Thursday, September 17, 2009
  • Marketers: Design Better Mobile Sites

    The number of consumers using their mobile devices to access the Internet is growing, but many mobile sites are not particularly mobile-friendly. ...Read the whole story

  • Report: Mobile Web Sites Are Not Improving

    According to Yankee Group, 31% of phone-owning customers are using their phones to access the Web at least once a month. However, in its second evaluation of 27 popular mobile sites, the average score (on a scale of 100) was 52, still not passing, says Carl Howe, director of Yankee Group and author of the company's "Best of the Anywhere Web 2009" report. ...Read the whole story

  • Two FCC Members Back Handset Exclusivity

    The two Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that they support exclusive arrangements between wireless carriers and handset manufacturers, such as AT&T's iPhone deal with Apple. But the three Democrats, including chairman Julius Genachowski, said that they couldn't give a simple yes-or-no answer to the question. ...Read the whole story

  • Appolicious And The Rules Of Apptraction

    With the launch of earlier this month, founder and CEO Alan Warms wants to give consumers a better way to sort through the 70,000 or so mobile applications already out there -- a total he expects to eventually hit more than 1 million apps. Warms, who served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo News until last year, also envisions Appolicious as a new platform for developers and brands to promote their apps amid the proliferation of titles. ...Read the whole story

    Mobile Ads Rise In Argentina

    As mobile Internet usage continues to grow in Argentina and Latin America, more consumers will be using their handsets to access information and interact with brands. This will present smart marketers with even more opportunities to ...More

    • Noted with Begrudging Pleasure... Dammit

      I have been officially advised I am getting grumpy and need to lighten up. "Remember to eat and then sleep and breathe... you need those," my teen daughter advises her father by SMS. The permission Post-Its ...More