News about a pair of separate mobile payments initiatives Monday suggest they're not just about transactions; marketing and advertising are part of the equation. One is American Express' unveiling its new payment service, dubbed Serve, that will let users make person-to-person payments online (hello, PayPal!) purchases via mobile device or PC. ...
Advertisers will spend 17.8% of online ad budgets for local this year, up from 14.9%, or $13.5 billion, according to Borrell Associates. The Benchmarking ... Read the whole story
According to the Performics 2011 Mobile Search Insights Study, conducted by ROI Research, focusing on people who use the mobile Web at least weekly, ... Read the whole story
The Federal Trade Commission seems to have stepped up its privacy enforcement efforts lately, but hasn't yet taken action regarding mobile privacy. But that ... Read the whole story
This week, photo-sharing start-up Color made huge news by securing a boatload of venture capital, banking on the idea that people in close proximity ... Read the whole story
In my life, search is fast becoming a better experience on a handset than it is on the web. In some ways the imperatives ... Read the whole story
According to the BIGresearch Simultaneous Media Usage Survey, mobile users who actively search for information, such as news, sports and TV/videos, are more likely ... Read the whole story
Americans who dream about having a Porsche in their garage don't have to envision leaving it there until the weekend. That's the message of ... Read the whole story