• Streaming Music Makes Mobile Sing
    In mobile -- as in life -- it's important to remember where you came from, and what got you to the place where you presently stand. For mobile, that's music. Music (combined with audio broadcasting) was for many years the only reason we carried around bulky gadgets -- many of which were actually "connected" and ad-supported. This is more than just a historical footnote. Music still contributes to the bottom lines of mobile leaders from Apple to Pandora.
  • Why iOS Is Eating Android's Lunch
    In terms of sheer numbers, growth in emerging markets is helping Android to increase its lead over Apple's iOS mobile operating system, according to a new report from App Annie. But in terms of actual money, Apple continues to clean up, the analytics firm finds.
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread: Square Is Going Public
    And now the balancing act begins in earnest. With his Twitter CEO cap firmly on and facing forward, Jack Dorsey's other company, Square, has now filed for an initial public offering.
  • Will Smartphones Get Warning Labels?
    I'm a non-smoking libertarian -- I prize autonomy and freedom of choice, but I also know I never would have kicked the habit without pressure from then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and my future wife. Together, their anti-smoking policies set me straight, and saved me from a world of hurt. Like a lot of people, I'm conflicted about mounting pressure to regulate mobile use.
  • Microsoft Finally Making Mobile Run
    Under the stewardship of CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft is finally showing signs of mobile life. There are now 110 million devices running Windows 10 designed to run seamlessly across platforms, Microsoft said Tuesday during its Windows 10 hardware event.
  • Does Dorsey's Return Foretell Brighter Times For Twitter?
    It's the stuff of tech-world legend. The brilliant CEO is banished by his board, only to come back and take the company he founded to new and greater heights. Steve Jobs did it. Now that Jack Dorsey has made his return to Twitter official, some are expecting him to fulfill a similar destiny. But Dorsey has yet to prove himself worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Jobs.
  • Mobile Is The Future! (Or Maybe Just The Present)
    Virtually every panel at Advertising Week gets down to being about the future of mobile -- although the present seems confusing enough.
  • Apple's Fortunes Rise With Record iPhone Sales
    Between the App Store's first large-scale attack, a lukewarm reception for its latest iPads, and an unsteady stock price, Apple was in need of some good news. This appears to have come in the form of record iPhone sales. Apple says it sold more than 13 million new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models just three days after their launch.
  • Mobile DNA Determining Instagram's Continued Success
    Congratulations are in order for Instagram, which has officially surpassed 400 million users, and is fast on its way to half a billion. And, mobile deserves all the credit. Well, maybe not all of it, but the site's ascension would certainly have been improbable without the simultaneous mobile boom.
  • The Booming Mobile Ad-Blocker Business
    Confirming the worst fears of publishers and other app developers, ad blockers are flying off the virtual shelves of Apple's App Store. This comes on the heels of Apple releasing a new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, which for the first time allowed for ad-blocking capabilities on iPhones and iPads.
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