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Mobile Digest: GM Lyft partnership for self-driving cars headlines ho-hum CES

adaptive, (Jan 11, 2016)

There were drones and phones and wearables, oh my. But CES lacked the raw innovation and flair for the dramatic of the past few years. Nonetheless, we went, we played, we had a good time. Andrew Tolve reports.

2016 View: Video Games Bring to Life Virtual Reality Experiences

adaptive, (Dec 21, 2015)

Video game executives say this is the winter of new content, but they’re also taking a longer view.

Doppel: A Wearable that Aims to Make You Feel and Perform Better

adaptive, (Dec 21, 2015)

Wearable devices are useful for tracking various physical conditions and accomplishments but as Siegfried Mortkowitz reports, the makers of doppel claim it can actually affect a user’s mental state.

Poshmark's Platform Creates Virtual Boutiques, Style Gurus

adaptive, (Dec 21, 2015)

The Poshmark app has helped some women turn their closets into virtual boutiques. The mobile-first company claims to be the largest community-driven marketplace where women buy, sell and share their personal style.

Mobile Digest: Google to commercialize self-driving cars in 2016

adaptive, (Dec 21, 2015)

Facebook rakes in yet another "most used app of the year" award, as mobile use goes gaga over Christmas and Google gets serious about commercializing autonomous vehicles. Andrew Tolve reports.

Paribus Promises Online Shoppers Receive "Best Price"

adaptive, (Dec 7, 2015)

‘Tis the season to be jolly, especially for consumers who score amazing deals from retailers. And as Hans Klis reports, an app from startup Paribus is trying to find the best bargains by taking advantage of the best price policies of online retailers.

Lenovo Teams Up with NFL & USO for Social-Mobile Military Marketing Campaign

adaptive, (Dec 7, 2015)

Social media has become integral for marketing activations and campaigns, especially when it’s an interactive one.

New Smart Ring Aims to Help Control Your Life

adaptive, (Dec 7, 2015)

One smart ring to rule them all may sound cool, but that’s not what startup neyya is trying to become. Company officials say their nascent wearable only wants to control some so-called smart devices from your finger—and do it well.

Mobile Digest: New LinkedIn app offers connective tissue to mobile workforce

adaptive, (Dec 7, 2015)

Google changes the game (again) for how mobile ads work, this time with an innovative app streaming concept, as LinkedIn finally catches up with the times with a solid mobile app. Andrew Tolve reports.

Mobile Expected to Ring Up More Omnichannel Sales

adaptive, (Nov 23, 2015)

Mobile will be a driving force for in-store holiday sales. Susan Kuchinskas looks at how retailers can reap m-commerce gains with an integrated, omnichannel approach.

M&C Saatchi Mobile’s DeAngelis Creates Ads for Mobile First & Foremost

adaptive, (Nov 23, 2015)

M&C Saatchi Mobile was founded in 2006, predating the iPhone and proliferation of both handheld devices and apps that have dramatically changed the marketing and advertising landscape.

Can Button Hook More Mobile Commerce Consumer Conversions?

adaptive, (Nov 23, 2015)

As mobile commerce companies are seeking better ways to monetize search and discovery, one startup is angling to improve the conversion rate of turning app visitors into paying customers literally with the touch of its “Button”.

Mobile Digest: Samsung Gear VR first consumer-grade VR device to hit market

adaptive, (Nov 23, 2015)

Square goes public, iPad Pro has charging problems, and virtual reality is a legitimate consumer device. Andrew Tolve reports.

Day Two of Open Mobile Summit USA 2015

adaptive, (Nov 11, 2015)

When Will Mobile Apps Be Smarter than Us?

Day One of Open Mobile Summit USA 2015

adaptive, (Nov 10, 2015)

Challenges and Opportunities in the Move to Mobile-First

Mobile Digest: Google and NYTimes make VR headsets front-page news

adaptive, (Nov 9, 2015)

BlackBerry takes its great white hope — the Priv — live, JP Morgan Chase debuts yet another mobile payment system, as Google plans world domination with its cardboard VR headset. Andrew Tolve reports.

Going Mobile: Web-Based Firms Make Move to Mobile First Part 2

adaptive, (Nov 5, 2015)

Many consumer startups are now designed for the mobile world, with their consumer-facing apps designed for the small screen formats that fit into your pocket or purse. But older tech companies that launched on the web debuted on larger desktop computers with different, and oftentimes greater, functionality.

Is the Writing on the Facebook Wall for Banks?

adaptive, (Nov 4, 2015)

Money is moving through messaging apps, letting consumers send each other money and pay for goods or services. Susan Kuchinskas examines whether money via message is a disruptor for banks or a simply a new channel.

Mobile Digest: YouTube jumps on subscription bandwagon with new service Red

adaptive, (Oct 26, 2015)

Pandora plunges, Google’s new parent company Alphabet soars, as YouTube rolls out a new ad-free subscription service. Andrew Tolve reports.

Going Mobile: Web-Based Firms Make Move to Mobile First

adaptive, (Oct 26, 2015)

While mobile first companies are becoming more commonplace in our smartphone world, legacy Web 1.0 companies and those created before the “iOSphere” and Android apps offered the promise of instant access to consumers have been forced to adapt and change to a mobile marketplace. These older companies were conceived and designed for a desktop web-world.