Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • SapientNitro, AKQA, Ogilvy Lead Agencies In Mobile Expertise

    With mobile advertising and marketing budgets growing, agencies are scrambling to bolster in-house expertise to match client demand. In that respect, SapientNitro, AKQA, Ogilvy, TribalDDB and Razorfish lead the pack, according to the first Wave report from Forrester that ranks digital agencies by mobile capability. ...Read the whole story

  • Yandex Taps Nokia's Navteq For Maps, Mobile

    Russia's search engine Yandex said Monday it has purchased map licenses from Nokia subsidiary Navteq to develop detailed world maps for its Yandex.Maps service. Using the service, Web site owners can embed maps of various countries, noting city buildings and urban traffic networks, on their sites. ...Read the whole story

  • Markey Floats Mobile Privacy Bill

    Mobile companies will have to obtain users' express consent before installing monitoring software, if a bill floated Monday by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) becomes law. The draft bill, named the Mobile Device Privacy Act, is aimed at addressing "the threat to consumers' privacy posed by electronic monitoring software on mobile phones." ...Read the whole story

  • Voice Calling Still Top Cell Phone Use

    Yes -- consumers used their cell- and smartphones to help them make decisions when it came to holiday purchases, but good, old-fashioned phone communications was the most prevalent use. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Magazines Popular, Men Hold Edge

    While more than half of both male and female tablet owners are interested in reading digital magazines, the proportion is especially high among males, with 77% of male tablet owners saying they want to read digital magazines on their device, compared to 68% of female tablet owners. ...Read the whole story

  • Bathroom Reading: Study Finds Droid Users Most Likely To Be On-The-Go While Going

    In what may be the first study of its kind, Alexandria, Va. agency 11mark polled 1,000 Americans to find out how they're using their smartphones while going to the bathroom. Incredibly, three-fourths of those with a mobile phone say they actively use them while going to the bathroom. ...Read the whole story

  • inMarket Shopper Network Promises In-Store Pay-Per-Scan

    The maker of the popular CheckPoints shopper rewards app has renamed its company as it also plans to launch a network of its own and partnered apps that target messaging at the point of product scanning. The inMarket Shopper Network says it will reach more than 20 million mobile-empowered shoppers while they are in the store and actively scanning items for product information, rewards points or discounts. ...Read the whole story

  • shopkick App Claims to Fight 'Showrooming' And Drive $110M In Sales

    Shopping rewards and promotion company shopkick announced today that its app was responsible for driving $110 million of in-store revenue for over a dozen partners in retail and entertainment in the last year. The shopkick app can be used both in- and out-of-store to locate deals and collect reward points for scanning select items on partners' shelves. ...Read the whole story

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