• Snaps Helps Brands Tap Into Emojis
    What started as a simple smile or wink in chat rooms years ago has now become an art form, opening an entire universe of emotional expression, humor, and just plain weirdness. I'm speaking of course of the emoji, which some might argue is now the dominant form of personal expression for many people under the age of 18. And as always with an emergent youth culture phenomenon, brands aren't far behind.
  • Apps That Still Delight And Surprise Us
    Five years into the app revolution, there remain fresh and inspiring design and content ideas. We are still just glimpsing what this format is capable of delivering.
  • Big Money Going To Mobile Imaging Tech
    The next big area of mobile differentiation will be high-technology cameras with sophisticated 3D capabilities, judging by such recent developments as Apple's acquisition of LinX, along with reports of major investments made in Movidius, a tech company specializing in mobile visual processing.
  • Mobile Blamed For Demise Of... Whistling?
    Throughout history, new technologies have created new areas of employment while simultaneously putting other people out of work, often providing social and cultural ramifications as well. To give one obvious example among many, the printing press put (most) calligraphers out of work and enabled mass literacy, followed by propaganda and pornography. But here's one twist I never saw coming: The rise of mobile devices is apparently leading to a decline in good old-fashioned whistling.
  • For Social TV, We're Still Fumbling With The Remote
    Even as Twitter get most of the media and marketing attention as a second-screen experience, Facebook is far and away the most popular platform for TV-related posts, according to one study. But we're still learning what it means to "watch TV" in a two- and three-screen living room.
  • Mobile Video Will Pass Desktop In 2016
    Mobile's share of total online video viewing is set to soar from 26% last year to 40% this year and just over 50% by the end of 2016, surpassing desktop viewing, according to a new report and forecast from Adobe Systems. Turning to specific device categories, smartphones accounted for 14% of all online video viewing in 2014, while tablets accounted for 12%.
  • Rook, Raggy....Rizza!: Warner Bros. Builds The Mobile Scooby Snack
    With "My Friend Scooby-Doo," Warner Bros. Entertainment Group is using apps for the long game of connecting an old brand with a new audience.
  • Cars, The New Mobile Wallets
    The future has arrived, and it is a very weird place. Yesterday I learned that drones are putting dogs out of work (really). And now I just came across another headline that wouldn't even have made sense 10 years ago: Cars are becoming wallets, as credit cards, mobile payments services, and connected dashboards get all mashed up together.
  • New Battery Will Charge In One Minute
    War, starvation, pollution -- I think we can all agree these take a back seat to the real issue facing humanity, which is how long it takes to charge mobile devices. Fortunately technology is rushing to the rescue, developing a new (but not yet market-ready) battery that should take just a minute to charge -- although it's a safe bet that soon a minute will start to seem like a really long time.
  • In Mobile Video, Screens Match Immediate Need
    Mobile video is exploding. But most users prefer most of their content on bigger screens. The trick is knowing when content type and situation drive users to handhelds. And please give them the tools to control where, when and how they view video.
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