Friday, November 18, 2011
  • Travel Marketers Increasing Mobile Spend, App Development in 2012

    Already an early presence in the mobile space, marketers in the travel segment plan to increase their efforts in 2012, according to the annual Frommer Unlimited Digital Content Trends survey. More than half (54%) of travel companies will be increasing their mobile spend, with 20% keeping it the same. ...Read the whole story

  • Deals Platform Spotzot Lands $2.2 Million

    Spotzot, which powers deals and coupons on mobile shopping apps, such as ShopSavvy, shopkick, CardStar and Geodelic, has secured $2.2 million in first-round funding. Spotzot's platform aggregates in-store and online promotions from 750 of the largest national and regional U.S. chains that are valid at 400,000 merchant locations. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Android Under Malware SiegePC World

    Since this summer, Google’s Android mobile operating system has experienced a staggering 472% increase in malware samples, PCWorld reports, citing new data from Juniper Networks. Such corruption is undoubtedly a sore subject for any company going up against Apple, and its impeccable record of shielding its PCs and gadgets from malware, spam, and similar threats. Alas, “The free-for-all Android Market has seen a striking increase in the volume of attacks since July,” writes PCWorld. Only getting worse, October and November actually saw the fastest growth in Android malware discovery since Google’s OS was launched, the Juniper Global Threat Center found. ... ...Read the whole story

A Rare Admission Of Failure

I started this year by laying out a step-by-step strategy for how to transform publishing in the age of the iPad. My January article "iDiots' Guide to Publishing on the iPad" was a hit on Twitter. ...More