Instagram notified users yesterday that its new privacy policies and terms of service went into effect. Call it another missed opportunity to deepen relationships with users and perhaps be genuinely innovative.
Not that it seems to care about PR -- the NRA's target shooting game misses the mark in convincing us that gun safety is its primary concern.
RIM claimed high developer interest over the weekend in porting apps to the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. Well, cash and prizes were awarded, but still.
Deloitte predicts that 2013 will be the last year the industry lumps smartphone and tablet revenues together as "mobile." Fine. But don't let that shiny tablet object obscure the value of true mobility.
For the third year, ABC issues its Oscar app. It has become an interesting testing ground of second-screen concepts good and bad.
Capital One's new video campaign promoting the benefits of mobile banking underscores how some verticals are realizing substantial business efficiencies from the platform.
Target is fighting the showrooming effect with a price match policy. But without a robust value-add led by its mobile experience, the program misses a great opportunity.
The sheer scale and velocity of the app content revolution is undeniably impressive. But at some point focus has to shift to enhanced discovery and user efficiency.
In its latest note to developers about the state of the Android ecosystem, Google shows that fragmentation on its mobile OS remains considerable.
YouTube apps on devices will now serve as discovery and remote control tools for the YouTube TV experience on more screens. Arguably, mobile works best as a second screen when it allows TV to remain TV.