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Mobile advertising to steal television’s crown

Mobile advertising to steal television’s crown

The popularity of smartphones and tablets is about to unseat TV from its ad spending throne. With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, and with the skyrocketing rates of data traffic over those devices, mobile advertising has been expanding astronomically, to the point that it is now predicted that it will take over the top spot that has been long held by television. A new report has shown that mobile marketing is about to take the top … Read entire article »

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Latest iOS update brings Apple Music launch

Latest iOS update brings Apple Music launch

At the very end of June, Apple brought its much awaited subscription music service to consumers. The maker of the iPhone took the opportunity to combine the most recent update of its iOS operating system with the launch of its much anticipated Apple Music subscription service, as of Tuesday. The users of this subscription music service will be able to purchase and download any of approximately 30 million songs. At the same time, the users of Apple Music … Read entire article »

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Apple Music streaming service launched

Apple Music streaming service launched

The new service combines a number of options, including streaming, downloads, and internet radio. The iPhone maker has now launched a new service called Apple Music that has been designed to place them in direct competition with Spotify. The launch took place in San Francisco at its annual developers conference. This new music streaming service is the result of partnerships with rap super-celebrities Pharrell and Drake. The new Apple Music service represents the company’s first steps into streaming … Read entire article »

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Disney finds success in mobile games

Disney finds success in mobile games

Disney Interactive is gaining momentum in the mobile space Disney Interactive is beginning to see significant success in the gaming field. The company has long been involved in the game industry, having first been formed in 1999 in order to engage a new generation of consumers interested in interactive entertainment. In recent years, Disney Interactive has been focusing more heavily on mobile games rather than placing sole focus on traditional console games. This diversification has paid … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology is becoming increasingly commonplace at events

Wearable technology is becoming increasingly commonplace at events

Festivals of all kinds are starting to see the potential that is available through the use of wearable devices. Organizers of music events and festivals are, on an increasing basis, starting to see the benefits of wearable technology and the many types of uses that can be applied to this type of high attendance, short term experience. Festivals have been using wearables for everything from guest tracking to mobile payments. Lollapalooza made headlines when it announced the use … Read entire article »

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Mobile app for creators is under development at YouTube

Mobile app for creators is under development at YouTube

The application will have features that make it possible for crowdsourced subtitles and fan donations. YouTube has now announced one of its latest efforts, which it has entitled Creator Preview, which will be a video series in which the company will share some of the latest features – such as mobile app updates and new tools – that will become available to creators in the future. The first video from the Google owned company revealed that there … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality glasses competition is on the rise

Augmented reality glasses competition is on the rise

A new product called Smartspecks is meant to give Google Glass a run for its money. While Google Glass has been working very hard to position itself as the leader of the augmented reality glasses market, some serious competition has started to move in, which has decided to price its devices at a considerably lower amount. Smartspecks have joined in the marketplace among the others that are competing with Google Glass. These augmented reality glasses by LaForge Optical … Read entire article »

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