• Google Inks Data Deals With Hyundai, KIA

    Google's Send-to-Car feature for local and voice search will allow U.S. Hyundai and KIA owners to access maps features through Hyundai's Blue Link technology and KIA's UVO eServices telematics system, respectively. ...Read the whole story

  • B&N's Nook Sales Record Shortfall

    Barnes & Noble has disclosed that Nook sales during the holiday season were disappointing. On Thursday, it provided more detail, saying its Nook business had revenue of $311 million for the nine weeks ending Dec. 29 -- down 12.6% from the same period a year ago. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Accuses Google Of Unfair Competition

    The boxing gloves went back on again Wednesday when Microsoft publicly accused Google of blocking its Windows Phones from accessing YouTube metadata similar to the way it allows Google Android phones and Apple iOS iPhones. ...Read the whole story

  • 2012 Doubles As Year Of The App

    Solidifying 2012 as the year of the app, a record 1.76 billion applications were downloaded during the last week of the year, according to new global estimates from mobile analytics firm Flurry. On Christmas Day alone, 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated. ...Read the whole story

  • App Platform Phunware Acquires Tapit for $23 Million

    Claiming that the more fully integrated solutions represent the future, app service and infrastructure firm Phunware has added a monetization module in ad network and services company Tapit ...Read the whole story

  • Nethercutt Moves To PlaceIQ As CRO

    Former AdMob, Mojiva and YouTube executive Tony Nethercutt takes to another mobile start-up to oversee hyperlocal data provider PlaceIQ's ad sales and ops expansion. ...Read the whole story

  • Hearst Mags Boasts 800,000 Digital Subscribers

    Hearst Corp. has attracted 800,000 subscribers for the digital versions of its magazines, according to Hearst President David Carey. He is confident the company will hit 1 million soon. ...Read the whole story

  • Polaroid Creating Branded Retail Stores

    "I recognized the human and societal obsession with taking pictures, but [then] people weren't taking the pictures off their camera phones," Warren Struhl, founder and CEO of Fotobar, tells Marketing Daily. The first store opens in February in Delray Beach, Fla. ...Read the whole story

2013: The Year Of Mobile Measurement

Mobile analytics and measurement will make great strides in the coming year. Here are five predictions of what the mobile messaging and measurement landscape will look like. ...More

  • Noses To The Glass: Will Wearable Devices Replace Smartphones?

    Talk and data converged on the handset years ago, but wearable devices and the tablet may prompt those two channels to subdivide into a new tag team of mobile connectivity. ...More

  • Play Your Cards Right For Huge Mobile Ad Opportunity

    According to the Millward Brown AdReaction 2012 Report, 60% of owners consider their smartphone or tablet indispensable, and nearly two-thirds feel that mobile devices make them more efficient. Morgan Stanley research forecasts an audience of 1.5 billion smartphone and tablet users by mid-2013, the opportunity for mobile marketers is indisputable. ...More

  • Attention, Advertisers - Your Canvas Is Shrinking

    As the canvas shrinks, our messages need to shrink with it. Design, content, copy, responsiveness, and perhaps the toughest bar of all -- relevance -- all have new hurdles to climb when the world goes micro. When the imagery shrinks to near irrelevance, marketing will become even more obsessed with relevant mobile experiences, which will be a win for customers everywhere. ...More