Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Smartphones Nearly 25% of Device Sales

    Retail sales of mobile communication devices grew 19% to nearly 428 million units during the first quarter from a year ago, according to new data from Gartner. Of that total, smartphones accounted for nearly one-quarter (23.6%), marking an 85% increase from the same period in 2010. ...Read the whole story

  • Android Phones Click With Millennial Ad Network

    Android phones accounted for more than half (53%) the impressions on the Millennial Media mobile ad network in April, nearly double the 28% share generated by the iPhone. BlackBerry phones drove 16% of impressions. ...Read the whole story

  • Senators Question Mobile Privacy Practices

    Given the current state of the law, the Federal Trade Commission might be powerless to prevent many app developers from collecting or selling information about mobile users, consumer protection chief David Vladeck told a Senate panel. ...Read the whole story

  • Redbox Signs On As First Tap.Me Advertiser

    Mobile game advertising startup Tap.Me has brought on DVD rental service Redbox as the initial advertiser for its in-game ad platform. Launched earlier this year, Tap.Me's system lets marketers offer sponsored rewards within games played on iOS-based devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. ...Read the whole story

Tablets: The 5% Solution

Media mavens were all over yesterday's Nielsen numbers about tablet penetration, and I am still trying to figure out why. The survey of 12,000 consumers showed that 4.8% of U.S. consumers own a tablet. This seemed ...More