps. For its first game, it partnered with Jennifer Lopez. For its second title, it’s working with a star … Continue reading

The Era Of Explosive Smartphone Growth Seems To Be Over

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The period of explosive growth in smartphone sales is coming to an end. As Henry Blodget discussed in a special report, in any market, the peak of annual unit gains occurs around the halfway mark of adoption. With smartphone penetration … Continue reading