Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Location Services Most Wanted Mobile Feature

    A new study from TNS identifies location-based services (LBS) as the function mobile users worldwide are most interested in using on their devices. As part of its annual Mobile Life study, the media research firm found almost a fifth of the world's 6 billion mobile users are already using LBS, with many of the non-users aspiring to do so in the future. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Introduces Drive, A Cloud Storage Service

    Google's latest: Google Drive, a place in the cloud where consumers and marketers can share stuff. It allows users to search by keyword and filter by file type. The technology can recognize text in scanned documents using optical character recognition technology, as well as image recognition. Google Docs on the Drive lets people collaborate on projects in real time in documents, spreadsheets and presentations. ...Read the whole story

  • Big Tablet Sales Push Video, App Downloads

    Worldwide global tablet sales will reach 232 million units in 2016, up from 64 million units in 2011, per the Tablet Technology and Markets report from Futuresource Consulting. It estimates a 200% increase for consumer use across the United States and Western Europe during the next two years. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Sells 35M iPhones, Beats Expectations

    Despite investor concerns, Apple beat analyst expectations for revenue and profits in the first three months of 2012 on continued strong sales of iPhones and iPads. ...Read the whole story

  • Instagram's iPhone Success Story

    According to app analytics firm Distimo, Instagram has enjoyed a phenomenal growth curve -- not only in downloads, but in user photo sharing activity. People appear to use the photo-editing and sharing app more over time. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • "Facebook Phone" Rumors Alive & Well CNET

    We’ll excuse you for not getting overly excited about the latest reports that Facebook is building its own smartphone. Yes, you’ve heard it many times before, and the source of the report, DigiTimes, has a so-so track record. Anyway, even if true, it sounds like the phone will be mostly HTC’s doing. According to DigiTimes, Facebook is working "in cooperation" with HTC on a customized smartphone, due out by the third quarter of the year -- at the earliest."The new Android smartphone being developed by HTC will have a platform exclusive to Facebook to enable and integrate all functions available on ... ...Read the whole story

  • The Matter With Mobile MicrosoftReadWriteWeb

    How goes Microsoft’s big mobile comeback? By some measures, not so great. In the three months ending in February, for instance, Microsoft's share of U.S. smartphone subscribers was 3.9% -- down from 5.2% last November and 7.7% last February, according to comScore. “Even now, more than a year after Microsoft started shipping Windows Phone 7 devices, U.S. mobile customers are getting rid of Microsoft devices faster than they're buying new ones,” remarks ReadWriteWeb. “Longer term, Microsoft's share has been in a freefall: comScore had it at 18% at the end of 2009, and 36% in late 2007, the year Apple ... ...Read the whole story

  • 'National Enquirer' Launches iPad Appminonline
The Search Is On: Mobile

As desktop Web habits migrate to the smartphone, search has become a focus for marketers. New research from Chitika Insights demonstrates the power of location in the new habits of mobile search. ...More