We tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain.
The goal is to put physical shops on a similar playing field as e-commerce stores, which already have a wealth of data about customer buying habits.
Companies looking to connect with customers on one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world now have a new tool: sponsored trending blogs on Tumblr’s mobile apps.
Sadly, few of us mobile warriors need classes in douchebaggery.
61 percent of us have heard of digital wallets, but only 11 percent of us have used one, according to a new survey by Forrester. Interestingly, most would rather trust PayPal with their mobile money — rather than their bank or credit card company.
Markets in everything, indeed.
Smartphones just passed the 50 percent mark this past quarter, finally edging out feature phones. But by 2017, 82 percent of all phones sold will be smartphones, according to market researcher NDP.
In October, Apple owned the six of the highest-revenue apps in the iOS app store, for apps by the world’s top 100 brands. And corporate friend-of-the-family Disney owned the next four, rounding out the top 10, as Distimo’s apps and brands mobile report shows:
“Legal agreements should be as easy and affordable as doing any other task on your phone — be it taking notes, reserving a car service, or managing your finances,” said Shake CEO and cofounder Abe Geiger.
Editor's Pick Coy Christmas has come to expect a healthy dose of skepticism when he pitches his startup’s file-sharing technology.
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Zepp Labs uses motion capture technology to create wearable gear that tracks and measures athletes’ movements to provide detailed analytics such as speed and angle to evaluate their overall performance.
The goal is to provide high quality loans to people who banks typically decline, so they can avoid sinking into mountains of debt.
The stock-tracking, news-gathering service has been entirely redesigned and is now in keeping with Weather, Mail, and Yahoo’s other modern mobile apps.
Hot on the heels of an iOS launch, JumpCam has released its collaborative video application in Google Play.
“We’re not building a new mobile CRM,” said Nichols in an email interview. “We’re turning your mobile inbox into a platform that will connect to lots of different systems over time.”
This dashboard will tell app marketers how much revenue their apps are making from 20 sources. And it will tell mobile advertisers how their ad campaigns are performing across 10 to 15 networks.
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REDWOOD City, Calif. — Windows 8 on mobile has struggled to gain a foothold, but Kenny Rosenblatt thinks that’s about to change.
Like Rapportive, the LinkedIn acquisition it’s based on, it skims web-based data from social networks and other sources to create on-the-fly profiles of the people who email you.
SAN FRANCISCO — At a company “mobile day,” LinkedIn revealed a few additions to its mobile suite.
This event, which CEO Jeff Weiner called a “mobile moment,” has already happened in the UAE, Singapore, and Turkey.
Cureatr’s team believe they are solving a huge problem with their mobile tools, as an estimated 50 percent of preventable medical errors are caused by poor communication between physicians.
On BetterDoctor, which functions like an “Opentable for doctors,” you can search for a health care expert in a range of specialties.
Some of Appsee’s tools are everyday business analytics stuff — conversion data, attrition info. But the really cool part is the video play-by-play of what a user does to make the app crash.
In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
“Twitter has the most reach in developing countries, where iPhone usage is sparse,” an Onavo representative told me. “As iPhone usage becomes ubiquitous, as in the US and Western Europe, the actual number of Twitter users increases, but is a smaller proportion of the overall iPhone population.”
It may be down, but it’s not out. Next month, soon-to-be-mobile-deviceless Nokia will unveil half a dozen new mobile devices, if not more. This will probably include at least two of the hit Lumias and maybe some surprises.
Today JUSP launched the Europe’s answer to the Square credit card reader in Milan, Italy. Like Square, this credit and debit card reader connects to any phone or tablet simply via your device’s headphone jack. But the company has plans not just for Europe, but also for Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia that don’t have a developed point of sale infrastructure yet.
The young startup has landed clients including The Travel Channel, Nestle, and The New York Giants, and it’s just pulled in $2.25M from angel investors.
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Mixpanel’s chief executive Suhail Doshi just alerted us to the fact that iOS 7 just eclipsed iOS 6 for the first time.
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“At this point, we’re basically completely focused on being a mobile platform… That’s where all our energy is going,” said Facebook exec Mike Vernal.
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse is rolling out five new products today, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond.
“Parse is everywhere,” said Parse CPO James Yu. And for Parse, “everywhere” means a community of developers that’s growing by thousands every month.
Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
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