Thursday, April 26, 2012

Around The Net

  • Early Android Financials RevealedThe Verge

    While always trumpeted as a great success, Google has never disclosed Android’s financial performance -- until now. Back in 2010, with about 20 million Android-operated phones on the market (and a projected 40 million by the end of the year), Google expected to make some $278.1 million in revenue from Android -- made up of $158.9 million in mobile advertising and $3.8 million in app sales. The numbers were included in a quarterly review presentation given on July 12, 2010 by Android chief Andy Rubin, but only just revealed during the ongoing patent trial between Oracle and Google. Regarding the ... ...Read the whole story

  • Canada Ready For Mobile Payment For Purchases Reuters

    Thousands of Canadian retailers already have equipment in place to let customers pay for purchases with a swipe of their mobile phones, putting the country in the lead in developing a system that could one day make cash obsolete. If consumers embrace the system - and that's still a big "if" - clip-and-save coupons, transit passes, library cards and perhaps even driver's licenses could become things of the past. All that's needed is an agreement among banks, credit card companies and telecoms; it's coming soon. ...Read the whole story

  • Will New BlackBerry Curve Help RIM In India? Direct Marketing News
In Search Of The Mobile Shopping Companion

The new third-party shopping apps from previously-unknown app brands are rivaling retailer apps in popularity. Many players want shopper attention, bur smart retailers have to rise above a skirmish in Aisle 5. ...More

  • Mobile Users Reject Tracking By Retailers

    Last year, shortly before Black Friday, two malls announced plans to track shoppers' physical locations via their mobile phones. The malls -- Promenade Temecula in California and Short Pump Town Center in Virginia -- put up ...More