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Mobile Digest: With Facebook Live, FB makes us stars of our own reality TV shows

adaptive, (Apr 18, 2016)

Samsung brings the flip phone back, HTC launches its new flagship HTC 10, as Facebook turns live streams into a social bonanza. Andrew Tolve reports.

Shortlist Announcement: Corporate Social Media Awards 2016

aaronjackson, (Apr 12, 2016)

Sony, General Motors, Canon, eBay, Ford Motors, Qantas Airways, Dollar Shave Club, Cisco, Jeep, Bud Light, Hyatt, Phillips, Barclay Card, AVG, Dell and Comcast are among finalists being shortlisted for this year’s Corporate Social Media Awards.

Apple, Rivals Offer Beacons of Hope and Innovation for Retailers

adaptive, (Apr 4, 2016)

Beacons were labeled as the next great thing in retail several years ago, but they have yet to live up to that designation. Brendan McNally examines whether the skeptics are correct or if beacons are about to shine.

Zebra Technologies: Powering Next Gen Stats for the Super Bowl

adaptive, (Apr 4, 2016)

More than 100 million people tuned in to watch the National Football League’s Super Bowl 50. Party goers, Super Bowl commercial watchers, and the uninitiated were treated to additional insights into the actual gridiron action, which fans have come to take for granted over the past two seasons.

Discogs Helps Vinyl Record Revolution Keep Spinning for Record Store Day and Beyond

adaptive, (Apr 4, 2016)

The so-called vinyl revolution in music shows no signs of missing a beat. Consumers in the U.S. bought nearly 12 million albums in 2015, a 30 percent increase over the prior year and the most since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

Mobile Digest: Flirtey makes history with first FAA-approved urban drone delivery

adaptive, (Apr 4, 2016)

SnapChat reinvents itself with Chat 2.0, as drone deliveries step into primetime. Andrew Tolve reports.

Walmart Pay: Can the Mega Retailer Cash In on Mobile Pay?

adaptive, (Mar 21, 2016)

Walmart delivered an early Christmas surprise in December with the launch of its alternative to Apple Pay: Walmart Pay. And as Hans Klis reports, Even though it employs the somewhat unreliable QR-code it just might become an industry standard for mobile payments.

FordPay Could Be the Key to More than Payments

adaptive, (Mar 21, 2016)

Ford is repositioning itself as a mobility company – and that means plenty of mobile apps, services and partners, plus a mobile wallet. Susan Kuchinskas investigates whether this morph makes sense.

Localz Only: Startup Using Location Tech to Boost Efficiency, Reduce Payment Friction

adaptive, (Mar 21, 2016)

A company born in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into London with an eye on the US market knows a thing or two about location. Its name, Localz, is derived from the word, and it aims to help consumer-facing companies turn patrons into just that: locals/repeat consumers. But it’s also more than this. Tim Andrew, co-founder/commercial director for Localz shared with Open Mobile Media’s Robert Gray.

Mobile Digest: SXSW highlights innovation lull in mobile industry

adaptive, (Mar 21, 2016)

The music was great, the food was good, but South by Southwest showed the same lack of excitement in mobile innovation as Mobile World Congress did two weeks earlier. Andrew Tolve reports.

Incite asks marketers: Who inspires you?

Mark Kersteen, (Mar 18, 2016)

To learn what’s invigorating the marketers at companies we already want to emulate, we asked them: “What companies and campaigns have inspired you to do better digital marketing?”

Mobile Platforms Aim to Create “Uber” Trucking Model

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

Susan Kuchinskas reports on the companies trying to muscle into the hauling business with mobile apps and integrated services.

Vue to a Thrill: Sony PlayStation Scores Streaming Deal with Disney and ESPN

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

There’s a new way to view the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports” as video gamers and real-life sports are coming together in a bigger way on a single platform.

NPR: Transforming into a Multi-modal Mobile Media Company

adaptive, (Mar 8, 2016)

National Public Radio (NPR), the US public media network, produces and distributes news and cultural programming to hundreds of local radio station affiliates. Currently, most NPR programming is consumed by listeners in their cars while driving during morning or evening commutes.

Mobile Digest: Mobile World Congress highlights slowing innovation for mobile industry

adaptive, (Mar 7, 2016)

The mobile industry’s annual gathering in Barcelona revealed that many companies are iterating on each other’s ideas, while few blaze original paths forward. Andrew Tolve reports.

Incite asks marketers: What do you think is over-hyped?

Mark Kersteen, (Mar 1, 2016)

Marketers are an optimistic bunch...

Target, Walmart, Kohl's, and other retailers are investing in mobile commerce to strengthen their brands

Matt Pigott, (Feb 25, 2016)

"90% of consumers have their mobile phones with them 24/7."

Educators Try New SMART Approach Using Mobile Devices

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

Mobile devices are revolutionizing banking, retail, entertainment, and navigation. And as Brendan McNally reports, these veritable digital appendages are also changing education.

We Are the Wearable World: Competition Connecting Solutions with Those in Need

adaptive, (Feb 22, 2016)

Early adopters and enthusiasts declare wearables have changed their lives, but as Siegfried Mortkowitz reports, some people are trying to use wearable technology to literally change, or at least improve, the world.