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Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The tech giant is making it easier for mobile device users to locate digital copies at nearby libraries. A new Google local library search feature is making it simpler for readers to locate digital copies of the books they want and that can be found nearby. The tech giant announced this week that it has added the new feature and that it will show up in book title results. Searching for books on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, United States

Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

Mobile marketing trends lead global ad spending growth

New research has revealed that by 2019, advertisers will put more money into smartphone and tablet ads than traditional media. Mobile marketing trends are showing an extremely strong growth rate, to the point that ad spending for smartphone and mobile will soon be leading the way. This, according to a recently released forecast put out by the Zenith media measurement company. It showed that mobile ad spending will rise by $27 billion – that is, a 34 … Read entire article »

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Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Throughout London Fashion Week, leading designers and retailers campaigned with m-commerce innovation. New study results released during London Fashion Week showed that mobile fashion retail is stronger than ever before. Retailers and top design labels are using m-commerce innovation to improve the consumer experience. The study was published in the 2017 Mobile Retail Report by Ampersand, a benchmarking report. The purpose of the report is to rank and compare top high street brands in terms of their mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Fashion/Art, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce

Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Starting a new business is a lot of work and new entrepreneurs are required to keep a huge number of different concepts, ideas and steps in mind as they get started. Among all the important efforts that must be made, there are many that can easily be overlooked, despite the fact that they are quite important to that company’s success. A combination of inexperience, excitement and a rapidly evolving business ecosystem can easily cause a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends

Mobile commerce shopping will make up half of e-purchases in 3 years

Mobile commerce shopping will make up half of e-purchases in 3 years

By 2020, smartphone and tablet using consumers will buy just as much as their desktop using counterparts. It’s no mystery that mobile commerce shopping trends are on the rise, but a recent report by UPS predicts that by 2020, orders made over mobile device will represent half of all online purchasing. In fact, the forecast showed that m-commerce will make up about $250 billion in sales per year by then. The UPS report indicated that most of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige has launched a quick response code label printing machine to boost operator safety. Swedish construction machine rental company, Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige, is now using printed QR codes to reduce the risk of construction site accidents. The company worked with MCS – a British software developer – and the Swedish Rental Association (SRA) to create this system. The company now uses quick response codes to provide machine operators with helpful safety information. The company claims that its MCS-rm … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes, Trends

Mobile Google search traffic makes up 57 percent of total queries

Mobile Google search traffic makes up 57 percent of total queries

Recent research has shown that more people than ever are using smartphones and tablets for searching. Mobile Google search traffic is now comprising a tremendous 57 percent of all online searches, according to BrightEdge, a content performance marketing company. This has placed mobile site traffic ahead of traditional desktop sites. The study also determined that the types of searches conducted over mobile and desktop aren’t the same. In fact, it determined that 79 percent of searches were different … Read entire article »

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Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

Quick response codes inspired by art provide visitors to the Old Town Central district with touring assistance. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has added artistic QR codes to its most recent strategy to appeal to visitors. The idea behind the quick response codes is to draw new tourists to the Old Town Central area of the city. Moreover, they are also designed to provide those tourists with an enhanced experience once they’re there. The art inspired QR … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, QR Codes, Travel

GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

The Center for Food Safety filed a federal lawsuit regarding lack of legal labeling compliance. Last week, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration regarding the GMO QR code labels promised in a 2016 federal law, and the government’s failure to comply with that law. The quick response codes were supposed to be added to labels regarding genetically engineered (GE) food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Secretary of Agriculture … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes, United States

Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

New research has found that both smartphone and tablet users are shopping more on their devices. While desktop continues to be the leading shopping choice for consumers, tablet commerce and smartphone shopping has taken off in Germany. A healthy and rapidly growing number of mobile device users are looking to those gadgets when they need to make a purchase. This, according to recent m-commerce and t-commerce research released by Mintel. Mintel’s mobile and tablet commerce research found that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

The iPhone maker issued a letter to Iranian developers informing them that their offerings have been cut. The Apple App Store has removed iOS applications made in Iran. The iPhone maker made this move in order to follow U.S. government sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. According to Iranian app developers, they received letters informing them of the action, but no warning. Dozens of developers said they were informed that the Apple App Store removed their applications. They … Read entire article »

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