by Steve Smith on Apr 30, 8:41 AM
Prime time is tablet time, Nielsen finds in its latest snapshot of two-screen practices. But unlike many digital behaviors that preceded it, simultaneous tablet and TV use is being embraced by all demographics that have these devices.
by Steve Smith on Apr 27, 9:12 AM
Comics publishers are hoping that digital distribution will help stem their circulation losses. The new kid-friendly DC Nation storefront and other comics apps on iPad remind us that the digital comics field is already pretty evolved in content merchandising.
by Steve Smith on Apr 26, 9:44 AM
A new scanning app leverages the otherwise annoying stickers on your bananas and red peppers. Some day it may help us understand what to do with those hairy tubular things we happen upon but can't quite identify in the fresh foods section.
by Steve Smith on Apr 25, 8:19 AM
Apple crushed expectations yet again in its earnings report. The iPhone march continues, but clearly this has become for Apple less of a smartphone numbers game than a long campaign to build a cloud-based ecology that is hard to leave.
by Steve Smith on Apr 24, 8:52 AM
Walmart and Target are far and away the leading distributors of their branded apps among general retailers, according to a new study. But each retailer gets that app love in different ways.
by Steve Smith on Apr 23, 9:15 AM
Verizon appears ready to support Windows Phone 8 models is a serious way this fall. Is there really room for a third OS on the smartphone scene at this late hour of the early days?
by Steve Smith on Apr 20, 9:15 AM
Cartoon Network will begin live streaming the cable channel soon. This is a good time to recall just how important children's programming has been to devices since the dawn of the mobile talkies back in the day.
by Steve Smith on Apr 19, 10:24 AM
EA Games cuts a huge deal with telecom giant Telefonica to bundle games for subscribers. When will U.S. carriers get back in the content game and start packaging and promoting apps their customers clearly care about?
by Steve Smith on Apr 18, 8:43 AM
In a novel use of a novel branded app, Domino's has turned its pizza-making/pizza-ordering iPad app into a recruitment tool for pizza chefs. You get to prove yourself in the virtual kitchen even before the job interview.
by Steve Smith on Apr 17, 10:51 AM
The "Jersey Shore" stars Snooki and the Situation are creating their own reality star app networks where their loyalists can circulate. Next up -- a puzzle app for Snooki that is likely to include content inspired by her pregnancy. Go ahead and guffaw. I can't wait.