Friday, March 27, 2015

Around The Net

  • Apple Pushing Killer Watch Apps9to5Mac

    As Apple knows, it’s the quality of the complimentary apps that are going to make or break its Watch ambitions. As such, it’s no surprise that the tech giant is already pushing what it believes will be the gadget’s killer apps. “A select few apps selected by Apple to be available for the Apple Watch have started hitting the App Store today,” 9To5Mac reports. From The New York Times to Twitter, “Apple has clearly flipped the switch on the select apps being promoted alongside the Apple Watch.”  ...Read the whole story

  • BlackBerry Posts Profit, Still Losing RevenueZDNet

    Surprising many tech watchers, BlackBerry actually managed to post a profit during its fiscal fourth quarter. Yet, “its revenue continues to tank as its turnaround remains a work in progress,” ZDNet reports. “For BlackBerry's fiscal 2015, the company’s revenue was $3.33 billion, down from $6.81 billion … The good news is that BlackBerry cut its losses from $5.87 billion in fiscal 2014 to $304 million in fiscal 2015.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Banking On Massaging Apps Flurry

    Messaging app retention is 1.9 times better than the average for one-month retention and 5.6 times better than the average for 12-month retention, per Flurry, which released these stats earlier in the week. The post compares the retention of messaging apps compared with the average retention of all apps over one month, two month, three months, six months and 12 months. The post also shows the over-index of messaging apps compared with the average of all apps. Simon Khalaf explains.   ...Read the whole story

  • Target Drives Mobile Sales Through ImagesMobile Commerce Daily
Facebook Tests Immersive Video Newsfeed

"'Curiouser and curiouser,' Cried Alice." Get ready to go down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass: Facebook is testing "spherical videos," which create a fully immersive 360-degree video experience for users similar to 3D ...More